Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Winona State University Scholarship Application! We are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 academic year. Application deadline for returning students is February 15, 2020. Application deadline for incoming freshmen is March 1, 2020. * 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 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 wsuscholarships@winona.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,900.00 Cal & Ruth Hopf Scholarship
The Cal & Ruth Hopf Scholarship is created to give assistance to students who aspire to teach, have a passion for learning, desire to energize...
The Cal & Ruth Hopf Scholarship is created to give assistance to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Carl T. Stange Scholarship
In March 2016, the Carl T. Stange Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit and...
In March 2016, the Carl T. Stange Scholarship was established in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,500.00 Class of 1942 Scholarship
The Class of 1942 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate new entering freshmen who possess an ACT composite score of 26 or above and who rank...
The Class of 1942 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate new...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Class of 1944 Scholarship
The Class of 1944 Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are majoring in Education while attending WSU. Criteria 1. Each...
The Class of 1944 Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$800.00 Class of 1948 Scholarship
The Class of 1948 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled...
The Class of 1948 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Class of 1949 Scholarship
The Class of 1949 Scholarship is for full-time freshmen students enrolled at Winona State University. The scholarship is renewable the first eight...
The Class of 1949 Scholarship is for full-time freshmen students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$900.00 Class of 1951 Scholarship
The Class of 1951 Scholarship is for full-time freshmen students enrolled at Winona State University. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Class of 1951 Scholarship is for full-time freshmen students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,200.00 Class of 1955 Scholarship
The Class of 1955 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshman students. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student...
The Class of 1955 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshman...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$700.00 Class of 1956 Scholarship
The Class of 1956 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who graduated from a high school in the United States. Preference will be...
The Class of 1956 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,100.00 Class of 1957 Scholarship
The Class of 1957 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshmen students who have demonstrated financial need through the Winona State...
The Class of 1957 Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate freshmen...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,100.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Class of 1962 Scholarship
The Class of 1962 Scholarship is created to encourage and support incoming freshmen, culturally diverse, and transfer students who attend...
The Class of 1962 Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Cynthia Nelson Scholarship
In December of 2017, the Cynthia R. Nelson Scholarship, in honor of Donald and Elaine Nelson was established with the Winona State University...
In December of 2017, the Cynthia R. Nelson Scholarship, in honor of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Dare Lamberton White Scholarship
The Dare White Scholarship is created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at WSU. This award is in addition to your Presidential Honor...
The Dare White Scholarship is created for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship
The Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Mass Communication/Journalism Option. This...
The Dean Allyn Lanz Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Dr. Robert & Barbara DuFresne Scholarship
The Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship is created to give assistance to students at WSU. Criteria Each recipient must be an undergraduate...
The Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,200.00 Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship
The Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at Winona State University. Criteria 1. Each...
The Dr. Stanley A. Arbingast Scholarship is for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,150.00 Evelyn Stephan Scholarship
The Evelyn Stephan Scholarship is created for freshmen students who graduated from Plainview High School in Minnesota. The student must be the...
The Evelyn Stephan Scholarship is created for freshmen students who...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,150.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 First-Gen Warrior Scholarship
The First-Gen Warrior Scholarship will support and encourage first generation students who have financial need so they are able to begin or...
The First-Gen Warrior Scholarship will support and encourage first...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Fred Mademan Memorial Scholarship
The Fred Mademan Memorial Scholarship was created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Fred Mademan Memorial Scholarship was created for undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,100.00 Gerald R. & Edith V. Fraser Memorial Scholarship
The Edith and Gerald Fraser Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Education program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Edith and Gerald Fraser Scholarship is for students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,100.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Gordon & Hilda Bear Scholarship
The Gordon and Hilda (Mahlke) Bear Scholarship is available to new entering freshman students enrolled full-time at Winona State University. The...
The Gordon and Hilda (Mahlke) Bear Scholarship is available to new...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Guy E. Maxwell Scholarship
The Guy E. Maxwell Scholarship Scholarship is available to new entering freshman students enrolled full-time at Winona State University. The...
The Guy E. Maxwell Scholarship Scholarship is available to new entering...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$5,000.00 Harriet Johnson August Scholarship
The Harriet Johnson August Scholarship was established through her estate plan as an endowed scholarship in the WSU Foundation. This scholarship...
