Scholarships & Awards

Applications for scholarships will be available in the mid-February in the Technology, Art & Design Department main office in Bridgeman Hall.

Deadline for submission of scholarship applications will be in mid-March.

For all majors in Technology, Art & Design

John Warford Memorial Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Students currently enrolled in a major within the Technology, Art & Design Department.

Lester Olson Vets Club Scholarship | availability based on funding

CRITERIA: Veteran who is enrolled in a major in the School of Technology, Art & Design, has substantiated financial need and in good academic standing at BSU with a minimal 2.00 GPA.

Marvin Anderson Family Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Major in the School of Technology, Art & Design with substantiated financial need and preference given to Minnesota residents.

Ottertail Power Scholarship | availability based on funding

CRITERIA: One or more scholarships to Junior or Senior in the School of Technology, Art & Design with 3.25 GPA.

William Sellon Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: One or more scholarships to Junior or Senior in the Technology, Art & Design Department with 3.25 GPA.

For Technology related majors (TADT) only

Big Oaks Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA:  Students must be currently enrolled in an Technology major within the School of Technology, Art & Design.  Must have completed 75% of coursework in targeted degree with minimum cumulative GPA at time of application of 3.25. The recipient must demonstrate a financial need for assistance of their education. Financial needs shall be determined by the recipients providing evidence they have participated in funding part of their education to date. This can be accomplished by providing one or more W-2s in the recipient’s name for the previous year. The total of all w-2s must equal or exceed 50% of the scholarship total.

Dr. Elwood Largis Family Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field. Recipients must indicate a financial need and have a current GPA of 3.0 or better. However, consideration will be given for students who may not necessarily have the requisite GPA, but who show exceptional promise or steady academic improvement and enthusiasm, as determined by the Department Chair.

Kraus Anderson Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: 1 or more scholarships to a Junior or Senior presently enrolled in Project Management, Engineering Technology, or Applied Engineering and originally from the Northern Minnesota.

Marvin Windows and Doors Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA:  Major in Engineering related degree in the School of Technology, Art & Design.

MDU Resources Scholarship | available every other year

CRITERIA: Student will be a Junior or Senior with a minimum 3.50 GPA majoring in a discipline that aligns with Great Plains Natural Gas Company’s core business focuses-not based on financial need.

Paul Bunyan Communications Technology Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Annual award shall be $2500 per student. Annual scholarships will be awarded to 2 Juniors or Seniors in Technology with preference given to students from the Paul Bunyan Communications service area.

For Art & Design majors (TADD) only

Barbara R. Hanus Leadership Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Junior or Senior in the Design Program with a 3.00 cumulative GPA and is working toward completing the Digital and Exhibit Design emphasis area.

Johnson Controls Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Junior or Senior in the School of Technology, Design majoring in Design or model building.

Leonard D. Melville Memorial Scholarship | availability based on funding

CRITERIA: Declared major in Design major/Studio Arts emphasis whose primary medium is in two-dimensional art.

Lillie M. Kleven Scholarship (Print) | annually available

CRITERIA: Junior or Senior majoring in Design major/Studio Arts emphasis with minimum two courses in print medium.

M. Fern Birnstihl Endowment Fund Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Preference given to incoming freshman majoring in the Design major/Studio Arts or Music.  If an incoming student is not identified who meets the minimum requirement, the award may be presented to a returning student who is majoring in Art & Design major/Studio Arts or Music.  The scholarships shall be divided between Technology, Art & Design and Music Departments.

Margaret H. Harlow Scholarship (Ceramics) | annually available

CRITERIA: Junior or Senior, Design major/Studio Arts emphasis with min. two courses in ceramics.

Patty Wilson Persell Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Design major/Studio Arts emphasis or Early Childhood Education.  This award will alternate between the two majors annually.  The student must qualify for financial aid, be a junior entering their senior year, and must have maintained a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.  As part of the application process the student must answer the essay questions specified in the scholarship agreement document which will be scored by the committee based on the student’s clear expression of his/her desire to learn and grow, his/her realistic but creative vision for impacting or changing his/her community/society, and his/her plan to implement such a vision.

Roy and Eva Lind Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Design major/Studio Arts emphasis, Elem Ed & Mass Comm majors.

Rick and Marcella Sherman Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Design major/Studio Arts emphasis who is an outstanding visual artist.

Stephen/Lois Sorenson Endow for Studio Arts | annually available

CRITERIA: Design major/Studio Arts emphasis.

Skyline Exhibits Scholarships | annually available

CRITERIA: Student must be any Design Major with a Exhibit Design emphasis who has successfully completed TADD 3568 and TADD 3569.

Westy James Scholarship | annually available

CRITERIA: Design major/Studio Arts emphasis.  Has taken one course in ceramics.

Awards

Each year the Department of Technology, Design major, recognizes one student in each department track as a “Student of the Year.” Students are announced at the annual TAD Talks event and given an award.

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Student Scholarships Received

The name of the students who received scholarships and the amount can be found her:

2015-16 and 2016-17 Scholarship Award Winners