Catch a Break! Scholarship Program

The Catch a Break! Scholarship Program is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study. Eligibility:-You have faced challenges in your life and learned from them-You are highly motivated and know why you want a college education-You are a U.S. citizen and a Minnesota resident who has been admitted to a four-year public college or university in Minnesota-Your ACT composite score is 24 or higher-You will be 21 years of age or younger when admitted as a freshman-Your family's household income shows significant financial stress/challenge in paying for your college education. Award amount determined after consideration of all sources of financial aidRecipients must live on campus during their freshman year and achieve at least a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $40,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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