Transfer Scholarships

To apply for most scholarships, please complete the Foundation Scholarship Application, open December – February each year.

$1,000 Minnesota Community College Transfer Scholarship

Degree-seeking students who transfer from a Minnesota State or Tribal college with an AA degree, AS degree, or a completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, with a 3.5 or higher GPA, are eligible to receive this one-time $1,000 scholarship (fall/spring disbursement). Students must apply for BSU admission by June 1st and register for six or more credits per semester. The number of awards each academic year is limited.

MN Workforce Development Scholarships

The Workforce Development Scholarship offers a $2,500 award for students who received the scholarship at a Minnesota State college and transfer into a corresponding/eligible bachelor’s program. More information can be found at Eligibility requirements are listed here:

  • Must have been awarded the WDS at your community/technical college
  • Must be enrolled in a high-demand occupation 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 ($2,500 maximum over one year)

Apply for the BSU Workforce Development “year 3” scholarship here. A limited number of awards are available each year.

MSUAASF Scholarship

All students are encouraged to apply for the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty scholarship by March 15, 2023. Find the scholarship application here.

Alumni Relative Scholarship

New students who are relatives of active BSU alumni can apply for the Alumni Relative Scholarship through the Foundation Scholarship Form (deadline February 15 each year).

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 Minnesota Indian Teacher 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 the MITTP news article here.

LeadMN Scholarships

Several different scholarships are made available each year. Apply before April 1 at

External (non-BSU) Scholarships

Please consider looking for other scholarship opportunities using these search tools: