Current & Returning Students Overview

Foundation Scholarships | Academy Scholarships | Departmental Scholarships

Normandale Community College makes scholarship funds available to current and returning Normandale students through endowment earnings, gifts to the college and grants from outside foundations.

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 current and returning Normandale students in one easy 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 leadersip and community service involvement

AWARD AMOUNTS: Scholarship awards range from approximtely $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 Returning Student Scholarship Selection Committee will consider you for all available scholarships for which you meet the criteria. By completing and submitting the 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 to the selection committee are your narratives, so be thoughtful in your responses and provide the selection committee with a good picture of who you are and why you are deserving of a scholarship. Another area of interest to the selection committee 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.


  • All applicants must have their financial need determined before the scholarship deadline to be considered for a Normandale scholarship.
    • U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA
    • Minnesota residents who are non-citizens (for example, DACA students) must complete the 2016-2017 Dream Act Application
    • International students must be here on an F-1 student visa to be eligible
  • 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 April 1, 2016.

The Returning Student Scholarship Selection Committee will consider you for any scholarship for which you meet the criteria. By completing and submitting the Normandale Scholarship Online Application (along with all required information), you are asking to be considered for all available scholarships.

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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.

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Normandale Departmental Scholarships and Awards

Applications, eligibility criteria and deadlines for the following additional Normandale Scholarships and Awards are determined separately by individual departments. Please contact these departments for application information, criteria and deadlines.

  • Anthropology Scholarship (Anthropology Department)
  • Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship (Nursing Department)
  • Bruce Lindgren Scholarship (Biology Department)
  • Bryant Art Scholarship (Art Department)
  • Gary Bartlett Memorial Scholarship (World Languages Department)
  • Global Studies Scholarship (Study Abroad Program)
  • MacDonald Geography-Geology Department Merit Scholarship (Geography-Geology Department)
  • Mark Welter World Citizen Award (World Languages Department)
  • Pinsonneault Music Scholarship (Music Department)
  • Jim & Linda Wallace Theatre Scholarship (Theatre Department)
  • Excellence in Theatre Scholarship (Theatre Department)
  • Upward Bound Scholarship (Upward Bound Department)