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Scholarship Information

Deadline Information

 Apply for    Applications Become Available    Application Deadline    Notification of Award  
Fall 2017
Application period is now closed  July 2017

Application Information

NHCC offers scholarships based on a variety of eligibility requirements including:  program of study, academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1000.  

Fill out one online application for all NHCC scholarships during the open application period.  Your application considered for any scholarship where you meet the requirements.  Some scholarships require some additional submissions. If you qualify for one of those, you will receive an email telling you what additional items you may need to submit. All of the additional items are also due by the scholarship deadline, so apply early!

Disbursement Information

All scholarships are awarded for the academic year, and split equally for confirmed enrollment in fall and spring semesters.  You must register for the required number of credits identified in your scholarship.  Awards for enrollment at NHCC are disbursed at the same time as all other aid.  Transfer scholarships are disbursed to the transfer institution after the awarded student has submitted registration confirmation to the NHCC Foundation. 

If you have additional questions on NHCC Scholarship opportunities, call the Foundation at 763-424-0815.

 

Deadline Information

 Apply for    Applications Become Available    Application Deadline    Notification of Award  
Fall 2017
Application period is now closed  July 2017

Application Information

NHCC offers scholarships based on a variety of eligibility requirements including:  program of study, academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1000.  

Fill out one online application for all NHCC scholarships during the open application period.  Your application considered for any scholarship where you meet the requirements.  Some scholarships require some additional submissions. If you qualify for one of those, you will receive an email telling you what additional items you may need to submit. All of the additional items are also due by the scholarship deadline, so apply early!

Disbursement Information

All scholarships are awarded for the academic year, and split equally for confirmed enrollment in fall and spring semesters.  You must register for the required number of credits identified in your scholarship.  Awards for enrollment at NHCC are disbursed at the same time as all other aid.  Transfer scholarships are disbursed to the transfer institution after the awarded student has submitted registration confirmation to the NHCC Foundation. 

If you have additional questions on NHCC Scholarship opportunities, call the Foundation at 763-424-0815.

 

ScholarshipProgram / MajorCredits RequiredDeadlineMinimum GPANew or Returning
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NHCC: Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health professions. 
Must be a veteran or a sibling of a veteran. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Must have a minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences (biology, anatomy physiology, etc.).
 
Established in memory of Albert D. Law by Don Levens and family.

Biology Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing Science 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Charles (Chuck) Long Physical Science Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Engineering, Science, or other related field.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Must have at least 3 credits earned in science.

Established in memory of Charles Long, former NHCC Science Faculty (1971 to 1995). 
 
 
Engineering Science 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Charlotte Howe and Keith L. Nordby Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established in memory of Charlotte Nordby who along with her husband, Keith created the Nordby Lectureship at NHCC.
Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Chuck And Mary Jane Thompson Health Career Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.

Established in honor of Mary Jane and Chuck Thompson.
Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Don Davis Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or other related field.

Established in honor of Don Davis, former NHCC Law Enforcement faculty . 
Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Dr. Barbara J. Johnston Scholarship for Re-Entry Women

Description / Criteria

For current NHCC female students at least 28 years of age or older who have  entered college after a period of absence.
Must be US citizens. 

Must have earned a minimum of 16 credits at NHCC (1000-level coursework and above) and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits for the upcoming semester. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
Must provide two letters of support (one from NHCC faculty), an official transcript,  and answer additional essay questions. Letters of recommendation and essay answers should be submitted to the foundation office at Foundation@nhcc.edu.

Established in honor of Dr. Barbara J. Johnston, former NHCC Sociology faculty. 

Any / General 9 or more creditsCurrently closed2.50Returning students only
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NHCC: Edinburgh Pro-Am USA Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by Edinburgh Pro Am. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Eldon A. and June E. Tessman Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established by Eldon A. and June E. Tessman in memory of Eldon’s mother, Esther J. Tessman, former Dakota County Public Health Nurse.
Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Graduating Student Nurses Association Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year NHCC Nursing graduates pursuing a four-year degree.
 
Must be affiliated with the NHCC Student Nurses Association.
 
Established by the Nursing Department and the Student Nurses Association.
 
Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00Graduating students
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NHCC: Hennepin County Nurses Association Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the  program by the end of the current term.
 
Established by the Hennepin County Nurses Association.
Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: High School Graduate Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year high school student.
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New students only
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NHCC: Biology Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Biology.  
 
Must have at least 8 credits earned in biology. 
 
Established by the NHCC Biology Department.
Biology 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Idelia Loso Community Service Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students involved in service to others and their community (civic, charitable, cultural, political, or religious).
 
Essay requirement: Describe your involvement in service to others and your community. 
 
