About the Scholarship

The students of Minnesota private, public, and parochial high schools or those who were part of the home study program are provided with financial assistance for postsecondary education through scholarship programs by the Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT).

The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is awarded to the students who are planning to pursue their education in an accredited university, college or vocational institute.


Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) Scholarship Awards

  • The association awards scholarship program worth $1000 to up to 6 eligible applicants.

  • The scholarship amount will be directly paid to the financial aid office based on the verification receipt of the university or college where the recipient is enrolled in.

  • The scholarship amount helps to fund the tuition and fees, and other college expenses of the student.


Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) Scholarship Application

The following are the required documents that have to be submitted by the student to be eligible for the scholarship program:

  • An essay of 450 to 500 words based on the topic prompted. The applicant must not mention any personal information in the essay.

  • A transcript from the high school the student is currently studying in.

  • A letter of recommendation from the counselor or teacher of the high school.

  • The applicant must submit the application form that is available on the official website of the association along with the qualifying essay.

The applicants are expected to postmark before the deadline and send the application form and the required documents via mail to the association headquarters.


Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) Scholarship Application Deadline

The applicants must mail the application and documents by 1st May. Any application submitted after the deadline is considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a student of Minnesota public, private or parochial high school or completing homeschool program.

  • The student should be planning on pursuing higher education at a college, university or a vocational school.

  • The applicant must submit a 450-500 words essay.