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
$400.00 Glenn A, Helen Carlson Aldrich & Bruce Carlson Scholarship
The Glenn, Helen and Bruce Carlson Scholarship is for full-time junior undergraduate students who have declared a major in Winona State...
The Glenn, Helen and Bruce Carlson Scholarship is for full-time junior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Gordon Espy Scholarship
The Gordon Espy Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the WSU’s College of Business. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be...
The Gordon Espy Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$2,250.00 Gordon W. Elliott Scholarship
The Gordon Elliott Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in the College of Liberal Arts. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Gordon Elliott Scholarship is for students who have declared a major...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,250.00
Ended
$1,300.00 Graduate Nursing Scholarship
The Graduate Nursing Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have been admitted to WSU’s Graduate Nursing Program Students...
The Graduate Nursing Scholarship is created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300.00
Ended
$300.00 Greg Ballard Scholarship
The Greg Ballard Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time students majoring in the Economics or Finance program. Criteria 1. Recipient(s) must be...
The Greg Ballard Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$800.00 Harriet H. Choate & L.L. Brown Memorial Scholarship
Harriet H. Choate and L.L. Brown Memorial Scholarship is for sophomore, junior, or senior students who have been admitted into the Education...
Harriet H. Choate and L.L. Brown Memorial Scholarship is for sophomore,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Harriet L. Green Elementary Education Scholarship
The Harriet L. Green Elementary Education Scholarship fund will provide an opportunity for aspiring elementary school teachers to carry on the...
The Harriet L. Green Elementary Education Scholarship fund will provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,200.00
Ended
$800.00 Helen B. Imm Scholarship
The Helen B. Imm Scholarship is created for students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources Management,...
The Helen B. Imm Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$1,750.00 Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship
The Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship is created to give assistance to students who aspire to teach, have a passion for learning, desire to...
The Helen Jeanne Helble Memorial Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,750.00
Ended
$1,100.00 Helen L. Klein Memorial Scholarship
The Helen L. Klein Memorial Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in the College of Education. Criteria • Each recipient...
The Helen L. Klein Memorial Scholarship is created for students who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100.00
Ended
$300.00 Henrietta M. Gerth Scholarship
Henrietta Gerth worked at WSU for 38 years, most of those years in the Admissions Office. Friends and Family established The Henrietta M. Gerth...
Henrietta Gerth worked at WSU for 38 years, most of those years in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$400.00 Home Federal Savings Bank Scholarship
The Home Federal Savings Bank Scholarship is created for students who have delcared a major in WSU’s Nursing and Health Sciences...
The Home Federal Savings Bank Scholarship is created for students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$500.00 Hosea L. Perry Scholarship
The Hosea L. Perry Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Social Work program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate...
The Hosea L. Perry Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Howard Munson Family Scholarship for Students in Education
Howard Munson established the Howard Munson Family Scholarship for Students in Education with the WSU Foundation. The scholarship will benefit...
Howard Munson established the Howard Munson Family Scholarship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Isaac Bera Scholarship
The Isaac Bera Memorial Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in History. Preference will be...
The Isaac Bera Memorial Scholarship is created to provide assistance to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Jacqueline & Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship
The Jacqueline and Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in Nursing...
The Jacqueline and Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship is created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500.00 James & Celine Norman Memorial Scholarship
The James and Celine Norman Memorial Scholarship is created for students majoring in the Criminal Justice program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must...
The James and Celine Norman Memorial Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 James & Margaret Browning HERS Scholarship
The James and Margaret Browning HERS Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s School and Community Health program at...
The James and Margaret Browning HERS Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 James & Margaret Browning Nursing Scholarship
The James and Margaret Browning Nursing Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Nursing program. Preference will be...
The James and Margaret Browning Nursing Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500.00 James & Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship
In October, 2016, The James and Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship...
In October, 2016, The James and Phyllis Sands Education Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,400.00 James Opsahl Scholarship
The James Opsahl Scholarship is created for students majoring in the WSU’s Biology program. Preference will be given to students exhibiting...
The James Opsahl Scholarship is created for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400.00
Ended
$1,500.00 James R. & Nancy M. Reynolds Sociology Scholarship
The James & Nancy Reynolds Scholarship is created to support students at WSU. Recipients must be a declared major in B.A. Sociology (first...
