Reaching for Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to four students from families whose parent(s) do not have a four-year college degree, have demonstrated financial need for tuition assistance (TADS application must be on file), and the potential to excel academically.

Recipient requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic merit.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the TG Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicant would be first generation college bound.
  • Be enrolled at Totino-Grace within two weeks of scholarship notification. 
  • Available only for incoming 9th grade students for the 24-25 school year.

Scholarship amount: $5,000 per year will be awarded to each of the four recipients for the TG Class of 2028.

  • Renewable if recipient remains in good academic and behavioral standing as determined by Totino-Grace Administration. 

Please complete all required applicant information.

Student Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
Parent/Guardian Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
What is the highest level of education completed by parent/guardian?required
Does the applicant have a second parent/guardian?required
Second Parent/Guardianrequired
First Name
Last Name
What is the highest level of education you have completed?required
Essay questions to be completed by the student/applicant. You MUST write enough. You will be automatically disqualified for the scholarship if you do not put in the effort. 
Ex: dream college, ideal major, what would going to college mean for you and your family, etc.
Ex: grades, study habits, support system, etc.
Student: I affirm that the information contained in this application is true and accurate and the essay questions were completed by me. required

Parent or Guardian Statement

  • I affirm that the information contained in this application is true and accurate, and that the essay questions were completed by the student applicant.
  • I affirm that the student has written a minimum of five sentences for each question.
  • I understand that all documents and application information will be shared only with the scholarship committee; the information shared with the committee will be kept confidential.
  • I understand that these awards are funded through a scholarship administered by Totino-Grace High School and can only be used if the student enrolls into the Totino-Grace Class of 2028.
I agree to the above statements. required


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Contact the Admissions Office

Shari Nichols
Director of Enrollment

Shanna Peterson
Assistant Director of Enrollment and International Students

Isabelle Jordan
Associate Director of Enrollment

Linda Aase
Financial Aid Officer