We provide scholarships to minority students with a union affiliation and attending one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Juanita's passion is in the medical field. Serena wants to work in law enforcement. Steve hopes to be an advocate with a degree in public administration. Jing's dream is to be a professor. Higher education shapes the destiny of thousands of colege students each year. The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program supports dreams like these.
The program honors Nellie Stone Johnson, a long-time board member of the Minnesota State University System. The endowment is a permanent reminder of Nellie's contributions to civil rights, human rights, and the rights of work force cultural diversity initiative focuses on the recruitment, retention and graduation of greater numbers of students of color. Evidence has shown that the success of minority students in completing college is in direct correlation to the financial assistance that is available. Scholarships also reduce students' dependence on loans and debt burden. The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program's scholarship monies come from private sources, including alumni, labor unions, company foundations, friends and other supporters.
Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 are given each year to students who enroll in two year, undergraduate or graduate programs.