About Alumni Relative Scholarships

Complete the scholarship biography by February 1. 

What is the BSU Alumni Relative Scholarship program?

The Alumni Relative Scholarship program, sponsored by the BSU Alumni & Foundation, provides $1,000 scholarships to a limited number of students attending BSU who are relatives of contributing alumni. Scholarships are made possible by the 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 program is not part of the university’s financial aid / FAFSA application process.   


How do students apply?

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

1.     Accepted for admission to BSU by Feb. 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 $50 to the BSU Alumni & Foundation in the past year.

3.     Submit a completed scholarship application, including a personal statement, by Feb. 1.

4.     Carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester to remain eligible.


What if the relative is not a contributing alum?

The relative can become a contributor by contributing $50 or more to the Alumni & Foundation before Feb. 1. Donations can be mailed to: BSU Alumni & Foundation, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE #17, Bemidji, MN 56601-2699. Donations also can be made online.

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 each new academic year.

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