The Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship was made possible because of a donation of $1,000,000 given by a generous Mayville State University friend who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift, received in November of 2011, is the largest single monetary gift ever received by Mayville State University.
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, leadereship development, and out-of-classroom experiences for the scholarship recipients.
Awardees will be non-traditional aged students, 25 years of age or older.
This scholarship is renewable to students who maintain a 2.0 grade point average or greater. With each term, there is an expectation of improvement.
The eligible student must demonstrate a need for funds as evidenced by 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 or 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, degree seeking (associate's or bachelor's level) students who are pursuing the majority of their courses in residence at the Mayville State campus.
Application deadline is February 15 of each year.
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