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scholarship name

Penny Program Fellowship

due date

November 1st and April 1st

criteria

Any Minnesota State undergraduate or graduate student interested in a public service internship is eligible for Fellowship candidacy.  

Internship may not be already underway at the application deadline

GPA 

2.5+

amount

$2,500/$5,000


November 1st and April 1st

Any Minnesota State undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to community service is eligible. Students must have completed at least one semester at a Minnesota State college or university.

2.5+

$1,500


April 1st

Any Minnesota State undergraduate student who has completed at least 24 credits by the end of the current academic year

Plan to register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester at a Minnesota State university for the upcoming academic year.

2.5+

$2,000


April 1st

A junior or senior at a Minnesota State university, having completed at least two academic years (30 semester credits)

Exhibit a special or unique financial need that would prohibit continuing their education 

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$500

 


April 1st

Provides one student at each of the state universities a $500 award in the spring of each year

Recommendations are provided by the state universities.

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$500


April 1st

 

A student of color

A Minnesota resident and graduated from a Minnesota high school or any Minnesota community or technical college

Unconditionally accepted at one of the seven Minnesota State Universities

Have received a scholarship from a Minnesota-based civic, religious, fraternal, social or nonprofit youth-serving organization

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matching up to $1,000


April 1st

Attending a Minnesota State University

Expectation of completing a four-year program leading to a degree

Must be a graduate of one of the St. Paul public senior high schools 

Scholarship used for tuition and fees, books, and supplies

Eligibility for no more than two semesters of financial assistance

 

2.5+

$4,000 -

$2,000 per semester

 

 


For questions please contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach, Carlee Diggins, at cdiggins@studentsunited.org

 

Penny Program


Penny Program


penny program. 


 

Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship

The purpose of the Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship is to recognize Minnesota State college and university students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and to promote their growth as community leaders.

Scholarships of $1,500 will be given out in the fall and spring of each year.

Timothy J. Penny State & Federal Public Service Fellowship

state public service fellowship

The purpose of the Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship is to provide Minnesota State College and University students with the financial opportunity to grow as public servants through participation in state or local government internships.  

Fellowships of $2,500 each will be given out to students for legislative internships or an internship in Minnesota at a state agency.

Once a fellowship is granted, the successful applicant has up to one year to implement an internship activity.  The Board will require confirmation from the supervisor of the internship before funds will be released.  

federal public service fellowship

The purpose of the Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship is to provide Minnesota State College and University students with the financial opportunity to grow as public servants through participation in federal government internships in the Washington, DC area.  

Fellowships of $5,000 each will be given out to students for internships in Washington D.C.

Once a fellowship is granted, the successful applicant has up to one year to implement an internship activity.  The Board will require confirmation from the supervisor of the internship before funds will be released. 

 

For more infomration or questions contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org

Pegues


Pegues


Elizabeth Pegues Scholarship Matching Program for Students of Color


 

This scholarship was created to ensure students of color might have greater access to a four-year baccalaureate education at one of the Minnesota State's seven state universities. This program consists of seven matching scholarships, up to $1,000 awarded annually to students who are Minnesota residents and are enrolled or have been unconditionally accepted at a State University who have received a scholarship from a Minnesota-based civic, religious, fraternal, social or nonprofit youth-serving organization. Criteria include that the student must 1) be a student of color, 2) be a Minnesota resident and graduated from a Minnesota high school or any Minnesota community or technical college, 3) be unconditionally accepted at one of the seven Minnesota State Universities, 4) have received a scholarship from a Minnesota-based civic, religious, fraternal, social or nonprofit youth-serving organization

 For more information please contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach, Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org.

Jared P. Stene


Jared P. Stene


JARED P. STENE STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP


 

Jared’s time with us was too short. Jared died in November 2007 from liver failure due to complications from Wilson’s disease. He was 22 years old.

Jared Paul Stene led his peers in advocacy for public higher education and was able to make a real and lasting impact during the all too short time he had here with us. In an effort to recognize Jared’s leadership, Students United created a scholarship in Jared’s name. 

The scholarship is awarded to students attending Minnesota State universities who share Jared’s leadership and passion for student advocacy. 

It is the goal of Students United and the scholarship board that we are able to create an endowment for this scholarship program so that it, along with the spirit and purpose with which Jared lived, goes on forever.

To be eligible for the Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a Minnesota State undergraduate student who has completed at least 24 credits by the end of the current academic year
  • You plan to register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester at a Minnesota State university for the upcoming academic year
  • You maintain a GPA of at least 2.5

past winners

2014: 

2015: 

Amber Hamm - Metropolitan State University

Daniela Guerrero Kossows

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2016: 

Kassandra Klasen - St. Cloud State University

Oluwatobi (Tobi) Oluwagbemi - St. Cloud State University

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2010: 

Cheree Johnson - Bemidji State University

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2011: 

Jessica Ann Remhof - Minnesota State University, Moorhead

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2012: 

Francis Ray Cristobal - Metropolitan State University

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2013:

Daniel Badalamente - Winona State University

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For more infomration or questions contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org

Hull Educational Foundation


Hull Educational Foundation


Hull Educational Foundation Scholarship


 

Students United recently accepted funds from the Orson A. Hull and Minnie E. Hull Educational Foundation for a new scholarship. We are very excited to obtain the Hull Educational Foundation Scholarship and assist more students throughout Minnesota State universities with financial assistance for their educational pursuits. 

The due date for the Hull Educational Foundation scholarship is April 1st, 2017. The guidelines are as follows:

  1. A grade point average of 2.5 or above
  2. Attending a Minnesota State university
  3. Expectation of completing a full 4 year program leading to a degree
  4. Must be a graduate of one of the St. Paul Public Senior High Schools
  5. Scholarship will be used for tuition and fees, and/or books and supplies

$2,000 per semester will be awarded to recipients. The scholarship eligibility is for no more than two semesters of financial assistance. Applications will be posted at the start of spring semester. 

For more infomration or questions contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org

Friends


Friends


Friends Scholarship.


 

Scholarship awards are given in $500 increments to students attending a Minnesota State University who have completed at least two academic years (30 semester credits) and exhibit special or unique financial need that may keep them from continuing their education pursuits. Criteria include that the student must 1) be a junior or senior at a Minnesota State University, having completed at least two academic years (30 semester credits) and 2) exhibit a special or unique financial need that would prohibit continuing their education pursuit and provide a written description of their unique financial need.

For more information contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org

Robert L. Carothers


Robert L. Carothers


Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award


 

The Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award was created to acknowledge Chancellor Carothers’ outstanding contributions to the Minnesota State University System, and to higher education in Minnesota, by providing a way to highlight the work of student writers at Minnesota’s state universities.  This endowment provides one student at each of the state universities a $500 award in the spring of each year. Recommendations are provided by the State Universities. 

This endowed scholarship was created to recognize and reward students who are interested in writing and who excel as writers.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a state university
  • Applicant must be interested in and excel in writing
  • There is no restriction regarding major, year of study or financial need. 

Upon selection, the state university will provide Students United with the recipient's name, grade point average, degree and a sample of the student's writing. At that point Students United will send the scholarship check to the university.

Recommendations for recipients of this award from Minnesota State Universities are accepted through April 1st, 2017. For more information please contact the Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach, Carlee Diggins at cdiggins@studentsunited.org.

past winners

2016 winner: Brooke Lodien - Minnesota State University, Mankato