The Harriet Johnson August Scholarship was established through her...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$700.00 Harriette Kussin Memorial Scholarship
The Harriette Kussin Memorial Scholarship was created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time. This award is in addition to your...
The Harriette Kussin Memorial Scholarship was created for undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,200.00 Hazel K. Baab Scholarship
The Hazel K. Baab Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time who meet the criteria for a Winona State University President’s...
The Hazel K. Baab Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$700.00 Hugh & Virginia Capron Scholarship
The Hugh and Virginia Capron Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are preparing for an engineering degree while attending...
The Hugh and Virginia Capron Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 John & Betty Waldo Scholarship
The John and Betty Waldo Memorial Scholarship is created for students who are a current Winona County 4-H member or have participated in the Winona...
The John and Betty Waldo Memorial Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,800.00 Kathryn Dunlay Scholarship
The Kathryn Dunlay Scholarship is created for undergraduate students who will major in Elementary Education. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Kathryn Dunlay Scholarship is created for undergraduate students who...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,800.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$3,500.00 Keith Schwab Family Scholarship
This scholarship encourages and supports students who have declared a major within the College of Business who meet the requirements of the WSU...
This scholarship encourages and supports students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$600.00 Lewis Schoening Memorial Scholarship
The Lewis Schoening Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are active at McKinley United Methodist Church while...
The Lewis Schoening Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$800.00 Marie Krueger Scholarship
The Marie Krueger Scholarship is created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student...
The Marie Krueger Scholarship is created for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Mary Lucille Nelson Scholarship
The Mary Lucille Nelson Scholarship is created for students who have declared an interest in majoring in WSU’s College of Nursing and Health...
The Mary Lucille Nelson Scholarship is created for students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Merchants National Bank Scholarship
The Merchants National Bank Scholarship is created for students who meet the requirements of the Presidential Honor scholarship...
The Merchants National Bank Scholarship is created for students who meet...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Ohlsen Family Scholarship in honor of Marilyn Ohlsen Saathoff Scholarship
The Ohlsen Family Scholarship in honor of Marilyn Ohlsen Saathoff Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Elementary Education...
The Ohlsen Family Scholarship in honor of Marilyn Ohlsen Saathoff...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$4,000.00 Paul Haake College of Science and Engineering Scholarship
In 2013, the Paul Haake College of Science and Engineering Scholarship was established with the WSU Foundation. This scholarship encourages and...
In 2013, the Paul Haake College of Science and Engineering Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$300.00 Peerless Chain Scholarship
The Peerless Chain Scholarship is created for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at WSU. This award is in addition to your Presidential...
The Peerless Chain Scholarship is created for undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,500.00 Ruby A. & Margaret I. Johnson Scholarship
The Ruby A. and Margaret I. Johnson Scholarship was created for incoming Freshmen who have intentions of entering WSU’s Education program and have...
The Ruby A. and Margaret I. Johnson Scholarship was created for incoming...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
2500-3000 Ruth Johnson Scholarship
The Ruth Johnson Scholarship was created for freshmen students enrolled full-time. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be a freshman student enrolled...
The Ruth Johnson Scholarship was created for freshmen students enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 2500-3000
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Samuel & LaVonne Schneider Education Scholarship
In April, 2018, Samuel and LaVonne Schneider Education Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship...
In April, 2018, Samuel and LaVonne Schneider Education Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Up to $1200 Summer Opportunities Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Applicants must meet the following criteria: - Be currently enrolled at Winona State pursuing an undergraduate degree - Be in...
Eligibility Criteria Applicants must meet the following criteria: - Be...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Up to $1200
Deadline03/01/2020
$3,000.00 Thomas Stark Scholarship
The Thomas Stark Scholarship is created for students who have been awarded a Presidential/Academic Honor scholarship. This award is in addition...
The Thomas Stark Scholarship is created for students who have been...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Watkins Incorporated Scholarship
The Watkins Incorporated Scholarship is created for students who have professed an interest in pursuing a major offered by the WSU’s College of...
The Watkins Incorporated Scholarship is created for students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020