Education Grants “fill the gap”
January 7, 2014 by Blandin Foundation
Whatever your dream, Blandin Foundation believes in your success.
Success, though, is a product of hard work and perseverance. Blandin Foundation gives Education Grants — $1,000 to $4,000 each year — so you can get the training you need for the future you want. These grants can help you “fill the gap” between the cost of your chosen school, and the amount you or your family can afford to pay. But only YOU can make your dream a reality.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Start an online application. Visit www.blandinfoundation.org/educationgrants to link to our online application. HINT: The earlier in the year you do your taxes, the sooner your Education Grant application is complete.
- Fill our the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is important! It helps determine your financial need.
- Provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) to Blandin Foundation.
- If you make any corrections to your SAR, please send us a corrected copy.
- Send us your 2013 tax returns.
- Make sure you give the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend all the papers they need.
- Make the deadline – May 1.
Education Grants are available to every Itasca area student who wants a better future. You can apply if you are
- Under age 25 as of September 1, 2014
- A high school graduate of: Bigfork, Blackduck, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig, Deer River, Grand Rapids, Greenway, Hill City, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Northland, Northome, Northern Lights Community School.
- A homeschooled student who would have graduated from one of these schools
- Enrolled at any accredited educational institution in the US
- Registered as a full-time student (12 credits per semester or quarter). Part-time students are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Making academic progress (GPA 2.0 or higher) toward your degree/certificate.
That’s it folks! Click here for more, in-depth information about our Education Grants Program.
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