Catch a Break! has established a renewable scholarship program to assist high school seniors or graduates residing in Minnesota who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the first time at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota. Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible.
This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
Recipients of the scholarship are not permitted to work during their freshman year of college.
Applicants will be notified in late-May/early-June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes Catch a Break! scholarship payments in two installments in early August and January.
Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. A selection committee will interview finalists and select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Each applicant will be required to submit an essay on the topic of: Describe some significant challenges in your life. How have you addressed them and changed as a result? Tell us your story.
Also as part of your application, three recommendations must be completed on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on March 20, 2020.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.