Students with questions about applying for the scholarships listed on this page or those who wish to add scholarships to this page should contact Mrs. Tschumperlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Scholarship Information for International Students
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Click here for resources and scholarship information for students who will attend a Catholic college.
Information about scholarships will be posted as dates and applications become available.
|Abbott & Fenner Scholarship||$1,000||6/12/21||Click here||Open to all high school juniors and seniors.|
ACF Visonary Scholarship
All high school students are eligible to apply.
|ACT Student Champions||$500||10/31/18||Click here||
The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.
|Horatio Alger National State and National Scholarships||varies||10/25/2020||Click here||Open to high school seniors. Visit website for more information.|
|AES Engineering Scholarship||$500||10/6/18||Click here||Award is open to all students regardless of major. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character as determined by the submitted essay.|
|Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine Scholarship||$2,500||3/1/2021 (postmark date)||Click here||Open to graduating seniors from Minnesota who plan on attending a four-year college in the US. Applicant must have been involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school and plan on majoring in a field related to sports medicine.|
|Altra Foundation Scholarship||$1,000||Emailed or postmarked by 3/6/2021||Click here||Applicants must be Altra Federal Credit Union members that are graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher and will be attending a 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2021.|
|American Legion, Wm. T. McCoy Post 92||varies||3/28/2021
(received by American Legion)
|Click here||Our local American Legion Post is offering several scholarships to high school seniors. Applications are available via the link or in the counseling office. Please turn in completed applications to the counseling office no later than March 22nd.|
American Legion Auxiliary
|3/1/2020 (received by the ALA)||Click here
|"Children of Warriors Scholarship", "Department of MN Scholarship", and others. Please have completed applications to the counseling office no later than February 26th.|
|Aviation Pathways Scholarship||Two $1, 000 awards||3/31/2021||Click here
(Expand "Special Focus Scholarships" to see this opportunity.)
|This scholarship fund was created to provide support for students with a desire to enter an aviation career. Students can be high school seniors, college freshman or sophomores, from Southeast Minnesota counties. Minimum GPA is 2.5. Students must be entering or engaged in an aviation-related degree program at an accredited college, university, technical college, or nationally recognized aviation training program.|
|Ron Brown Scholar Program||$40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years)||11/1/18 (early deadline) and 1/9/19||Click here||Open to African American high school seniors who excel academically, are involved in community activities, and have demonstrated financial need.|
|BigRentz Engineering Scholarship||$5,000||8/3/2018||Click here||Open to students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher who are planning to pursue an engineering degree with a discipline related to design, construction, and operation of machinery or structures (e.g., civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, agricultural engineering, industrial engineering, transportation engineering).
|Caring.com Scholarship||$1,500||12/31/18||Click here||Open to seniors who will be caring for a loved one while attending college.|
|Catholic United Financial Scholarship||$500 or $300||4/30/19||Click here||Applicants must be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to application deadline.|
|Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Scholarship||$500 or $1000||3/29/19 (by 4:30 pm)||Click here||Open to all high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall.|
|Come to Iowa Scholarship||$1,000||5/19/19 (4 pm)||Click here||High school seniors who are permanent residents of states surrounding Iowa, including Minnesota, who will be attending an eligible institution in Iowa in the fall.|
|Coca Cola Foundation Scholarship||$20,000||10/31/21 (4:00 PM CT)||Click here||Open to high school seniors.
|Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship||Up to $40,000||10/30/20||Click here||Open to high school seniors.
|The Coolidge Scholarship||Full-ride for any accredited U.S. college or university; $5,000 for finalists and $1,000 for top 100 applicants||January 2021||Click here||Open to high school juniors planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2022. Applicants must be an American citizen or legal permanent resident.|
|Danley's Garage Builder Scholarship||$1,000||11/15/18||Click here||Open to current and prospective college students. Application includes a 1,000 word essay on the topic "What Teacher Has Inspired You?".|
|B. Davis Scholarship||$1,000||5/22/21||Click here||Open to all high school juniors and seniors.
|Education Matters Scholarship||$5,000||11/30/17||Click here||Open to all high school students age 13 and older.|
|Exchange Club Scholarship - A.C.E.||$1,000||4/07/20201||Click here
||Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E) Scholarship will be awarded to one student from Rochester who has overcome a physical, emotional, or social obstacles in order to graduate. The Rochester winner will advance to a district scholarship competition. Applications must be turned in to the Counseling Office by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 4/07/2021.|
|Exchange Club Scholarship||$1,000||4/07/2021||Click here||Open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have a financial need. The student should be involved in the community, church, or other civic organization. We must have a minimum of 3 applicants from Lourdes for the award to go to a Lourdes student. Applications must be turned in to the Counseling Office by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 4/07/2021.
|Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship
|Fireside Catholic Publishing||$1,000||Internal deadline - 11/27/18 to select 1 essay to submit.||Click here
||Applicants write an essay on the topic "How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?". 750 word maximum. Only one applicant per school may be forwarded for consideration. Essay selected by LHS must be received by Fireside Catholic Publishing by 12/9/19.
