Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC), established in 1991, is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota's BIPOC students.

MnACC 2021 - 2022 Scholarship

 Due March 8th, 2021  11:59 PM

MnACC is excited to provide scholarships for BIPOC students who are in pursuit of higher education. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Application and Selection Process

Applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Identify as a BIPOC student graduating from a Minnesota high school
  • Enroll 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.
  • Complete the scholarship application, including the required essay, and enrollment verification, if selected as a recipient. 
  • 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. 
  • In the event that the applicant is selected as a scholarship recipient, the applicant agrees that their name, photo and their essay, in full or in part, can be published on MnACC’s website and associated social media websites.

In 500-1000 words, create a clearly written essay about ONE of the topics listed below. Consideration will be given to both your interaction with the topic and the way in which you present it. 

  1. Leadership & Community Engagement: MnACC scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated a dedication to personal growth and leadership during their time in high school both in person and virtually. How has your involvement in your community activities, educational experiences, life experiences, and/or work experiences contributed to your personal growth?

  1. Diversity: MnACC’s mission is to improve access to higher education for Minnesota's BIPOC students who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. How has your diversity (cultural heritage, race, gender, socio-economic background, family, work, and/or school experiences, etc.) contributed to who you are today and your pursuit of a college education and beyond?

The President’s Award is a $2,500 one-time award that recognizes at least one student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement and a clear commitment to one or more of the areas outlined above. This award is presented on behalf of the current president and executive board members at their discretion. 

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