Yes, though several scholarships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Each scholarship states its eligibility requirements. Scholarships based on financial need are determined by the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which international students do not submit.
Login to Huskies Scholarships with your StarID and password.
You will be shown a list of Recommended Opportunities based on your general application answers and student record data. You may see broad scholarships that do not interest you, so apply only for those you feel are appropriate.
We strongly suggest that you search beyond the Recommended list to find scholarships that may not have appeared in that list. Although no student is guaranteed a scholarship, the care with which you submit your application does increase your chance of receiving one. Each year the applicant pool changes.
On the top bar click Opportunities, then Ours to see the ENTIRE list of scholarships. The Show Filter button categorizes scholarships in helpful ways. Or, you can search by Keyword in the search box. For example, search by your major, minor, department, program, class level, interests, extracurricular activities, ethnicity, hometown, or other terms such as nontraditional, volunteer, financial need, etc.
Scholarships that are accepting applications and require additional information will have an Apply button.
Also under Opportunities you will find External scholarships available from local and national organizations. Links will take you to external sites to apply.
Most scholarship committees select recipients within several weeks after the scholarship’s application deadline. Watch for an email to your SCSU email address saying that you’ve been offered a scholarship. It will tell you the offer amount, the semester(s) the scholarship will applied to your tuition, and that you must take additional action to receive the money. IMPORTANT - You must sign in to Huskies Scholarships and Accept or Decline the scholarship offer in order to receive the money. In addition, most scholarships require recipients to submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor in order to receive the scholarship.
You will receive a new email for every scholarship that you are offered and the above actions must be taken for each.
You can generally expect the scholarships you have accepted to be applied to your next semester’s tuition on the date the Financial Aid Office disburses all aid for that semester. There may be exceptions if a scholarship committee offers a late award after aid has been disbursed. Scholarships will not be awarded retroactively.
The system will prompt you to submit a letter when you accept a scholarship offer. You may type directly into the text box or copy/paste from another document.
Be sincere in your letter, and tell the donor a little about yourself in addition to saying thanks. Know that donors do not select recipients – faculty committees do – but it is because of a generous donor that the scholarship you are receiving exists. Donors contribute because they value education and want to directly help students.
The information you provided on your general application and specific applications, along with data from your personal record in the university’s data system are compared to each scholarship’s eligibility requirements. Faculty committees evaluate the qualified applications, select recipients and determine award amounts based on available funding and the scholarship donor’s intentions. External scholarship opportunities are processed outside of the Huskies Scholarships system by the organization funding the scholarship.
No. Scholarships awarded at St. Cloud State University must be applied to St. Cloud State tuition and fees.