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Dunwoody offers several types of financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition and other fees. Students will be notified of Internal Scholarships via their Dunwoody e-mail account quarterly once they are available. They can also visit stars.dunwoody.edu (requires Internet Explorer 6 or 7) for the latest information on Internal Scholarships. For non-Dunwoody students interested in viewing what scholarships available, please download this List of Dunwoody Scholarships (PDF).
Also, be sure to read how to avoid scholarship scams (PDF file).
A list of external scholarships is below.
If you have questions about financial assistance opportunities, contact the Financial Aid office at (612) 374-5800. For specific scholarship questions email: email@example.com.
(Free tip: if an essay is required or requested for a particular scholarship, please follow the directions and do your best, since this means the scholarship committee wants to read an expression of your ideas.)
Most scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) on file in the Financial Aid Office. Therefore, you should complete the financial aid forms even if you do not believe you will qualify for grants, since the forms will indicate which scholarships and loans you are eligible for.
NOTE: If a student receives an outside scholarship it must be disclosed to the student's Financial Aid Coordinator to ensure a deduction on the tuition.
List of External Scholarships
(click on name of organization for applications and details)
AARP (or call 202-434-2110)
For female students over age 40.
For students in Automotive programs. Amount is $1,000.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s).
Awards are $1,200; see the Web site for details.
Answer the essay question found on the site. Students in any program are eligibile. Award is $500.
AGC Education & Research Foundation
Sophomores and Juniors enrolled in a construction related program or civil/contruction engineering program with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Awards up to $7,500;
Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota
Student must be in second year of AUTO/COLL.
Students in Precision Mold Manufacturing/Design Programs. Must be a full time student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA . Four Awards of $1,000.
APWA - MN Chapter: Technical School Scholarship
Four $750 awards will be given to civil engineering students.
American Technical Educational Association (ATEA)
Architectural Drafting Students
Awards are $500;
April 1 deadline.
Associated General Contractors of Minnesota(links to PDF application)
Scholarships for students in construction-related programs.
Association of Women Contractors (Links to PDF Application)
For female students in Architecture, design, engineering, construction management, trade and technical programs. Awards are $1,000.
$500 essay scholarship awarded to a college-bound high school senior.
AWS Foundation District Scholarship Program
Welding students; awards average $500-$1,000.
AWS Foundation National Scholarships
Welding students can win Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship. See website for further details.
BATC Professional Women in Building Council (links to PDF application)
One $350 and two $200 scholarships available for women in construction-related programs.
B Davis Scholarship
high school juniors, seniors and PSEO. Awards are $1,000.
Bachelors Degree students
Students in AMGT or MISB. Award is $1,000.
The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Females at least 25 years of age.
City Engineers Association of Minnesota (links to PDF application)
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Coca Cola two year colleges scholarship
Degree seeking students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Awards begin at $1,000..
Collision Education Foundation scholarships
For Collision Repair students; several different scholarships available.
Degree seeking computer related program. Awards are $1,000.
Dakota Supply Group Education Connection Fund
For students interested in trades.
Dish Systems is awarding a $1,000 essay scholarship to a college-bound high school student or enrolled college student.
DOSA: Dunwoody Outstanding Student Award (Links to PDF Application)
Available to high school students planning on attending Dunwoody in the top 50% of their class. Values range from $1,000 to $3,000; applications are available in the Financial Aid Office and are due each year by April 1.
Ethel Curry Scholarship
American Indian junior and senior college students, minimum 3.0 GPA; Awards up to $4,000, Application deadline is May 31.
Fine Art Finals
Open to students from any major who can provide media in: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, fiber arts, photography, digital art and graphic design. Awards up to $1,200.
Home Depot Trade Scholarship
HVACR, Building and Construction trade programs. Awards $1,000.
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Awards are a minimum of $1,500.
International Furnishings and Design Association
Interior Design Students; Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Applicant should be a current sophomore in college or have graduated with a two year degree within the last 5 years planning on transferring into a bachelor’s degree program in the fall and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
Awards up to $30,000.
