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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 20

Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email. 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 Students

Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be a junior or senior, 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.

For Students in Teacher Education Degree Programs

Gladys McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student 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 interested in a business-related degree or profession

Michael McKinley Distance Learning Scholarship | $1,000

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student 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 from northern Minnesota (from Brainerd 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?