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Nellie Stone Johnson

Nellie Stone Johnson

Applications for the annual Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship, available to minority students from union families, will be accepted through May 1.

The scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. To be eligible, students must attend or plan on attending one of the 31 technical colleges, community colleges or state universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. Eligibility also requires the applicant to be a racial minority and a union member or be the child, grandchild or spouse of a union member.

Scholarships are given each year to students who enroll in two year, undergraduate or graduate programs. Scholarships may be renewed for up to two years for community or technical college programs, up to four years for students working toward a bachelor’s degree, and two years for those enrolled in a master’s program.

Applications and additional information about the scholarship are available online at, or by calling 651-738-1404.

The scholarship program honors Nellie Stone Johnson, a long-time member of the MnSCU system’s board. The endowment is a permanent reminder of Nellie’s contributions to civil rights, human rights and the rights of workers. Monies come from private sources, including alumni, labor unions, company foundations, friends and other supporters.

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