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Minnesota State announces 400 scholarships for high demand sector programs

Devinder Malhotra
Devinder Malhotra
SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2018 – Minnesota State today announced the availability of 400 new scholarships of $2,500 each for students enrolling in high-demand programs at state colleges.
The scholarships will be available Fall semester 2018 to new students enrolling at any Minnesota State college in associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs that prepare graduates for careers in high demand sectors including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, and information technology. Scholarship awards are scheduled to be announced on March 30, 2018. Students should check with specific colleges for application deadlines.
Initially funded by a $1 million appropriation from the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are working with business and industry partners to supplement these scholarships through private contributions intended to make higher education even more affordable within these high demand industries.
“Minnesota State develops the talent businesses need in order to continue growing and thriving,” said Devinder Malhotra, interim chancellor of Minnesota State. “We are grateful to the legislature for this investment and look forward to delivering an impressive return for the taxpayers of Minnesota.”

Nov. 1: Scrabble for Scholarships finals


Throw down with Metropolitan State to watch the Scrabble for Scholarships tournament organized by the Annual Fund Drive Committee, to support scholarships awarded through the University Foundation.

The preliminary round begins at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Saint Paul Campus, Saint John’s Hall L5.

Pat Borchert
August Hoffman


Alec Sonsteby
Peter Gawtry


Winners of the first round will play each other in the final round, immediately following. Proceeds go to the Metropolitan State Annual Fund Drive for Student Scholarships.

April 14: Deadline to apply for Foundation scholarships

Please note: The deadline to apply for this scholarship was previously reported as April 24. The correct deadline is April 14.

Metropolitan State University Foundation scholarships are supported by gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations who wish to provide financial assistance to our students. The deadline for students to apply is quickly approaching!

For students looking to obtain financial help, apply for scholarships through the Metropolitan State University Foundation. The application period for the 2017–2018 academic year is now open. Deadline is noon, April 14.

Last year, 144 students were awarded more than $240,000 in scholarships.

For academic year 2017-2018, scholarship applications and the specific criteria are posted on the Financial Aid Web page under “Scholarships.” To view all scholarships, click here. See which might fit for you, as these privately funded scholarships have various requirements. To maximize search results, leave the option fields set to “All.”

Students may submit scholarship applications at any of the four Gateway Student Services locations. Students may also mail completed applications to Metropolitan State University, Attn: Gateway Student Services, 700 E 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106. Emailed applications can be sent to gateway@metrostate.edu and must be from your Metropolitan State email account for personal identification and security with “Scholarship Application” denoted in the subject line. Questions about the scholarships should be directed to Gateway staff at 651-793-1300 or gateway@metrostate.edu.

Apply for Students United scholarships

Students United (formerly MSUSA), is offering five scholarships that most Metropolitan State students are eligible for.

Students United is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1967, which is funded and operated by students.

The scholarships offered are:

Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship
Timothy J. Penny Public Service Fellowship
Elizabeth Pegues Scholarship Matching Program for Students of Color Friends Scholarship
Hull Educational Foundation
Jared P. Stene Student Leadership Scholarship

Click on any of the links above to apply. Deadline to apply is April 1.

Questions can be directed to Carlee Diggins, director of Programs and Alumni Outreach, at cdiggins@studentsunited.org.

University Foundation secures $100k challenge grant

The Metropolitan State University Foundation has been approved for a 2:1 challenge grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Katherine B. Andersen Fund for the university’s Metro Complete Scholarship Program. This means the Foundation receives the grant by raising $200,000 over a period of four years.

The challenge begins July 1, at which point any funds raised for the Metro Complete Scholarship Program will be applied to this grant challenge. To learn more or make a contribution, e-mail giftinquiries@metrostate.edu.

Apply now for Metropolitan State University Foundation scholarships

Scholarship applications and criteria are posted on the cost and aid page under “Scholarships.” Completed applications must be received by noon Friday, April 29. All award decisions will be made and all applicants notified of results by the fall semester payment deadline date.

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