Established in  memory of Idelia T. Loso, NHCC's first Dean of Instruction.
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: International Student Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For international (F-1) students or students otherwise born outside of the US. 
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.50Returning students only
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NHCC: Sandvick Baccalaureate Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year NHCC graduates pursuing a four-year degree.
 
Essay requirement: Describe how your experience at NHCC has changed your outlook on a subject or problem. Include your academic achievements, your view of the value of higher education, your concern for the future beyond oneself.
 
Letter of Recommendation requirement: Provide two letters of recommendation from NHCC faculty. Letters of Recommendation should be submitted to the Foundation Office at Foundation@nhcc.edu

Jerry Sandvick, NHCC History Professor Emeritus, Department Chair, Liberal Arts Dean and Lynda Lund Sandvick, a graduate of NHCC, support the Baccalaureate Scholarship. It was originally established to recognize the late Elizabeth Guiney Sandvick, a founding member of the College's English Department.
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Graduating students
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NHCC: John F. Helling Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year AFA, AA, AS, or AAS graduating students who have not yet completed more than one term in a Bachelor's degree program.
 
Established in honor of Dr. John F. Helling, former NHCC President (1967 to 1990).
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00Graduating students
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NHCC: Joseph Gazzuolo Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Art or Graphic Design.
 
Portfolio requirement: Submit your portfolio (10-15 examples of work). 

Art Graphic Design 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Joseph Iten Business Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in business.

Established in memory of Joseph Iten.                  
                                                                 
Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Construction Management Engineering Marketing 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Joyce Savage Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Kopp Access Scholarship

Description / Criteria
The Kopp Family Foundation generously supports higher education for community college students who demonstrate excellence.
 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Liberal Arts Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Liberal Arts.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.  
Liberal Arts 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Luther Toyota Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by Luther Toyota  
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Bradtke/Waller Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Math.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in college level math (MATH 1150 or higher). 
Math 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.25Returning students only
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NHCC: Math Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Math. 
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned-college-level math (math 1150 or higher).
Math 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Medical Lab Technician Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in or graduating from the MLT Program. (Preference given to graduates). 
 
Must be an active member of ASCLS or ASCP. 
 
Essay requirement. Describe your involvement in ASCLS or ASCP and CEUs. 
Medical Lab Technology 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00New, returning or graduating students
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NHCC: Merle Warnest, LPN Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term. 
Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Miriam Hazzard Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
 
Established in honor of Miriam Hazzard, former NHCC Nursing Department Member. 
Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Neil F. Sands Chemistry Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Chemistry.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established in memory of Neil F. Sands, founding member of NHCC Chemistry Faculty.
Chemistry 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: New Student Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students undergoing challenging life circumstances. Renewable for a second year if a 2.0 GPA is maintained.
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New students only
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NHCC: Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Osseo Lions Career Change Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For residents of  Osseo.
 
Must be undergoing a career change.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by the Osseo Lions Club.
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Paralegal Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Paralegal. 
Paralegal 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.50Returning students only
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NHCC: Paul and Sheila Wellstone Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For international (F-1) students or students otherwise born outside of the US.
 
Established in memory of Paul and Sheila Wellstone.
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.50New or returning students
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NHCC: Brooklyn Park Rotary High School Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For current year high school graduates of Brooklyn Park, Champlin Park, or Osseo high school.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.
 
Established by the Brooklyn Park Rotary Club and Foundation. 
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New students only
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NHCC: Rose Hancock Health Professions Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.
Health Professions Medical Lab Technology Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Sharon Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For female students 25 years of age or older.
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established in memory of Sharon A. Johnson, former NHCC Staff (1977 to 1990).  
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Shirley Graczyk Accounting Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in accounting or business.  
Accounting 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Student Support Services Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students enrolled in the NHCC Student Support Service Program who demonstrate the attitude and degree of commitment necessary for academic success. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: T. Christ Staael Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students who demonstrate service to others and the surrounding community through involvement in civic, charitable, cultural, or political arenas or through contributions of artistry and innovation.
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00New or returning students
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NHCC: West Suburban Industrial Supply Nursing Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Nursing or Health Care program or taking general education requirements to enter either program. 

Established by Craig and Sandi Annis.                         
            
Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00New or returning students
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NHCC: John Diedrich Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field.
 
Must be a veteran (or a child or spouse of a veteran). 

Established by Mary Diedrich in memory of John Diedrich. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Evelyn Schmidt Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession.  

Established in memory of Evelyn Schmidt, former NHCC Foundation Board member. 

Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: JoAnn Jones Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Nursing or other health profession.  

Established by JoAnn Jones, NHCC Alumnus. 

Health Professions Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Alan LePage Second Chance Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students who have struggled to overcome alcohol or drug abuse and are ready to make a positive change in their lives by pursuing higher education. The scholarship may be awarded to students who have been impacted by addiction of a family member. Also required by deadline:

Essay requirement: Describe the impact alcohol or chemical abuse has had on your life and how receiving a scholarship will help you reach your goals. (this is in the on-line NHCC application where you check the box to apply for this scholarship), and write the essay there.
Letter of recommendation requirement: Provide two letters of support from persons who are either involved in  your recovery or can  address your commitment and potential for making a positive change in your life. Letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Foundation Office at Foundation@nhcc.edu.

Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Buffalo Lions Career Change Grant

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright county.
 
Must be undergoing a career change. 
 
Must demonstrate financial need.

Established by the Buffalo Lions Club.
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Phi Theta Kappa/Bookstore Text Book Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in any field.
 
At least one scholarship is awarded to a PTK member and at least one scholarship is awarded to a non-PTK member. 
 
Established by Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Xi Chapter, and the NHCC Bookstore and will fund 50% of required textbook costs up to a maximum award.

Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Service Learning Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in any field.

Must be able to demonstrate at least 20 service/volunteer hours by the end of the current term.
Any / General 12 + creditsCurrently closed2.50New or returning students
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NHCC: Exercise Science Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Physical Education.
 
Must be involved in service to others and the surrounding community.
 
Must have at least 12 credits earned in Health and/or Phy Ed.
Physical Education 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.50Returning students only
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NHCC: Kristin Sandeen Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For NHCC students in any major, established in memory of Kristin Sandeen.
 
Must have earned 31 or more credits.
 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Barbara K. Mantini Phi Theta Kappa

Description / Criteria
Must be a member in good standing of Phi Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and
 submit additional essay referencing community service. two letters of recommendation, a transcript. Requries a minimum 3.5 GPA
 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.50graduating or transferring students
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NHCC: June E. Tessman Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: The Howard and Sonja Olson Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria
This scholarship is to provide for returning NHCC students who demonstrate a financial need and is open for any NHCC major or program.
 
Established by Howard & Sonja Olson
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00Returning students only
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NHCC: June E. Tessman & Larry D. Finch Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Must be students enrolled at NHCC and priority for recipients shall be returning students and part-time students.
 
Established in Memory of June E. Tessman and Larry D. Finch by Eldon and Addie Finch Tessman
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.50Returning students only
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NHCC: Janice Hancock Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria
Must be students enrolled at NHCC in their second year, adult learner and a full time student.
 
Established in Memory of Janice Hancock, Nursing Instructor at NHCC.
Nursing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Frances C. Gillen Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria

​For Paralegal students in their second semester, 26 years of age and older, may be full or part-time students, but have 6+ credits.

Paralegal 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students, 6+ credits
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NHCC: Buffalo Program Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright, Sherburne, or Meeker counties who are 25 years of age or older.
 
Must enroll in NHCC classes  at the Buffalo location.

Established by the Buffalo Lions Club. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC Christopher Hakel Scholarship

Description / Criteria

This scholarship provides a TRIO student support to ensure their success. A paragraph (250 words) is  required describing the impact the TRIO program has had on the applicant's education and the role the TRIO played in helping overcome obstacles in order to accomplish their educational goals.

Chris Hakel attended North Hennepin Community College and was a dedicated TRIO student who experienced firsthand how TRIO impacts lives

Any / General Trio students 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC Vicky & John Lettmann Endowed Scholarship

Description / Criteria

​This scholarship will be awarded to a nontraditional student enrolled at NHCC, with an interest in Creative Writing. In addition to the application the following documents must be submitted with the application. (Must be in to the Foundation by the scholarship application close date):

A paragraph (250 words) explaining why creative writing is an important part of the applicant's academic goals.

A short piece (500 words) of fiction or nonfiction (exerpt from a longer piece) or three poems that the application has submitted to the NHCC literary/arts magazing, Under Construction. If prose. please clearly label the genre of the work submitted.

Liberal Arts Creative Writing 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC Bob Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Description / Criteria

​The scholarship is established in memory of Bob Hewitt who taught Math at NHCC. It is intended to fund students studying Math or Math related fields.

Math or Math related field 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Marie Zieminski Art, Music & Theatre Scholarship

Description / Criteria

​This scholarship was established in memory of Marie Zieminski by her family and friends in honor of her love of the arts.

Any / General Art Theatre / Film Music 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.50New or returning students
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NHCC: Buffalo Rotary Career Change Grant

Description / Criteria
For students of Wright county.
 
Must be undergoing a career change.
 
Must demonstrate financial need. 
Any / General 6 + creditsCurrently closed2.00New or returning students
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NHCC: Business Computer Systems Scholarship

Description / Criteria

For students majoring in Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
 
Must have at least 6 credits earned in business or computer science. 

Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Marketing 12 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only
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NHCC: Business Scholarship

Description / Criteria
For students majoring in Accounting, Business,  Computer Science, Marketing, or other related field.
Accounting Business / Business Management Computer Science Construction Management 6 + creditsCurrently closed3.00Returning students only