Academic Scholarships

Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships

Graduate only scholarships are listed at the bottom.

$2,000 Award – Renewable for 3 years with GPA of 3.00

Students who receive the Inclusion and Diversity Academic Scholarship are required to participate in the mentor program. To get more information contact the Inclusion & Diversity Office.


Eligibility:

  • ACT Composite of 24 above OR SAT score of 1100 and above OR a 3.00 GPA or above and in the top 50 percentile of your graduating class.

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Typed 500-word essay on your experience with leadership, community service and how you hope to become a leader at WSU.

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application must be postmarked by March 30
  • Submit materials to:
    Winona State University
    Inclusion & Diversity Office
    236 Kryzsko Commons
    P.O. Box 5838
    175 West Mark Street
    Winona, MN
    55987 - 5838

$500 - $1,100 Award Range

The Alliss scholarship/grant is awarded to students admitted to WSU based on financial need and academic potential; must complete FAFSA.


Eligibility:

  • Exhibit financial need and academic potential in your submitted FAFSA.

Materials to Submit:


Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Submit materials to:
    Winona State University
    Inclusion & Diversity Office
    236 Kryzsko Commons
    P.O. Box 5838
    175 West Mark Street
    Winona, MN
    55987 - 5838

Award amounts vary

AICPA, American Institute of CPA's, offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their state CPA societies and college/university financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance. To see all AICPA scholarship, visit the AICPA Scholarships page.


Eligibility:

  • Eligibility requirements vary for each scholarship

Materials to Submit:

  • Submission materials vary for each scholarship

Deadline & Submission Information:

2,500 Award

The Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have lost a parent to cancer and are seeking higher education. To learn more, visit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Age 25 or younger at the time of application
  • Young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer
  • Currently attending or accepted to a 4-year college or university
  • Seeking a degree in the Sciences
  • Exhibits financial need

 

Materials to Submit:

Award amount varies

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Note: This scholarship is only offered in the state of California. For more information, visit the CANFIT website.


Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in approved program in Nutrition, Physical Education or Public Health
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in California
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 for undergraduate and 3.00 for graduate students
  • Ethnic student affiliation of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American. Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic descent.

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Completed and signed statement of financial status
  • Two (2) recommendations - professors, employers, community leaders
  • 1-2 page cover letter - academic goals, community involvement
  • 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic:
    • Youth from low income communities of color often do not have access to safe areas for physical activity or affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. What steps can the average adult take on a personal, community national level to combat these conditions?
  • Photograph of yourself
  • Official transcript

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application must be received by March 31
  • Mail materials to: CANFIT Scholarships, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1110, Berkeley, CA 94704

Up to $30,000

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to support students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Attend an accredited U.S. College or University
  • Be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty Representative (Cannot directly apply)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Be in the upper 25% of their junior class

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application - Foundation seeks candidates who:
    • Have extensive records of public and community service
    • Are committed to careers in government or public service
    • Have outstanding leadership potential
    • Have strong communication skills
  • Policy Recommendation

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application deadline varies
  • All materials are submitted online

Award amount varies

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of your professional careers. Since IHS began providing scholarship support to American Indian and Alaska Native students to pursue health profession careers in 1978, the program has grown to support, educate and place health care professionals within medically under-served Indian health programs throughout the continental United States and Alaska. For more information, visit the Indian Health Service website.


Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Males 18 or older must be registered for selective service
  • Must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native village
  • Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent
  • Minimum GPA or 2.00
  • Be capable or completing a health profession degree and intend to serve Indian people as a health professional

Materials to Submit:

 


Deadline & Submission Information:

Application must be received by March 28
Mail materials to: Indian Health Service Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450A, Rockville, MD 20852

$1,000 - $2,000 Award

HOSA is proud to provide our members with the opportunity to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are generously provided by HOSA partners. To learn more, visit the HOSA website.


