General Information

Apply for: 2020 Academic Year (both fall and spring semesters)
Application Available: Friday, February 14, 2020
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 15, 2020, 11:59 pm
Notification of Award: July 2020

Application Information

NHCC offers scholarships based on a variety of eligibility requirements. See the scholarship list below for more detail. Under the "Any/General" category, pay specific attention to additional qualifying demographic criteria. Please note that all scholarships listed may not be awarded every year. Most award amounts range from $250 to $5,000.

Fill out one online application for all NHCC scholarships during the open application period. Your application will be considered for any scholarship where you meet the requirements. Some scholarships require additional submissions. If you qualify for one of these, a prompt will appear within the application telling you what additional items you may need to submit (i.e. additional essay, transcript, letter of recommendation, letter of support, etc.). All of the additional items are also due by the scholarship deadline, so apply early!

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

  • Minimum Requirements

    All NHCC scholarships require students to meet minimum academic progress standards at the time the award is made. Academic progress includes:

    • Required minimum cumulative Completion Rate is 67%.
    • Required minimum cumulative GPA is 2.00 (out of a 4.00 standard); some scholarships require a GPA higher than 2.00.

    In addition, scholarship recipients are required to meet a minimum enrollment of six (6) credits in each semester their scholarship is awarded.

  • Definitions

    Financial Need

    Financial need is evaluated based on income information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Freshman/Sophomore

    A freshman student has earned 0-30 credits at NHCC or in transfer. A sophomore student has earned 31 or more credits at NHCC or in transfer.

  • Essay Scoring

    There are four (4) essay questions required to fulfill the application. Each of the four essays are scored up to a maximum of 15 points each by individual readers. The reader scores for each essay are then averaged. Scholarship readers consider the following:

    • Essay addresses the question/theme.
    • Essay is generally free of grammatical errors, etc.
    • Essay is strong, credible, compelling, provides a good picture of the student’s situation or need, etc.

    The 15 point essay score guidelines generally are:

    • 12-15 points: exceptional achievement, effort, potential, etc.
    • 8-11 points: above average achievement, effort, potential, etc.
    • 4-7 points: average achievement, effort, potential, etc.
    • 0-3 points: below average achievement, effort, potential, etc.

    Essay Questions (to be completed within your application form):

    1. Describe your interest in your NHCC major/program and how it relates to your future goals.
    2. Describe any life experiences that have influenced your personal growth.
    3. Describe your involvement in activities or in service to others.
    4. Describe what makes you deserving of an NHCC Foundation Scholarship.

Disbursement Information

With few exceptions, all scholarships are awarded for the academic year, and split equally for confirmed enrollment in fall and spring semesters. At a minimum, 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.

Questions about all Workforce Scholarships can be directed to Kristi L'Allier at 763-424-0725.

Scholarships by Major


  • Any, General

    Scholarship
    Alan LePage Second Chance Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students or student family members who have struggled to overcome alcohol or drug abuse and are ready to make a positive change in their lives by pursuing higher education. Requires an additional essay and two letters of reference. 
    Established by retired NHCC Biology faculty Peggy LePage and her family in honor of Alan LePage
    Scholarship
    Brooklyn Park Rotary Foundation Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New students only

    Description / Criteria
    Must be a current high school graduate of Brooklyn Park, Champlin Park, or Osseo Area High schools. Must be Pell eligible.
    Established by the Brooklyn Park Rotary Foundation
    Scholarship
    Buffalo Lions Career Change Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    Wright County residents only who are undergoing a career change.  Must be Pell eligible. Established by the Buffalo Lions Club
    Scholarship
    Dr. Barbara J. Johnston Endowed Scholarship for Re-Entry Women

    Credits Required per Semester
    9 or more credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For current NHCC female students at least 28 years of age or older who are re-entering college after a period of absence. Earned at least 16 NHCC credits (1000 level or above) Enrolled in 9 credits. GPA minimum 2.5. U.S. citizens. Essay requirement and two letters of support (1 must be faculty) Established in honor of Dr. Barbara J. Johnston, former NHCC Sociology faculty

