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Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college because they are free money to reward your achievements and support your goals.

International students are eligible for a variety of scholarships. The amounts vary and some are renewable for multiple years.

Here are a few more resources about how to manage money as a college student.

All international students are automatically considered for the Cross-Cultural Scholarship. The CCS scholarship covers the difference between the tuition rate for residents and the rate for non-residents.

Learn more about the Cross-Cultural Scholarship.

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


How do I qualify to receive the Presidential Honor Scholarship?

A scholarship letter will be mailed to you, along with your I-20 form, outlining the details of the scholarship.

The amount of the scholarship is based on the scores listed here.

SAT Total Scores
1470
1320
1290
1260
ACT
32
28
27
27
TOEFL (Paper)
630
600
587
577
TOEFL (Computer)
267
250
240
233
TOEFL (Internet)
113
105
100
96
IELTS
8.0
7.5
7.0
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Duolingo Test of English
135 125
120
115
PTE Academic
79
73
68
65
Estimated Annual Award
US $3,500
US $2,500
US $1,500
US $1,000

You must confirm your acceptance of this scholarship to is@winona.edu by 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.

If you qualify for this scholarship, an application form will be mailed to you.

Many academic departments offer scholarships specifically to students in a particular program.

Please check with your academic department to learn more about scholarships for your major or minor program.

You are also encouraged to apply for WSU Foundation Scholarships.

The WSU Foundation awards over 700 scholarships worth $1.4 million to students of all backgrounds, degree programs and academic achievement levels.