How to apply for funds to take your education further.
Three Blandin Foundation programs exemplify Charles Blandin’s commitment to further the education and work skills of local residents who demonstrate financial need.
Blandin Foundation Education Grants
Education Grants – $1,000 to $5,000 per student each year – are for every student of high schools in the Itasca County area and Hill City, Remer, Blackduck, Northome and Bug O Nay Ge Shig schools, even if you’re not in the top of your class. Homeschooled students who would have graduated from one these schools also are eligible.
You can apply if you are under age 25 and plan to pursue certificate programs, community technical or tribal college, and colleges or universities anywhere in the United States. These grants fund up to a bachelor’s degree. Graduate or doctorate degree studies are not eligible.
We are now accepting applications for 2021-22 Education Grants. Deadline is MARCH 1, 2021.
How to Apply
You’ll find instructions for each step of the process.
You don’t need to do the entire application at once.
You can save your work, log out and return when you have information to add.
Be sure to keep your login information handy so you don’t have to create a duplicate application.
Use your login information to pick up where you left off.
Add any information you need to.
Be sure to hit “Submit” when your application is complete.
We will contact you if we have questions about any part of your application.
Can’t get online?
- Download and print out this PDF application packet.
- Fill out the Application and Financial Aid Information Release forms. Drop it off or mail to us: 100 N Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids MN 55744.
- OR you may complete this fillable PDF instead. Once it’s filled out and signed, you have 3 options for returning it: 1) print it out and drop it off at our office, address above. 2) Mail it in, using the same address. 3) Scan it, attach it to an email and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can provide the rest of the items that complete your application later.
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Grants team members are available to answer your questions. Call 218-326-0523 or email email@example.com.
Itasca Community College Scholarships
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