Century Foundation Scholarships

The Century College Foundation offers over 100 scholarships annually. Students attending Century College can apply at the beginning of Spring semester to receive a scholarship for the following Fall and Spring semesters. Funded through contributions from alumni, faculty and staff, community members and corporations, the Century College Foundation awards scholarships totaling more than $300,000.

2023-2024 Century College Scholarships are now open.

Applications are accepted at different times of the year for a variety of scholarships. Read the details below and APPLY HERE. You can also watch our Scholarship Bootcamp video for full details on the scholarship process. Round one applications are currently being reviewed - see 2023-2024 Scholarship Schedule below for full details.

Some scholarships offered by other foundations are available year round - scroll down to the External Scholarships section of this page to learn more about which scholarships are currently available.

Need help with your application? Watch one of these bootcamp videos.

Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #1 Essay Questions
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #2 Letters of Recommendation
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #3 Overview of Scholarship Application
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #4 Application Step by Step

 

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External Scholarships

Century College students have some unique opportunities to scholarships administered by organizations that want to make your college experience as affordable as possible. To search for other external scholarship opportunities, click here.

We are hosting a virtual information session to answer your questions and get you started applying for this external scholarship opportunity that specially considers Century College students. It will be this Thursday, February 24 at 2pm! Join here.


IME Becas Scholarship for Fall 2022

 Century College Foundation and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) has funded scholarships for eligible undergraduate students of Mexican or of Mexican origin, who are pursuing an education at Century College.  Priority will be given to individuals who have no or limited financial resources (such as FAFSA/MN Dream Act) to pay for tuition to start and/or persist in school.  Please complete and submit this scholarship form by no later than Friday, August 26, 2022.  When you click on the application link, you will be asked to enter your email in the following format YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and then your StarID password.
 
Eligibility Requirements for IME BECAS Scholarship:

  • Must be enrolled at Century College in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate that student is Mexican or of Mexican origin by submitting proof of documentation if selected for the scholarship award.
  • Must meet or exceed minimum academic standards of a GPA of 2.00 or above.
  • Must meet conditions listed in the application if selected for the scholarship award.

Application Materials:

  • Complete and submit form (Click Here).
  • High school (if you have not completed college courses) or college transcript.

If you have any questions, please contact Yessica Santana.
*Appointments available in Spanish and English.  Click here to schedule an appointment online.


Workforce Development Scholarship

Minnesota employers are facing a critical shortage of workers with the skills needed for high-demand occupations. To address this shortage, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor have invested to create hundreds of Workforce Development Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each for students starting Fall Semester at Minnesota State colleges, including Century College. Applications are accepted annually between January 15 and July 9.

Read more and apply >


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP)

Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least 3/4 time and graduate students enrolled at least half time. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be:

  • One-fourth or more American Indian ancestry
  • A Minnesota resident
  • Enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota
  • Qualify for either a Pell or State Grant.

For more information, refer to the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.