The Guidance Office disperses scholarships as they come in from various scholarship committees. All copies of the scholarships are located in our file cabinets in the Guidance Office for students to take.
To view our current KMHS Scholarship Bulletin, Click here.
Scholarships are an excellent source of financial aid because the money awarded does not have to be repaid. However, scholarships are based on various criteria, usually involving academic or extracurricular achievement. Therefore, it is important in exploring these opportunities to make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for each scholarship for which you intend to apply.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education Scholarship Resources
Tons of resources can be found on this link, including a list of scholarship websites.
National Scholarship Search
Available through the Naviance website. Students must use their login and password. The National Scholarship Search is under the "college" tab.
Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
user name: komets password: 204
Click on the "Financial Aid Sort" once logged in to use the scholarship finder. This site provides information on occupations, college searches, and scholarships.
Fastweb Free Scholarship Search
Matches students with information on scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans from corporations, institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations and clubs.
Scholarships Offered By Minnesota Colleges/Universities
Provides scholarships by Minnesota institutions. Alpha listing of institutions.
The College Board
Provides useful information on financial aid available for students and parents as well as college search function.
Provides college and scholarship searches and allows students to apply online to select schools.
Native American Scholarship Database
Preparing to Apply
One of the very best ways to prepare for scholarship applications is to prepare a personal resume.
A personal resume would include information about your academic achievements, school activity involvement, extracurricular involvement, community service, church activities, work experience and any other relevant experiences.
By preparing such a resume you will be ready to meet any application challenge. Resumes are also extremely helpful to selection committees as they work to choose the most qualified students for their awards.
Another great way to prepare is to identify teachers, counselors or community members who you would approach concerning a letter of recommendation.
Many teachers will be writing multiple letters, so allow them plenty of time to prepare a quality letter for you.