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 fieldSerena wants to work in law enforcement.  Steve hopes to be an advocate with a degree in public administrationJing's dream is to be a professor.  Higher education shapes the destiny of thousands of college 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. 

Celebrate 30 years of giving with us!

30 scholarships to be given in 2017

2017 marks the anniversary of the 30th year that Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship has been helping students reach their goals. We commit to raising enough funds to provide 30 students with scholarships in 2017. We can't do it alone. Will you help? #nsj30

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students who enroll in two year, undergraduate or graduate programs.

Double your Impact! We have Matching Grants that total $450!

Please give generously on Give the the Max Day. The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship fund's board of directors have $450 to double the impact we have at giving out additional scholarships for next year.

Please give generously! Thank you.

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