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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.
  • The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2013

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

• What have you done outside the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by the post secondary institution that you are hoping to attend? Also, which of these qualities means the most to you?
Amount:  1,000
Application Period:  June 14
How To Apply:  Kessel Peace Institute's peace-related activities.
Amount:  Up to $1100
Application Period:  Deadline - March 22 (see application)
How To Apply:  Application Robert D. Schmidt Family Scholarship [PDF]
ASCO Numatics scholarship

About the ASCO Numatics 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship

The 2012 application period is currently closed.

The ASCO Numatics engineering scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.  Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.


  • For the 2012/2013 school year, applicants must be entering junior or senior year in a four-year undergraduate degree program, or enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Winning participants are not eligible to apply for future ASCO Numatics scholarships.
  • ASCO Numatics employees and relatives are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to recipient’s educational institution.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident
  • Applications must be received by ASCO Numatics no later than May 25, 2012 to be eligible.
Amount:  5000
Application Period:  May 25
How To Apply:
Audrey Erskine Scholarship

This award is in honor and memory of Audrey Erskine, a long time advocate for teachers and education. It will provide a lasting remembrance while also investing in the future excellence of education. With this scholarship, an individual dedicated to becoming an outstanding classroom teacher will be recognized.

Mid-Minnesota United is offering a scholarship in the amount of $350 to $500. The number of and amount of the scholarship(s) is contingent upon the availability of funds. The recipient of the scholarship award will be selected from the juniors and seniors enrolled in a college or university, which prepares students for a teaching career at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level in Minnesota. The award is to be used at any accredited four-year college or university, and is to be applied toward tuition, lodging, books, or any other necessary educational expense.

Amount:  $350-$500
Application Period:  June 1
How To Apply:  Audrey Erskine Application [PDF]Erskine [PDF]
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation.


The 2013 program is underway.  Apply online.

APPLY EARLY:  only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.


The application deadline is December 1, 2012, but if 10,000 applications are received
before that date, the program will automatically close.
Amount:  15,000
Application Period:  December 1
How To Apply:  

Apply online

Barbara Penny Community Service Scholarship The purpose of the Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship is to recognize MnSCU students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, and to promote their growth as community leaders.  The Penny Scholarship monetarily awards two students a year with up to $1,500 each.

Amount:  1500.00
Application Period:  March 15th and November 1st
How To Apply:  Scholarship Application Form [MSWORD]
Best Buy Scholarship

2012 Best Buy Scholarship Winners Announced
Over $1.1 Million in Scholarships Awarded

Best Buy, through its Best Buy Scholarship Program, is pleased to award $1,000 scholarships to 1,106 students living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who will be entering college in the fall after their high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded to students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience. As part of its teen platform, Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation are focused on opportunities to help teen students prepare for a brighter future with dollars for college tuition.

With the inception of the scholarship program in 1999, Best Buy has now provided over $20.7 million in scholarship funds to help 16,545 students attend college. The program was restricted to high school seniors in the past but expanded in 2009 to include grades 9-11. Nearly 165,000 students registered for this year’s program. Scholarships awarded in each grade are:

Grade 9: 25
Grade 10: 42
Grade 11: 115
Grade 12: 924

Amount:  unknown
Application Period:  February 15
How To Apply:  Best Buy [HTML]
Brown Printing Scholarship Up to two awards of $1500 will be given to students who meet the following criteria: Have a declared major in CIT or ISYS Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher Be legally able to work in the US at the time application is made Have strong communication skills Candidates will be selected through a highly selective screening process in cooperation with Brown Printing and the Department of Computer Information Science.
Amount:  $1500
Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
How To Apply:
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program


  1. Introduction
  2. Applicant Qualifications
  3. Award Criteria
  4. Award Amounts


Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2012–13 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States

Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.

College Bound. Community Minded.

If those words describe you, we can help. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The scholarship program will award 100 renewable scholarships for up to $25,000 per year and 1,000 non-renewable scholarships for $2,000 per year.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduates who plan to major in one of the following: Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design, and have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, academic achievement and unusual circumstances. Special consideration is given to: being a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.

If you have the passion to succeed—especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. Visit for more information.

