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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholarships

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wcenter/scholarships/

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Below you will find information about specific scholarships and how to apply for them. If you have questions please call 507-389-6146, or email sandra.bunde@mnsu.edu

Mary Jane Young Scholarship for Re-Entry Women

  • Learn about Mary Jane Young
  • These scholarships are for $1,000 each. The number of awards varies from year to year. The deadline for this scholarship is April 10, 2015.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Re-entry, single student with custody of children; or re-entry, married who have delayed their own education to raise a family with an inadequate income of their own, from their partner's income, or their partner's income make them ineligible for other financial aid.
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any major attending MSU both fall and spring semesters 2015-2016.
  • In good standing with Minnesota State University, Mankato

How to apply:

  • Print and fill out the [PDF] Mary Jane Young Scholarship form (43 KiB)
  • Write a personal narrative describing yourself, your family, why you are working to obtain a degree, and your plans for the future. What caused you to want to continue your education now and how thie scholarship will help you continue your education.
  • Include an unofficial copy of your college transcripts.

Coplan Donohue Single Parent Scholarship

Learn more about Diane Coplan Donohue. These scholarships are for up to $1,000 each. The number of awards varies from year to year. The deadline for this scholarship is April 10, 2015.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Non-traditional/single-parent student with primary physical custody of children.
  • Commitment to parenting.
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any major attending MSU both fall and spring semesters 2015-2016.
  • In good standing with Minnesota State University, Mankato

How to apply:

  • Print and fill out the [PDF] Coplan Donohue Single Parent Scholarship form (44 KiB)
  • Write a personal narrative describing yourself, your family, your parenting philosophy, why you are working to obtain a degree, and your plans for the future.
  • Include one unofficial trasncript of your college courses

American Association of University Women logoThe American Association of University Women

The Josephine Bowden Scholarship established in 1928 is to commemorate the personality of the beloved and honored charter member Josephine Bowden and the first president of the Mankato Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The Scholarship is for female students in their sophomore or junior year enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Preference is given to those who demonstrate financial need in their application statement. Previous recipients are not eleigible to re-apply.

If you would like to apply, there are copies of the application available at the Women’s Center, CSU 218 or [PDF] print this pdf (45 KiB). Deadline is March 1, 2015. Paper copies only.

Zonta International Advancing the Status of Women WorldwideZonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Zonta International offers a $7000 scholarship for women majoring in business fields. There is also a $1000 scholarship awarded at the regional level and a small award from the Zonta Club of Mankato.

The Zonta International Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are open to women enrolled in as least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master's program in business, leading to a business management career. Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible. The program is designed to encourage women to enter career and seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. Must demonstrate initiate, ambition, and commitment to pursuing a career in business with an outstanding academic record.

See [DOC] application (388 KiB) for additional details. Deadline: April 30, 2014.

See more details in the [DOC] press release (226 KiB) or the Mankato specific Google Docs link

More info can be reached via this link: Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business

General Federation of Women's Clubs Offers Success for Survivors Scholarships

Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors around the country by helping them pursue their education and career dreams through GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship program.

According to studies, a college degree actually decreases the risk factor for domestic violence, and higher education can help survivors obtain careers with better prospects and futures. Established to provide domestic violence survivors with a means to achieve financial and personal independence and channel GFWC members' steadfast commitment to the prevention of domestic violence, GFWC will award eight domestic violence survivors with $1,000 scholarships in June 2014.

A candidate who meets all of the following requirements is eligible to apply:

  • Survived intimate partner abuse
  • Is a ctizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Exhibits strong desire, ability, and determination to complete a training and/or academic program
  • Has a definate plan to use the desired training to upgrade skille for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market
  • Is sponsored by a GFWC club willing to provide support to the student throughout his or her educational experience
  • Is sponsored by a nonprofit, domestic violence service agency willing to provide a recommendation for the candidate

Applications must be emailed or postmarked to GFWC by 11:59pm EDT on January 31, 2014

More info can be reached via this link: General Federation of Women's Clubs Offers Success for Survivors Scholarships

Application Process

Application Instructions (Word | PDF) Link

Application Form (Link)

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