Eligibility:

  • Must be in pursuit of a health profession or a HOSA member
  • Senior secondary or post-secondary/collegiate member

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Copy of your HOSA chapter membership roster
  • Current, official transcript
  • Statement of further education plans
  • Photo of applicant
  • Three (3) written references (teacher, advisor, principal, employer, health education program director)
  • One-page personal statement
    • Describe three (3) exemplary qualities gained through your HOSA experiences, how you plan to use them in your future schooling, your community and your career.

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Applications must be received no later than April 1
  • Mail applications to: HOSA - Future Health Professionals, 548 Silicon Drive, Suite 101, Southlake, TX 76092

 

$500 - $1,000 Award

NAANA is pleased to announce its annual scholarships, awarded to the most meritorious applicants who are engaged in studying nursing at the Associate Degree, Bachelor degree, Master’s degree or RN-BSN levels. For more information, visit the National American Arab Nurse Association website.


Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Pursuing a nursing program
  • Must be of Arab heritage
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must reside within the U.S. or it's territories
  • Must be a member of NAANA

Materials to Submit:


Deadline & Submission Information:

Award amount varies

Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students. For more information, visit the NAHN website.


Eligibility:

  • NAHN member
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited nursing program
  • Enrolled in a LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing program
  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 preferred

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Two (2) letters or recommendation from faculty members
  • 500 or less word essay
    • Reflects their life growing up
    • Qualifications
    • Potential for leadership in nursing
  • Resume (Certificates, awards, community service and special honors) 
  • One page essay including - economic needs, monthly income and expenses, educational expenses and any other financial aid requested for the year
  • Copy of most recent W-2 form
  • Official transcript from college or university

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application must be received by April 3
  • Mail application materials to: Awards/Scholarship Committee, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, 6301 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223

Up to $2,500 Award

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline. For more information visit the NABJ website.


Eligibility:

  • Current NABJ Member
  • Currently enrolled full-time at an accredited College/University in the US
  • Major in Journalism or Communications-related discipline
  • Must have at least 1 year of school remaining

Materials to Submit:

  • Resume
  • 500 – 800 word Cover letter (explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need
  • Essay on a specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  • Five (5) work examples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information, letters not required)

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application deadline varies
  • All materials are submitted online

$500 - $1,200 Award

Nellie Stone Johnson had a long and distinguished record of public service in support of the advancement of minority concerns, the rights of workers, and equal opportunities for all people. Her life was a series of "firsts." As a leader of organized labor in the 1930s and 1940s, she was the first woman vice-president of the Minnesota Culinary Council and the first woman vice-president of Local 665 Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union. She was also the first black person elected to citywide office in Minneapolis when she won a seat on the Library Board in 1945. For more information on Nellie Stone Johnson or to learn about the scholarship program visit the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship website.


Eligibility:

  • Enrolled or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) institution
  • Must be a union member or a child, grandchild, or spouse of a union member
  • Must be a racial/ethnic group member, defined by MnSCU Diversity and Multiculturalism Office to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/ Native American/ Alaskan Native.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00 for undergraduates and 3.00 for graduate students
  • Full-time status (12 or more credits) for undergraduate an 6 or more credits for graduate students

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Two (2) page maximum personal essay - background, education goals, career goals and commitment to the cause of human or civil rights. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from two different sources - teachers, community organization or church leaders, club or group leaders
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of letter of acceptance to college/university
  • Union verification

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application must be received by June 1
  • Mail materials to: The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 40309, Saint Paul, MN 55104

 

$500 Award

The Mary Opal Wolanin Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to students intending to work with older adults. Applicants must intend to work in a gerontology/geriatric setting after graduation. For more information visit the NGNA website.


Eligibility:

  • Full-time or part-time nursing students
  • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • One from faculty who can attest to the potential for successful completion of the nursing program and future contribution to the field of gerontological nursing
  • Transcript from current educational institution
  • Statement of professional and educational goals with emphasis on contributions the student expects to make to improve nursing care for older adults (not to exceed 300 words)

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application must be submitted no later than June 6
  • Mail application materials to: NGNA - Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship, 3493 Lansdowne Drive, Suite 2, Lexington, KY 40517

$10,000 Award

Since 1972, RTDNF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists as part of its mission as the educational arm of RTDNA. Recipients have gone on enjoy careers from reporter, anchor, and news director to White House speechwriter, media regulatory attorney, and journalism educator. For more information visit the RTDNA website.


