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Years supporting the Fund: 3

Applications are not accepted for these scholarships. Awards are determined by financial aid officers at each college and university and are awarded to students who meet the criteria listed below.

Founded in 1866, WCA Foundation is the oldest benevolent nonprofit organization in Minnesota. Over its long history, it has evolved into a private foundation which makes grants to a diverse group of nonprofit human service agencies and programs.

WCA has undergone many profound changes over 140 years but always remained true to the traditions of the founders, who said at the organization's first meeting, "We commence with the lively hopes that we may become variously and extensively useful."

Today WCA is proud to support the exceptional nonprofit organizations who provide services to people in the State of Minnesota.

The WCA Foundation Scholarship provide $1,000 scholarships to students attending Minnesota's private colleges and universities.

Eligibility criteria

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be female
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5