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Education Grants

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 $4,500 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.

2020-21 Applications

We are no longer accepting application materials. We will make award decisions in mid-June.

Grants team members are still working, just remotely. To reach them, call 218-326-0523 or email


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Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available October 1, 2020.

Itasca Community College Scholarships

If you are attending ICC, you apply for a Blandin Foundation scholarship directly through ICC. Visit ICC’s website for more information about grants available to students and for the ICC Blandin Foundation application.

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