Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


EMPOWER Scholarship Awards

Courage Center

Attn: EMPOWER Scholarship Program

3915 Golden Valley Road

Minneapolis, MN 55422

(763) 520-0214         Toll-free: (888) 845-8253         Fax: (763) 520-0562            TTY: (763) 520-0245




To provide financial assistance to students of color interested in preparing for a career in the medical rehabilitation field.


This program is open to ethnically diverse students accepted at or enrolled in an institution of higher learning.  Applicants must be residents of Minnesota or have volunteered in a program of the Courage Center.  They must be able to demonstrate a career interest in the medical rehabilitation field by completing at least 200 hours of career-related volunteer service and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on career intentions, need, and or higher.  Selection is based on career intentions, need, and achievements, not academic rank.

Financial data

The stipend is $1,500


1 year

Additional information

This program, established in 1995, is also identified by its acronym as the EMPOWER Scholarship Award.

Number awarded

2 each year


May of each year