Amount:  1,000
Application Period:  February 29
How To Apply:
Building Services Award One non-renewable award of $500 is available to the son or daughter of a full-time Building Services employee.  Applicants must also meet the required satisfactory credit completion rate and be in good academic standing with the University.  Applicants must write a formal letter of application describing their educational goals and how a scholarship would further those goals.  The application letter should be typed and brief (no more than one page).  Recipients are selected by the Building Services department.
Amount:  $500
Application Period:  Application deadline is September 1.
How To Apply:  Building Services/Application Cover Sheet [PDF]

Further information or questions may be addressed to:

Beth Holcomb
Scholarship Assistant
WC 330  (507) 389-6804
elizabeth.holcomb@mnsu.eduBuilding Services/Application Cover Sheet [PDF]Building Services/Application Cover Sheet [PDF]
Burt & Patt Meisel Scholarship Criteria:

- Student must be an undergraduate Speech Communication major.

- Student must submit a written statement as to why he/she should be granted a
  scholarship.  This written statement should be no longer than 500 words and should
  address the following items:

    - Individual Academic Record
    - Financial Need (if any)
    - Career Goal(s)
Amount:  Varies
Application Period:  March
How To Apply:  Obtain scholarship information from the Department of Speech Communication, Armstrong Hall 230.
Capstone Community Scholarship

Community Scholarship Program

Capstone offers scholarship awards to full time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in one of the following preferred areas of study: Pre-school Education, Elementary/Primary Education, Library Science, English Language Learners, English, Publishing, Graphic Design or English as a Second Language at an accredited four-year college or university.


UNITED STATES - Applicants must be students who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors in a full-time undergraduate or graduate c

INTERNATIONAL - Applicants must be students who will be enrolled in their final two years of full-time undergraduate or graduate


ourse of study at an accredited eligible* four year college or university the fall following the application period and have a grade point average of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale).course of study at an eligible* university in the fall following the application period.

Must reside in one of the following areas: MinnesotaIllinois, Oxford England Be majoring in one of the following areas of study: 
Pre-school Education 
Elementary/Primary Education 
Library Science 
English Language Learners 
Design *Be attending one of the following eligible colleges and universities: Minnesota – South Central College, Bethany Lutheran College, College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, University of St. Thomas, The College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis College of Art and Design







Illinois – University of Illinois, Loyola University, National-Louis University Oxford, England – University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University


Amount:  2500.00
Application Period:  

Through March 25

How To Apply:  Application [PDF]Capstone Guidelines [PDF]
Carl M. Egan Construction Mgmt Scholarship One award of $500 may be given to a full time construction management student who shows strong leadership ability and financial need, and is recommended by the Construction Management Student Association. This scholarship was established by alumnus Anthony (Tony) J. Ulmen.
Amount:  $500
Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
How To Apply:
Catholic United Financial Catholic United Financial (formerly Catholic Aid Association) Post-High School Tuition Scholarships give our members tuition assistance for their educational goals. For students seeking to learn a trade, earn a certification or complete a college degree, Catholic Aid wants to help. More than 5,000 people have benefited from Catholic United scholarships, with over $1.8 million in scholarship dollars awarded since the program began in 1955.

Each year, Catholic United wants to help as many people as we can to afford their educational pursuits. Scholarship awards are $500 for those attending a Catholic college or university and $300 for students attending a non-Catholic college, university, community college or technical school.

While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high school graduate, Catholic United members of any age pursuing a degree can apply for a scholarship.

If you have questions, please call the Fraternal Department at (651) 490-0170, or (800) 568-6670; Ext. 133 or email

Amount:  $
Application Period:  

Online applications will be accepted up to 11:59 p.m., Feb.15, 2011.

Please return the completed paper application by Feb. 15, 2011 to:

Catholic United Financial Scholarship Program
3499 Lexington Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55126

How To Apply:  Applicant must be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years (prior to application deadline and at the time the award is given).
  • Applicant must be entering first or second year of post-high school education, as part of a degree or certificate program.
  • If you have received our scholarship in the past, please do not apply again. In order to extend this fraternal benefit to as many Catholic United members as possible, we do not consider previous Catholic United scholarship recipients.
  • The applicant must submit a completed scholarship application form, either the online version or the paper form. Deadline Paper applications must be received by our office (or post-marked) before Feb. 15, 2011. There are no exceptions.
  • Charles E. Brown Memorial Scholarship One award of up to $1000 may be awarded based on academic ability, participation in extracurricular activities, good character, and interest in entering the field of highway construction. Applicant must be majoring in Construction Management and be of sophomore or junior standing. This award commemorates the strong interest Mr. Brown manifested in the Construction Management Program at Minnesota State, Mankato.
    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Chuck Sherwood Information Systems & Tech Up to three awards of $500 may be given - one each to an IT, ISYS and CS student who have been accepted into the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and have officially declared either ISYS, IT or CS as their major. Strong preference will be given to students balancing a full academic load while working half- to full-time.
    Amount:  $500
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    CM Advisory Board Scholarship One award of up to $1000 may be given to a Construction Management major.
    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    CM EXPO Scholarship Up to three awards of up to $1000 may be given to Construction Management majors.
    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Coplan-Donohue Scholarship
    Eligibility Requirements: A single-parent majoring in any major who has primary physical custody of children. The Coplan Donohue family is especially interested in annually helping a single-parent student who is committed to balancing the demands of parenting and academics. The student be a full-time undergraduate or graduate level student attending MSU both fall and spring semesters and in good standing with Minnesota State University, Mankato; the award is not need based.
    Amount:  These scholarships are for up to $1,000 each. The number of awards varies from year to year.
    Application Period:  The deadline for this scholarship is April 15 each calendar year. The scholarship is used the next academic year.
    How To Apply:  
    1.      Fill out application form found
    2.      Write a personal narrative describing yourself, your family, your parenting philosophy, why you are working to obtain a degree, and your plans for the future.
    3.      Include one unofficial transcript of your college courses.
    Denny Erie Sport Management Scholarship This scholarship is offered for one undergraduate and one graduate student each year who is a declared major in Sport Management.  Applicant must submit a 500 word essay describing their extracurricular activities relevant to the field of sport management, why they are majoring in sport management, plans after graduation,and why they deserve the award. 
    Amount:  $500.00
    Application Period:  Applications must be received by February 20th for the following academic year.
    How To Apply:  Application can be picked up in the Human Performance Office, Highland Center Room 1400.
    Dept. of Information Systems & Technology Scholarship Up to five awards may be given. To qualify, a student must be a sophomore, junior or senior, and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in their computer science major.
    Amount:  Up to $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Dollars for Scholars Community Volunteer Service Award (CVSA)

    Please note: Students applying for this award need to receive a recommendation from their local Dollars for Scholars chapter.

    Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars announces the nationwide call for applications for the 2012 Community Volunteer Service Award. This award encourages and rewards community service while applauding and supporting academic excellence. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited institution for the first time, and must demonstrate both community service and academic achievement. Winners will receive a $500 scholarship; the top ten applicants will automatically be entered in Scholarship America's Student Volunteer of the Year competition for an even larger award.

    To apply, students will need to fill out a profile on the Scholarship America Student Center; in addition to the CVSA, this profile will also match you to other local and national scholarships.

    Amount:  500
    Application Period:  Opens Early 2013
    How To Apply:
    Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship


    The purpose of the Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship is to reward undergraduate students who have worked in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Library.

    Applicant Eligibility Criteria

      •Previous recipients of these scholarships are not eligible.
      •Non-credit courses and non-credit Practical Training students are not eligible.
      •Applicants must have worked at the MSU Library for at least two semesters (applicants can apply during their 2nd semester of work) and have at least one semester remaining of school before graduation. Students do not need to be currently working in the library to apply.
      •Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time students and be in good standing.
      •Applicants must have an MSU, Mankato G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.

    Materials to be submitted to the Administration Office in Library Services (ML3104 -3rd floor) by 4:30pm, March 31, 2014

      2. A ONE PAGE TYPED PERSONAL STATEMENT responding in one brief paragraph to each of the following questions (total of two paragraphs):
      After graduation from MSU, what do you intend to do and why?
      What impact has the Library had during your time at the university?
      4. TWO (not more) SEALED AND SIGNED RECOMMENDATION FORMS (see PDF version) from two different persons: Professors, Advisors or Supervisors. No family members. Only one of the recommendations can be from Library Services staff.

    You are responsible for getting these recommendations and submitting them in sealed envelopes with your application materials by the application deadline.

    Submit all materials (1-4 above) at one time to the Library Administration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Scholarships awards will be based on G.P.A., service and leadership history, the “Personal Statement” (above, #2) and the two advisor/professor/supervisor Recommendations.

    Two $2,000 Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarships will be awarded for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. All scholarships will be directly deposited into the student’s account by the financial aid office. Typically, tuition scholarships are awarded with half in fall, half in spring.

    All recipients will be invited to attend a Library event in their honor in fall 2014.

    Amount:  $2000 (2 available)
    Application Period:  

    Application Packets can be submitted in person or via mail.

