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Workforce Awards &

Educational Grants

Scholarship & Workforce Applications are submitted

through our Scholarship Portal.

Applications are accepted from February 1 - March 1

  • High School Students

  • Grand Itasca Foundation

  • Northern MN Builders Assn.

  • MDI

  • L&M employees and family

  • medical certifications

  • diesel mechanics

  • GED students

  • anyone wanting more education or training

One Application

Complete and submit one application to be considered for all scholarships at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.

  • Applications are submitted through our online Scholarship Portal

  • Applications require recommendations.

    • Recommendations are submitted electronically, via our Scholarship Portal.

    • Applicants need the email address for the people who they want to submit a recommendation.

    • More information and instructions are found on the actual scholarship application.

  • High School Applications require you to attach your transcripts

  • Anyone planning to pursue certifications or training in the building trades, medical fields, transportation and other high-demand jobs in our local area are strongly encouraged to apply!


High School Students

Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Seniors have a NEW, additional scholarship opportunity for 2020 from the Nashwauk Area Community Fund.

Scroll down to print out an additional application and instructions.


Complete Scholarship Listing Front Page.

Click on the Complete Scholarship Listing flip book to read about all the scholarships the Community Foundation administers.


The flip book is searchable and can be used on touch screen devises.


All recommendations are done electronically.

Applicants will send an email to each person he/she wants to provide a recommendation on his/her scholarship application.

Teachers, coaches, employers and other people providing a recommendation should be aware of the following:

  • Your recommendation is confidential and cannot be seen by the applicant

  • The applicant will send you an email with a link to complete the short recommendation form

  • You should NOT use the applicant's name in your recommendation

  • We only accept recommendations through the Scholarship Portal/email process

  • Deadline to submit recommendations is March 1

This is an example of your Student Aid Report (SAR) that you receive after they have processed your FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid.

If you completed a FAFSA, you will attach this one page of the report to your scholarship application.

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