All Opportunities

Welcome to the Bemidji State University Scholarship Opportunities Page!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships which require an application, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
To Be Determined "Dr B" - W.F. Bornschlegl Scholarship
Jr, Sr Education major w/ 3.25 gpa and FA need.
Jr, Sr Education major w/ 3.25 gpa and FA need.
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Aalberts Memorial Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; with priority given to a transfer student from two year campuses within the state of Minnesota with minimum 3.2 GPA...
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; with priority given to a transfer student...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Adam Ley Memorial Scholarship
Junior or Senior Nursing major with demonstrated leadership and compassion in and out of the classroom.
Junior or Senior Nursing major with demonstrated leadership and...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Al Clark Scholarship
Up to two “Al Clark Scholarships”, to BSU Junior or Senior students majoring in Business, Education, Engineering, Science or Math with preference...
Up to two “Al Clark Scholarships”, to BSU Junior or Senior students...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Alexander and Ardell Nadesan Scholarship
$500 award to a Political Science major.
$500 award to a Political Science major.
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Alpha Nu Omega/Alpha Tau Omega Scholarship
The annual award(s) shall be made with preference in the following order: 1. Children, grandchildren or other relatives of individuals who were...
The annual award(s) shall be made with preference in the following...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Alumni Relative Scholarship
Alumni Relative Scholarship: Awarded to relatives of active BSU Alumni Association members.
Alumni Relative Scholarship: Awarded to relatives of active BSU Alumni...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Amelia Dalzatto Nursing Scholarship
Student admitted to BSU nursing program. Review of GPA, financial need & abilities.
Student admitted to BSU nursing program. Review of GPA, financial need...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined American Indian Alumni Scholarship
American Indian student in their junior or senior year at BSU. Eligible candidates must be registered as full-time students with a minimum 2.5...
American Indian student in their junior or senior year at BSU. Eligible...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Anderson Family Scholarship
Selected by Oak Hills Christian College. Recipient must be a student or employee of Oak Hills Christian College attending classes at Bemidji...
Selected by Oak Hills Christian College. Recipient must be a student...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Andi and Mike Garrett Geographic Education Scholarship
To the Outstanding Junior majoring in Geography and minimum overall GPA of 3.0. A student meeting the same class standing and GPA requirement...
To the Outstanding Junior majoring in Geography and minimum overall GPA...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Anita Carlson Memorial Scholarship
Mass Communications major with caring attitude towards others.
Mass Communications major with caring attitude towards others.
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Annie B. Henry African American Scholarship
Junior or Senior, Major in Elementary Ed or Secondary Ed, 2.8 GPA, and African American student enrolled full time. Should there be no African...
Junior or Senior, Major in Elementary Ed or Secondary Ed, 2.8 GPA, and...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Annie M. Czarnecki Scholarship
Open to all new and returning undergraduate students. Selection committee recommends essay and FAFSA submission for consideration.
Open to all new and returning undergraduate students. Selection...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Aquatic Biology Scholarship
Selected by the Biology Department
Selected by the Biology Department
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Barbara R. Hanus Leadership Scholarship
Junior or Senior in the Art and Design Program with a 3.00 cumulative GPA and is working toward completing the Digital and Exhibit Design emphasis...
Junior or Senior in the Art and Design Program with a 3.00 cumulative...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
$2,000.00 Beltrami County Behavioral Health Scholarship
The recipients of this award must be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Social Work, Nursing or Psychology. Recipients must have graduated...
The recipients of this award must be a sophomore, junior or senior...
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  • Award: $2,000.00
To Be Determined Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter Lakeside Scholarship
New incoming freshman students from the Bemidji Area, who reside within 30 miles of Bemidji or attends school within 30 miles of Bemidji, minimum...
New incoming freshman students from the Bemidji Area, who reside within...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship
New incoming freshman students from the Bemidji Area, who reside within 30 miles of Bemidji or attends school within 30 miles of Bemidji, minimum...
New incoming freshman students from the Bemidji Area, who reside within...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bemidji Area Retention Scholarship
Preference for students living in the Bemidji “area” (about a 40 mile radius of Bemidji). Preference to Elem/Secondary Education, Music, or Science...
Preference for students living in the Bemidji “area” (about a 40 mile...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bemidji Rotary Scholarship
BSU student who is a U.S. citizen and either active in Rotaract or is a child/grandchild of an active Rotarian. Applicants will be judged on an...
BSU student who is a U.S. citizen and either active in Rotaract or is a...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Ben Miller Scholarship
For a Junior or Senior Accounting major, based on GPA and extracurricular activities.
For a Junior or Senior Accounting major, based on GPA and...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bender Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student with 3.0+ GPA and majoring in Applied Psychology. Preference for female student 25 or older. If a graduate...
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student with 3.0+ GPA and majoring in...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bernice Lena Fairbanks Antell American Indian Scholarship
Undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) American Indian student with minimum GPA of 2.5. Further consideration to enrolled members of the...
Undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) American Indian student with...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bertha Christianson Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; majoring in Elementary Education with 2.5+ GPA. Preference for students studying art, music or physical education...
