Holly J. Melander Memorial Scholarship

The Holly Melander Scholarship is created for undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior students enrolled full-time. Recipient must be a declared B.A. (non-teaching) major or minor in WSU’s Communication Studies program.


1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full— time (minimum 12 credit hours) at Winona State University.
2. Each recipient must be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior and be in good standing at Winona State University with a minimum grade point average (g.p.a.) of 2.5 (4.0 = A).
3. Each recipient must be a declared B.A. (non-teaching) major or minor in Winona State University’s Communication Studies Program.
4. Each applicant must demonstrate an interest in cultural diversity by writing an essay on “The Value of Cultural Diversity and What It Means to Me.”

Communication Studies Department
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay describing the following your education/career goals and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals.