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 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
$1,200.00 Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School Renewable Scholarship
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual...
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dr. Jim & Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation to encourage and...
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Business Administration – General or Human Resources...
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the memory of Dr. Brynestad and support students who demonstrate the...
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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...
The Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$550.00 Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University...
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550.00
Ended
$550.00 Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The...
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$700.00 Dr. Warren W. & Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for students pursuing the Pre-Professional Program in Pre-Medicine at...
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Duane & Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Mathematics Education program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Duane Petersen Scholarship
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Economics or Finance. Criteria • Each recipient must have a...
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,300.00 Durr and Schroth Scholarship
The Durr and Schroth Scholarship is for students majoring in the Elementary Education program. Criteria 1. Recipient(s) must be an undergraduate...
The Durr and Schroth Scholarship is for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,300.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dustin Kadlec Biggest Heart Award
In March 2016, The Dustin L. Kadlec Biggest Heart Award was established as a fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In March 2016, The Dustin L. Kadlec Biggest Heart Award was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship For International Students
In February 2014, the Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship for International Students was established in the Winona State University...
In February 2014, the Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship
The Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students with a declared major in Physics while attending...
The Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
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
$600.00 Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship
The Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship is created for a woman enrolled either full or part-time at WSU and classified as a non-traditional...
The Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship is created for a woman enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Elmer and Louise Mattila Scholarship in Math and Science
In May 2019, The Elmer & Louise Mattila Scholarship in Science & Math was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship...
In May 2019, The Elmer & Louise Mattila Scholarship in Science & Math...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Eric Barr Scholarship
The Eric Barr Scholarship is created for students who have a declared major in any WSU’s Liberal Arts program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be...
The Eric Barr Scholarship is created for students who have a declared...
  • 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
$2,000.00 Ervin G. Bublitz Sociology & Criminal Justice Scholarship
The Bublitz Scholarship for the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is for a full-time junior or senior undergraduate students who have a...
The Bublitz Scholarship for the Department of Sociology and Criminal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$800.00 Erwin Bachler Scholarship
The Erwin F. Bachler Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time students majoring in the Math Education program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Erwin F. Bachler Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$1,100.00 Ethel & Gordon Holte Scholarship
The Ethel and Gordon Holte Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in the pursuit of their education at WSU. Students must live...
The Ethel and Gordon Holte Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Ethel Ascott Dean's Scholarship- Graduate
The Ethel Ascott Dean’s Scholarship is created to benefit students in the Department of Nursing at WSU. This scholarship is for a master’s student...
The Ethel Ascott Dean’s Scholarship is created to benefit students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship- RN Undergrad
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit students in the Department of Nursing at WSU. This scholarship is for...
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,900.00 Ethel Gage Jessen
The Ethel Gage Jessen Scholarship is established to encourage and support undergraduate students that are patriotic American citizens. Recipients...
The Ethel Gage Jessen Scholarship is established to encourage and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Etta Howell
The Etta Howell Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have declared a major in Elementary Education at WSU. The student...
The Etta Howell Scholarship is created to encourage and support students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,150.00
Ended
Varies Families First Scholarship
In 2012, the Families First Scholarship was established as an annual/endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In 2012, the Families First Scholarship was established as an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$800.00 Farley & Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship
The Farley and Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship is for undergraduate freshman full-time students at WSU. Students must have expressed an interest in...
The Farley and Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship is for undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Federated Insurance Computer Science Scholarship
The Federated Insurance Computer Science Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have declared a major in Computer Science at...
The Federated Insurance Computer Science Scholarship is created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$300.00 Frank & Virginia Tolmie Scholarship
The Frank Tolmie Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Elementary Education program. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The Frank Tolmie Scholarship is created for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Frank Brueske Memorial Scholarship in Digital Media
In November 2019, the Frank Brueske Scholarship in Digital Media was established as a one time scholarship with the Winona State University...
In November 2019, the Frank Brueske Scholarship in Digital Media was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Frank Rocco Memorial Scholarship
The Frank Rocco Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students pursuing their degree in Special Education at WSU. Students must...
The Frank Rocco Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$1,100.00 Fred & Sandy Olson Scholarship
The Fred and Sandy Olson Scholarship is created for students majoring in the WSU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Criteria 1. Each...
The Fred and Sandy Olson Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Frederick & Dina Derocher Communication Studies Mentorship Scholarship in Honor of Professor Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest
The Frederick and Dina Derocher Communication Studies Mentorship Scholarship in Honor of Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest will benefit WSU students majoring in...
The Frederick and Dina Derocher Communication Studies Mentorship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Frederick A. & Marie Jederman Scholarship
The Frederick A. and Marie Jederman Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Social Science History program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Frederick A. and Marie Jederman Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Friends of Ted Foss Memorial Scholarship
The Friends of Ted Foss Memorial Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Criminal Justice Department. Each recipient must sign a...
The Friends of Ted Foss Memorial Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$750.00 Gary Evans Scholarship
The Gary Evans Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in Communications Studies. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate...
The Gary Evans Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Gayle Goetzman-Stolpa Scholarship
In July 2019, The Gayle Goetzman-Stolpa Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit and...
In July 2019, The Gayle Goetzman-Stolpa Scholarship was established with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Gaylia Borror Human Advocacy and Leadership Scholarship
Dr. Gaylia Borror, Winona State University (WSU) Professor Emerita, established the Gaylia Borror Human Advocacy and Leasership Scholarship. Each...
Dr. Gaylia Borror, Winona State University (WSU) Professor Emerita,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,300.00 George & Mary Joyce Scholarship
The George and Mary Joyce Scholarship was created for students who have declared Education as their major. The spirit of this scholarship is for a...
The George and Mary Joyce Scholarship was created for students who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300.00
Ended
$2,400.00 George E. Hajicek Scholarship
The George Hajicek Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Social Work program. Each recipient must be a Minnesota...
The George Hajicek Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Georgia Stiehl Gielau Scholarship
In July, 2019 the Georgia Stiehl Gielau Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit and...
In July, 2019 the Georgia Stiehl Gielau Scholarship was established with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$700.00 Geoscience Alumni Scholarship
The Geoscience Alumni Scholarship is created for students who are majoring in the department of Geosciences. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Geoscience Alumni Scholarship is created for students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,100.00
Ended
$3,500.00 Gil Kraft Scholarship
The Gil Kraft Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Secondary Education program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must...
The Gil Kraft Scholarship is created for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$3,250.00 Glenn & Anita (Sundby) Anderson Scholarship
The Glen and Anita (Sundby) Anderson Scholarship is created to give assistance to students who aspire to teach, desire to energize young minds and...
The Glen and Anita (Sundby) Anderson Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,250.00
Ended