Catch A Break! Scholarship
- $11,000 per year for up to four years
- 31 March 2021
The Catch a Break!® Scholarship Program was established to assist highly motivated Minnesota residents who have faced challenges in life and learned from them, and are now enrolling for the first time in post-secondary education. Renewable Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota for the entire academic year.
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 US Citizen and a MN resident
You have been admitted to a 4-year public (not private) college or university in Minnesota
Your composite ACT 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/challenges in paying for your college education. Award amount determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid
Do you wish to become an international student next year?
Demonstrate your English skills with IELTS.
Students can receive up to $11,000 per year for four years, a total of $44,000.
Award Winner Requirements
Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a satisfactory academic performance of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the freshman year
After the first year, students must achieve either a 3.0 GPA each semester or maintain a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time undergraduate course of study
A school change may result in an award adjustment or forfeiture
Recipients are required to meet with a Catch a Break! mentor at least four times a year, each year they receive the award; recipients must also participate in group Catch a Break! meetings at least twice a year
Recipients of the scholarship are not permitted to work during their freshman year of college and must live on campus
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