To apply for most scholarships, complete the Scholarship Biography Form by February 1 each year.
$1,000 Minnesota Community College Transfer Scholarship
Students who transfer directly from a Minnesota Community College with an Associate of Arts degree, or a completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with a 3.5 or higher GPA, are automatically eligible to receive this $1,000 scholarship. Students must apply for admission by June 1st, and the number of awards is limited.
Alumni Relative Scholarship
New students who are relatives of active BSU alumni can apply for the Alumni Relative Scholarship through the Scholarship Biography Form.
Scholarships for Distance Learners
A list of scholarships available specifically to BSU distance learners is kept here: BSU Distance Learning Scholarships.
Scholarships and Grants for American Indian Students
The BSU American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) curates an excellent list of financial support resources for American Indian students. Check out the AIRC scholarships page here.
Additionally, the new Minnesota Indian Teaching Training Program (MITTP) has made grants and mentoring available to students earning a teaching license, or students planning to work in education in roles like school social work, school psychology, and paraprofessional. More information about this program can be found in MITTP the news article here.
MN Workforce Development Scholarships
The Workforce Development Scholarship program has now been expanded to include a $2,500 scholarship at the seven universities for students who received the scholarship from a Minnesota State college and transfer into a corresponding bachelor’s program. More information can be found at www.minnstate.edu/wds. Eligibility requirements are listed here:
- Must have been awarded the WDS at your community/technical college
- Must be enrolled in high-demand occupation within eligible program
- Must enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per term and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher (some programs require a higher minimum GPA)
- Must be a Minnesota resident
- $1,250 award per term ($7,500 maximum over three years, including college years)
Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship
Veterans, guard/reserve or active-duty military service members are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship from Sanford Health created by its Veterans and Military Services Department. The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship is accepting applications for the award, which will honor someone who possesses exceptional character and leadership in service, academics and community involvement. Interested students should download and complete the application. The deadline to submit applications is Aug. 31. The below link provides all the details and application. https://news.sanfordhealth.org/news/sanford-health-offering-5000-scholarship-to-veterans/