Scholarship Program

The application session for Spring Semester scholarships is now closed.  Review of applications is currently taking place. Notification of students will occur around December 1st via email.  Our next scholarship application session for Fall Semester 2016 scholarships will open around March 1st, with a deadline of April 15, 2016.

Please note that our application proce​ss is fully online, using the Award Spring scholarship management system, which helps match students to recommended scholarships based on a questionnaire that students answer as part of their online application.  Students should review the "How to Apply" application instructions and FAQs before accessing the Award Spring application on our web site.  Students may want to attend a Scholarship Workshop on campus prior to the deadline to learn how to apply.   

IMPORTANT:  Students must upload a digital copy of their most recent transcript and at least one letter of recommendation to complete the online application!  Help is available by calling the Foundation at 320-222-6095.

Some highlights on our scholarship program:
  • More than 300 scholarship awards from 150+ funds are available annually to students enrolled at Ridgewater!
  • Award amounts range from $100 to $3000 per semester
  • We have scholarships based on academics, program area, campus, enrollment status, and more!
  • Applying is easier than ever with Award Spring, which matches students to scholarships based on the information they provide in the application.
  • Check out our Master List of Scholarships, Application Instructions, and updated FAQs for general information about our scholarship process.
  • Each year, Ridgewater students receive more than $250,000 in scholarships from the Foundation and other private sources.
  • Scholarship awards are applied directly to student accounts for payment of tuition and fees.

Feel free to review our "Guidelines for Establishing a Scholarship or Department Fund" document which is provided here to help you understand the process for establishing scholarships with our Foundation. 

For more information about how to apply for sc​holarships, contact our office at:
Sheila Saiko

For information about establishing a new scholarship, contact:
Kelly Magnuson, Executive Director of the Ridgewater College Foundation

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