Minnesota State Mankato values the cultural contribution of international students to our campus and communities.  All new undergraduate students are automatically awarded the Cultural Contribution Scholarship, which allows them a savings of more than $7,000 per academic year in tuition.  The following criteria must be met to maintain the scholarship beyond your first semester.  

  • Maintain valid F-1 or J-1 immigration status 

  • Achieve a term GPA of 2.5 or cumulative MSU GPA of 3.0 

  • Successfully earn/complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester (completed credits are grades A-D and P.  F, W, I, IP and NC do not count) 

  • Complete required number of contribution hours    

If you have questions about the Cultural Contribution Scholarship, please email

The Gladys B Olson International Student Endowed Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate applicants who have successfully completed a minimum of two semesters at Minnesota State Mankato and have at least two semesters remaining before graduation and meeting the following requirements: 

  • currently enrolled as a full-time 

  • in good academic and student conduct standing 

  • valid immigration status and possess an F or J student visa 

  • minimum MSU GPA of 3.20 or higher 

Applications are due in early March and recipients are announced in April for the next academic school year.   

Award amount:  up to $3,500 divided between fall and spring semesters

Minnesota State Mankato Scholarships 

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