Presidential Scholarship and Honors Program

Awarded to selected new students based on class rank, ACT scores, recommendations, leadership, personal essays and interviews. Students must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class or hold a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and have an ACT composite score of 26 or greater (or rank highest in their high school class) to be considered. These scholarships are renewable for four years. On-campus interviews for finalists will be held in November or February.

By completing this application you are also automatically being considered for the Honors Program. You may choose to opt out of consideration by answering “Yes” to the honors opt out question. For more information about the Honors Program please visit:

$20,000 over 4 years ($5,000 per year)
New Student Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. If you have chosen an academic major, please list, or indicate that you are undecided.
  2. List any Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) coursework, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations you plan to take or have taken. If you have participated in one of these and have your score or grade, please list this.
  3. List any classical or modern languages you have studied and how long you have studied them. Include languages other than English that you speak at home.
  4. Please list the information for all parents/step-parents who are Minnesota State Mankato graduates.
  5. E1. Minnesota State Mankato encourages its students to engage in big ideas and real world thinking. What is one big idea that you would like to champion as a future leader? Why is this idea important to you? Who do you need to work with to be successful? How do you think your university studies will assist you in furthering your understanding of the issue?
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