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March 4, 2015, Metropolitan State University Foundation privately funded scholarships are now open. The 2015-2016 applications will be accepted through 12 PM on April 17, 2015.

We encourage students to apply for the variety of privately funded scholarships. Applications, requirements and criteria for each have been posted on the Financial Aid website under Scholarships.

Last year, approximately $180,000 was awarded to 160 students. "It is the Foundation's goal to provide scholarship assistance to help ease the financial burden of college," says Deb Vos, Interim Executive Director of the University Foundation. "We are grateful to our many donors whos gifts allow our students to more fully concentrate on obtaining their college degree."

Each scholarship has its own application requirements, and those requirements frequently include an essay.

**Applicants interested in help with an application essay have been encouraged to contact the Writing Center as the tutors will be happy to provide a consultation. Students may Schedule an Appointment. The first time the Center's online scheduling system is visited requires registration (simply click on the "register here" link). Once registered, students can schedule, modify, and cancel appointments. All appointments (face-to-face, telephone, and eTutorials) are scheduled through the online system. Students should be certain to have the requirements for the scholarship(s) they are applying for handy when working with the tutors. Call 651-793-1460 if there are questions or difficulties with the online scheduling**.

Questions about the scholarships should be directed to Gateway staff at 651-793-1300, option 8, or gateway@metrostate.edu

Nov. 6, 2014, Metropolitan State University Foundation's 2014 Scholarship Luncheon on October 16 was a great success. More than 160 persons attended this event, which was sponsored by Travelers at their St. Paul corporate offices. Event Photos!.

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