Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now being accepted.
Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.


  1. School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) institution.
  2. Union Affiliation: The applicant must be a union member or the child,grandchild or spouse of a union member.
  3. Ethnicity: The applicant must be a racial/ethnic group member.
    "Racial/ethnic group member" is defined by the MnSCU Diversity and Multiculturalism Office (and for this scholarship) to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native.
  4. Academic Standards: The applicant must meet academic and admission standards of the institution he/she is attending. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for undergraduate students and 3.0 grade point average for graduate students to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  5. Credits Required: Full time status for undergraduate students is twelve (12) credits or more and graduate students is six (6) credits or more. Parttime status for undergraduate students is 6-11 credits.
  6. Awards: Full-time scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,200 and Parttime scholarship recipients will be awarded $500.

Applications must be POSTMARKED no later than June 1, 2017 to be considered.