Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for scholarships?
How do I apply?
From Huskies Scholarships click on Sign In. Use your StarID and password to sign in, complete and submit a General Scholarship Application. That is the first step and may qualify you for some scholarships (does not guarantee a scholarship).
Many scholarships, however, require additional information and you must apply for them individually. They have an Apply button next to them.
Ways to search for “Apply” scholarships include:
- Under Opportunities > Recommended you’ll see a list of system-recommended opportunities based on your general application answers and your student record data. Apply only to those most appropriate for you.
- It is highly recommended that you click on Opportunities > Ours to see the entire unfiltered list of scholarships and then use the Keyword or Filter features (for example, search by your major or minor, interests, extracurricular activities, ethnicity, etc.).
Again, apply only to those most appropriate for you.Under Opportunities > External you will find opportunities offered by non-St. Cloud State University organizations. A link within each scholarship will take you to an external site.
Can I save my general application and come back later?
Why do some scholarships have an Apply button and others do not?
How often should I submit a general scholarship application?
When will I know if I'm going to receive a scholarship and how will I be notified?
Most scholarship committees select recipients within several weeks after the scholarship’s application deadline. Watch for an email to your SCSU email address saying that you’ve been offered a scholarship. It will tell you the offer amount, the semester(s) the scholarship will applied to your tuition, and that you must take additional action to receive the money. IMPORTANT - You must sign in to Huskies Scholarships and Accept or Decline the scholarship offer in order to receive the money. In addition, most scholarships require recipients to submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor in order to receive the scholarship.
You will receive a new email for every scholarship that you are offered and the above actions must be taken for each.
How do I submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor?
The system will prompt you to submit a letter when you accept a scholarship offer. You may type directly into the text box or copy/paste from another document.
Be sincere in your letter, and tell the donor a little about yourself in addition to saying thanks. Know that donors do not select recipients – faculty committees do – but it is because of a generous donor that the scholarship you are receiving exists. Donors contribute because they value education and want to directly help students.
When will scholarships be applied to my tuition?
You can generally expect the scholarships you have accepted to be applied to your next semester’s tuition on the date the Financial Aid Office disburses all aid for that semester. There may be exceptions if a scholarship committee offers a late award after aid has been disbursed. Scholarships will not be awarded retroactively.
Do I have to be enrolled to receive a scholarship?
How are scholarship recipients selected?
Can international students apply for scholarships?
Yes, though several scholarships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Each scholarship states its eligibility requirements. Scholarships based on financial need are determined by the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which international students do not submit.
If I transfer to another school can my SCSU scholarship be transferred?
Who do I contact if I have trouble signing in?
Contact the Help Desk by email email@example.com or phone (320) 308-7000.
Who do I contact if I have questions or problems after I've signed in?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with the scholarship system. The Financial Aid Office can help with questions about your overall aid situation.