Scholarships

We have established several scholarships specifically for BSU distance learners. Review the criteria below prior to applying. The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January, 2018.

For American Indian RN-BS Nursing students:

Niganawenimaanaanig Program Grant | $2,000+ per semester

For Undergraduate Distance Students:

Edward Gersich Distance Education Scholarship | $1,000
  • Distance student with junior or senior status
  • At least 25 years old
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Include 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
  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in teacher education online
  • Live in northern Minnesota, or have ties to the area
  • Include a two-page letter describing who you are and who you aspire to become, including some life history. Also include 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
  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in business-related program or have a background in a business workplace or setting
  • Live in northern Minnesota or have ties to the area
  • Work part- or full-time
  • Include a two-page letter describing who you are and who you aspire to become, including some life history. Also include 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
  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a professional degree online
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be from northern Minnesota (Brainerd area and north)
  • Include 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?