Foundation Opens Education Grants Program, $12M Available

grantsThe Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids, MI, seeks applications from Itasca-area high school students for its Education Grants postsecondary scholarship program for the 2017-18 school year.

Deadline: March 1.

Grant amounts are based on Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) formulas. Other factors considered include total cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses), family income, and number of siblings also attending college. Students will receive between $1,000 and $4,500, and must reapply for a new scholarship grant each year. The need-based grants are available for a variety of types of education, including college and university, tribal schools, community and technical colleges, and certificate programs. The foundation distributed $12.7 million in grants last year.

Grants are available to local students who attend or have graduated from one of the following high schools: Grand Rapids, Bigfork, Deer River, Hill City, Greenway, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Remer, Blackduck, Northome, Bug O Nay Ge Shig, and Northern Lights Community School, as well as home-schooled students who would have attended school in the greater Itasca County area.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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