Our Opportunities

To view a list of Minnesota State Mankato scholarship opportunities, click “Ours” under “Opportunities” above. This list shows all scholarships in the system, not scholarships for which you are receiving consideration.

  • Automatch scholarships will appear with “None” listed under the “Action” column – this means no additional action after completing the General Application is required for consideration.
  • The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.
  • Click into an opportunity to see eligibility criteria and any additional question or essay requirements that will be needed for application submission.

Please Note: Listed opportunities are for Fall 2020 and later. Most scholarships for CURRENTLY ENROLLED students are available for application submission during the month of February.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,500 Alan R. Rivard Memorial Scholarship
In Alan’s memory, the Alan R. Rivard Memorial Scholarship was established by his family and friends. Each year an honor graduate from Mankato East...
In Alan’s memory, the Alan R. Rivard Memorial Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline01/15/2021
$7,500 over 3 semesters RISEbio Program Scholarship
The Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology (RISEbio) program is a unique support and scholarship program available to incoming...
The Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology (RISEbio)...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $7,500 over 3 semesters
Deadline02/15/2021
Up to $2,500 Lois B. Hand International Travel Scholarship
The Lois B. Hand International Travel Scholarship was created to support elementary education, secondary education and special education students...
The Lois B. Hand International Travel Scholarship was created to support...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline02/28/2021
Up to $2,000 Lucila Gaetke Elementary Educational International Student Travel Award
Must be an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education, secondary teacher education, or special education, with at least a 3.0 GPA and...
Must be an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education,...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Jim Chalgren Endowment - On-Campus Housing Transgender Support Grant
This grant is to help supplement the costs of living in an on-campus housing room and is awarded to an individual that has shown leadership in the...
This grant is to help supplement the costs of living in an on-campus...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Up to $1,500 Kenneth C. Pengelly and David P. Engen Opportunity Scholarship
Applicants must be students who are enrolled for at least 3 credits in any College of Education doctoral program during the semester for which the...
Applicants must be students who are enrolled for at least 3 credits in...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies William E. Lass Student Research and Writing Award
Applicants must be: Undergraduate or graduate students who have a declared minor or major in History Students who are working on research in the...
Applicants must be: Undergraduate or graduate students who have a...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Diversity and Inclusion Retention Grant
This retention grant is used to assist students from Diversity & Inclusion in covering remaining balances of $1000 or less in the current academic...
This retention grant is used to assist students from Diversity &...
  • Deadline: 08/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/15/2021
Varies Music Talent Grant
Talent Grants are awarded by the Department of Music to first year students in the performance areas of voice, keyboard, strings, percussion and...
Talent Grants are awarded by the Department of Music to first year...
  • Deadline: 08/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/25/2021
Varies Speech & Debate Team Talent Grant
Incoming first-year students and first-year transfer students will be considered based on four criteria: Previous participation in competitive...
Incoming first-year students and first-year transfer students will be...
  • Deadline: 08/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/25/2021
Resident instate tuition rate In-State Tuition Scholarship for New First-Year Students
In our continuing effort to support outstanding academic achievement, Minnesota State University, Mankato will award In-State Tuition Scholarships...
In our continuing effort to support outstanding academic achievement,...
  • Deadline: 09/08/2021
  • Award: Resident instate tuition rate
Deadline09/08/2021
Resident instate tuition rate In-State Tuition Scholarship for New Transfer Students
In our continuing effort to support outstanding academic achievement, Minnesota State University, Mankato will award In-State Tuition Scholarships...
In our continuing effort to support outstanding academic achievement,...
  • Deadline: 09/08/2021
  • Award: Resident instate tuition rate
Deadline09/08/2021
$0.00 Legacy In State Tuition Scholarship
If your parent is an alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato AND you are a resident of a non-reciprocity state, you may be eligible for the...
If your parent is an alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato AND...
  • Deadline: 09/08/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline09/08/2021
varies Workforce Development Scholarships
Previous recipients of a Workforce Development Scholarship at a Minnesota State community college may now apply for an additional year of $2,500 of...
Previous recipients of a Workforce Development Scholarship at a...
  • Deadline: 09/08/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/08/2021
$0.00 Dennis and Helen Klenz Presidential Scholarship
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$2,500 Lynette McCue Belize Scholarship
For a female student who is taking the Fair Trade Study Abroad in Belize (MRKT 494) course (offered in Spring semester only) w/ Dr. Kristin Scott....
For a female student who is taking the Fair Trade Study Abroad in Belize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
Up to $1,500 Alice K. Weed Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Applicants must: Be enrolled in 300 or 400 level courses Demonstrate leadership development in professional and/or community outreach...
Applicants must: Be enrolled in 300 or 400 level courses Demonstrate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
Up to $2,000 Dale and Wilma Johnson Scholarship
Applicants must: Be College of Business majors Keywords: COB; management; marketing; international business; finance; accounting; sales
Applicants must: Be College of Business majors Keywords: COB;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Dennis P. Mulqueeny Scholarship
Applicants must be: Computer Science majors Juniors or Seniors at the time the scholarships are disbursed Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or...
Applicants must be: Computer Science majors Juniors or Seniors at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Up to $1,500 Food Science Lab Endowment - 2017 (Suspended)
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
$1,200 Gary & Wendy Rockswold Mathematics Scholarship
Applicants must be: Enrolled in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology Declared mathematics or mathematics education...
Applicants must be: Enrolled in the College of Science, Engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$1,500 Joanne Adorf Decker Scholarship
Applicants must: Be admitted to the Recreation, Park and Leisure Services (RPLS) major in any of the emphasis areas with at least 12 RPLS credits...
Applicants must: Be admitted to the Recreation, Park and Leisure...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Up to $1,000 Pennington Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship
Applicants must: Be recommended by the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Have strong: – Clinical...
Applicants must: Be recommended by the faculty of the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Ended
