Scholarships

We have established several scholarships specifically for Extended Learning students at Bemidji State University.

Review the scholarship offerings below to see if you meet the criteria. All scholarships listed below require being declared in an online program at BSU. 2015-16 scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarship Application Deadline (for 2016-17 academic year): March 18, 2016

Include your name, mailing address, phone number, email, and the scholarship for which you are applying. Send your application via email to cel@bemidjistate.edu or send it by mail to:

Extended Learning
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #4
Bemidji, MN 56601

For Undergraduate Distance Students:

Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be an online student with junior or senior status, be at least 25 years old, and carry a 3.0 GPA. Send a letter of application describing your educational goals and why you should receive the scholarship.

BSU Distance Learning Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be in an Extended Learning undergraduate program. Send a letter of application describing your educational goals and why you should receive the scholarship.

For Students in Teacher Education Degree Programs:

Gladys McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an online program who either lives in northern Minnesota or has ties to the area, and is pursing a degree in teacher education.

Send a two-page letter describing who you are and who you aspire to become, including some life history. Also send a letter of recommendation from a current or previous teacher.

For Students Pursuing a Business-related Degree or Profession:

Michael McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an online program who either lives in northern Minnesota or has ties to the area. Applicants must also be working full or part-time and be pursuing a business-related degree or have a background in a business workplace or setting.

Send a two-page letter describing who you are and who you aspire to become, including some life history. Also send a letter or recommendation from a current or previous employer or supervisor.

For Students who Aspire to Work in a Professional Setting:

Northern Minnesota Distance Learning Professional Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be declared in an online program, be from northern Minnesota (Brainerd area and north), carry a 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a degree in preparation for work in a professional setting.

Send a one-page essay that answers the following questions:

  • What are my short and long-range goals?
  • How will my educational experience at BSU prepare me for my journey?