All Opportunities

Welcome to the Winona State University Scholarship Application for the 2019/2020 academic year! We will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2019.

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 matched with scholarship opportunities for which you meet the criteria and the system provides additional “recommended” scholarships that may be available to you.
  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. 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 scholarships@winona.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$700.00 Adolph Bremer Scholarship
The Adolph Bremer Scholarship is created for students majoring in Mass Communications at WSU.John Vivian will let us know when to start awarding,...
The Adolph Bremer Scholarship is created for students majoring in Mass...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Federated Insurance Business Leadership Scholarship
The Federated Insurance Business Leadership Scholarship is created to encourage and support students at WSU who are interested in pursuing a career...
The Federated Insurance Business Leadership Scholarship is created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jerry & Jo Stejskal Football Scholarship
The Jerry & Jo Stejskal Football Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are athletes within the WSU Football Program.
The Jerry & Jo Stejskal Football Scholarship is created to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$4,000.00 Jestus Family Scholarship
The Jestus Family Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Education program.
The Jestus Family Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Marilyn & Frederick Foss Scholarship - Chemistry Department
In January 2015, the Marilyn & Frederick Foss Scholarship was established as an annual/endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The...
In January 2015, the Marilyn & Frederick Foss Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Browning Academic Honors Scholarship
The Browning Academic Honors Scholarship is created for students attending WSU.
The Browning Academic Honors Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,800.00 Thomas Leuchtenberg Theatre Scholarship
The Thomas Leuchtenberg Theatre Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Theatre & Dance Department. Criteria • Each...
The Thomas Leuchtenberg Theatre Scholarship is created for students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$500.00 Counselor Education Minority Student Scholarship
The Counselor Education Minority Student Scholarship was created to recruit and retain diverse students in the Counselor Education Department at...
The Counselor Education Minority Student Scholarship was created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Federated Insurance Paralegal/Comm/ Crim Justice Leadership Scholarship
The Federated Insurance Paralegal/Communications/Criminal Justice Leadership Scholarship is created to encourage and support students at WSU who...
The Federated Insurance Paralegal/Communications/Criminal Justice...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 Gina O'Brien Scholarship
In July, 2016, the Gina O’Brien Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In July, 2016, the Gina O’Brien Scholarship was established as an annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$500.00 James and Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship
The James and Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship was established to encourage students who are majoring in Education. CRITERIA 1. Each recipient...
The James and Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jerry & Jo Stejskal Nursing Scholarship
The Jerry & Jo Stejskal Nursing Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in...
The Jerry & Jo Stejskal Nursing Scholarship is created to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Ruth Severud Fish Scholarship
The Ruth Severud Fish Scholarship is for students who have declared an interest in pursuing an Art Education major. Students must have declared an...
The Ruth Severud Fish Scholarship is for students who have declared an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$500.00 James Tews Scholarship
The James Tews Scholarship is created for students majoring in Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS). Criteria A. A student enrolled...
The James Tews Scholarship is created for students majoring in Physical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Bertha & Karl Koehler Athletic Scholarship
The Bertha and Karl Koehler Scholarship is for a female student athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and has financial need. Criteria 1. Each...
The Bertha and Karl Koehler Scholarship is for a female student athlete...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Marlowe Mraz Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jerome R. & Joanne T. Dempsey Memorial Scholarship
The family of Jerome and Joanne Dempsey established the Jerome R. and Joanne T. Dempsey Memorial Scholarship as an endowed fund in the Winona State...
The family of Jerome and Joanne Dempsey established the Jerome R. and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Leslie & Gladys (Sanford) King Scholarship - English
The Leslie and Gladys (Sanford) King Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who plan to teach English upon graduation from WSU. ...
The Leslie and Gladys (Sanford) King Scholarship is created to encourage...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Industry for the Advancement of WSU Composite Materials Engineering (formerly SPE)
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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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
$2,000.00 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
$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
$800.00 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: $800.00
Varies 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: Varies
$800.00 Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship
The Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time who have declared a major in Exercise Science/Athletic...
The Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship is for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $800.00
$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
$2,000.00 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: $2,000.00
$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
$500.00 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: $500.00
$800.00 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: $800.00
$500.00 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: $500.00
$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
$1,500.00 Bernice A. Berg Scholarship
The Bernice A. Berg Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in the pursuit of their education at WSU. Students must meet...
The Bernice A. Berg Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$400.00 Bernice Hills Scholarship
The Bernice Hills Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have declared a major in Education with a 3.0 GPA or...
The Bernice Hills Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400.00
$300.00 Bertha Skifton Tenhoff Elementary Education Memorial Scholarship
The Bertha Skifton Tenhoff Elementary Education Scholarship is for students majoring in elementary education/early childhood education. Students...
The Bertha Skifton Tenhoff Elementary Education Scholarship is for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $300.00
$500.00 Beth & Conway Elton Scholarship
The Beth and Conway Elton Education Scholarship is created to give assistance to adult students (age 30+) who aspire to teach, have a passion for...
The Beth and Conway Elton Education Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$1,700.00 Braden Holst Memorial Scholarship
The Braden Holst Scholarship is for students who have membership in Pi Lambda Phi or Phi Theta Chi. Criteria • Scholastic Standing at Winona State:...
The Braden Holst Scholarship is for students who have membership in Pi...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,700.00
$1,400.00 Bryan & Evan Sage Scholarship
The Bryan and Evan Sage Scholarship is created for students who have declared a Pre-Med or Geoscience major at WSU. Criteria A. A student enrolled...
The Bryan and Evan Sage Scholarship is created for students who have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,400.00
$500.00 Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship
The Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship is for an undergraduate student with a declared major in the HERS Department-Movement Science Option, with...
The Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship is for an undergraduate student with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$500.00 Burl & Nadine Leo Business Scholarship
The Burl and Nadine Leo Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a business degree at WSU. Criteria 1. Each recipient must...
The Burl and Nadine Leo Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00