Submission form for the 2020-2021 MnACC Scholarship is now closed.

Check back in late fall for 2021-2022 scholarship opportunities!

MnACC is excited to provide scholarships for students of color 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 student of color 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 official high school transcript & letter of recommendation. Letter of recommendation can be uploaded by the student or emailed directly to
  • In the event that the applicant is selected as a scholarship recipient, the applicant agrees that their name 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 through their commitments to family, community, education and/or work. 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 students of color 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. In addition to the application and essay, President's Award applicants must also include an official high school transcript, demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a letter of recommendation. Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for the President's Award.

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