Scholarships for International Students
Winona State offers two types of scholarships for International Students:
The Cross-Cultural Scholarship offers international students the ability to pay at the resident rate of tuition. Scholarship recipients share their culture with Americans through a series of projects as part of the requirement of the Cross-Cultural Outreach Program.
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:
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.
For information on degrees offered, view our academic programs page.
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.
Application And Renewal Process
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
This scholarship is renewable based on meeting specific criteria
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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