Annual Scholarship Offerings

The 6th Grade Hope Award

Our Sixth Grade Hope Award is our $500 Scholarship contest for 6th graders in the Long Prairie Grey Eagle School District. 

The contest is designed to inspire sixth graders to dream about their futures and to express themselves in the form of a written essay, and later a public speaking assignment.  

We award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize based on originality, content, quality, and speaking ability.  The winners of the contest also get to read their essay live on KEYL radio. 

The "Gumption Scholarship"

Our Gumption Scholarship is a $4000 Scholarship awarded to a LPGE school district graduating senior who demonstrates true Gumption.  Grades are important, but we are looking for more than good grades.  We are looking for a can-do spirit  and proven ability to overcome obstacles.  We ask students to provide insight into their personal, academic, athletic, creative and community experiences by writing essays in response to a set of questions.   We then interview the top candidates in order to choose a final scholarship winner.


We are proud of our scholarship programs, and especially proud of our recipients!