    • Applications dropped off in person must be received by 4:30pm on March 31, 2014.
      • Applications should be delivered to the Library Administration Office (ML3104), 3rd floor of the library
      • Application packets that are mailed must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.
        • Mailed applications should be addressed to:
        • Library Student Scholarship
          Library Administration
          Memorial Library
          Minnesota State University, Mankato
          PO Box 8419
          Mankato, MN 56002-8419

    How To Apply:  There is one application form for the Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship AND the Library Services Scholarship. By applying for one scholarship you are applying for both.

    Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship and Library Scholarship Application Form [PDF]
    Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship and Library Services Scholarship Criteria [PDF]
    Dorothy Van Norman Library Endowment Scholarship and Library Scholarship Recommendation Form [PDF]
    Edison Scholars Program

    The Edison Scholars Program, sponsored by Edison International, is offering aspiring scientists, mathematicians and engineers scholarships to pursue their education at a four-year colleges or universities. Graduating high school seniors who show potential for success in college and have financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students must live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

    Thirty renewable scholarships of $10,000/year up to $40,000 or the attainment of a bachelor’s degree will be awarded. Detailed information, a list of eligible high schools, and an online application can be found at

    Amount:  10,000
    Application Period:  January 10
    How To Apply:  Edison [HTML]
    Education Major Award One $1500 scholasrhip will be awarded to a student majoring in Education and entering their Junior or Senior year in the Fall of 2011.  Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the state of Minnesota or be a United Educators Credit Union member or the child or grandchild of a member.  This award is available to non-UECU members. 
    Amount:  $1,500
    Application Period:  February 11, 2011
    How To Apply:


    Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.

    EMPOWER applicants must identify how they will use their educational training. Volunteer involvement in the community is required.  Applicants must have demonstrated interest in medical or rehabilitation field by having some volunteer involvement related to a healthcare field.

    A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

    You may request an application from Courage Center's Volunteer Services Department, or download it by clicking here. Fill it out in its entirety, and send the application and submit the following items by the deadline:

    1.  Two letters of personal recommendation; one MUST come from a coordinator of volunteers and should include hours worked.

    2.  Most recent transcript, grade or progress report (high school, trade school, or university).

    3.  Copy of school acceptance letter if you are a new student or transferring to a new school.

    Amount:  $1500
    Application Period:  May 15
    How To Apply:  

    Ethel Curry Scholarship

    Attach the following documentation with your application (first time applicants only):

    ü  Official College Transcripts

    ü  Two Letters of Recommendation, academic and personal (INITIAL APPLICANTS)

    ü  Essay expressing educational goal(s) and how achieving those goal(s) would be beneficial to the American Indian community.  This essay should be NO MORE THAN 250 WORDS.


    To be eligible for this scholarship, the following must be on file at the Minnesota Higher Education Office:

    ü  Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application

    ü  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    ü  Must have proof of blood quantum ¼ or more from a Minnesota-based tribe or community. (First time applicants only.)  Please indicate Tribal Affiliation: ________________________________

    Amount:  $
    Application Period:  May 31
    How To Apply:  Ethel Curry Scholarship [MSWORD]
    Federated Insurance Scholarship Two awards of $1500 will be given to Information Systems (ISYS) or Computer Information Technology (CIT) majors. Eligibility Requirements: A student with a declared (CIT or ISYS) major, and who will be a sophomore, a junior, or will have at least one semester remaining as a senior during the year the scholarship is awarded Minimum overall and major GPA of 3.0 Authorization to work in the United States on a permanent basis Evidence of community service Preference will be given to students holding leadership positions and who are involved in extracurricular activities
    Amount:  $1500
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Fiscal Services Scholarship

    The Fiscal Services Scholarships are awarded annually. Primary source of funding is donations from current staff of the units/offices within Fiscal Services: Vice President for Finance & Administration, Business Services, and Student Financial Services (includes Campus Hub/MavCard and Cashiers offices). 100% of contributions is used for student scholarships.

    Scholarship eligibility is determined in the following order:

    1. Enrolled* undergraduate students currently employed in one of the units/offices within Fiscal Services (as defined above) who have been employed there for at least two full semesters prior to the award date.  *not required to be full-time
    2. Have not previously been awarded a scholarship from this fund.
    3. Has at at least a 2.75 overall cumulative grade point average.
    4. Demonstrates a commendable level of work performance as verified by the student employee's supervisor.

    If a student employee meets all of the above criteria except the GPA requirement outlined in #3, eligibility may be granted if s/he meets both of these additional criteria:
    a. Employeed in one of the units/offices within Fiscal Services for at least 3-1/2 years.
    b. Letter of recommendation is submitted by the student employee's supervisor to the scholarship committee.

