The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship awards Minnesota State students for their lifelong community service commitments, recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and promotes their growth as community leaders. Scholarship awards of $1,500 each are given out twice annually. Applicants must be enrolled at a Minnesota State college or university for at least one semester prior to applying, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have performed community service/have volunteer experience within your community.
Led by Minnesota State University students, we are the inclusive voice for all future, current, and former students. We actively work to represent and support Minnesota State University students and advocate at a local, system, state, and federal level for higher education policies that make a positive impact for our students and communities. Our vision is to create the model of inclusive higher education policies and leadership. Our goal is to ensure higher education is rooted in student voices and student needs.