Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Winona State University Scholarship Application! We will begin accepting applications for the 2021/2022 academic year on January 1, 2021. *To view all scholarships that incoming freshmen are qualified for, please click on the “Show Filters” button and scroll and select the “Incoming Freshmen” option.

Through the efforts of the Winona State University Foundation and the generosity of private donors, we offer numerous scholarships each academic year. Scholarship award amounts vary and may not represent total tuition costs. Things considered in the selection process include demonstrated academic success, donor-stipulated criteria, and financial need.

The scholarships listed below are WSU scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. Get started on your scholarship search now. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Sign on the system with your WSU Star ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application and any supplemental applications presented. The system syncs with your data. You are automatically applied to scholarships that you qualify for. Once you have submitted your General Application you can locate additional scholarships that require more information than what was asked in the General Application. Do this by clicking on the “Opportunities” tab at the top left of your screen and selecting “Ours”. Scholarships with an “Apply” button do require additional information. You may filter these based on your department/major/college by clicking the “Show Filters” button on the upper right side of the page.
  3. After you complete the applications, you’re done! If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email to your WSU email address or to your cell phone if you opt in to SMS messaging from us. You can also check on the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact wsuscholarships@winona.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Industry for the Advancement of WSU Composite Materials Engineering
The Industry for the Advancement of WSU Composite Materials Engineering Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in the...
The Industry for the Advancement of WSU Composite Materials Engineering...
  • Deadline: 11/28/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/28/2020
$1,000.00 Adolph Bremer Scholarship
The Adolph Bremer Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Journalism. This scholarship will award 1 $1000...
The Adolph Bremer Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Elaine Vivian Scholarship
The Elaine Vivian Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Journalism. This scholarship will award 1 $1000...
The Elaine Vivian Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
3000 if a full-time student and $1500 if part-time Erika K Scholarship
The Erika K Scholarship is created to assist non-traditional women students attending WSU who, without this scholarship assistance, would be unable...
The Erika K Scholarship is created to assist non-traditional women...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 if a full-time student and $1500 if part-time
Ended
$1,800.00 Marilyn & Frederick Foss Scholarship-Advocacy Center Winona
In January 2015, the Marilyn and Frederick Foss Scholarship was established as an annual/endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. ...
In January 2015, the Marilyn and Frederick Foss Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Mixon Family Scholarship for Bosnian Students
The Mixon Family Scholarship is created to give assistance to promising students who attend WSU. Criteria • Each recipient must demonstrate...
The Mixon Family Scholarship is created to give assistance to promising...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Paul Corrigan Mass Communications Journalism Scholarship
The Paul Corrigan Scholarship is created for Freshmen students at WSU who are majoring in Mass Communications Journalism. This scholarship will...
The Paul Corrigan Scholarship is created for Freshmen students at WSU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Todd Copeman Memorial Scholarship
In July 2015, Robin Honken established the Todd Copeman Memorial Scholarship as an annual scholarship fund with the Winona State University...
In July 2015, Robin Honken established the Todd Copeman Memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,300.00 Verlie Sather Scholarship
The Verlie Sather Scholarship is created for students majoring in the Elementary Education and/or Early Childhoold Education Program. Criteria 1....
The Verlie Sather Scholarship is created for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300.00
Ended
$800.00 William Gresham Memorial Scholarship
The William Gresham Memorial Scholarship is created for students during their first year in the WSU Nursing Program. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The William Gresham Memorial Scholarship is created for students during...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$1,000.00 WinCraft Inc. Community Service Scholarship
The WinCraft Inc. Community Service Scholarship will create a recognition system to encourage WSU students to participate in voluntary community...
The WinCraft Inc. Community Service Scholarship will create a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 WinCraft Incorporated Scholarship
The WinCraft Incorporated Scholarship is created for students enrolled full-time at WSU. Application materials can be found by contacting...
The WinCraft Incorporated Scholarship is created for students enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Winona Friendship Center Social Work Scholarship
The Winona Senior Friendship Center Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Social Work program. One (1) $500...
