Scholarships are awarded to students who meet the requirements and have applied to them through the foundation scholarship or individually as specified.

Available Scholarships

To be eligible for all scholarships at BSU, fill out the Foundation Scholarship Application before Feb 1st.

Join us in congratulating the 2023-2024 Integrated Media scholarship recipients.

Anita Carlson Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: A Mass Communications major with a caring attitude for others.

James and Cameron McMahon Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Two scholarships shall be awarded annually to Junior or Seniors majoring in Mass Communications—one in journalism and one in broadcast. Potential recipients must have achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00.

James Grier Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Must be a junior or senior majoring in Mass Communications and a graduate of Bemidji High School. A GPA of 2.5 – 3.0 is required. Special consideration given to a student who is individualistic, pursuing an independent course of thought or action and has shown interest in helping others. This student may not appear to meet other scholarship criteria.

Paul V. Boswell Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Undergraduate American Indian student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference to students working towards a major/minor in Journalism. Recipients are eligible to reapply annually.

Roy and Eva Lind Scholarship

Criteria: For junior or senior Visual Arts, Elementary Education or Mass Communications majors.

Roy Blackwood Scholarship

Criteria: Student must be a Mass Communications major. Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to apply.

Russell Herder Scholarship

Criteria: The student must be a junior or senior majoring in Market Communications with a concentration in Advertising and/or Public Relations. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 an have demonstrated a high work ethic.

Star Tribune Foundation Scholarship

Criteria: Student must be an American Indian majoring in Mass Communications with a Journalism Emphasis and preference is given to a freshman or transfer student. If no qualified freshman or transfer students are available, the scholarship may be awarded to upperclassman.