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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

MAX Scholarship Program

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The MAX Scholar Program welcomes the 2014-15 MAX Scholars! 

The MAX Scholarship Program is a comprehensive scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation to provide a Mentored Academic EXperience for success in biology, computer science, engineering and mathematics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Twenty six scholarships of $5000 will be awarded annually. To qualify, students must be a declared major in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, or Statistics, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, demonstrate financial need using the FAFSA process, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented students in these departments including women, non-traditional students and students who have attended or are attending a community college and planning to transfer to MSU.

Scholars can renew their $5,000 individual scholarships for up to three years. In addition, the program will include career planning workshops, seminars by industry partners, opportunities to put theory into practice in industrial settings, and professional development opportunities.

Scholars attend a weekly seminar and participate in interdisciplinary projects, peer-mentoring and professional development activities.  Scholars are also involved with internships and research projects.

 The MAX Scholarship Program has received follow up funding from the National Science Foundation, securing scholarships through academic year 2014-15!  Support for MAX Scholarships is through NSF grants DUE-0631111 and DUE-1060659.