The James & Nancy Reynolds Scholarship is created to support students at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 James R. Erickson Memorial Adult Entry Program Scholarship
The James R. Erickson Memorial Adult Entry Program Scholarship fund is to encourage and support adult learners who have never attended college...
The James R. Erickson Memorial Adult Entry Program Scholarship fund is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 James W. & Ann Eljenholm Nichols Scholarship
The James W. and Ann Eljenholm Nicholas Scholarship is created to give assistance to promising students who have declared English as their...
The James W. and Ann Eljenholm Nicholas Scholarship is created to give...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jane Vivian Madsen Mass Communication Journalism Scholarship
The Jane Vivian Madsen Scholarship was created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Journalism. This scholarship will award 1...
The Jane Vivian Madsen Scholarship was created to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Janet & Richard Fitzpatrick Scholarship
The Janet and Richard Fitzpatrick Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Elementary Education. Criteria A. Recipient must...
The Janet and Richard Fitzpatrick Scholarship is created for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Janis Margaret Meyer Scholarship
In December 2019, the Janis Margaret Meyer Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit...
In December 2019, the Janis Margaret Meyer Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Jean Talbot Scholarship
The Jean Talbot Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Physical Education at WSU. The student should show intent of...
The Jean Talbot Scholarship is created for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Jeanette & Arnold Bergler Scholarship
The Jeanette & Arnold Bergler Scholarship is for undergraduate junior or senior students enrolled full-time at Winona State University. Students...
The Jeanette & Arnold Bergler Scholarship is for undergraduate junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jeff & Alison Kusch Accounting Scholarship
In November 2018, The Jeff & Alison Kusch Accounting Scholarship was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In November 2018, The Jeff & Alison Kusch Accounting Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jennifer Nesler/ACJA Scholarship
The Jennifer Nesler/ACJA Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Criminal Justice program. Criteria Each recipient...
The Jennifer Nesler/ACJA Scholarship is created for students who have...
  • 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
$1,000.00 Jerry & Marlene Mensink Elementary Education Scholarship
The Jerry and Marlene Mensink Elementary Education Scholarship is created to encourage and support students seeking a degree in Elementary...
The Jerry and Marlene Mensink Elementary Education Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Jerry & Pat Papenfuss Community Service Scholarship
The Jerry & Pat Papenfuss Community Service Scholarship is created to encourage students to participate in voluntary community...
The Jerry & Pat Papenfuss Community Service Scholarship is created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Jerry Witt Scholarship
The Jerry Witt Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Chemistry at WSU. Criteria A. Recipient must be enrolled full-time...
The Jerry Witt Scholarship is created for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jessie Kaiser Scholarship
The Jessie Kaiser Scholarship is created for undergraduate junior or senior full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.75. Criteria 1. Each...
The Jessie Kaiser Scholarship is created for undergraduate junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$4,800.00 Jestus Family Scholarship
The Jestus Family Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Education program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Jestus Family Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,800.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jim & Caron Nissen College of Business Scholarship
Jim and Caron Nissen established the Jim and Caron Nissen College of Business Scholarship as an annual fund in the Winona State University...
Jim and Caron Nissen established the Jim and Caron Nissen College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jo Stejskal Scholarship for Leadership & Caring in Nursing
The Jo Stejskal Scholarship for Leadership and Caring in Nursing was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
The Jo Stejskal Scholarship for Leadership and Caring in Nursing was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Joan Kangel Madland Memorial Scholarship
The Joan Kangel Madland Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Joan and to support WSU students who participate on the Cheer...
The Joan Kangel Madland Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Joe & Gladys Emanuel Scholarship
The Joseph P. & Gladys M. Emanuel Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are majors in Biology while attending...
The Joseph P. & Gladys M. Emanuel Scholarship is created to encourage...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 John & Edna Fuller Scholarship
The John and Edna Fuller Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Elementary Education program. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The John and Edna Fuller Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$550.00 John M. & Ruth E. Koenig Kamin Memorial Scholarship
The John M. and Ruth E. Koenig Kamin Memorial Scholarship was created to give assistance to students attending WSU. Criteria • Preference for a...
The John M. and Ruth E. Koenig Kamin Memorial Scholarship was created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550.00
Ended