The Get Ready Student Success Scholarship is intended to support our students as they pursue their postsecondary pathway after graduating high school. Students who receive the scholarship will also have access to a Success Coach and a network of resources
The scholarship award will range from $1000 – $5000. Amount awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds, number of applications received and the type of pathway students are pursuing.
Application Dates: April 12 at 8am - May 10 at 12am
Expectations for receiving the scholarship:
Areas of Priority:
Will the scholarship impact my financial aid award?
Yes, it may impact your financial aid award. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the college or university and they will disabuse the funds.
The scholarship amount will be awarded up to the cost of attendance.
Am I still eligible for the scholarship if I am an undocumented student who will graduate from a MN high school, but have attended less than 3 years of high school in Minnesota?
You will not be considered a resident for state financial aid purposes, but can still apply for and potentially receive the Get Ready Student Success Scholarship.
Do I have to be enrolled full time in order to qualify for the scholarship?
No, you must be enrolled in either a certificate, 2-year, or 4-year degree program, however you are eligible as long as you are enrolled in at least 3 credits at the time the scholarship disburses.
What qualifies as an accredited certification program?
Certification programs: e.g., a program offered by an eligible school and is:
What if I cannot attend the Strategies for Success Workshop?
Contact the Get Ready team at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine appropriate steps.
What happens if I have a 2.5 GPA at the time I apply for the scholarship, but it drops below 2.5 afterward?
We will review your eligibility at the time you apply for the scholarship. If your GPA is at least 2.5 when you apply, you will be considered.
Is this scholarship renewable?
At this time, the scholarship is not renewable.
What happens if I win the scholarship but don't enroll in college in the fall of 2023?
If you do not enroll in college in the fall of 2023 you will forfeit your scholarship.
What is a Pell Qualifying EFC?
The EFC from the FAFSA is used to determine if a student qualifies for the federal Pell grant. For 2023-2024, a student will qualify for Pell Grant if their EFC is between 0 and 6656. When a student completes the MN Dream Act, the MN Office of Higher Education uses the documentation and information submitted to create a proxy EFC which would also serve to inform this scholarship.
Can I use this scholarship if I attend a college or university outside of Minnesota?
No, you must be attending a college or university within the state of Minnesota.
Am I eligible to apply for this scholarship if I don't attend a Get Ready high school?
How are the scholarship award amounts determined?
Scholarship award amounts will range between $1,000 and $5,000. They are determined by the availability of funds, the number of applications received, and the type of pathway a student is pursuing.
How many scholarships will be awarded?
We are unable to determine the exact number of recipients until after the scholarship application has closed but we intend to award approximately $800,000.
Am I eligible for this scholarship if I am not a first-generation college student or identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color?
Yes, you are still eligible to apply and receive this scholarship.
What am I required to do after I find out I have been selected as a scholarship winner?
When will I find out if I won a scholarship?
You will be notified by the middle of June
Do you have additional questions?
You can contact us the following ways: