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2013-14 Presidential Scholarship winners announced

Bemidji State University understands the rising cost of higher education and is committed to offering a variety of scholarship opportunities to as many students as possible. More than 30 percent of all new entering students receive scholarships.

Local students have accepted a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

To receive a Presidential Scholarship, students must have a 28 or higher score on the ACT and be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, or have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 or above.

Presidential Scholarships are four-year awards for a total of $10,000; recipients must maintain full-time enrollment status and an overall GPA of 3.25 to remain eligible for renewals.

Students must be admitted prior to Feb. 1 in order to receive scholarships for the fall semester of that year.

BSU will present more than $2.3 million in academic, talent, and leadership scholarships this year. The awards are made possible through donations to the BSU Foundation, the Alumni Association, and other organizations that specify funds for such causes.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, (218) 755-2040, (888) 345-1721. Additional information on scholarships at Bemidji State is available at the Office of Admissions and Scholarships.

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Becker|55308| Jennifer Scheeler, freshman, nursing
Belgrade|56312| Aaron Stalboerger, freshman, accounting
Brainerd|56401| Shianna Gustason, freshman, business administration
Coleraine|55722| Shelby Andrist, junior, secondary education
Crosslake|56442| Morgan Demars, freshman, undecided
Fertile|56540| Elizabeth Engelstad, freshman, undecided
Kelliher|56650| Cassie Vollhaber, freshman, business
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Osakis|56360| Avery Franzen, freshman, education
Pine River|56474| Carla Votz, nursing
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About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.