The Winona Senior Friendship Center Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Winona Health Scholarship
The Winona Health Scholarship is created for freshmen students interested in pursuing a degree in the College of Nursing and Health...
The Winona Health Scholarship is created for freshmen students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dr. Lee Mendyk Memorial Scholarship
In 2019, the Dr. Lee Mendyk Memorial Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. This scholarship will benefit and...
In 2019, the Dr. Lee Mendyk Memorial Scholarship was established with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Harold Vivian Scholarship
The Harold Vivian Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Journalism. This scholarship will award 1 $1000...
The Harold Vivian Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Hugh Ouellette WSU Rochester Center Computer Science Scholarship
The WSU Rochester Center and Dr. Hugh Ouellette Computer Science Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Computer...
The WSU Rochester Center and Dr. Hugh Ouellette Computer Science...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Study Away Diversity Initiative Scholarship
In November 2017, the Study Away Diversity Initiative Scholarship was established with Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In November 2017, the Study Away Diversity Initiative Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$1,000.00 The Geoscience Alumni Leadership Endowment (GALE)
Samuel and Shelby Plitzuweit, Douglas Portis, and Carl Matzek established the Geoscience Alumni Leadership Endowment (GALE) fund to inspire and...
Samuel and Shelby Plitzuweit, Douglas Portis, and Carl Matzek...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$700.00 Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-Led Study Abroad Scholarship
In September, 2018, the Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-Led Study Abroad Scholarship was established with Winona State University Foundation. ...
In September, 2018, the Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-Led Study...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Barbara & Dr. Robert DuFresne Music Education Scholarship
In 2013, the Barbara and Dr. Robert DuFresne Music Education Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an...
In 2013, the Barbara and Dr. Robert DuFresne Music Education Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,100.00 70th Year Local Endowed Scholarship
The 70th Year Local Scholarship was established to support individuals returning to school for further college work; needy and worthy students...
The 70th Year Local Scholarship was established to support individuals...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,100.00
$350.00 Accounting Alumni Scholarship
The Accounting Department Faculty and Staff Scholarship is for students majoring in Accounting. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA. ...
The Accounting Department Faculty and Staff Scholarship is for students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $350.00
$500.00 Accounting Faculty & Staff Scholarship
The Accounting Faculty and Staff Scholarship is created for sophomore or junior students majoring in Accounting at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The Accounting Faculty and Staff Scholarship is created for sophomore or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$2,500.00 Agnes M. Bard String Quartet Scholarship
The Agnes H. Bard Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time and have declared a major in the music program with piano as the...
The Agnes H. Bard Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$2,000.00 Aileen N. & Robert Rice Scholarship
The Aileen N. and Robert Rice Scholarship is created to encourage and support WSU students during the last three years of their college education...
The Aileen N. and Robert Rice Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$1,000.00 Albert Conrad & Marie Posz Scholarship
The Albert Conrad and Marie Posz Scholarship is created for incoming freshman students enrolled full-time at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient must...
The Albert Conrad and Marie Posz Scholarship is created for incoming...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$400.00 Alice & Howard Keller Scholarship
The Alice S. and Howard L. Keller Scholarship was created for female students who have declared a major in engineering, mathematics and statistics,...
The Alice S. and Howard L. Keller Scholarship was created for female...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400.00
$1,000.00 Alumni Nursing Scholarship
The Alumni Nursing Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have been admitted to WSU’s Nursing Program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Alumni Nursing Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$400.00 Amanda Aarestad Scholarship
The Amanda Aarestad Scholarship is for junior year students who have declared an Elementary Education major and have been accepted into the Teacher...
The Amanda Aarestad Scholarship is for junior year students who have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400.00
$500.00 American Society for Quality Scholarship (ASQ)
The American Society for Quality Scholarship will benefit and encourage students to pursue quality as they approach their career, their lives, and...
The American Society for Quality Scholarship will benefit and encourage...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$500.00 Ann R. & Neil K. Sawyer Scholarship
The Ann R. and Neil K. Sawyer Scholarship has a preference for a non-traditional student enrolled full-time who is a nursing major and in good...