    Based on the funds available, the scholarship committee (donors who are current Fiscal Services staff) determines the number and dollar amount of scholarships to be awarded. If funds available are not adequate to award scholarships to all eligible student employees, priority consideration is given to students who plan to graduate prior to the next scholarship award date. Eligible students who are likely to be eligible in future award years may be delayed from receiving a scholarship to give priority to these student employees; however, length of employment may supersede graduation plans in certain cases.

    Amount:  As determined by committee
    Application Period:  n/a
    How To Apply:  n/a
    Florence & Raymond H Sponberg-Foreign Awarded to an outstanding female Modern Language major.  All female majors who will be attending MSU next year, graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to apply.  The possibility of consecutive awards is not precluded.  
    Amount:  Amount varies depending on interest earned.
    Application Period:  Applications are due in the spring and should be turned into the Department of Modern Languages (AH227) with an unofficial transcript.
    Applications are available in the office of the Department of Modern Languages or online
    How To Apply:
    Frank L Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

    Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

    Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

    Recommendation by student's academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program.

    Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
    Amount:  $5,000
    Application Period:  February
    How To Apply: under "Student Opportunities"
    Gender & Women Studies: Louk

    Ione Howe Louk Scholarship

    About Ione Howe Louk [PDF]

    Who is eligible: Undergraduate single mother that is over the age of 25, enrolled full-time, and have taken at least two Gender & Women's Studies classes. Financial need considered

    Amount:  $450
    Application Period:  Deadline - Mid-March (contact department)
    How To Apply:  Application for Ione Louk Scholarship [PDF]
    Gender & Women Studies: Lundquist

    Who is eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students, 3.0 GPA, potential to contribute to improving the status of women in society through scholarship and activism in Gender & Women's Studies.

    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Deadline - Mid-March (contact department)
    How To Apply:  Application for Undergraduate Grace Lundquist Endowment Scholarship [PDF]
    Gender & Women Studies: Taylor/Lorenzen

    Terri Taylor & Lucille Lorenzen Women's Studies Scholarship

    About Terri Taylor [PDF]

    About Lucille Lorenzen [PDF]

    Who is eligible: Gender & Women's Studies student, in good standing, who will be a Jr. or Sr. in Fall and whose career goal is working with prevention of violence against women.

    Amount:  $8000.
    Application Period:  

    Deadline - Mid-March (contact department)

    How To Apply:  Application for Terri Taylor & Lucille Lorenzen Women's Studies Scholarship [PDF]
    Gender & Women's Studies: Dr. Paul Mittelstadt LGBT Scholarship Dr. Paul Mittelstadt LGBT Scholarship

    •     LGBT student or LGBT ally
    •     Evidence (through essay) of leadership in the LGBT community
    •     Contact information for a faculty/teacher/advisor reference who can confirm leadership activities
    •    Good academic standing
    •     Not a pre-seminary student
    •     Neither gender nor FT/PT status are selection considerations
    •     For one of the scholarships, preference is given to incoming first-year students graduating from a Faribault or Martin County high school.  If there are no applications of this sort, only the above criteria apply.
    •     A given student may receive the scholarship in multiple years, but must apply and and be considered in the applicant pool each year. 
    Amount:  $2500 (Two scholarships)
    Application Period:  March 15
    How To Apply:  Dr. Paul Mittelstadt LGBT Scholarship [PDF]
    Gilman International Scholarship


    The Fall application cycle is for programs beginning between July 15 and October 15.  This cycle encompasses fall semester, quarter, academic year programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length. The Summer application cycle is for programs beginning between May 1 and August 1 that are a minimum of four weeks in length.  If you have any questions regarding your program start dates, please contact the Gilman Scholarship Program at

    Online application opens for Fall  & Summer study abroad programs.
    March 1
    Student Deadline for submission of online application.
    March 4
    Postmark Deadline for official, university undergraduate transcript/s. All applicants must submit three copies of their official transcript from the institution where they are currently enrolled and their most recently attended transfer institution, if applicable.
    March 8 Advisor Deadline for submission of online Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor section.
    Complete Applications are processed and distributed to selection panels for review.
    All Applicants are notified of the status of their application via email. Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisors will be notified of scholarship recipients via email. Award Recipients must accept/decline their award and send in required documentation.

    Spring Timeline

    The Spring application cycle is for study abroad programs beginning between December 15 and April 15. This cycle encompasses spring semester, quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length. If you have any questions regarding your program start dates, please contact the Gilman Scholarship Program at

    Once you begin your Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship application you will receive electronic newsletters to assist you with the application process. If you have any questions as you prepare your application,  please contact the Gilman Scholarship Program (according to your last name).

