Frequently asked questions

Bemidji State Alumni Relative Scholarship

Applications due February 1

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. The BSU Alumni Relative Scholarship is competitive. Not all students who apply will receive an award.

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

  1. Accepted for admission to BSU by February 1
  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.
  4. Carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester to remain eligible.

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

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

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

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

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(218) 755-2599 or
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