The Ann R. and Neil K. Sawyer Scholarship has a preference for a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$900.00 Anna & John Bowers Scholarship
The Anna and John Bowers Memorial Scholarship is for a non-traditional single female student with dependent children, enrolled full-time with a GPA...
The Anna and John Bowers Memorial Scholarship is for a non-traditional...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $900.00
$5,000.00 Annexstad Family Foundation Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to assist needy and worthy students who have been accepted in good standing by the University...
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to assist needy and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000.00
$1000 - $3000 Arnold & Clara Haake Scholarship
The Arnold & Clara Haake Scholarship is created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in engineering, science, or mathematics at WSU. ...
The Arnold & Clara Haake Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1000 - $3000
$900.00 Art & Viola Mattson Scholarship
The Arthur & Viola Mattson Scholarship is for students majoring in elementary education. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be a full-time student...
The Arthur & Viola Mattson Scholarship is for students majoring in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $900.00
$900.00 Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship
The Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship is for graduate students enrolled full-time who have declared a major in the Master of Science in Athletic...
The Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship is for graduate students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $900.00
$1,000.00 Augusta Nelson English Memorial Scholarship
The Augusta Nelson English Scholarship is created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in English. The recipient must maintain a GPA...
The Augusta Nelson English Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$2,000.00 Augusta Nelson Foreign Language Memorial Scholarship
The Augusta Nelson Foreign Language Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Foreign Language. ...
The Augusta Nelson Foreign Language Memorial Scholarship is created to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$1,000.00 Barb and Ron White Softball Scholarship
In May of 2019, the Barb and Ron White Softball Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In May of 2019, the Barb and Ron White Softball Scholarship was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$3,000.00 Barbara & John Heddle Memorial Scholarship for Student Teaching in Special Education
The Barbara & John Heddle Memorial Scholarship for Student Teaching in Special Education is created to give assistance to a promising Special...
The Barbara & John Heddle Memorial Scholarship for Student Teaching in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000.00
$4,000.00 Barbara Schilling Scholarship
The Barbara Schilling Scholarship was established as an endowed scholarship in the WSU Foundation. This scholarship encourages and supports...
The Barbara Schilling Scholarship was established as an endowed...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,000.00
$1,000.00 Bay State Milling Community Service Scholarship
The Bay State Milling Student Community Service Scholarship’s purpose is to create a recognition system to encourage our young citizens to...
The Bay State Milling Student Community Service Scholarship’s purpose is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,000.00 Becker College of Business Achievement Scholarship
The Becker College of Business Achievement Scholarship was established by Warren and Jen Becker to encourage and support a student in the College...
The Becker College of Business Achievement Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$750.00 Becky Morgan Eberhard Memorial Scholarship
The Becky Morgan Eberhard Memorial Scholarship is to encourage and support students admitted into the WSU Nursing Program as a full-time student...
The Becky Morgan Eberhard Memorial Scholarship is to encourage and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750.00
$900.00 Befidi Family Scholarship
The Befidi Family Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in Computer Service, Engineering, or...
The Befidi Family Scholarship is created to provide assistance to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $900.00
$1,000.00 Benchmark Electronics Engineering Scholarship
The Benchmark Engineering Scholarship is for students seeking a degree in Composite Materials Engineering at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient must...
The Benchmark Engineering Scholarship is for students seeking a degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$450.00 Benchmark Electronics Statistics Scholarship
The Benchmark Statistics Scholarship is for new entering freshmen who are interested in pursuing a Statistics major. Criteria 1. Undergraduate...
The Benchmark Statistics Scholarship is for new entering freshmen who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $450.00
$400.00 Berger & Margaret (Buehler) Ostmoe Scholarship
Berger and Margaret (Buehler) Ostmoe Scholarship is created to encourage and support students with any major at WSU. The students must participate...
Berger and Margaret (Buehler) Ostmoe Scholarship is created to encourage...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400.00
$1,625.00 Bernard & Beverly Murtaugh Teacher Education Scholarship
In December 2016, Bernard and Beverly Murtaugh conceived the idea of creating an endowed scholarship in the Winona State University Foundation...
In December 2016, Bernard and Beverly Murtaugh conceived the idea of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,625.00