|Fraternal Order of Eagles #2228 Aerie and Women's Auxiliary Scholarship||varies||4/1/21||Click here||All seniors who are considering post-secondary education or training are eligible to apply.|
|History Scholar Award (RCWRT and Hosier Memorial Foundation)||$750||4/6/2020||Click here||Open to seniors planning to start college in the fall of 2020 who have a demonstrated interest in history. A history major is not required. Please see attachment for requirements about the required 2-page narrative and letters of recommendation.|
|Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship||$1,000||2/28/2020||Click here||Applicant must be a high-school senior who began working for Hy-Vee on or before 9/15/19 or child of a Hy-Vee employee who has at least 6 months of employment.|
|The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship||$1,000||8/12/2018||Click here||Open to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA studying a business-related field (see website for acceptable majors). Applicants must submit an essay.|
|Katharine Kilbourne Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||3/31/2021||Click here
(Expand "Special Focus Scholarships".)
|This memorial scholarship fund was created to provide financial aid to first generation college students who demonstrate financial need and strong academic performance. Students must be high school seniors, poised to be first generation college students, and live in the city of Rochester. There is a preference for those looking to give back through a career in education.|
|Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarship||$710||1/14/2021||Click here||
A maximum of 3 students (seniors) from Lourdes can submit applications to Kiwanis Education Foundation. Please bring your completed application to the Guidance Office no later than January 14th. A letter of recommendation from a staff member is required. Applications received by the 14th will be reviewed, and 3 will be selected to be sent to Kiwanis by their 1/22/21 deadline.
|Kiwanis of Rochester Scholarship||$750||4/30/21||Click here||Open to seniors.|
|Lourdes Foundation: Anne C. Haddad Scholarhip||$1, 407||4/19/2021||Click here||Open to LHS seniors who reflect Catholic heritage in personal life, are considered a leader in the Lourdes Community, and promote a positive attitude.|
|Lourdes Foundation: Daniel Paulson Scholarship
|$2, 464 (2 awards)||
|Open to LHS seniors who are well-rounded students, considered friendly, and respected by peers and faculty.|
|Lourdes Foundation: Irene H. & Dr. Lloyd Williams Scholarship
|Open to LHS seniors who intend to pursue a career as a teacher, have great potential for success in college, and have been a contributing member of the Lourdes Community.|
|Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program||$1,000||5/1/2019||Click here||This scholarship is open to high school juniors. Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year’s topic: The Sense of the Census: Rural Representation at Risk. What policies can be adopted that will encourage economic development in rural communities ensuring robust representation at all levels of government? More information available on the MAT website.
|Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship||$2,500||5/1/2018||Click here||Two scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. Student must have been involved in an interscholastic sport for each of their 4 years in high school and must intend to major in a field related to sports medicine.|
|Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Scholarship Essay||$500, $200, or $100||4/5/2021||Click here||Open to high school seniors in southeastern MN who are planning to pursue post-secondary education. Essay topics and instructions in attachment.|
|Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers - MATHCOUNTS Scholarship||$1,000||4/2/2019||Click here||Must be a graduating high school senior, enrolling in an accredited engineering program or a bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics. Applicant must have competed in a MATHCOUNTS chapter competition as a team member, a team member alternate or an individual competitor.
|Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers - STEM Scholarship
|$1,000||Sept 2020?||Click here||Graduating high school senior or an existing college student, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
|Minnesota Women's Golf Association Scholarship||$3,000 (renewable)||3/31/2021 (Must be received by the MWGA Foundation office by 4:30 p.m. on March 31st.)
|Click here||The MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship is based on academic performance (a minimum 3.2 average), continued financial need and quality of character as demonstrated by civic and academic activities. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrate an interest or involvement in the sport.|
|Minnesota Women in Public Finance Scholarship||varies||6/1/2021 (must be received by midnight)||Click here||Open to female, college-bound high school juniors or seniors who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The applicant should have leadership skills and an interest in pursuing a public finance related career in finance, government, nonprofits, banking, or law.|
|NAWIC Undergraduate Scholarship||$1,000||2/28/2020||Click here||Open to female senior students who plan to enroll in a full-time construction-related degree program at a school in the US. Minimum GPA to apply is 2.5.|
|Shannon O'Hara Memorial Scholarship
|1/10/2021||Click here||Two scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors (one boy and one girl) who participated in RYHA.|
|Olmsted County Bar Association Scholarship||$2,500 (2 scholarships available)||4/23/2021||Click here||Available to Olmsted County high school seniors who aspire to contribute to the legal field. The legal field is not limited to attorneys, but also includes a wide array of careers such as paralegals, social workers, and law enforcement officers.|
|Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff's Association Scholarship||General Scholarship: $100-$250
Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Program Scholarship: $100-$500
Law Enforcement Skills Scholarship:
|5/1/19||Click here||Each of the three scholarships has different eligibility requirements, which are described in the application.|
|Optimist International Essay Contest||Club level, medallion; district level, $2,500||2/3/2018||Click here||Open to students under age 18 as of October 1, 2017. Official Topic: Can Society Function Without Respect?" Detailed rules and requirements can be found in the application form available for download on this page or in the Guidance Office.|
|Peace United Church of Christ - Rochester||Varies||4/4/2021||Click here
|Three scholarships are available for seniors at Rochester high schools. Please click on the link to the left for more information and the applications.|
|People's Energy Cooperative Scholarship||$1,000||3/26/2021 (must be received by 4 pm)||Click here||Open to high school seniors who have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA and whose parents or guardians are active members of the Cooperative.|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Award||up to $5,000||11/5/19||Click here||Award is open to all students (grades 5-12) who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the last year.|
|Pinnacle Peak Recovery Scholarship||$500||6/30/18||Click here||Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older and a high school junior or senior planning to enroll
in full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the next academic year, at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
|Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship||Up to $30,000 over four years||2/1/19 (by 5 pm)||Cilck here||The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding minority high school seniors showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
|Rochester Area Builders, Inc. Scholarship||$500 or $1000||5/4/2018||Click here||Open to high school seniors who have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and who are accepted to a post secondary program in a construction-related field including technical school, trade school, apprenticeship, or college.
