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News Release: Blandin Foundation Scholarship deadline is March 1

Largest scholarship budget in Blandin Foundation history of $1.5 million aims to build strong future rural workforce

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Feb 17, 2023) – Applications for Blandin Foundation scholarships are 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 bachelor’s degree.

Students can use the scholarships for a wide range of educational options. Blandin Foundation scholarships help fund costs for apprenticeships, certificate programs, trade schools or 2 or 4 year colleges anywhere in the U.S.

The Foundation is allocating $1.5 million — the largest scholarship funding pool in Foundation history – to serve more Itasca-area students, as part of its strategy to help Itasca area communities build a strong future workforce and keep that wealth of knowledge close to home. This strategic emphasis aligns with the Foundation’s focus on community wealth-building. Targeting workforce education and development helps strengthen economic independence in rural Minnesota.

New this year, students attending Minnesota North – Itasca Campus should apply directly to Blandin Foundation.

Eligibility Information and the online-only application are posted to the Foundation’s website:  Call 218-326-0523, or 1-877-882-2257, or email with questions. Application deadline is March 1, 2023. Scholarships will be awarded May 2023.


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