    Scholarship
    Edinburgh USA ProAm Foundation Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Must be Pell eligible.  Established by Edinburgh Pro Am Foundation to support NHCC students in need
    Scholarship
    Idelia T. Loso Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Community service essay requirement. Established in memory of Idelia T. Loso, NHCC's first Dean of Instruction
    Scholarship
    John Diedrich Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Must be a veteran (or child/spouse of veteran). Established by Mary Diedrich, former Dean of Student Success in memory of her father, John Diedrich
    Scholarship
    June E. Tessman & Larry D. Finch Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Priority for recipients who are returning or part-time. Established in memory of June E. Tessman and Larry D. Finch by Eldon and Addie Finch Tessman
     
    Scholarship
    June E. Tessman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Established by Eldon Tessman, former NHCC Foundation board member in honor of his late wife June E. Tessman
     

    Scholarship
    Kopp Presidential Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Established by the Kopp Family Foundation to benefit community college students who demonstrate excellence
     
    Scholarship
    Luther Toyota Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Luther Toyota of Brooklyn Park
    Scholarship
    Osseo Lions Career Change Grant Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students residing in Osseo or who attended the Osseo School district. For all majors but undergoing a career change. Must be Pell eligible. Established by the Osseo Lions Club
    Scholarship
    Paul and Sheila Wellstone International Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For international (F-1) students or students born outside of the United States. Established by Paul and Shelia Wellstone. Paul was a former Minnesota US senator serving from 1990 to 2002
    Scholarship
    Sharon Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    Preference given to female students 25 years of age or older, applies uniformly to all majors. Student has received little or no financial aid.  Established in memory of Sharon A. Johnson, former assistant to the Associate Dean of Students, by her loving family and friends
    Scholarship
    T. Christ Staael Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. 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. Requires an additional essay. Established by Thomas Staael, Academic Development instructor at NHCC
    Scholarship
    Howard and Sonja Olson Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Established by Howard and Sonja Olson. Howard was a founding member of the NHCC science faculty, and was named Educator of the Year in 1993, serving 27 years at NHCC

     

     
    Scholarship
    Chuck Guthrie Memorial Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all majors. Established by the DeFord family in honor of Chuck Guthrie, a Veteran

    Scholarship
    The JaCore Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all majors. First time enrolled at NHCC in 12 credits or more, must be Pell Grant eligible, 2.8 GPA in high school. Essay requirement. Preferred recipient a minority male student. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Kurt and Kelly Johnson Financial Need Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For all majors. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Kurt and Kelly Johnson, Kelly serves on the NHCC Foundation Board

    Scholarship
    Success in Economics

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For all majors. Must have taken one 3-credit Economics class at NHCC, Minimum 3.0 GPA, taking 6 credits. Established and funded by the Economics Department at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Must have participated in Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center Babe Ruth Baseball Association AND attended Osseo, Brooklyn Center, Cooper, Champlin Park or Park Center High Schools. Resident of Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center. Requires recommendation letters. 

    Scholarship
    Gail Roddy Memorial Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Exclusively for Hope 2 workshop students (must be enrolled in the OSIRIS organization's NHCC workshops). Requires acceptance, completion, and attendance of 6/9 workshops. Good academic standing. Established by the OSIRIS organization, providing access to technology and career training opportunities-pathways that prepare Twin Cities youth and adults from all backgrounds for successful careers in the field of technology.

    Scholarship
    William A Hewitt Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    9+ credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For any major. Taken and passed Pre-College Algebra. Established by Harlan and Sandra Hewitt in honor of William "Bill" A. Hewitt, a brother to Harlan and Bob, long time Math instructors at NHCC. This endowment honors Bill who had Down Syndrome and never had a chance at education.

    Scholarship
    MinneAnalytics Annual Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all majors but must demonstrate a commitment within studies to data analytics.  2.5 cumulative grade point average and additional essay required. Established by MinneAnalytics offering scholarships to undergraduate students who display a passion for pursuing a career in analytics and a commitment to engagement within the community.