$1,500 Rachel Salomonson Memorial Art Scholarship
Applicants must: Be a declared art major pursuing a concentration in painting or drawing Demonstrate an enthusiasm for their area of...
Applicants must: Be a declared art major pursuing a concentration in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Up to $1,500 Robert C. Wright Minnesota Writer's Scholarship
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in any major who will be a continuing student in the upcoming fall semester. Previous...
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in any major who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
Up to $2,000 Rohlfsen Family Scholarship
Applicants must: be majoring in the College of Business be undergraduate students Keywords: COB; management; marketing; international business;...
Applicants must: be majoring in the College of Business be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
$1000-$2000 Thin Film Technology of the Mankato Area Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must: Be juniors or seniors at the time the scholarships are disbursed Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher Have declared...
Applicants must: Be juniors or seniors at the time the scholarships...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000-$2000
Ended
$2,000 Wiseman - COE Recruitment & Retention Scholarship Fund
Scholarships specifically for Teachers of Tomorrow Recruitment and Retention.
Scholarships specifically for Teachers of Tomorrow Recruitment and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Up to $1,500 May and John Gilles Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must: have been accepted into the School of Nursing be entering into their Senior year (400 level) have a minimum cumulative GPA of...
Applicants must: have been accepted into the School of Nursing be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
Up to $1,000 Mel Dove International Business Scholarship
Applicants must be: International Business majors
Applicants must be: International Business majors
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Ended
Up to $1,500 MavCares Student Scholarship
Seventy percent (70%) of Minnesota State Mankato students work during the school year to help pay for their education; the financial challenges...
Seventy percent (70%) of Minnesota State Mankato students work during...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500
$1,500 524HW Aviation Scholarship
Applicants must be: students enrolled in the professional flight program planning to continue their enrollment for the entire upcoming academic...
Applicants must be: students enrolled in the professional flight...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,500 Abdo Family Accounting Scholarship
College of Business Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. The application to apply for a College of Business scholarship is available only...
College of Business Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. The...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$2,000 Abdo, Eick & Meyers Accounting Scholarship
Applicants must: be accounting majors be a junior at the time scholarships are disbursed Keywords: Accountant
Applicants must: be accounting majors be a junior at the time...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
Up to $6,000 Accounting Senior of the Year Award
Applicants must: be accounting majors be seniors at the time scholarships are disbursed Keywords: Accountant
Applicants must: be accounting majors be seniors at the time...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $6,000
Up to $5,000 Alan D. and Barbara M. Hubbard Math, Physics and Chemistry Teacher Education Scholarship
Applicants must: Be students entering their Sophomore year of study Be Math, Physics, or Chemistry students pursuing a secondary education...
Applicants must: Be students entering their Sophomore year of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
$1,500 Alex J Pitcher Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be: Undergraduate students entering senior year or graduate students Chemistry majors Planning to attend graduate, medical or...
Applicants must be: Undergraduate students entering senior year or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
Up to $4,000 Allen and Kathleen Lenzmeier Scholarship
Applicants must: be Pell Grant eligible have an interest in racial diversity be a graduate of a Minnesota high school have a minimum...
Applicants must: be Pell Grant eligible have an interest in racial...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Up to $1,500 Alumni Legacy Scholarships
Applicants must: have a parent or grandparent who graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato be enrolling as a sophomore, junior or...
Applicants must: have a parent or grandparent who graduated from...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Up to $2,500 Andreas American Indian Student Scholarship
Applicants must be students of Native American heritage regardless of full- or part-time enrollment status. Keywords: native, american, indigenous,...
Applicants must be students of Native American heritage regardless of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Up to $2,000 Andrew and Betty Een Music Scholarship
Applicants must be music students.
Applicants must be music students.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,000
$1,500 Anthropology Scholarship
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate level students majoring in Anthropology. keywords: anthropology
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate level students majoring in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
Up to $1,500 Arnold Lund Microbiology Scholarship
Applicants must be: Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Microbiology majors Current students – OR- Incoming freshman with a PSAT of at least...
Applicants must be: Students with a GPA of 3.0 or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Up to $1,500 B.H. and Betty Chesley Business Endowment Scholarship
Applicants must: Be Business majors Have high academic achievements Participate in extra-curricular activities Demonstrate financial need as...
Applicants must: Be Business majors Have high academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Up to $1,500.00 Babe and Chuck Pennington Botany Scholarship
Applicants must be: -undergraduate student pursing a biology major with an emphasis in botany/plant science, -have a least a GPA of 3.0, -have...
Applicants must be: -undergraduate student pursing a biology major with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Up to $2,000 Benjamin and Antusa Bryant Scholarship
Applicants must: Be undergraduate College of Education students entering their junior or senior year in the upcoming fall semester Have a...
Applicants must: Be undergraduate College of Education students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,000
$1,500 Benjamin Dirckx Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be: Automotive Engineering Technology majors Keywords: CSET; AET
Applicants must be: Automotive Engineering Technology...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
Up to $2,000 Bert E. Burns Geography Field Studies Award
Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Geography who will complete a field study project developed by the Geography Department...
Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Geography who will...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Up to $1,500 Bert E. Burns Geography Scholarship
Applicants must be: undergraduate students or students majoring in Geography students who demonstrate academic achievement and activity in...
Applicants must be: undergraduate students or students majoring in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,500
$1,750 Bill Anderson Leadership Scholarship
The Bill Anderson Leadership Scholarship recognizes one BSSW student and one MSW student who plan to pursue a career as a generalist (BSSW) or...
The Bill Anderson Leadership Scholarship recognizes one BSSW student and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,750