Presidential Scholarship and Honors Program

Awarded to selected new students based on GPA, class rank, ACT scores (not required for Fall 2021), 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 These scholarships are renewable for four years. Interviews for finalists will be held in 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 languages you have studied and how long you have studied them. Include languages other than English that you speak at home.
  4. Complete two short essays to help Minnesota State University, Mankato learn more about you.
    • 1A) Please select your first essay from one of the three prompts below:
    • 2A) Please complete the essay from the prompt selected:
  5. Complete your second essay.
    • 1B) Select your second essay prompt:
    • 2B) Please complete the essay from the prompt selected.
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