|Rochester Area Foundation Scholarships||Varies||3/31/2021||Click here||There are several different scholarships open to Lourdes students. Expand the "Special Focus Scholarships" section to learn more.|
|Rochester Masonic Lodge Scholarship||The 2nd Friday in April|
|WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program||varies||2/15/2020 (earlier date for some schools)||Click here||Open to high school seniors who have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and are applying to one or more of the WACE Partner Institutions. Each institution may have additional criteria.|
|Wisconsin Alumni Association, Rochester Chapter Scholarship||$1000 or $1500||4/13/2018||Click here||Open to graduating seniors who have been accepted to and have committed to enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or better and have demonstrated extracurricular involvement and financial need. Internal deadline is 4/13/2018.|
|Vallely Will Fund||varies||Internal deadline 1/27/21, submission deadline 2/3/2021||Applicants must submit a one-page, signed personal statement/essay explaining by the scholarship is important to them. Please include your college and career plans.||Minimum GPA is 2.0. Only one candidate from Lourdes may apply for this scholarship. Please submit your essay to the Guidance Office by 1/27/2021 if you are interested so a student can be selected to complete the application by the 2/3 deadline. A personal essay and a teacher letter of recommendation is required as part of the application.|
- Boston University
- College of St. Scholastica
- Creighton University
- Iowa State University
- Loyola University Chicago
- Minnesota State University Mankato
- Rochester Community and Technical College
- Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
- Seton Hall University
- University of Iowa
- University of Minnesota Twin Cities
- University of Minnesota Duluth
- University of Notre Dame
- University of St Thomas
- University of Wisconsin La Crosse
- Viterbo University
- All students are considered for Creighton's merit-based scholarships. To receive priority consideration, applications must be submitted by 12/1/19.
- Click here for information about supplemental scholarships, including the Scott Scholars and Scott Fellows awards offered by the Heider College of Business. Admission application and supplemental scholarship application are due by 1/5/2020.
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Click here for information.
- College of Business: Click here for information.
- College of Design: Click here for information.
- College of Engineering: Click here for information.
- College of Human Sciences: Click here for information.
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Scholarships are available on a department level. Please visit your department site for information on available scholarships.
- University level scholarships. Click here for information.
- Return to Iowa Generations Scholarship. Click here for information.
- Jake Vanderslice Balanced Gentleman Scholarship. Click here for information
- Click here for information about merit-based scholarships. Admissions applications should be submitted no later than December 1st for scholarship consideration.
- Click here for information about the ABL Alumni Scholarships for students who are declared accounting majors.
- Click here for information about a scholarship offered by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership.
- Admitted students can click here to access information about RCTC scholarships. The scholarship window will be January 4- February 12, 2021
- Incoming and returning students are eligible to apply for the Workforce Development Scholarship, which was created to combat the shortage of skilled employees in several sectors critical to the state’s economy. Application period is April 1 - April 30.
- Catholic High School Achievement Award
- Incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT or a 29 on the ACT, as well as a strong record of involvement in high school, community or church.
- For more information, click here.
- Click here for information about the "One Stop" scholarship opportunities at University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
- College of Liberal Arts: Click here for information.
- Puckett Scholars Program (preference is given to students of color who demonstrate strong academic achievement): Click here for information.
- Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund (for high school seniors who have been admitted to the Carlson School of Management). Application deadline is in February 2021. Click here for more information.
- Pierce Butler Scholarship. The Pierce Butler Scholarship will be awarded annually to undergraduate males of the University of Minnesota who exemplify being men of character, integrity, and honor. Application deadline is June 30, 2021. Click here for more information and the application.
- Click here for information about the "One Stop" scholarship opportunities at University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Merit Scholarships (application for admission must be submitted by 12/15/19): Click here for information.
- College of Liberal Arts (scholarship application will be available in spring 2020): Click here for information.
- Labovitz School of Business and Economics: Click here for information.
- Diocesan Scholarship: $1,000 renewable for up to three additional years. This scholarship is available to 2019 graduates of Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Winona. Review of applicants will begin on November, 1, 2019. Click here for more information.