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The application program will be available again early summer 2020. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Solanco School District has established a scholarship program to assist Solanco High School seniors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
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, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program must be:

  • Residents of Solanco School District.
  • Solanco High School seniors who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better (4.0 scale).


Providing funding is available, up to five(5) awards of $3,000 will be given.

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and school-related expenses.

Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon continuing to demonstrate financial need, maintaining satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, and continuation of the program by Solanco School District.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in late April.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Non-recipients will be notified as well.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Solanco School District. Payments are made in equal installments in mid-August and mid-December

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Consideration of academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of careers and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Outside appraisal

Financial need must be demonstrated

Solanco School District reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.



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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.
  • Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information page. (Please black out any sensitive data including Social Security Numbers prior to uploading.)

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

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Solanco School District has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!