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Scholarships & Grants

Use the links below to help find scholarships today! Both Native and non-Native students may be eligible for scholarships at Red Lake Nation College. Stop by Student Success if you need help!

Federal Pell Grant

Description:  Grant program (portable)

Application:  Complete FAFSA annually

Annual Amount:  $5960 maximum per academic year. Lifetime eligibility a maximum of 12 full time semesters

Eligibility:  Based on need

Deadline:  Check FAFSA website and/or Financial Aid Office for deadlines

MN Indian Scholarship

Description:  Provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award

Application: Complete online application

Annual Amount: $4000

Eligibility: 1/4 or more American Indian ancestry. MN Resident. Qualify for either Pell or MN State Grant

Deadline: July 1st

Rose Marweg Scholarship

Description:  The Red Lake Nation College Student Council established the Rose Marweg Scholarship to honor the memory of Rose Marweg, who was a dedicated student, mother, and community member.

Application:  Apply online at

Annual Amount:  Varies depending on available funds and fundraisers throughout the academic year

Eligibility:  Must be a full-time student (at least 12 credits).  Must have good attendance. Completed one semester of college.  Minimum of 3.00 GPA (grade point average) per semester.  Must have participated or volunteered service in college events such as Earth Day, etc.  Essay on what your plans are after graduation, maximum of 500 words.

Deadline: May 1st

Blandin Foundation

Description:  Private Scholarship

Application:  On January 1 new applications posted online 

Annual Amount:  $1000-$4000

Eligibility:  Students who attend high school in the Itasca County Area (includes homeschooled students) Under the age of 25. Must be enrolled at least 1/2 time; award is prorated for enrollment at 1/4 or 1/2 time

Deadline:  May 1st

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Veterans Affairs Benefits


Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:

  • Apply online  today if you know which benefit you want to use.

  • Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.

  • Consult with the VA Certifying Official—who is usually in the Registrar’s or Financial Aid office—at the school of your choice. This official has application forms and can help you apply.

  • Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.

After you apply, use VA’s interactive map to find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of three specialized regional claims processing centers in Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.

Application:  Apply online at

American Indian College Fund

Description:  Grant Programs; Tribal College General Scholarship

Application: Online application at: General fund deadlines are outlined by the school and vary

Annual Amount:  Varies - no minimum or maximum

Eligibility: Native American enrolled or descendant. Must be making SAP Special Grant Program 

Deadline:  Online applications for the Full Circle Scholarships are accepted January 1 - May 31. Applications submitted after May 31 will only be considered if additional funds become available. RLNC will post deadlines each term for the in-house scholarships.

Tribal Scholarships

Description:  Varies

Application:  Contact Tribal Education Office.

Bois Forte: Scholarship Application

Fon Du Lac: Scholarship Application 

Grand Portage: Scholarship Application

Leech Lake: Scholarship Application

Mille Lacs: Scholarship Application

Red Lake: Scholarship Packet

White Earth: Scholarship Application

Annual Amount: Dependent upon funding

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in the tribe. Must be enrolled in an accredited college in an eligible program. Must apply for all financial aid including MN Indian Scholarship Program. 

Deadline: Varies - Contact Tribal Education Office for specific deadlines.

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