     A - L
    Phone: 713-621-6300 ext. 25

     M - Z
    Phone: 713-621-6300 ext. 24


    Application Status:

    Once you begin an application, your application status will become visible. You can click on "my application status" and see the percentage completed. You can also see what components of the application are missing, including if your advisors have certified your application and whether the Gilman Scholarship Program has received your transcripts. If you have questions regarding your application status, please contact us (according to your last name)

    Gilman Emails:

    Are you receiving them? You may not be receiving important emails from the Gilman Scholarship Program, because your email account is not allowing Gilman emails to enter your inbox. Often we see reset password and application status emails returned, because they are not allowed by the recipients email system. Please make sure that you are able to receive Gilman emails, because they are our main form of communication, and they include important information regarding your application. If you are using a university email account, you may have to contact the system administrator. If you are using a non-university email, such as AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo our emails may go to your junk folder. One way to prevent this is to add the Gilman emails accounts to your address book.


    Contact your Advisors:

    The Gilman Scholarship Program highly encourages cooperation between advisors and applicants. Advisors are integral to your application. Your study abroad advisor can assist you with the application process, composing and proof-reading your essays, and in developing your follow-on project. Your financial aid advisor can inform you of your financial aid information, which is required on the application. Both advisors will be required to certify the information provided in your application in order for your application to be complete. Be courteous and start conversing with your advisors now if you have not already done so. If your advisors have questions, please have them contact or 713-621-6300 ext 16.


    Request your Transcripts:

    The Gilman Scholarship Program requires 3 transcripts to accompany your application before it can be reviewed by the selection committee and considered for an award. You may send 3 official transcripts, or 1 official transcript and 2 photocopies of the official transcript to the address below. Transcripts do not have to be received in their original envelope. If you are a first-year student and do not have a previous record at your home institution, then please also send your high school transcript or previous institution’s transcript along with a letter from your home institution verifying your current enrollment. Transcripts must be postmarked by the deadline assigned for the current application cycle.

    Request your transcripts now to avoid delaying your application!

    Send to:
    Institute of International Education
    Attn: Gilman Transcripts
    1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
    Houston, TX 77027

    Tips for Writing Competitive Essays:

    • Have your essay proofread. One of the most important things to remember for any essay is to have it read by an advisor or professor. Spell check and grammar check are fine, but a good proofreader will find things that your word processing software won’t. For example, study abroad is often spelled incorrectly in essays as study aboard. Both are spelled correctly according to spell check, but the latter is incorrect in context. In addition, a proofreader can often make suggestions on how to clarify a point that may not make sense to someone else.
    •   Work with your advisors. It is important to talk with your study abroad advisor prior to completing your essays. Your study abroad advisor can give you ideas for subjects to cover in your Statement of Purpose Essay. He/She can also help you develop a creative Follow-on Project. Remember your advisors may have participated in selection panels for scholarship programs and can give you some great insight into what makes an interesting and competitive essay.
    •   Work with your writing center on campus. Take the first draft of your essay to your campus writing center or to a composition professor. These individuals have invaluable expertise in writing essays for scholarships and can be a great resource on your campus anytime you need to prepare an essay.
    •   Be creative. Remember that this is a competitive scholarship program and the selection panelist’s only chance to get to know you is through your essay. The essays are your chance to tell the selection panelist about yourself and your decision to study abroad. It is important to develop an original and creative Follow-on Project. The most competitive applications are those that have creative and original essays.
    •   Check for proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. Before submitting your application, be sure to double check your essay. Did you spell the names of cities correctly? Spell check will not always correct these mistakes. Be sure you have proper punctuation and do not type your essay in all lower case or all upper case letters. Most importantly, check for correct grammar. Grammar check will not always correct your sentence properly so it is important to have someone else look at your essay thoroughly.

    For more in-depth information regarding the Statement of Purpose and Follow-on Project Proposal essays, please visit the Essays page.

