New Student Overview
Scholarships Available for New Students
Normandale Community College makes scholarship funds available through endowment earnings, gifts to the college and grants from outside foundations to students who have no earned credits at Normandale.
Normandale Community College Foundation Scholarships
The scholarship application period ended on June 1. Please see the Scholarship Opportunities page for information on external scholarships.
The Normandale Community College Foundation is pleased to provide scholarship and grants each year to students new to Normandale in one simple application. This is possible through the generous support from community and business friends as well as staff and faculty.
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: The criteria for scholarships vary. Most are targeted towards students who:
- Enroll in 12 or more credits per term
- Have financial need
- Have a strong academic background
However, scholarships are also available for students who:
- Are part-time
- Are enrolled in specific academic programs
- Have strong leadership and community service involvement
AWARD AMOUNTS: Scholarship awards range from approximately $375 - $3000 (annual award). Awards are divided equally between each semester. These awards are reflected on billing statements as credits towards direct educational expenses. Awards are for use during Fall and Spring Semesters of the academic year.
HOW IS YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION EVALUATED? The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will consider you for all available scholarships for which you meet the criteria. By completing and submitting the New Student Scholarship Online Application (along with all required information), you are asking to be considered for all available scholarships. Take your time and be complete in your answers. Of particular interest in the selection process are your narratives, so be thoughtful in your responses and provide a good picture of who you are and why you are deserving of a scholarship. Another area of interest is your listings of volunteer service, honors and recognitions, notable achievements and leadership positions you have held. Your academic record is also heavily considered in the review process.
HOW TO APPLY:
- All applicants must have their financial need determined before the scholarship deadline to be considered for a Normandale scholarship.
- Complete the online scholarship application in its entirety. CAUTION: It is highly recommended that you print your completed scholarship application BEFORE submitting!
- Transcripts: If Fall 2016 will be your first time attending college, you must send a copy of your high school transcript to the Normandale Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. If not, you must send college transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Your application will not be considered without transcripts.
- You must be accepted for admission to receive scholarship consideration.
- Only complete scholarship application submissions will be considered. Scholarship applications will be accepted until June 1, 2016. However, apply early as applications are reviewed and scholarships awarded on a first-come qualified basis.
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will consider you for any scholarship for which you meet the criteria. By completing and submitting the Normandale New Scholarship Online Application (along with all required information), you are asking to be considered for all available scholarships.
George and Geraldine Warmbrod Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 31 Annually
Through a generous donation by George and Geraldine Warmbrod, renewable scholarships of up to $4500 per year are available to Bloomington Kennedy High School graduates attending Normandale Community College. To be eligible for consideration for this Scholarship you must:
- Be a resident of Bloomington, MN at the time of application.
- Be a senior attending Bloomington Kennedy High School.
- Be accepted for admission to Normandale Community College.
- Have satisfactory academic standing.
- Have a postive recommendation from a High School teacher.
- Submit personal statement (essay) and student resume.
- Enroll full-time at Normandale Community College.
- Have completed the 2015-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) & submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) with application.
Eligible students apply by completing and submitting the general scholarship application to their counselor at Bloomington Kennedy High School. Application packets are available for pick-up at the Bloomington Kennedy High School Counseling Office.
Academy of Math and Science Scholars
What is the Academy of Math and Science?
The Academy of Math and Science at Normandale Community College is a program that provides selected students with keys to success:
- A Scholarship of up to $3000 (less other federal/state grants received) for each cohort member to minimize the need for student loans or working
- A Mentor for personal guidance and tutoring
- A Cohort, or group, of students for peer support
Who is the Academy looking for?
The Normandale Community College Academy of Math and Science is looking for students who have an interest in math, science, or any of the STEM courses, but may lack the finances or the confidence to pursue a college education. We especially want to support students in the following categories:
- Students of color
- Students of economic disadvantage
- Students of immigrant parents who are themselves immigrants to the United States
- Students whose parents did not attend college
- Other interested students should also apply
Selected students must major in science, technology, engineering or math or be studying in the teacher education program with a declared math or science middle school specialty.
Selected students must make a 2-year commitment to the program.
Student continuation in the program is evaluated each semester and is based on academic performance, participation in cohort activities and mentoring meetings.
For complete information and the online scholarship application, visit the Academy of Math and Science website.