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Incoming First Year Student Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

First year students who are admitted to St. Cloud State University prior to March 1 will be considered for an academic scholarship. These scholarships, awarded through the Office of Admissions, are merit based and will not require an additional application. Consideration is based on the student's academic record, class rank, and standardized test scores.

 

Presidential Scholarships

All new incoming first year students who are admitted to the University will automatically be considered for a Presidential Scholarship. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years pending SCSU GPA and course completion. Expect to receive a scholarship of $2,500. $1,500, $750, $500 if you:

  • Have a score of at least 24 on the ACT or,
  • Have at least a 2.6 cumulative high school GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

 

Be A Husky Award

At St. Cloud State, we believe in your ability to unlock the unique potential of all students. That’s why we are offering the Be A Husky Award to all admitted, undergraduate out-of-state, North Dakota, and South Dakota Huskies. This award automatically reduces tuition costs for students coming to St. Cloud State from other states.


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The scholarship deadline is March 31.

Foundation-Sponsored Scholarships

St. Cloud State University also offers scholarships provided by friends and alumni of the University available for both incoming first-year and transfer students.

[+/-]Alumni Legacy Scholarship

  • Must be a dependent child of SCSU alumni
  • Enroll full time at SCSU
  • Entering SCSU as an undergraduate for the first time as a first year student with a B average or above

[+/-]Floyd & Virgie Beumer Scholarship

  • Graduate of Rocori High School in Cold Spring, MN
  • Preference given to students with financial need

[+/-]Charles and Laurel Brainard Scholarship

  • Student must have financial need and demonstrate leadership potential
  • Incoming student must have a good academic record 
  • Must be full-time students

[+/-]Dudley and Merl Brainard Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student with a good academic record
  • Student must have financial need and demonstrate leadership potential

[+/-]Diana & Robert Carter Scholarship

  • Must intend to major in the Herberger Business School
  • Preference given to female students
  • Must be enrolled full time

[+/-]Coborn’s Incorporated Scholarship

  • Intended for first year students involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Available to a new incoming student who has lived and graduated from a high school in a community where there is a Coborn's, Incorporated store

[+/-]Minnie Boese Depuis Scholarship

  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Preference given to a graduate of Becker High School or a student from Sherburne County

[+/-]Myers Family Scholarship

  • Graduated from a high school with fewer than 100 students in their graduating class or is from a city with a population of less than 5,000 residents
  • Preference given to students with financial need

[+/-]Grace Scholarship

  • Incoming student who ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Intends to enroll full time
  • Preference given to students with financial need

[+/-]Judy C. Pearson Scholarship for First Year Students

  • New entering freshman or new entering transfer student
  • Communication Studies major
  • Enrolled full time when the scholarship is received
  • Must be enrolled in a CMST class during fall and spring semesters to receive the award
  • Preference given for financial need

[+/-]Richard Green Scholarship

  • Incoming student who ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Intends to enroll full time and will contribute to the cultural diversity of the University
  • Preference given to students who participate in extracurricular activities and community service.

[+/-]Harry and Jan Hoelscher Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student who has at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • St. Peter’s Parish or St. Paul’s Parish in St. Cloud, MN
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Must also be enrolled full time

[+/-]Arthur J. Kurtzman Sr. Scholarship in Education

  • New incoming student who enrolls as a full time student who graduated from the high school serving Avon residents or the high school serving Rockville residents, provided they attended all elementary grades in either Avon or Rockville, MN
  • Intend to become teachers

[+/-]The James W. Miller Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Incoming first year students from the 11 county Central Minnesota area
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Student should have a good academic record

[+/-]Lula Mische Freshmen Scholarship

  • Incoming first year students enrolling full time who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantages or disabilities, or who are first generation college students

[+/-]Alys Mayman Misho Freshman Scholarship

  • Incoming student in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Demonstration of leadership through extracurricular activities and leadership positions (through high school and community involvements)
  • Preference for students from Central Minnesota

[+/-]Margaret L. Nearly Future Teachers Scholarships

  • Incoming full time first year student who intends to become an elementary school teacher
  • Demonstrated superior academic ability

[+/-]St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club Freshman Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student with good academic ability
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills

[+/-]Ronald G Perrier Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student who ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Intended arts major wtih strong proficiency in athletic performance

[+/-]Lauren Marie Riesgraf Endowed Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student graduating from Maple Grove or Annandale High School (MN) with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Enroll as a full time student and be working to pay for a portion of his/her college education

[+/-]Susan Lynn Webb Scholarship

  • Incoming student with strong participation in activities with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Student should have a good academic record

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