Frequently asked questions

Bemidji State Alumni Relative Scholarship

Applications due February 1, 2020

What is the BSU Alumni Relative Scholarship?

The Alumni Relative Scholarship program provides $1,000 scholarships to a limited number of students attending BSU who are relatives of contributing alumni. Scholarships are made possible by alumni of BSU who contribute to The Lakeside Fund.

The number of scholarships awarded every year is determined by available funds.

How do students apply?

To apply for an Alumni Relative Scholarship, students must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Accepted for admission to BSU by February 1, 2020
  2. Be the child, grandchild, sibling, first cousin, niece (great niece),      nephew (great nephew), aunt/uncle or parent of an alum who has contributed at least $75 to the BSU Alumni & Foundation in the past year.
  3. Submit a completed scholarship application by February 1, 2020
  4. Carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester to remain eligible.

What if the relative is not a contributing alumni?

The relative can become a contributor by donating $75 or more to the Alumni & Foundation before February 1, 2020.

Becoming a contributing alumni comes with a number of valuable benefits.

Donations can be mailed to:
BSU Alumni & Foundation
1500 Birchmont Drive NE #17
Bemidji, MN 56601

Donations also can be made online or by calling (218) 755-3989

How are scholarship recipients selected?

A committee of Alumni & Foundation board members selects recipients based on information applicants provide about their areas of ability, talent and circumstance.

Do recipients need to apply every year?

Yes, a student must reapply for the Alumni Relative Scholarship each academic year.

What if I have additional questions?

Get in touch with us! 

(218) 755-3989 or
toll-free at (877) 278-2586



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