    Scholarship
    Emerging Leader Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all majors. Minimum GPA 2.5. Two letters of recommendation outlining their demonstrated leadership and influence on others. Pell eligibility. Established by former NHCC President Barbara McDonald (2015-2019)  and her husband David

    Scholarship
    Racial and Social Justice Leadership Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For students active and engaged in racial and social justice, and who  have an investment in racial and social justice activities or initiatives. BIPOC and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply. Letter of recommendation and essay requirements. Established by the NHCC campus community

     

  • Accounting

    Scholarship
    Business Computer Systems Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, and related majors only. Must have earned 6 credits in business or computer science coursework. Established and funded by the Business and Computer Science faculty of NHCC
    Scholarship
    Pujaniya Ganga Swarup Jakunvarben Mohanlal Madia Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Business majors. Returning student with 13 or more credits earned at NHCC or student transferring to NHCC with 31 or more credits. 6 credit minimum. Essay and preference to student coming from a single mother household. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Ashwin Madia, Business faculty at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

  • Art

    Scholarship
    Joseph Gazzuolo Art Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Art or Graphic Design. 10-15 examples of your portfolio work required. Established in honor of Joseph Gazzuolo, Art instructor at NHCC 
    Scholarship
    Marie Zieminski Art and Theatre Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Theater and Art majors. Returning student. Participated in a theater production or had art displayed in gallery at NHCC. 2.5 minimum GPA. Letter of recommendation requirement. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Julie Zieminski, former Dean and current Exercise Faculty instructor in honor of her mother Marie Zieminski, a patron of theater and the arts

  • Biology

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

  • Business, Business Management

    Scholarship
    Pujaniya Ganga Swarup Jakunvarben Mohanlal Madia Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Business majors. Returning student with 13 or more credits earned at NHCC or student transferring to NHCC with 31 or more credits. 6 credit minimum. Essay and preference to student coming from a single mother household. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Ashwin Madia, Business faculty at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Thrivent Financial Scholarship in Finance, Business, or Entrepreneurship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Finance, Business Administration, or Entrepreneurship majors taking 6 or more credits. GPA 2.8 or higher.  Essay requirement.  Established by Thrivent Financial of the Greater Minneapolis-St Paul area to support NHCC students

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

  • Computer Science

    Scholarship
    Business Computer Systems Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, and related majors only. Must have earned 6 credits in business or computer science coursework. Established and funded by the Business and Computer Science faculty of NHCC
    Scholarship
    Mains'l Computer Science Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Computer Science majors. Must have successfully completed CSCI 1130: Intro to Java, minimum 3.0 GPA Established by Mains'l of Brooklyn Park, offering innovative solutions for people with varying abilities.

    Scholarship
    MinneAnalytics Annual Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all majors but must demonstrate a commitment within studies to data analytics.  2.5 cumulative grade point average and additional essay required. Established by MinneAnalytics offering scholarships to undergraduate students who display a passion for pursuing a career in analytics and a commitment to engagement within the community.

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

    Scholarship
    MN Workforce Development Scholarship-Computer Science

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Computer Science, Data Science, and Internet Programing majors. The Workforce Development Scholarship program will award each student selected for the scholarship $5,000 over two academic years as a means to incentivize students to go into industries where the state's skills gap is most pressing.  Essays required.  Funded by the State of Minnesota.

  • Construction Management

    Scholarship
    National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) annual scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Must be a Construction Management or Building Inspection Technology major. Must self identify as a woman defined as CIS-gender, transgender, or non-binary. Essay requirement. Established by NAWIC, an organization dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry by building educations, careers, futures, and lives.  

    Scholarship
    Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) Annual Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Must be a Construction Mgt major, enrolled in 6 credits, 2.0 GPA, statement and short response required. Established by The Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA)

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

  • Creative Writing

    Scholarship
    Vicky and John Lettmann Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For students interested in Creative Writing. Essay and entry submission to the NHCC literary/arts magazine, Under Construction required. Established by Vicky and John Lettmann. Vicky was an English instructor at NHCC from 1968 to 1999, and founded the campus literary/arts magazine, Under Construction as well as the Writing Center 

  • Economics

    Scholarship
    Success in Economics

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For all majors. Must have taken one 3-credit Economics class at NHCC, Minimum 3.0 GPA, taking 6 credits. Established and funded by the Economics Department at NHCC

