The Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship helps students who have demonstrated outstanding ability, achievement, and potential in one of several subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science, or social science.
Funding for this program comes from the sale of special collegiate license plates. The availability and amount of scholarships depend on that funding. A report of the fees generated from the sale of collegiate license plates can be found here.
High school graduates must be admitted to enroll full-time in a nonsectarian, baccalaureate degree-granting program at:
Students MUST enroll during the year of their high school graduation.
The scholarship can be renewed annually for up to three academic years if the student meets certain academic standards.
Implementation of this program depends on availability of funds which come from the sale of special collegiate license plates.
Not all colleges participate in this program. To see if your college sells collegiate license plates to provide funding for this scholarship program, click on the link below. Once on that page, click on Frequently Asked Questions to see a list of participating schools.
If the institutions you are considering participate, contact them directly to apply. The scholarship can be renewed annually for up to three additional academic years if the student continues to meet the program's academic standards.
View a List of Participating Colleges
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