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Independent Forest Lake Area Scholarships

Independent Scholarship Applications 

2023-2024 Scholarships: (Click the title of the scholarship for specific applications/directions)

  • American Legion Auxiliary

    • The local Legion Auxiliary offers two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning to attend college or a vocational-technical institution. Please send completed application materials to: Berdie Beimert, 131 - 4th Avenue, SE, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024

  • Cedar-East Bethel Lions

    $500 awarded to the student with the best essay.

    Please write a short (1 page) essay about what community service means to you and what you do in your life to make the community in which you live a better place, especially for others.

    Also, include your college/trade school plans for the 2023-2024 school year and what the academic activities, hobbies and sports you are currently a part of. 

    Please either turn in a hard copy of your essay to Miss Brett in the front office or email it to her at

    Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024.

  • Columbus Lions

    • To encourage students to be involved in service, the Lions offer scholarships to deserving students of Forest Lake High School who are either Columbus city residents or Columbus Elementary alumni. Eligibility is based on academic achievement and community service. While based on academics, the student does not need to have an "A" standing. The Lions will emphasize community service over all else, as they are looking for a student who is dedicated to their community either through organizations or individual efforts. 2 $500 Scholarships will be given out this year.
    • Send completed application materials to: Genia Sjerven 14496 Geneva Ave N Hugo, MN 55038

    • Application deadline: March 31, 2024

  • Family Pathways Scholarship

    • This scholarship seeks to amplify the voices of Black students in our communities through the possibilities of education.
    • Candidate must:  • Live or attend school in Family Pathways service area which includes the Counties of Chisago, Pine, Mille Lacs, Carlton, Isanti, Kanabec in Minnesota and the City of Forest Lake; as well as Polk County in Wisconsin.  •Identify as a Black or African American student  • Be currently enrolled or will be enrolling in 1st year post-secondary school for the upcoming academic year
    • Application deadline is April 15, 2024
  • Forest Lake Athletic Association (FLAAA)

    • The Forest Lake Area Athletic Association (FLAAA) has up to 10 - $1000 scholarships to be awarded to graduating Seniors. Criteria for the scholarship are based on athletic, academic and community involvement.

      • To qualify for a $1000 scholarship, the application must:

        • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from grade 10 through the first semester/quarter of grade 12.

        • Have participated in a FLAAA sport(s) for at least four seasons (traveling baseball, traveling basketball, traveling fastpitch, traveling hockey (prior to 2019), traveling soccer (prior to 2011), traveling volleyball, in-house modified pitch softball, in-house football and lacrosse).

        • Currently live within the borders of the Independent School District 831. • Attending a college, university or technical school after completing your senior year of high school.

        • Complete the application (neatly) and apply for the award by March 31, 2024

  • Forest Lake Baseball

    • Given to a student who has participated in FLBA for a minimum of 3 years, has been involved in their community and describes how baseball has impacted their life. Please submit completed application form to Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

  • Forest Lake Hockey Association

    • The Forest Lake Hockey Association is offering two $500 scholarships.  One male and one female student who have been members of the Forest Lake Hockey Association for at least four years from the Squirt/10U level and up will be awarded scholarships. Other criteria for the scholarship are academics, good citizenship, community involvement, and residency of the ISD #831 school district. Please send your completed application to: Forest Lake Hockey Association, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 401, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Application Deadline: March 31, 2024.

  • Forest Lake Area Fastpitch Association

    • The Forest Lake Area Fastpitch Association (FLAFA) is offering up to two $500 scholarships to seniors graduating from FLHS this spring. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, have participated in FLAFA for at least four seasons of fastpitch, live within the borders of ISD #831, and playing college or university fastpitch after high school. Send completed application to: FLAFA Scholarship Committee, PO Box 575, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024.

  • Forest Lake Area Music Boosters

    • Three $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors who have participated in music during high school and plan to continue with music in some way while pursuing post-secondary education. Please email completed application to:  Application Deadline: March 31, 2024. 

  • Forest Lake Association of Professional Office Personnel

    • One $500 scholarship is available to graduating seniors who wish to further their education at a college, university, business or vocational-technical institution. The award is based on financial need, academics and participation in school and community activities. Please send completed application to: Colleen Connolly, FLAPOP President, Forest Lake Area Community School, 943 9th Ave. SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Application Deadline: March 31, 2024   

  • Forest Lake Lions

    • “We Serve” is the motto of the Forest Lake Lions. To encourage and reward community service the Lions offer up to 10 $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Forest Lake School District. We seek applicants who have demonstrated a history of serving others. Your service can be through a school or private organization or by your own individual efforts. Note that hours of service on Lion’s projects, will be especially considered. We require that you use the Lions Scholarship Application Form which is linked above. Please send your application material to: Forest Lake Lions, P.O. Box 543, Forest Lake MN, 55025. Application Deadline Extended - Must be Postmarked by April 2nd. 

  • Forest Lake Masonic Lodge

    • The Forest Lake Masonic Lodge #344 is offering three $1000 scholarships to three Forest Lake Area High School graduates. Eligibility will be based on academic achievement, involvement in community and school activities, as well as Masonic affiliation. This award will be used to further education at a college, community college, or technical school of your choice. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024.

  • Forest Lake Medical Center/M-Health Fairview Volunteer

    • These scholarships will continue to be awarded, but will now be under the umbrella of the Community Scholarship Foundation, so make sure that you have filled out a Community Scholarship Foundation Application and have indicated your desire to go into a health care field. 

