Scholarships for Local Class of 2020

Your best choice for college is right in your back yard.

Congratulations, Class of 2020. You made it. We’re here for you.

The Office of Admissions is allowing merit scholarship deadline flexibility for local students who now plan to stay close to home for school due to the pandemic. In addition to deadline flexibility, additional scholarship from our “Director’s Scholarship” fund are being allocated to local students who have chosen to enroll at Bemidji State University. Local high school seniors who are interested in applying or enrolling to Bemidji State University who would like to learn about eligibility for merit scholarships should contact Robert Strand, Associate Director of Admission ( for more information.

To be considered for additional scholarship opportunities as a local 2020 high school graduate, please submit a short statement addressing one or more of the following items to

  • Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your original college plans?
  • How has the pandemic influenced your decision to stay closer to home for college?
  • How would a scholarship help you attain your degree, as it relates to financial disruptions you or your family may be experiencing in relation to COVID-19?

For more information on scholarships in general, contact Robert Strand, associate director of admissions.