Scholarships for International Students
Winona State offers two types of scholarships for International Students.
Cross Cultural Scholarship which is available to all admitted international students.
Presidential Honor Scholarship which is offered to first year students, freshmen only, in recognition of their academic excellence. The PHS is awarded based on the student’s TOEFL, or IELTS, or SAT, or ACT scores.
1. Cross-Cultural Scholarship
The Cross-Cultural Outreach Program from 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 Scholarship is available to all international students who qualify for admission to Winona State University and hold an F-1 Student Visa. These scholarships are equivalent to the difference between the resident rate of tuition and the 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 $5,600.00 based on 24 - 36 semester credits.
Application and Renewal Process Cross Cultural Scholarship students are invited to apply. 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:
The above criteria are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
2. Presidential Honor Scholarship
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 the 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.
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