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Nick & Karen Schmit Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Nick & Karen Schmit have established a scholarship program to assist students from Harding Senior High School in St. Paul, Minnesota who are pursuing higher education at a 4-year college or university.

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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Nick & Karen Schmit Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors attending Harding Senior High School in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college for the entire upcoming academic year

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to to (2) awards will be granted to students attending a 4-year college.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Students renewing the scholarship are required to send a brief statement by April 15th of each year capsulizing their experience at school, including their volunteer work, special activities involving community service and leadership.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsors. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

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

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. Sponsors will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades (can be unofficial). Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 20, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Nick & Karen Schmit has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!