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Scholarship Opportunities

Apply for a Century College Foundation Scholarship

  • Century College Foundation Scholarship Application Tutorial 2017

    The general application period for 2019-20 scholarships is open February 1 to April 1, 2019. Review the Scholarship Guide for a complete listing of scholarships and application details.

    The scholarship application process is fully online. It is a one-time application. Students will be automatically be applied to all scholarships for which they qualify as determined by the Award Spring tracking and review system. For scholarships with a later deadline go to Award Spring Online to apply.

To apply for a Century College Scholarship, you must provide a copy of your unofficial transcript/academic record, a personal essay, and one or more letters of recommendation (a DARS report is not a transcript). View the video for a complete overview of the process, follow this step by step guide or this Award Spring application guide with screen shots to apply. Check out the Tips for Asking for a Letter of Recommendation guide as well.

Attend one of two information sessions for help getting started

  • Tuesday Feb 12, from 10:00-10:50am on West Campus (W1001) or from 11:00-11:50am on East Campus (E2315)
  • Wednesday Feb 13, from 11:00-11:50am on West Campus (W1420)

For assistance with writing a personal essay, view the Essay Template and Tips guide, or attend one of two Scholarship Boot Camps coming up in February:

  • Tuesday Feb 26 on East campus (E1730) 1:00-2:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesday Feb 27 on West campus (W3120) 10:00-11:00am and 11:00-12:00

Contact Sonja LaFoy at 651-779-3356 or with questions about the Scholarship Boot Camps.

External Scholarships for Century College Students

Century College students are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships offered by these area foundations.

Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship

Established in 2016 in memory of local businessmen Richard Sterbenz and Martin Ryan who wanted to “give kids like them a shot at life they never had.” Between 42-87 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 will be offered to eligible students attending Century College, Metropolitan State University, or WITC. Scholarships are intended to assist traditional and non-traditional students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend post-secondary school due to financial constraints. Eligible students should complete the Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship Application by March 30, 2019.

LeadMN Scholarships

LeadMN scholarships are available to any current student at one of the 37 Minnesota State public colleges or universities (which includes Century College). Eligible students should complete the Lead MN Application by April 1, 2019 to receive funds for fall semester 2019.

Muskie Tank Challenge - Grand Prize $5,000 in tuition/fees/books

The Muskie Tank Competition is a scholarship program inspired by the ABC TV show, “Shark Tank”™ designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among Century College students.

Interested students should submit an application by March 1st, 2019 in the Century College Scholarship portal - Award Spring. Review the Muskie Tank Web Page for full details, and refer to the Muskie Tank Tackle Box guide to get started.

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    2018 Scholarship Banquet

    Congratulations to all 2018 scholarship recipients! Students and guests who attended the Scholarship Banquet on October 23 can now view the event photos here.