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 and be admitted 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 with ACT/SAT
Criteria without ACT
Amount
 
Renewable Criteria
 
 Presidential Scholarship
  • 28+ ACT or 1300+ SAT
and
  • Top 10% class rank or 3.8+ unweighted GPA
3.90+ unweighted GPA

$10,000

total over 4 years

Maintain a 3.25 GPA and full-time enrollment (24 credits per year)
 Academic Achievement 
  • 25+ ACT or 1200+ SAT
and
  • Top 30% class rank or 3.5+ unweighted GPA
3.70+ unweighted GPA

 $5,000

total over 4 years

Maintain a 3.25 GPA and full-time enrollment (24 credits per year)
University Scholarship 
  • 22+ ACT or 1100+ SAT
and
  • Top 50% class rank or 3.2+ unweighted GPA
3.40+ unweighted GPA

$2,000

total over 4 years

Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment (24 credits per year)

 

  • Students will always be awarded the largest merit scholarship that they meet eligibility for, regardless of if they have an ACT/SAT or not.
  • The above award criteria goes into effect for all new domestic students, whose first enrollment as an undergraduate student begins Fall 2021. Students currently enrolled should refer to their initial award letter to verify the renewal criteria and award amounts at the time you began enrollment at BSU.

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 Foundation Scholarship Application.


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