  • Education

    Scholarship
    Charlotte Howe and Keith L. Nordby Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or Education majors only. Returning NHCC students only. Taking minimum of 6 credits. Minimum GPA 3.0 Established in memory of Charlotte Nordby who with her husband Keith created the Nordby Lectureship at NHCC

  • Engineering

    Scholarship
    Charles (Chuck) Long Physical Science Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Engineering, Science or related majors only. Must have earned 3 credits in science coursework. Preference to part-time students. Must be Pell eligible. Established in memory of Charles Long, former NHCC science faculty from 1971 to 1995  

  • Entrepreneurship

    Scholarship
    Pujaniya Ganga Swarup Jakunvarben Mohanlal Madia Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Business majors. Returning student with 13 or more credits earned at NHCC or student transferring to NHCC with 31 or more credits. 6 credit minimum. Essay and preference to student coming from a single mother household. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Ashwin Madia, Business faculty at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Thrivent Financial Scholarship in Finance, Business, or Entrepreneurship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Finance, Business Administration, or Entrepreneurship majors taking 6 or more credits. GPA 2.8 or higher.  Essay requirement.  Established by Thrivent Financial of the Greater Minneapolis-St Paul area to support NHCC students

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

  • Exercise Science

    Scholarship
    Exercise Science Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Exercise Science. Established and funded by the Exercise Science faculty of NHCC
    Scholarship
    MN Workforce Development Scholarship-Exercise Science

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Exercise Science majors. The Workforce Development Scholarship program will award each student selected for the scholarship $5,000 over two academic years as a means to incentivize students to go into industries where the state's skills gap is most pressing.  Essays required.  Funded by the State of Minnesota.

  • Finance

    Scholarship
    Pujaniya Ganga Swarup Jakunvarben Mohanlal Madia Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Business majors. Returning student with 13 or more credits earned at NHCC or student transferring to NHCC with 31 or more credits. 6 credit minimum. Essay and preference to student coming from a single mother household. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Ashwin Madia, Business faculty at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Thrivent Financial Scholarship in Finance, Business, or Entrepreneurship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Finance, Business Administration, or Entrepreneurship majors taking 6 or more credits. GPA 2.8 or higher.  Essay requirement.  Established by Thrivent Financial of the Greater Minneapolis-St Paul area to support NHCC students

  • Graphic Design

    Scholarship
    Joseph Gazzuolo Art Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Art or Graphic Design. 10-15 examples of your portfolio work required. Established in honor of Joseph Gazzuolo, Art instructor at NHCC 

  • Health Professions

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

    Scholarship
    Chuck And Mary Jane Thompson Health Professionals Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or Health Professions majors only and accepted into the program by the end of the current term. Can not be applied to on-line classes. Established in honor of Mary Jane and Chuck Thompson, who served as member emeritus on the NHCC Foundation board
    Scholarship
    Esther J. Tessman Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Nursing or other health professions and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Eldon A. and June E. Tessman in memory of Eldon's mother, Ester J. Tessman, former Dakota County Public Health Nurse
    Scholarship
    Joseph Iten Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Nursing or Health Professions related field. Established in memory of Joseph Iten, former owner of Iten Chevrolet of Brooklyn Park
                                                                     
    Scholarship
    Miriam Hazzard Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or other health professions students accepted into the program by the end of the current term. Established in honor of Miriam Hazzard, former NHCC Nursing Department faculty and Dean.
    Scholarship
    Craig R. and Anne R. Annis Nursing Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students in Health Care or Nursing programs. Established by Craig R. and Anne R. Annis. Craig is a former NHCC Foundation board member and was instrumental in the creation of the sattelite NHCC Buffalo campus.
    Scholarship
    Evelyn Schmidt Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For student majoring in Nursing or other Health Professions.  Established by Herman and Evelyn Schmidt, philanthropic Brooklyn Park residents, and Evelyn served as a charter member of the NHCC Foundation.

    Scholarship
    MN Workforce Development Scholarship-Health Sciences-Nursing-MLT

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For ​Health Sciences Broad Field for Nursing Requirements, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology majors.  The Workforce Development Scholarship program will award each student selected for the scholarship $5,000 over two academic years as a means to incentivize students to go into industries where the state's skills gap is most pressing.  Essays required.  Funded by the State of Minnesota.

