Scholarship Program

The Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation offers scholarships for students seeking a career as a First Responder. 

Scholarship Details:

  • 9 $2,000 scholarships are available in 2019
  • Deadline: March 1st
  • Eligibility:
    • High School Senior, College Student or Non-Traditional Student
    • From Benton, Stearns or Sherburne County in Minnesota
    • GPA: 2.5 or better
    • 2 or 4 year program at a community college or university
    • Certificate/Major/Area of Study:
      • Criminal Justice
      • First Responder programs including Police, Fire Fighters or EMT
  • Online application process is through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation website. We have a simplified process for our application:
    • Financial Need: Just answer the following questions:
      • Will you be financing your post high school education on your own?
      • Will you be receiving partial assistance from family or other sources? If so, how much?
    • Essay Question: Instead of the essay question, answer the following questions:
      • Who or what had the most influence on your decision to seek a career in public safety?
      • Tell us why this person or thing influenced your decision.
    • Letters of Reference:
      • The Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation only requires one letter of reference.

Apply For Scholarship

Scholarship application is through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation’s website. Please click button above to be taken there.