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Scholarships for International Students

Winona State offers world-class education with the tremendous value of public university cost.  International students are also eligible for several scholarships listed below:

The Cross-Cultural Scholarship is available to all international students who qualify for admission to the university and hold an F-1 student visa.  This scholarship is equivalent to the difference between the resident rate of tuition and the non-resident rate of tuition. View tuition and fees at the WSU Tuition page. A scholarship letter will be mailed to you, along with your I-20 form.

The Cross-Cultural Outreach Program is an integral part of the Cross-Cultural Scholarship. This program offers a variety of hands-on cultural learning experiences with K-12 students, faculty, and the community which will allow our students to become responsible citizens and contribute to a global society. Our students will draw upon their vast backgrounds within their own culture to educate and promote curiosity. This scholarship is renewable based on meeting the criteria stated below:

  • Complete (3) Cross-Cultural Outreach projects during the academic year. This includes (2) minor projects and (1) major project.
  • Maintain the required GPA per university guidelines and your degree program.

The Presidential Honor Scholarship is designed especially for freshmen with no transfer credits. Students who demonstrate academic achievement during high school and have high test scores SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores are considered for this scholarship.

SAT
(Critical Reading & Math)

ACT

TOEFL
(Paper)

TOEFL
(Internet)

IELTS

Annual Award
(Estimated Value)

1410
32
630
113
8.0
US $3,500
1240
28
600
105
7.5
US $2,500
1210
27
587
100
7.0
US $1,500
1170
27
577
96
-
US $1,000

The amount of the scholarship is based on the scores listed above.  A scholarship letter will be mailed to you, along with your I-20 form, outlining the details of the scholarship.  You must confirm your acceptance of this scholarship to IS@winona.edu by no later than July 1. This scholarship is renewable as long as you meet the specified criteria.

The Transfer Scholarship worth $500 is awarded to transfer students who have earned 30+ credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.35 at the time of application.  Scholarship application forms are mailed to qualified students.

Additional scholarships are available for continuing students. Please check with your academic department or apply for any WSU Foundation Scholarships which you may be eligible for.