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Purpose of the Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship is to help non-traditional students achieve their goals. The assistance is especially geared toward those individuals who may be changing their paths in life or those pursuing changes in careers. A special emphasis of the scholarship is to promote the concept of volunteerism, leadership development, and out-of-classroom experiences for the scholarship recipients.

Scholarship Eligibility

Awardees will be non-traditional aged students, 25 years of age or older.

This scholarship is renewable to students who maintain a 3.3 grade point average or greater. With each term, there is an expectation of improvement.

The eligible students must demonstrate a need for funds as evidenced by the information submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The scholarship recipients will work with the director of career services and internships to find volunteer opportunities with community groups, organizations, or departments on campus that suit their future goals. Recipients will be asked to report on their volunteer experiences.

The scholarship may be awarded to those in pursuit of associate's or bachelor's degrees. Students who have achieved the associate's degree are encouraged to apply for assistance in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Those who participate in a varsity sport are not eligible for the scholarship.

Preference will be given to females, but both males and females will be considered.

The scholarship recipients must be full time students at Mayville State seeking their first associate's or bachelor's degree. Priority consideration will be given to those who are pursuing the majority of their courses in residence at the Mayville State campus, but online students are encouraged to apply as well.

 Apply today!

The application deadline for the Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship is March 15. Complete the application in the scholarship portal