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How to apply for funds to take your education further.

Blandin Foundation scholarships exemplify Charles Blandin’s commitment to further the education and work skills of local students.

Blandin Foundation Scholarships

Blandin Foundation Scholarships – $1,000 to $5,000 per student each year – are for every student of high schools in the Itasca County area and Blackduck, Bug O Nay Ge Shig, Hill City, Northome, and Remer schools, even if you’re not in the top of your class. Homeschooled and online students who would have graduated from one these schools are also eligible.

You can apply if you are under age 25, your household adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $125,000, and you plan to pursue certificate programs, community technical or tribal college, and colleges or universities anywhere in the United States.

A Blandin Foundation scholarship funds up to a bachelor’s degree. It is not available for master’s/graduate degrees or doctoral/post-doctorates.

Apply Today!

Blandin Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until March 1, 2023.

Items you will need to complete your application:

  • Copy of your Student Aid Report from your FAFSA. Please complete your FAFSA prior to applying. You can complete your FAFSA at
  • Copy of your household’s 2021 IRS Federal Form 1040. This is the same form you use to complete your FAFSA. Please be sure to check that your form has the year 2021 in the upper right portion of page 1.

Choose Your Application Path

NOTE: If you have previously applied for or received a Blandin Foundation Scholarship through MN North – Itasca Campus (ICC), please choose the “I am new to Blandin Foundation Scholarships” path.

I am new to Blandin Foundation Scholarships

New, first-time applicants: Start your application here. If you start your application but need to pause before finishing, you will have the option to save your application and return later to finish it.

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I Have Applied for a Blandin Scholarship Before

Check your email! You should have received an email from Blandin Foundation with your customized application link. Call Jen Alger at 218-326-0523 or email if you have questions.

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If you have questions about your application or award, call us at 218-326-0523 or email

Questions about scholarships or need help with your application? Schedule time with scholarships staff either online or in-person.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Jan. 12, 2023) – Applications for Blandin Foundation’s scholarships are available and being accepted until March 1, 2023. The scholarships provide Itasca area students $1,000 to $5,000 or more per student for the 2023-2024 school year. Students may reapply each year, until they are age 25 or have earned up to a…

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