  • Human Services

    Scholarship
    Mains'l Human Services Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Human Services majors. 6 credit minimum for Fall and Spring semesters. Must have completed HSER 1100, Introduction to Human Services and HSER Multicultural Awareness Established by Mains'l of Brooklyn Park, offering innovative solutions for people with varying abilities

  • Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice

    Scholarship
    Don Davis Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or related majors only. Established in honor of Don Davis, former NHCC Law Enforcement faculty

  • Liberal Arts

    Scholarship
    Liberal Arts Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Liberal Arts majors. Established and funded by the Liberal Arts faculty of NHCC

    Scholarship
    Vicky and John Lettmann Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For students interested in Creative Writing. Essay and entry submission to the NHCC literary/arts magazine, Under Construction required. Established by Vicky and John Lettmann. Vicky was an English instructor at NHCC from 1968 to 1999, and founded the campus literary/arts magazine, Under Construction as well as the Writing Center 

  • Marketing

    Scholarship
    Business Computer Systems Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, and related majors only. Must have earned 6 credits in business or computer science coursework. Established and funded by the Business and Computer Science faculty of NHCC
    Scholarship
    Pujaniya Ganga Swarup Jakunvarben Mohanlal Madia Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Business majors. Returning student with 13 or more credits earned at NHCC or student transferring to NHCC with 31 or more credits. 6 credit minimum. Essay and preference to student coming from a single mother household. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Ashwin Madia, Business faculty at NHCC

    Scholarship
    Eight Klub Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.8

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For all Business, Paralegal, Construction Mgt, Computer Science, or Building Inspection Technology majors.  Pell Eligibility, minimum 2.8 GPA, essay. Preferred recipient a minority male student and from a single parent household. Established by Stephen E. Kent, Chief Financial Officer at NHCC

  • Math

    Scholarship
    Bradtke/Waller Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.25

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Math majors only.
    6 credits must be earned in Math 1150 or higher.

    Established by Dale Bradtke, NHCC Math Resource Center coordinator

     

     
    Scholarship
    Math Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Math majors. Must have at least 6 credits earned in Math 1150 or higher. Established and funded by the Math faculty of NHCC

    Scholarship
    William A Hewitt Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    9+ credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For any major. Taken and passed Pre-College Algebra. Established by Harlan and Sandra Hewitt in honor of William "Bill" A. Hewitt, a brother to Harlan and Bob, long time Math instructors at NHCC. This endowment honors Bill who had Down Syndrome and never had a chance at education.

  • Medical Lab Technology

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

    Scholarship
    Esther J. Tessman Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Nursing or other health professions and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Eldon A. and June E. Tessman in memory of Eldon's mother, Ester J. Tessman, former Dakota County Public Health Nurse
    Scholarship
    Miriam Hazzard Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or other health professions students accepted into the program by the end of the current term. Established in honor of Miriam Hazzard, former NHCC Nursing Department faculty and Dean.
    Scholarship
    MN Workforce Development Scholarship-Health Sciences-Nursing-MLT

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For ​Health Sciences Broad Field for Nursing Requirements, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology majors.  The Workforce Development Scholarship program will award each student selected for the scholarship $5,000 over two academic years as a means to incentivize students to go into industries where the state's skills gap is most pressing.  Essays required.  Funded by the State of Minnesota.

  • Nursing

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

    Scholarship
    Charlotte Howe and Keith L. Nordby Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or Education majors only. Returning NHCC students only. Taking minimum of 6 credits. Minimum GPA 3.0 Established in memory of Charlotte Nordby who with her husband Keith created the Nordby Lectureship at NHCC
    Scholarship
    Chuck And Mary Jane Thompson Health Professionals Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or Health Professions majors only and accepted into the program by the end of the current term. Can not be applied to on-line classes. Established in honor of Mary Jane and Chuck Thompson, who served as member emeritus on the NHCC Foundation board
    Scholarship
    Esther J. Tessman Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Nursing or other health professions and accepted into the program by the end of the current term.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Eldon A. and June E. Tessman in memory of Eldon's mother, Ester J. Tessman, former Dakota County Public Health Nurse
    Scholarship
    Graduating Nurses Association Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    Graduating students

    Description / Criteria
    For current year NHCC Nursing graduates pursuing a 4 year degree. Must be affiliated with the NHCC Student Nurses Association. Established by the Nursing department faculty of NHCC and the Student Nurses Association
     
    Scholarship
    Janice Hancock Nursing Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing students enrolled in their second year, adult learner, and full-time. Established in memory of Janice Hancock, Nursing Instructor at NHCC.
    Scholarship
    Joseph Iten Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For students majoring in Nursing or Health Professions related field. Established in memory of Joseph Iten, former owner of Iten Chevrolet of Brooklyn Park
                                                                     
    Scholarship
    Miriam Hazzard Nursing Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For Nursing or other health professions students accepted into the program by the end of the current term. Established in honor of Miriam Hazzard, former NHCC Nursing Department faculty and Dean.
    Scholarship
    Nursing Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
     For Nursing majors.
     

    Scholarship
    Craig R. and Anne R. Annis Nursing Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students in Health Care or Nursing programs. Established by Craig R. and Anne R. Annis. Craig is a former NHCC Foundation board member and was instrumental in the creation of the sattelite NHCC Buffalo campus.
    Scholarship
    Cynthia Pins Annual Nursing Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Must be a Nursing major. enrolled in 6 credits or more, 3.0 cumulative GPA, and essay requirement.  Established by Duane Pins in honor of his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Pins who devoted her life to training Nurses, serving as an instructor at NHCC from 1995-2014.

    Scholarship
    Evelyn Schmidt Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​For student majoring in Nursing or other Health Professions.  Established by Herman and Evelyn Schmidt, philanthropic Brooklyn Park residents, and Evelyn served as a charter member of the NHCC Foundation.

    Scholarship
    MN Workforce Development Scholarship-Health Sciences-Nursing-MLT

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For ​Health Sciences Broad Field for Nursing Requirements, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology majors.  The Workforce Development Scholarship program will award each student selected for the scholarship $5,000 over two academic years as a means to incentivize students to go into industries where the state's skills gap is most pressing.  Essays required.  Funded by the State of Minnesota.

  • Science

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

    Scholarship
    Charles (Chuck) Long Physical Science Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Engineering, Science or related majors only. Must have earned 3 credits in science coursework. Preference to part-time students. Must be Pell eligible. Established in memory of Charles Long, former NHCC science faculty from 1971 to 1995  

  • Theatre, Film

    Scholarship
    Marie Zieminski Art and Theatre Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria

    ​For Theater and Art majors. Returning student. Participated in a theater production or had art displayed in gallery at NHCC. 2.5 minimum GPA. Letter of recommendation requirement. Must be Pell eligible. Established by Julie Zieminski, former Dean and current Exercise Faculty instructor in honor of her mother Marie Zieminski, a patron of theater and the arts



    Specialized Scholarships

  • Adult female 25-28

    Scholarship
    Dr. Barbara J. Johnston Endowed Scholarship for Re-Entry Women

    Credits Required per Semester
    9 or more credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    For current NHCC female students at least 28 years of age or older who are re-entering college after a period of absence. Earned at least 16 NHCC credits (1000 level or above) Enrolled in 9 credits. GPA minimum 2.5. U.S. citizens. Essay requirement and two letters of support (1 must be faculty) Established in honor of Dr. Barbara J. Johnston, former NHCC Sociology faculty

    Scholarship
    Sharon Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    Preference given to female students 25 years of age or older, applies uniformly to all majors. Student has received little or no financial aid.  Established in memory of Sharon A. Johnson, former assistant to the Associate Dean of Students, by her loving family and friends

  • Chemical dependency

    Scholarship
    Alan LePage Second Chance Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students or student family members who have struggled to overcome alcohol or drug abuse and are ready to make a positive change in their lives by pursuing higher education. Requires an additional essay and two letters of reference. 
    Established by retired NHCC Biology faculty Peggy LePage and her family in honor of Alan LePage

