Scholarships

We have established several scholarships specifically for BSU distance learners. Review the criteria below prior to applying.

The 2017-18 SCHOLARSHIP application period will open in January 2017.


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

Send a letter of application describing your educational goals and why you should receive the scholarship.

BSU Distance Learning Scholarship | $600

Applicants must be in a distance 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
  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in teacher education online
  • Live in northern Minnesota, or have ties to the area

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
  • 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

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 (two awards available)
  • Full-time sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a professional degree online
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be from northern Minnesota (Brainerd area and north)

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?