    Polishing Your Application:

    As you prepare to submit your application, here are a few important tips to remember:

    • Are your name and contact information spelled correctly with proper punctuation and capitalization? All materials will be reviewed exactly as submitted. Please make sure your essays and all application questions are submitted using proper punctuation and grammar. Do not type in all caps or all lower case.
    • Are your study abroad program dates correct? Double check to make sure you have entered the correct year. For example, if your program begins in January, be sure to list the new year in your program dates. If you still have not received your exact program dates, please enter the best estimated dates. Once you are informed of the exact dates, notify the Gilman Scholarship Program immediately.
    • Has someone else, preferably your study abroad advisor, proofread your essay? Your advisors may have experience advising students for the Gilman Scholarship Program and will have good insight on what to include in your essay – or what not to include.
    • Have you selected the correct Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor to certify your application? It is important to meet with your advisors to let them know you will be submitting an application and that they will need to certify the application online. The advisors that you select in your application must come from your home institution.
    • Have you requested your transcripts? Many institutions require several days to process your transcript before mailing or giving it to you. Transcripts must be mailed to the Gilman Scholarship Program by the postmark deadline found on the Deadlines and Timeline page. Please request your transcripts now to ensure you don't miss the deadline.

    Congratulations on submitting your Gilman Scholarship application!

    Now what? Once you have completed the online application, your advisors have completed the online certification, and your transcripts have been received, then your application is complete. Please visit the Deadlines and Timeline page for further information on when selection panels convene and award notifications are made for each application cycle. You can expect to hear from the Gilman Scholarship Program, whether you have been selected as a recipient or not via email once all applications have been reviewed. A message will be posted on the home page of the Gilman website once awards have been announced. If any information in your application changes, please notify the Gilman Scholarship Program immediately.

    Best of luck and we look forward to reviewing your application!

    Amount:  $
    Application Period:  Different deadlines - please review.
    How To Apply:  

    Gilman Online Application Open

    The Gilman Scholarship application is now open to U.S. undergraduate students studying abroad during the Summer 2011 or Fall 2011/Academic Year 2011-2012 terms.  

    Please visit the Gilman website for more information regarding the scholarship, application process and deadlines at  If you have any questions, please contact the Gilman office.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Central Time.

    Glenn Miller Scholarship

    36th Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

    Clarinda's Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering scholarships of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000 to instrumentalists. The vocal scholarships will also be $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense.

    Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape and application postmarked by March 1
    Amount:  Varies
    Application Period:  March 1
    How To Apply:  Glenn Miller [PDF]
    Great Lakes National Scholarship

    The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program, funded by the Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. 

    The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must plan to enroll in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study at an accredited non-profit public or private two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2012-2013 academic year. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) is required along with demonstrated financial need.

    Amount:  2500
    Application Period:  2013
    How To Apply:  Great Lakes [HTML]
    Harold Yates Scholarship             This scholarship is for high school seniors who will be graduating this spring.  A parent needs to be a member of a local affiliated with Teamster Joint Council 32.  A minimum B average is required.  The scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university.
    Amount:  2,000.00
    Application Period:  

    April 30

    How To Apply:  Harold Yates application [PDF]
    Heart Research Scholarship Minnesota Graduating high school seniors, college freshman, college sophomores and juniors with an interest in the health science area are eligible. 
    Amount:  $1,800
    Application Period:  April 30
    How To Apply:
    Heart Research Scholarship This scholarship is designed to allow students to explore the field of cardiovascular research as
    a career by providing opportunities to work with an American Heart Association, Midwest
    Affiliate health science researcher at a Minnesota institution during June, July and August.
    Funds supporting this scholarship are provided by the Northwest Airlines Pilots’ Wives Club (NWAPWC). Administration is provided by the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate.
    How many will be selected
    This year, one (1) NWAPWC award will be presented. The successful candidate will receive ?
    $1,800 for a full-time summer internship to work in a laboratory of a heart researcher.
    The assignment will be made according to the interest of the student and the openings available.
    Who is eligible
    Minnesota Students Only: Graduating high school seniors, college freshmen, college ?
    sophomores and college juniors with an interest in the health science area are eligible.
    Applicants must also be Minnesota residents and attend a Minnesota high school or college.
    Previous American Heart Association high school and college recipients are not eligible.
    How are the scholars selected
    The scholar will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Scholarship Committee of medical professionals and lay people. Notification of the scholarship award will be made in January.
    How do candidates apply?
    Submissions will only be accepted electronically. to download an application form.
    Complete application and include the following with your submission:
    1. A brief paper with a statement on your career goals and how this scholarship would help you pursue your career in the health science/medical field. Include a listing of extracurricular activities and outside interests. A text only document is fine.
    2. Results of all aptitude and placement tests you have taken in high school and/or college. Electronic results (non official) or scanned copies of official transcripts are acceptable.
    3. A transcript of high school work and/or present college work. Electronic results (non official) are acceptable.
    4. Letters of recommendation from two instructors. Scanned letters or electronic versions are acceptable.
    5. Contact information if different from information listed on application.
    Submit all of these items via e-mail to Please take care to control the size of the documents when possible. You will receive an electronic confirmation that your application was received within one week. All applications must be received no later than November 16.
    Heart Research Scholarship
    Sponsored by
    Northwest Airlines Pilots’ Wives Club
    Amount:  1800
    Application Period:  November 16
    How To Apply:  Pilot wives [PDF]Pilot wives application [MSWORD]
    Helen N & Harold B Shapira UG Scholarship

