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ZHS Scholarships

Our Local Scholarships are funded by donations from community organizations, businesses, schools and individuals. We are very thankful for their continuous support!  For eligibility requirements and information about each of the local scholarships, please refer to the ZHS Local Scholarships Newsletter towards the bottom of this page. Click the Scholarship Application link below to apply. 


ZIMMERMAN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS-  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 4th, 2024.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   All Recipients will be notified of Scholarship Awards received in person in late April or early May. The Zimmerman Scholarship Night will take place on Wednesday May 15th 2024 in the Auditorium starting at 6:00PM. The High School Awards Night will follow at about 7:00PM.

To apply for the 2023-2024 school year Zimmerman Local Scholarships; click the following link.    HELPFUL TIP-  This online application is a website, so once you close it, anything you typed in is gone forever. I recommend typing the information in a Google Doc your information and Essays;  then when you have everything ready to go you can copy that into this application and submit.

The college that you end up attending is normally where you receive the largest amount of scholarship money. For some colleges, applying to the college serves as your scholarship application to that particular college. Other colleges have you complete a specific Scholarship Application found on their website. The following link provides information on scholarships that are available at various MN colleges.


State/National Scholarships

NEW for Fall 2024-    The North Star Promise Scholarship-   This program will create a tuition and fee-free pathway to higher education for eligible Minnesota Residents at eligible institutions as a "last-dollar" program by covering the balance of tuition and fees remaining after other scholarships, grants, stipends and tuition waivers have been applied.  The main criteria that you need to meet to receive this is: 

  • Are a Minnesota Resident
  • Have a family Adjusted Gross Income* (AGI) as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) below $80,000
  • Attend a Minnesota public higher education institution

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The following few websites are considered three of the best websites to search for various private and national scholarships:  ,  ,  and    Also by logging into your MCIS account through "Rapid Identity" there are hundreds of scholarships you can apply for.

The following link will facilitate setting up a student account for a program called "RaiseMe" where certain colleges award "micro-scholarships" to students in grades 9-12 when the student achieves various goals. You aren't competing against other students for these scholarships. As long as you accomplish certain tasks while in high school, you automatically start earning funds to go toward colleges that have partnered with RaiseMe.  There are some Minnesota colleges participating in this program. Head to the following website to set up your account and read more details about the program:

Additional Scholarship Applications and Information

The Gradient Scholarship below will get updated applications here around January.  The ZHS Scholarships Newsletter below is an important document for our local ZHS scholarships. This newsletter describes what each scholarship donor is looking for in a recipient for each scholarship. It also shows you the number of recipients and the amount awarded for each scholarship.

Zimmerman High School Local Scholarship Newsletter      

Laurie Kerr Memorial Scholarship

The Heather Rose Scholarship Application

Officer Besser Memorial Scholarship Application

EREA Scholarship Application   

Gradient Technology Science and Engineering Scholarship Application

Paraprofessional / Assistant Scholarship-   (Parent must work in ISD 728 as a Para / Assistant and be a Union member. Hand-in completed application to Mr. Stoermann.)