Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program Overview

This Spring, Minnesota PTA will award two $1000 scholarships to high school seniors from PTA/PTSA schools, who are pursuing a degree in education at a Minnesota college or university (either 2-year or 4-year) in the fall. Upon receiving proof of acceptance to college, Minnesota PTA will issue a check to the school the recipient will be attending.


  • Completed 4 page application
  • 250 word typed essay discussing an education related topic that is of concern or interest to you
  • Sealed copy of school transcript/statement from school
  • Two letters of recommendation (1-school faculty of your choice and 1-other adult)
  • Photo (optional – for Minnesota PTA website/newsletter/press release)

Eligibility -Applicant must:

  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Be a graduating senior attending a Minnesota Public High School where there is an active PTA in good standing with the MN PTA, or become a MN PTA individual member ($15).
  • Be enrolling in a Minnesota public or private college or university.
  • Be pursuing a degree program in Education.
  • Complete the 4-page application and include two letters of recommendation and the sealed statement of eligibility and current transcripts.
  • Give permission to use a photo and/or personal information from the application forms for publicity purposes if selected as a winner.

Please mail completed applications and necessary documents to:

Minnesota PTA
Attn: Scholarship Chair
7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300
Bloomington, MN. 55425


The Scholarship Application opening date will be January 15, 2020.  Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2020.

You can download an application below. The recipients will be notified by April 1, 2020. Students from non-PTA schools are allowed to apply by joining the Minnesota PTA North Star Unit. For more information regarding scholarships, please email the office at