  • Community Service

    Scholarship
    Idelia T. Loso Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Community service essay requirement. Established in memory of Idelia T. Loso, NHCC's first Dean of Instruction
    Scholarship
    T. Christ Staael Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. 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. Requires an additional essay. Established by Thomas Staael, Academic Development instructor at NHCC

  • Geographic region specific

    Scholarship
    Brooklyn Park Rotary Foundation Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New students only

    Description / Criteria
    Must be a current high school graduate of Brooklyn Park, Champlin Park, or Osseo Area High schools. Must be Pell eligible.
    Established by the Brooklyn Park Rotary Foundation
    Scholarship
    Buffalo Lions Career Change Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    Wright County residents only who are undergoing a career change.  Must be Pell eligible. Established by the Buffalo Lions Club
    Scholarship
    Osseo Lions Career Change Grant Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For students residing in Osseo or who attended the Osseo School district. For all majors but undergoing a career change. Must be Pell eligible. Established by the Osseo Lions Club
    Scholarship
    Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​Must have participated in Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center Babe Ruth Baseball Association AND attended Osseo, Brooklyn Center, Cooper, Champlin Park or Park Center High Schools. Resident of Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center. Requires recommendation letters. 

  • Honors program

    Scholarship
    NHCC Foundation Honors Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.50

    New or returning
    Students in Honors program

    Description / Criteria

    ​Minimum 6 credits. 6 scholarship questions. Established by the North Hennepin Community College Foundation.

  • International student

    Scholarship
    Paul and Sheila Wellstone International Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    12 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.50

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For international (F-1) students or students born outside of the United States. Established by Paul and Shelia Wellstone. Paul was a former Minnesota US senator serving from 1990 to 2002

  • Phi Theta Kappa

    Scholarship
    Barbara K. Mantini Phi Theta Kappa Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.50

    New or returning
    graduating or transferring students

    Description / Criteria
    Member in good standing Phi Xi chapter Phi Theta Kappa.
    Minimum 3.5 GPA
    Essay, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (one must be faculty).
    Established in honor of former founding NHCC Spanish faculty and Phi Theta Kappa advisor Barbara Mantini
     
     
    Scholarship
    Gary Wynia Memorial Phi Theta Kappa Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    Must be an All-American Phi Theta Kappa award recipient.
    Established in honor of Gary Wynia, by his wife, Ann Wynia, President of North Hennepin Community College from 1997-2010

  • Pursuing 4 year degree

    Scholarship
    Dr. John F. Helling Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.50

    New or returning
    Graduating students

    Description / Criteria
    For students graduating with an associate's degree within the current academic year. 51% threshold of NHCC credits earned specifically from Associate of Arts.  Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Additional essay.  Established in honor of Dr. John Helling, President of NHCC from 1967-1990


    Scholarship
    Sandvick Baccalaureate Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Graduating students

    Description / Criteria
    For current year NHCC graduates pursuing a 4 year degree. Essay and two letters of recommendation from NHCC faculty required.  Established by Jerry Sandvick, NHCC history professor emeritus, Department Chair, Liberal Arts Dean, and Lynda Lund Sandvick, a graduate of NHCC. In honor of Elizabeth Guiney Sandvick a founding member of NHCC's English department

  • TRIO

    Scholarship
    Christopher Hakel Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    For TRIO students only. Essay requirement. Established by former TRIO student and NHCC alumni Chris Hakel  

    Scholarship
    Alice S. Peterson Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria

    ​TRIO students only. Already completed 6 credits at NHCC. Essay requirement. Established by the family of Alice Peterson, former TRIO advisor at NHCC.

  • Veterans

    Scholarship
    Albert D. Law Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    3.00

    New or returning
    Returning students only

    Description / Criteria
    Nursing/Health Professions majors only. Veteran or Sibling of a Veteran. Minimum of 8 credits earned in life sciences. minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be Pell eligible.

    Established by Don Levens and family in honor of Albert D Law


     

    Scholarship
    John Diedrich Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Credits Required per Semester
    6 + credits

    Minimum GPA
    2.00

    New or returning
    New or returning students

    Description / Criteria
    For all majors. Must be a veteran (or child/spouse of veteran). Established by Mary Diedrich, former Dean of Student Success in memory of her father, John Diedrich