International Student Scholarships

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International Maverick Scholarship

Minnesota State Mankato values the cultural contribution of international students to our campus and communities. All new undergraduate students are automatically awarded the International Maverick Scholarship. The following criteria must be met to maintain the scholarship beyond your first academic year.

  • Maintain valid F-1 or J-1 immigration status
  • Achieve a term GPA of 2.5 or a cumulative Minnesota State Mankato GPA of 3.0
  • Successfully earn/complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester (completed credits are grades A-D and P. F, W, I, IP and NC do not count)
  • Complete 30 hours of volunteer service each academic year

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If you have questions about the International Maverick Scholarship, please email

Global maverick Access Scholarship

Minnesota State University is committed to opening doors to American higher education for students residing in underrepresented countries. To assist students from underrepresented countries, Global Education is sponsoring 20 scholarships for first-year F-1 students from target locations. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 and awarded over 4 years of undergraduate study. Additionally, each recipient will receive personalized help in securing on-campus employment starting their first semester on-campus.

Learn how to apply for the Global Maverick Access Scholarship

Refer-A-Friend Scholarship

Current international students may refer a new prospective undergraduate or Intensive English Program student to enroll at Minnesota State Mankato and receive additional scholarship funding. Upon the prospective student’s enrollment at Minnesota State Mankato, both the current and new student will receive a scholarship for $500.

Learn how to apply for the Refer-A-Friend Scholarship

The Gladys B Olson International Student Endowed Scholarships

The Gladys B Olson International Student Endowed Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate applicants who have successfully completed a minimum of two semesters at Minnesota State Mankato and have at least two semesters remaining before graduation and meeting the following requirements:

  • currently enrolled as a full-time
  • in good academic and student conduct standing
  • valid immigration status and possess an F or J student visa
  • minimum Minnesota State Mankato GPA of 3.20 or higher

Applications are due in early March and recipients are announced in April for the next academic school year.

Award amount: up to $3,500 divided between fall and spring semesters.

Minnesota State Mankato Scholarships

Review our database of additional scholarship opportunities to support you while you earn your degree. Be sure to review the criteria of each scholarship to insure that you meet the scholarship requirements.

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