Students United is accepting applications for the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship for students enrolled in a Minnesota State College or University. To be eligible, students must be a union member or the child grandchild or spouse of a union member. They must be a person of colour, must meet academic standards of the institution of current attendance, must have a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate applicants or a 3.0 GPA for graduate applicants, and must be a full-time student with 12 credits or six credits as a graduate student. Full-time scholarship recipients can receive up to $2500, and part-time scholarship winners can receive up to $1200. These scholarships can be renewed for up to two years at a college level and for up to four years at the university level or two years for graduate work.
Scholarships are useful for a variety of costs typically connected with higher education. These expenses include anything from lab fees to books, transportation, tuition, room and board and much more. These scholarships are usually one-time, or non-renewable payment is given directly to the university. Although in some cases, they can be renewable throughout the four-year courses. Scholarships give a fair and equal opportunity for many people to earn an education. They act as an external financial source for students who have trouble paying for the degree they need in order to enter the workforce and become a contributing member of society.
Students United was established in 1967 and are an independent, non-profit organization funded and operated by students. Students United serves over sixty-five thousand students attending Minnesota’s seven state universities like Bemidji, Mankato, Metropolitan (St. Paul/Minneapolis), Moorhead, St. Cloud, Southwest (Marshall) and Winona. This organization has been a strong voice for state university students on the system, campus, state and federal levels for over fifty years. Students United is recognized by the Minnesota State Colleges and University Board of Trustees as the sole representative of state university students in Minnesota and work on a variety of issues at several levels.
Refer to the below table for more details of the scholarship:
|Educational Level||College and university students|
|Number of Awards||Multiple|
|Application Deadline||June 1|
|Requirement||Completed online form and required documents|
Who May Be Eligible
- Students enrolled in a Minnesota State College or University
- Union members or the child, grandchild, or spouse of a union member
- Must be a person of colour and must meet academic standards of the institution of current attendance.
- A 2.0 GPA for undergraduate applicants or a 3.0 GPA for graduate applicants
- A full-time student (12 credits) or six credits as a graduate student
How to Apply
To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link.
- Personal Essay
- Financial Information
- Letters of Recommendation
- Union Verification
Full-time scholarship recipients can receive up to $2500, and part-time scholarship winners can receive up to $1200. These scholarships can be renewed for up to two years at a college level and for up to four years at the university level or two years for graduate work.
The deadline for applying for the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship is June 1.