Higher Education


Bemidji State pilots SUCCESS grant program

Bemidji State University was recently selected as one of four institutions within the Minnesota State system to pilot a grant program. According to a release, the $580,000 grant will be used to design comprehensive student support programs and improve completion rates, specifically in underrepresented student populations. Scaling Up College COmpletion Efforts for Students Success (SUCCESS)…


BSU, NTC waive application fees for October

Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College and other Minnesota State colleges and universities are celebrating college knowledge month by waiving application fees for the month of October. College Knowledge Month is a statewide effort to encourage students to take the first steps in their higher education journey. Application fees for qualified low-income students are always…


30 NTC students awarded over $37,000 in scholarships

The Northwest Technical College Foundation awarded $37,500 in scholarships to students at a virtual ceremony earlier this month. According to a release, these scholarships help students with education expenses as they fulfill their educational goals. Around 30 students were awarded scholarships and most received $1,000 scholarships. Almost half of the scholarships went to students who…


BSU to offer new scholarships aimed at “Decolonizing Education”

Bemidji State University is offering a new scholarship to American Indian students who pursue careers in education. According to a release, BSU is partnering with the Red Lake Nation and administer $92,000 in Minnesota Indian Teaching Training Program grants. American Indian Resource Center director Chrissy Koch revealed this year’s program slogan, “Decolonizing Education,” at a…


BSU and NTC awarded grant to help underserved students

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have been awarded nearly $500,000 through the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief grant funding for a project to deliver technology for distance learning to students in need. The three-year, $499,932 grant was written and submitted by American Indian Resource Center Executive Director Chrissy Koch; BSU Chief Information Officer Dr….


BSU Move-in Day

Move-in day at Bemidji State University took place last Thursday, but it was far less busy than usual. On-campus living has been limited to 500 students for the semester, who have on-campus academic or athletic experiences, according to a release. Orientation and Welcome Week included a number of virtual events for students. Current guidance directs…

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