Scholarships

The Federated Challenge Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 in financial support to qualified Littles or high school Bigs who are enrolled in a non-four-year program focusing on an apprenticeship, certificate, trade school, technical or community college.

In the program’s third year, 60 students are currently on their way to earning job-ready training degrees with little to no debt. And we expect the program to keep growing.

Eligibility

To be considered for the scholarship a student must:

  • have been mentored by BBBS for a minimum of 18 months, or have been a high school Big for a minimum of 18 months.
  • have been matched through BBBS Twin Cities, BBBS of Southern Minnesota, or BBBS of Central Minnesota.
  • be enrolled in a non-four-year program focused on an apprenticeship, certificate, trade school, technical or community college.
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • have attained a high school diploma or GED.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit the applicable BBBS agency website.

"The Federated Challenge Scholarship
is making education possible for me. 
It’s making a career path possible for me."