Lavon H. Cooper Scholarship
Graduates of Robbinsdale, School District 281 who have completed at least two years of post high school education (meaning bachelor's degree seeking students at Dunwoody) and have a GPA of 3.0 or better
Mary Jane Young Scholarship
Female, Bachelor's Degree candidate, age 25 or older, 2.7 GPA or higher; awards from $500 to $3,000.
Minneapolis Builders Exchange
Awarded to students enrolled in an accredited construction related program who maintain 2.5 GPA. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,000.
Minneapolis Club of Zonta International: Myrtle Lee
Awarded to single women with children who are continuing their education beyond high school. Award is $1,000.
Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC)
Awarded to a Minn. high school senior who is person of color and a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident Award is $500.
Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA)
The 2011 James J. Wychor Scholarship is awarded to a Minnestoa resident with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Award is$1,500.
Minnesota Construction Association (links to PDF application)
Two $1,000 scholarships available to full-time sophomore, junior or senior year students.
Minnesota High Tech Foundation (Links to PDF Application)
Given to students in science, technology, engineering & math. Awards are $2,000.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP)
Award amounts up to $4,000.
Deadline is March 31, 2011. Awards will be $1,000.
Minnesota Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET)
There is a grant and a scholarship; both are valued at $1,000.
Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors
Land Surveyors, awards rante from $300 to $1,600.
Muslim Youth Legal Association (MYLA)
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Women in construction related program, GPA 3.0 or higher; awards are no less than $1,000.
NEWS Scholarship (PDF FILE)
For students in Interior Design or Architectural Drafting who have completed at least 1/2 of their course requirements, have "real financial need," and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Nexstar Legacy Foundation
Students in Plumbing, HVACR, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
North Central Electrical League
Dependent children of employees of any NCEL member company (see website for details). Awards are $1,500.
Page Education Foundation
Students of color enrolled in college; Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Download the application (PDF)
Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
For low-income women and children. Awards are $2,000.
For GLBTA students; Pfund scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000. Applications due February 1 of each year.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
For current students who are members of PTK.
Printing and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
Full time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better are encouraged to apply
Deadlines -- high school students: March 1; enrolled students: April 1.
Printing Industry of Minnesota, Inc.
Annual application deadline is April 1.
RevZilla $1,000 Scholarship Contest
RevZilla is awarding a college-bound student or college freshman or sophomore $1,000 for an essay about motorcycle riding.
Satellite Internet Pros
$1,000 essay scholarship awarded to a college-bound high school student or currently enrolled college student.
Scholarships for Moms
Award is $10,000.
Scholarships for Working Moms
Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program
Awards up to $1,400. Applicants to the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program must be:
Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships
Available to current college students and junior faculty.
SME Education Foundation: Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship
Machining students. No deadline, first come first serve basis
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
This scholarship is for women pursuing degrees in Engineering Technology or Computer Science. Awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) [or call 909-396-0289]
Awarded to Automotive career seekers. Awards have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. Application deadline is April 1.
Spend on Life Scholarship Program (PDF file)
Student must have been rejected for a student loan due to negative credit
Awards range from $500 to $5,000.
Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute
Awarded to 2nd year flexography students. Awards of $1,000.
Twin West Career Path Scholarship (PDF file)
Precision Manufacturing Training Programs; 5 Awards of $1,000,
Twin West Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Awards range from $500 to $7,500.
Scholarship is students with a household income $35,000 or less. Awards are $1,500; Application deadline is February 15, 2010.
USBank scholarship for high school seniors
High school seniors entering college this fall; Awards are $1,000.
USBank scholarships for enrolled students
40 $1,000 awards will be granted through a random drawing. Bachelor’s program students eligible.
VIP - Women in Technology Scholarship Program
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) is offering a scholarship for women in technology. Awards are up to $2,500.
Wasie Foundation (pdf)
100% Polish students.
High school seniors entering college this fall; Awards are $1,000.
Essay scholarship awarding three students up to $6,000.
Ask your high school counselor about scholarship opportunities, the public library, employers, parent's employer for potential tuition reimbursement or clubs/associations which you are a member.