Winona State University provides innovative scholarship opportunities for International Students.
1. Cross-Cultural Scholarship
The Cross-Cultural Scholarship offers International Students the ability to pay at the resident rate of tuition. Scholarship recipients share their culture with Americans as part of the requirement of the Cross-Cultural Outreach Program.
The Cross-Cultural Outreach Program
The International Services Office at Winona State University (WSU.) offers a variety of cultural learning experiences for children, college students and adults in Southeastern Minnesota. These experiences involve direct person-to-person contact with international students and provide a variety of hands on experiences.
The Cross-Cultural Outreach Program is a vehicle for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise never come to know and appreciate one another. The philosophy of the International Student Program revolves around the idea that international students are valuable resources. Through this program, international students are encouraged to be resource people, to reduce stereotypes and to teach the population of Southeastern Minnesota about other cultures.
The Cross-Cultural Scholarship
The Cross-Cultural Scholarship is available to all International students who qualify for admission at Winona State University and hold a F-1 Student Visa. These scholarships are equivalent to the difference between the resident rate of tuition and non-resident rate of tuition. Since tuition is based on a tuition band, the amount of the scholarship for the Academic Year of 2012 - 2013 is valued at an estimate of USD $5,300 based on 24 - 36 semester credits.
Fall enrollees receive the scholarship for the academic year and Summer School. Spring Semester enrollees receive the scholarship for Spring Semester and Summer School.
Application And Renewal Process For Cross Cultural Scholarship
Prospective International Students are invited to apply for the Cross-Cultural Scholarship by completing the application. The application will be reviewed as soon as it is received and a decision will be made concerning your possible selection as a scholarship recipient. An award letter clarifying the details of the scholarship will accompany the I-20 form at the time of Admission. Renewing the scholarship for your second year at the University is a simple process by completing the following:
1. Enroll for a 1 credit workshop, "Teaching International Students How To Teach" (TIS)
2. Complete 4 Cross-Cultural Outreach projects during the academic year (3 minor projects, and 1 major project)
3. Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA
4. This scholarship is renewable based on meeting specific criteria by the advertised deadline
The above criteria are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
The Cross-Cultural scholarship is a substantial source of savings for International Students.
For information on degrees offered, see Academics.
2. Presidential Honor Scholarship
Presidential Honor Scholarships at Winona State University are designed especially for International Student freshmen with no transfer credits.
Students must provide ORIGINAL TOEFL or SAT score to be eligible for the Presidential Honor Scholarship (table of information below:)
Application And Renewal Process for the Presidential Honor Scholarship
Prospective International Students are invited to apply for the Presidential Honor Scholarship by completing the application. The application will be reviewed as soon as it is received and a decision will be made concerning your possible selection as a scholarship recipient. An award letter clarifying the details of the scholarship will accompany the I-20 form at the time of Admission.
1. Must be an entering freshmen with no transfer credits
2. Must be a full-time student (complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester)
3. Must maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year
4. Must live on-campus in WSU residence halls during the freshman and sophomore years
5. The earning of prior collegiate credit may limit renewability of this scholarship to fewer than eight semesters
6. This scholarship is renewable based on meeting specific criteria
Scholarship Acceptance (after admission to University)
Students wishing to accept a PHS must send a letter of confirmation to the Director of International Services within two weeks of the date on the award letter. Because WSU wants to distribute all scholarship monies, failure to inform WSU of your desire to accept the scholarship will result in Winona State awarding the scholarship to another new student.
For more information on Presidential Honor Scholarship, or Cross-Cultural Scholarship Awards contact:
International Services Office
Winona State University
233 Kryzsko Commons
175 East Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Telephone: 1+(507) 457-5303
Fax: (507) 457-2474
Direct Dial Number (from within USA): 1-800-342-5978 or 1-800-DIAL-WSU