Scholarships

BSU MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2021

Automatic Merit-Based On-Campus Freshmen Scholarships

Bemidji State University offers scholarships for which you are considered automatically when you are admitted to the university. All you must do is apply, be admitted, and confirm your enrollment by May 1. It’s that easy! We’ll determine if you meet the criteria outlined for an automatic merit scholarships.

Freshman Merit-Based Scholarship Program

 Scholarship
Criteria
Amount
Renewable Criteria
Deadline for Admission
 Presidential Scholarship
  • 28+ ACT or SAT equiv.
  • Top 10% class rank or 3.8+ unweighted GPA

 $10,000

total over 4 years

 Student must maintain a 3.25 and enroll full time each semester. May 1
 Academic Achievement 
  • 25+ ACT or SAT equiv.
  • Top 30% class rank or 3.5+ unweighted GPA

 $5,000

total over 4 years

 Student must maintain a 3.25 and enroll full time each semester. May 1
University Scholarship 
  • 22+ ACT or SAT equiv.
  • Top 50% class rank or 3.2+ unweighted GPA

$2,000

total over 2 years

Student must maintain a 3.25 and enroll full time each semester   May 1
  • Students who receive a renewable merit scholarship must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA.
  • Merit scholarships are only available for students enrolled in on-campus programs; online and off-site students are not eligible. Students who have had their classes moved to online formats due to COVID-19 precautions are excluded from this rule.
  • Please note, scholarship award packaging may not exceed the total cost of attendance at BSU.

Additional scholarships for new and current BSU students can be accessed through the Scholarship Biography Application.


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