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M State Scholarship Information – All Campuses

Through the generosity of donors, each campus foundation is able to offer scholarships each year. Scholarship awards vary in amounts depending on donor wishes, with the average award between $500 and upward - some are renewable. Eligibility requirements have been established by donors and the Foundation's Scholarship and Grants Committee. Eligibility requirements for specific scholarships may include enrollment in a particular program or for a minimum number of credits, a minimum GPA, financial need, or status as a veteran, recent high school graduate or returning/non-traditional student.

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Page Education Foundation Scholarship

The Page Education Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Alan Page. The Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant's attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.

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Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to racial minority union members and their families who wish to pursue an education at one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.

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Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

The mission of Wallin Education Partners is to enable college and career success for high-potential Minnesota students with financial need through scholarships, comprehensive advising support, and data-informed collaboration with our educational, business, and philanthropic partners. The vision of Wallin Education Partners is to create a diverse, ever expanding community of scholars and educated citizens with the skills, leadership, and dedication needed to build a stronger tomorrow.

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Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

Hawkinson Foundation Scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to peace and justice. The Board of Directors determines scholarship amounts each year. Undergrad and graduate student scholarships are typically $4,000-5,000 each. High school student scholarships are typically $1,000. Founded in 1988, the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation encourages and inspires the next generation of peace and justice leaders. The Hawkinson Foundation defines peace and justice broadly. Past scholarship recipients have worked on international healthcare, LGBT equality, racial justice, domestic violence, human rights, and health disparities in low-income communities.

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: (1) Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. (2) Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented. (3) Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. (4) Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal - each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $500 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents.

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed over $100 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. APIASF manages three scholarship programs: APIASF's general scholarship, the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander - Serving Institutions scholarship program and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential - despite the obstacles often put before them - to make a significant impact on society. Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

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PFLAG Scholarship

Are you lesbian, gay or bi (or asexual, pansexual, queer, or somewhere in the LGB "family")? Are you trans, gender-expansive, gender-queer or somewhere on (or even off) the gender spectrum? Are you an awesome Ally? Our scholarship program is entering its 15th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all. PFLAG's scholarships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States).

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League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer high school seniors entering their first year of institutions of higher learning. The scholarship application opens annually in January and closes in April with awards distributed in the summer of each year. Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 120 college scholarships totaling $207,500 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) graduating US High School Students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

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Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship

The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. In addition, effective 2016, the Gamma Mu Scholarship Program will award one scholarship annually ("The Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams") to a student from the broader LGBT community. These programs support a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees.

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Queer Foundation

The Queer Foundation's Effective Writing and Scholarships Program awards a scholarship to the winners of its annual essay contest. Winning essays are also implemented into high school curricula as an LGBTQ social awareness tool. Scholarship funds go to students planning to study queer theory.

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National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association

Kay Longcope, the first openly gay reporter to ever work at the Boston Globe, advanced LGBTQ awareness throughout her career as a journalist. The Kay Longcope scholarship seeks to continue her legacy by awarding an annual scholarship to an LGBTQ student of color. Though it is not strictly required, recipients generally major in journalism or communications. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and reporting ability. Interested students must submit five work samples in any media, and complete an assigned reporting project.

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Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund

Maintained by active members in the Pride celebration scene, the Tidal Wave Foundation awards multiple scholarships per year to eligible applicants. Out LGBTQ students, or children of out LGBTQ parents, must demonstrate financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.5 for consideration.

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