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Rich Murray Volunteer Service Scholarship

This annual $500 scholarship recognizes a St. Cloud State student committed to giving through volunteerism. This may be service with an established organization or individual acts of service over a significant period of time.

The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Richard E. Murray, former director of the Career Center. Murray started this scholarship because he believes in these ideals: the value of education; the value of giving back a little of what has been given; and the belief that everyone will need the help of others at some time. Apply by Huskies Scholarship deadline annually.


Minnesota Campus Compact President's Awards

There are three award categories:

1. Student Leadership Award (student or a student organization)

2. Civic Engagement Steward Award (faculty/staff)

3. Community Partner Award (community organization)

Any St. Cloud State employee or student may nominate an individual or group. Recipients are chosen by the St. Cloud State president.

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Kayleen Larson Legacy Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is given each year to a St. Cloud State student who has survived cancer.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office. Apply through Huskies Scholarships.

Other/Non-St. Cloud State service and leadership awards and scholarships available

Timothy J. Penny State & Federal Public Service Fellowship

The Penny Fellowship provides Minnesota State students with the financial opportunity to grow as public servants through participation in local, state, or federal government internships. State fellowship awards are $2,500. Federal awards are $5,000. Assistance in finding internships is available. Apply by Nov. 1 and March 15.

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Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship

The Penny Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to community service and leadership at a Minnesota State school. Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded each year. Apply by Nov. 1 and March 15.

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Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to students leaders with a passion for student advocacy at a Minnesota State school. A scholarship is awarded each spring. Apply by March 30.

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Minnesota State College Student Association Leadership Scholarship

These scholarships reward emerging student leaders for their community service and academic achievement at a Minnesota State school. Applications are due April 1 for fall semester awards and Nov. 1 for spring semester awards.

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