    Minnesota Students only:  Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four year college or university in the State of Minnesota and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system are eligible.  

    Students can receive no more than two undergraduate scholarships from the American Heart Association.

    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  April 30
    How To Apply:  Shapira [MSWORD]
    Hickory Tech for ISYS and IT Up to five awards of up to $1000 are available for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with high extracurricular experiences are preferred.
    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Highland Hills Scholarship Offered to students who are residents of Highland Hills.
    Amount:  $5,000
    Application Period:  March through April.
    How To Apply:  

    Jean Klosowski
    Highland Hills Apartments
    1340 Warren St
    Mankato, MN  56001

    Hilding F. Lundin Memorial Scholarship One award of $1000 may be given to an applicant majoring in construction management, and will be awarded on the basis of academic ability, financial need, participation in extracurricular activities, good character, and an interest in entering the construction industry. This award commemorates the strong interest Mr. Lundin manifested in construction education at Minnesota State, Mankato.
    Amount:  $1000
    Application Period:  Late January until the Friday before spring break
    How To Apply:
    Hovland Scholarship Open to Students who will be entering their junior year in the fall.  Must be of Norwegian descent, with preference given to applicants from the Bomlo Community of Norway.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
    Amount:  1000
    Application Period:  Deadline July 15
    How To Apply:
    Human Resources Scholarship Fund

    Human Resources Scholarship

    The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Human Resources Scholarship provides assistance to individuals possessing a desire to advance in the field of human resources, thereby increasing the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities? ability to recruit, retain and promote talented human resources professionals. Click here to download the application form.

    Amount:  Unknown
    Application Period:  July 15
    How To Apply:  Human Resources [MSWORD]
    Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

    At Hy-Vee, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 1969, we’ve awarded scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students - for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. Since 2011, Hy-Vee has partnered with Western Union in providing this year's scholarship dollars. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)

    To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

    Scholarship awards are announced in early spring after the Scholarship Committee reviews applicant files and submits a list of winners to the Hy-Vee Foundation Board of Directors. The committee selections are certified by the board and winners are notified by letter. Public announcement of the winners is made in early spring in press releases and on posters sent to each Hy-Vee location. The scholarship is confirmed upon proof of college enrollment.

    If you are a scholarship winner, you are free to accept any other scholarships and financial rewards. Please report any such awards to the Hy-Vee Scholarship Directors. Notification of tuition-free offers must be reported to the directors.

    Amount:  1000
    Application Period:  February
    How To Apply:
    ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund he ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund) was founded in 2001 to honor the lives of our nation’s police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    The fund provides financial assistance to the surviving spouses and children of employees who have died in the line of duty and are planning to attend an accredited two-year community college, four-year accredited university, or vocational school full-time.

    Each year, scholarships in amounts of up to $10,000 are awarded to students. Since its inception, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to hundreds of recipients. The ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund is a Section 501(c) (3) public charity. The fund's Board of Directors manages and oversees the eligibility and award selection process. Scholarships are managed and administered through Scholarship America and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

    Amount:  Varies
    Application Period:  March 15
    How To Apply:  ICMA [PDF]ICMA guidelines [PDF]ICMA instructions [PDF]


    A combination of your work experience and current and past education should indicate that you are preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry.  This is a key requirement.  The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications

    Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools

    Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts

    Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice

    Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Careers that do not fit this niche include chef, chef-instructor, caterer, restaurateur, and hotelier.

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    Foodservice studies:  Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related

    Communication studies:  Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related

    Work experience:  Restaurants and other foodservice outlets;  print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing communications

    If you have any question about applicable areas, please email us at before submitting an application.

    You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S.  Students attending high school as of March 15, are not eligible.

    Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1.  You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    Amount:  500-4000
    Application Period:  Only completed and typed application forms will be considered.

    An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.

    Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.

    Essay questions may be answered on a separate page attached to your application. Include the essay questions on the page. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 15.