Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color is very excited to make possible its wonderful funding schemes called Student of Color Scholarships. These funds were established by this organization to help students of colour pursuing higher education in their chosen field of study. All eligible participants will win the one-time award that they can use toward their education during the academic year of 2021-2022. To be eligible to compete for these programs, you need to identify yourself as a student of colour graduating from a Minnesota high school.
The purpose of MnACC behind offering such awards is to make higher education accessible and affordable for students of colour who have been unrepresented in higher education. By providing these offers, the foundation wants to create equal opportunities, especially for those students of colour. This foundation believes that every student should have access to the educational and career opportunities to succeed in their career, and no one should be deprived of accessing higher education just because of their skin colour. Ultimately, these funds will contribute to the personal growth of students.
Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color was founded in 1991 and is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative organization. It has been dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota’s students of colour.
Check out the given table to get quick information:
|Organization||Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color|
|Educational Level||High school students|
|Amount||$500 to $2,500|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||March 21, 2022|
Who May Be Eligible
The following requirements must be met to apply for the program:
- Applicants must identify as a student of colour graduating from a Minnesota high school
- Candidates should be enrolled as a full-time, first-year student for the 2021-2022 school year at a MnACC member institution. For a full list of MnACC member institutions, please click here.
- If applying for the President’s Award, candidates must also submit an unofficial high school transcript, must have a minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA & at least one letter of recommendation.
How to Apply
All candidates are required to complete the scholarship application form, including the required essay, and enrollment verification. Applicants are required to mention all the legit and complete information on the form. The application must be submitted by the deadline.
Applicants are required to complete an essay and enrollment verification.
Selected candidates will receive a one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500 to their education during the 2021-2022 academic year. With this amount’s help, students can cover their educational expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, etc.
Applications will close on March 21, 2022. If you submit your application after this date, then chances are you can be disqualified for the program.