  • Hugo Lions

    • $1,000 scholarships and $500 scholarships specific to trade/2 year schools are offered to qualified applicants based on the decision of the selection committee. Awards will be made to students planning to attend college, tech, or trade school. Applicants must be current graduating seniors in any high school, public or private, and MUST BE a resident of the City of Hugo. Please send your completed application to: Scholarship Committee, Hugo Lions, PO Box 321, Hugo, MN 55038. Application Deadline: April 17th, 2024. 
  • Hugo American Legion

    • The Hugo American Legion Post 620, Legionnaires and Auxiliary, offer non-renewable scholarships each year to students graduating from high schools representing our community. We will award a $500-$1000 scholarship depending on total fundraising over the year. Please send your completed application to: American Legion Post 620, Attn: Mark Schmitz/Lisa Tanberg 5383 140th Street N. Hugo, MN 55038. Application Deadline: March 31, 2024. 
  • Lino Lakes STEM Elementary PTO

    • The Lino Lakes Parent Teacher Organization will award a scholarship to a graduating senior of Forest Lake High School who previously attended Lino Lakes Elementary STEM School.  The student must plan to attend an accredited institution to further his/her education. Please send completed application to: Lino Lakes Elementary PTO Scholarship Committee, 725 Main Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024.

  • Nancy Immel Memorial Scholarship

    • For a graduating Senior planning to enroll in a Business school, Trade School or Technical School. Nancy Immel was a longtime small business owner and entrepreneur. In addition she was a former President of the Forest Lake Lions Club and as such, Nancy was committed to a life of generous community service. This scholarship is designed to help further the education of a graduating senior who has started their own business or is currently working. The applicant must have plans to enroll in a Business School, Technical School or Trade School program. In addition the recipient will have demonstrated a strong history of community service. The award is for $1,000 . Applicants are required to use the Nancy Immel Memorial Scholarship Application Form which is linked above. Please send your application materials to The Nancy Immel Scholarship c/o Forest Lake Lions Club P.O. Box 543 Forest Lake MN 55025. Completed Application must be postmarked by March 31, 2024
  • New Creations Childcare

    • One $500 Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior with a desire and drive to become and Early Education teacher or Elementary Teacher. The candidate selected must have a record of volunteerism in the community at non school sponsored activities, especially in educating, mentoring, and/or encouraging your minds. They will also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school. Please give completed application to Ms. Brett in the front office by March 31st, 2024. Final selection will take place by April 18, 2024. 

  • Regal Machine

    • Regal Machine, Inc., of Wyoming, MN is offering one scholarship to a student pursuing post-secondary education in the area of machining, mechanical engineering, or a similar area.
  • Ronnie Gamble - Football

    • The Forest Lake Football Booster Club is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits in memory of former coach Ronnie Gamble.  This scholarship is available to Forest Lake High School Seniors that have participated in high school football.   A scholarship is awarded to the senior athlete(s) who best exemplifies effort, dedication, commitment, and spirit regardless of position on the team. It recognizes the athlete(s) who the team could count on to give his best effort at practice, pitch in to help with team needs, encourage teammates to excel, but was not necessarily the star of the team or even a starter. Completed application is due by March 31st, 2024 at 11:59pm.

  • Scandia-Marine Lions

    • The Scandia-Marine Lions Club offers non-renewable scholarships each year to a graduating senior who resides in the Scandia-Marine, attended Scandia Elementary School or Marine Elementary School, or a high school senior who resides in the Scandia area and has been home schooled or resides in the Scandia area and attends a private/public charter school and has been accepted at a college or technical school. The award is based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and service to others. Please send your application to: Lion Linda Venables, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 1031 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Completed application is due by April 1st, 2024.  

  • Tozer Scholarship

    • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

      • Renewal recipients may renew their scholarship for a total of four school years.

      • Due to changes with the 2024-2025 FAFSA form this coming year, we are not eliminating any applications based on financial information. However, we reserve the right to award applications based on financial need.

      • Tozer Foundation does reserve the right to ongoing review of an applicant or recipient’s financial qualifications, especially in light of final choice of school or change of schools, and reserves the right to adjust or eliminate Tozer Foundation funding.

      • The Tozer Foundation Scholarship Committee is eager to review your application. Selections will be made in April/May.

      • Directions linked above or start your application here:

      • Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

  • Vietnam Veterans

    • Any 12th grade student who is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2024 is eligible to write an essay on the essay topic: The Role of Aviation in the Vietnam War (more specific information in the link above). One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500. The recipient must be present at the Vietnam Veterans program on March 24, 2024 to read their essay and receive the check for their scholarship. Essays must be emailed to Amanda Brett ( on or before March 18, 2024.

  • Wyoming Elementary PTA

    • The Wyoming Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will be awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior of Forest Lake High School who previously attended Wyoming Elementary School.  Qualified applicants will have a strong background in community service. Send application to: Wyoming Elementary PTA Scholarship PTA President c/o Wyoming Elementary School 25701 Forest Blvd N, Wyoming, MN 55092. Completed application due by March 31, 2024

  • Wyoming Lions

    • Two $500 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who are residents of Wyoming.  The award is based on academic achievement and participation in school and community activities.  Please send completed application material to Wyoming Lions Club, Attn:  Scholarship Committee, 4749 – 250th St, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024.