Please Take Our Free Money. Please.

Posted by on March 21, 2013

If someone told you, “Hey, we have lots of money and we’d like to give you some with no strings attached,” would you turn them down? I have this feeling most of you out there would take it and run. And why wouldn’t you!? Yet, when it comes to scholarship money, sometimes we have to twist people’s arms to get them to apply.

The fine folks in Minnesota School of Business’s  financial aid department basically have to walk students over to their overflowing scholarship board and say, “These places want to give you money. Take their money!” And, oftentimes, students still don’t bite.

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MSB-Richfield’s overflowing scholarships board

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business offers its students tons of scholarship opportunities each quarter. For instance, the Community Service Scholarship is a $2,000/year scholarship that is awarded to two students each quarter. During Winter quarter, the Richfield campus alone awarded close to 150 scholarships to our students.

Our financial aid department wants to help you get money. They really, really do! So, they’ve compiled some of their best tips on how you can take advantage of all that free money people want to give you.

“Write a core paragraph about yourself that includes what you are studying and plan to do with your education after you graduate. Stop in the Writing Center and let them help you beef it up, and then keep it on a flash drive and modify it for each application’s requirements.” – Carol Barta, Financial Aid Officer

“Set up a new email address when you apply for scholarships and for setting up profiles that can be updated.  It is important to do because you will receive a lot of information and don’t want to overload your personal email account.” – Stephanie Aspen, Financial Aid Officer

“Remember that scholarships are free money given to you for school. You should never have to pay for a scholarship or search engine. There is no reason to give your bank account information, credit card or social security number. With so many people searching for scholarships, there are a lot of scams. Be mindful while searching…if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!” – Kelly Running, Director of Financial Aid

And check out some of the college scholarships Minnesota School of Business offers:

  • Scholarships and tuition-free classes for high school students
  • Scholarships for military service members and their families
  • Recognition of activism through community service scholarship
  • Matching scholarship to double the value of private scholarships provided by businesses, civic organizations and other organizations, up to $1,000 per year.
  • Business Alliance Scholarship: Eligible students may receive 10% of the cost of tuition (up to $5,000) if their employers are a Business Alliance partner of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business.
  • Doctor of Business Administration Alumni Advantage Scholarship: Either one or two doctorate-level courses are tuition free for graduates of our MBA program with a 3.5+ GPA
  • Professional Certification Scholarship: Eligible students may get reimbursed for the cost of certain certification examinations.
  • Medical Assistant Certification Scholarship – Eligible medical assistants who are employed and want to take MA286 CMA Review with the intent of sitting for and passing the AAMA Certification Exam receive a reduced $300/quarter-hour tuition rate.
  • Peace Officer Scholarship: Current or retired police officers enrolled in the bachelor’s in criminal justice or master’s in management (criminal justice emphasis) programs may be eligible for reduced tuition, 35% discount off textbooks—and prior learning credit for police academy training and work experience.
  • Globe University International Graduate Fellowship: This scholarship provides for tuition and application fee for two single subject master’s program courses.
  • Senior Citizen Scholarship: Adults age 62+ may take one course per quarter tuition-free (up to 4 courses).

Thank you for your Interest in Minnesota School of Business.