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; majoring in Elementary Education with 2.5+...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bertha Evenson Memorial Fund
One or more students majoring in Nursing with financial need. Preference to students who indicate they plan to work in rural areas after graduation.
One or more students majoring in Nursing with financial need. ...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
$0.00 Betti Lagather Sherman and Ken (Babe) Sherman Scholarship
The recipient of the award shall be a current student eligible for the work study program.
The recipient of the award shall be a current student eligible for the...
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  • Award: $0.00
TBD Betty Murray Music Scholarship
Scholarship(s) are for students in the music department at BSU with a preference for students who are studying piano. If no appropriate candidate...
Scholarship(s) are for students in the music department at BSU with a...
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  • Award: TBD
To Be Determined Beulah Gregoire Scholarship
Physical Education major, minimum GPA of 3.0, exhibit professional leadership qualities, creative talents and/or campus contributions through...
Physical Education major, minimum GPA of 3.0, exhibit professional...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Beverly Henriques Lakeside Scholarship
Admissions to award.
Admissions to award.
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Bezhigoogahbow Ojibwemowin (Larry Aitken) Scholarship
The recipient(s) of this award shall be an incoming or returning student pursuing a major or minor in Ojibwe Language and maintaining a GPA of 2.5...
The recipient(s) of this award shall be an incoming or returning student...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Boris and Caroline Andrican Scholarship
For an undergraduate student(s) of at least Junior Class status, with at least a 3.25 GPA and a declared major in elementary education. In order...
For an undergraduate student(s) of at least Junior Class status, with at...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined BSU Distance Learning Scholarship
Open to all Distance Learning students, awarded at the discretion of the Dean of Distance Learning
Open to all Distance Learning students, awarded at the discretion of the...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined BSU Foundation General Scholarship
Criteria determined annually based on most pressing scholarship needs of the University. All students are welcome to apply.
Criteria determined annually based on most pressing scholarship needs of...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined BSU Fund for the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Caroline Czarnecki Biology Scholarship
Student attending or entering BSU and majoring in Biology
Student attending or entering BSU and majoring in Biology
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Celeste Jacobson Sperl & Duane A. Sperl Scholarship
Recipient shall be an English major. Preference given to a student in their 2nd year or 3rd semester at BSU with a 3.0 GPA or higher and whose...
Recipient shall be an English major. Preference given to a student in...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Charles Aldrich Business Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student majoring in Business Administration with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student majoring in Business Administration...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Charles Fuchsman Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who is majoring in Environmental Studies with minimum 3.25 GPA.
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who is majoring in Environmental Studies...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Charles S. Holt Memorial Scholarship
Junior or Senior majoring in Aquatic Biology. Preference to volunteers in Aquatic Biology. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Junior or Senior majoring in Aquatic Biology. Preference to volunteers...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Chet and Naomi Swedmark Family Scholarship
Graduates of Bemidji High School who are currently attending or entering BSU. Awarded based on BSU’s student recruitment and retention program...
Graduates of Bemidji High School who are currently attending or entering...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Christine E. Janda Scholarship
One half of the annual Christine E. Janda Scholarships shall be awarded to students who meet the criteria established for admission in the...
One half of the annual Christine E. Janda Scholarships shall be awarded...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined CliftonLarsonAllen Accounting Scholarship
Junior or Senior with minimum 3.5 GPA, Accounting major with intent to go into public accounting
Junior or Senior with minimum 3.5 GPA, Accounting major with intent to...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Constance Simenson-DeKrey Scholarship
Selected by the Beltrami County 4H Council. Incoming student who is or was an active in Beltrami County 4H *needs supplemental
Selected by the Beltrami County 4H Council. Incoming student who is or...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Criminal Justice Scholarship
Junior or Senior majoring in Criminal Justice with minimum 2.5 GPA.
Junior or Senior majoring in Criminal Justice with minimum 2.5 GPA.
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Darwin Thorbeck Memorial Scholarship
Graduate of Bagley High School, declared major of Computer Science or Computer Information Systems, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale....
Graduate of Bagley High School, declared major of Computer Science or...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined Dave Sorensen Business Scholarship
Graduate from a Minnesota High School. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students from Northern Minnesota. Recipients are required...
Graduate from a Minnesota High School. Preference for this scholarship...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined David & Kathryn Sorensen Leadership Endowment
Junior or Senior full time student in good academic standing, with an academic minimum grade point average of 2.70. The recipient should be a...
Junior or Senior full time student in good academic standing, with an...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined David and Dianne Parnow Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior BSU student from rural Minnesota (communities with populations of less that 15,000) with demonstrated financial need.
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior BSU student from rural Minnesota...
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  • Award: To Be Determined
To Be Determined David and Margaret Tiffany Family Scholarship
One or more scholarships shall be provided annually. To be eligible to receive the David and Margaret Tiffany Family Scholarship, the student must...
One or more scholarships shall be provided annually. To be eligible to...
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  • Award: To Be Determined