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Bremer Employee Dependents' Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Bremer Financial Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Bremer Financial Corporation play a part in the selection. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.


Applicants to the Bremer Employee Dependents’ Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, up to the age of 25, of current full-time and part-time benefits eligible employees of Bremer Financial Corporation who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year.

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a graduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at Bremer, continued dependency of the student and continuation of the program by Bremer Financial Corporation.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study (first graduate degree only).

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Applicants will also be required to submit an essay.

Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Recipients who do not demonstrate financial need or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award only.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Bremer Financial Corporation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Bremer Financial Corporation. Payment is made in one installment in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf by March 4, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

When registering on the Scholarship America Hub – we advise registering with a personal email due to firewall restrictions. Also, to ensure your online recommendation is received – we suggest using a personal email and contacting the recommender for confirmation.

The Bremer Employee Dependents' Scholarship Program is administered through Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!