Eligibility:

  • Student pursuing a degree in radio, television or digital journalism
  • Officially enrolled, full-time sophomore, junior or senior in good standing

Materials to Submit:

  • Scholarship Application (includes cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation)
    • Contact Information
    • Experience
    • URL links to 3-5 work samples
  • Cover letter
    • Discuss your current and past journalism experience
    • Describe how you intend to use the funds
    • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
    • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • From a professor, adviser, or supervisor
    • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application period is Feb. to May
  • All materials are submitted online

 

Award amount varies - one-time, non-renewable

These scholarships are provided annually to pay educational expenses of full-time students working toward licensure as registered nurses by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. For more information, visit SGNA Awards and Scholarships website.


Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered nurse working in Gastroenterology
  • Member of SGNA
  • Registered nurse currently enrolled full-time or part time (taking a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester) in an accredited advanced degree program pursuing a BSN, MSN, or PhD
  • GPA of at least 3.00

Materials to Submit:

  • Completed Application (PDF)
  • Essay, no more than 500 words, double-spaced
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty
  • Transcript of coursework completed to date

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Send applications to: SGNA Awards Committee, 330 N Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611

$250 - $2,500 Award - renewable for up to eight semesters or twelve quarters

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975. Awards are based on financial need. For more information, visit the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board website.


Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at lease part-time, excluding first year

Materials to Submit:

  • FAFASA - Demonstrating financial need
  • Must be nominated by Financial Aid Office

Deadline & Submission Information:

Awards are dependent upon Head Coach Review. Students are encouraged to contact Jill Bratberg of the athletic program at JBratberg@winona.edu for more information.

$16,000 - Over length of graduate program

GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships . GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through our GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs. For more information, visit the National GEM Consortium website.


Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in one of the eligible disciplines listed on the GEM website
  • Member of an under-represented group, American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. 
  • GRE test scores
  • Must apply to a minimum of three (3) GEM Member Universities STEM graduate departments

Materials to Submit:


Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Application window: July 1 - Nov. 15
  • Applications are submitted online

One 50% graduate assistant-ship award; includes tuition benefits

Eligible University of Minnesota program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission. For more information, visit the University of Minnesota CEHD awards page.


Eligibility:

  • PhD students
  • Entering the literacy program with focus on reading education

Materials to Submit:

  • Materials vary 

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Award date: Fall
  • Contact Professor Lee Galda for more information at galda001@umn.edu, 330 Peik Hall, 612.625.3310

One 50% graduate assistant-ship award; includes tuition benefits

Eligible University of Minnesota program applicants are considered for this award, in years when funds are available, on the fall application deadline for program admission. For more information, visit the University of Minnesota CEHD awards page.


Eligibility:

  • PhD students
  • Entering the literacy education program
  • Shows unusual promise as demonstrated by academic aptitude and character

Materials to Submit:

  • Materials vary 

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Award date: Fall
  • Contact Professor Lee Galda for more information at galda001@umn.edu, 330 Peik Hall, 612.625.3310

$2,500 Award - Annual, non-renewable

Ph.D. literacy students are considered for this award in years when funds are available. Notice of competition for this award is announced in December. For more information, visit the University of Minnesota CEHD awards page.


Eligibility:

  • Doctoral student
  • Entering the literacy program with focus on reading education
  • Completed oral and written comprehensive exams and had a dissertation prospectus approved

Materials to Submit:

  • Materials vary 

Deadline & Submission Information:

  • Award date: Spring
  • Contact Professor Lee Galda for more information at galda001@umn.edu, 330 Peik Hall, 612.625.3310