The Charles and Ellora Alliss Educational Foundation Scholarship is available to Minnesota State students with financial need.

Eligibility for Minnesota State college students

  • Scholarships are available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State colleges, enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A., diplomas, certificates and MnTC courses designed to transfer to baccalaureate programs
  • Recipients cannot have already received a baccalaureate degree
  • Recipients do not have to be Minnesota residents
  • Awards may be made for an amount between $500 -$2,000 per year, which may be renewable (but not automatically) until the student has been enrolled for 150% of the length of their program, measured in credits
  • Scholarships will be processed and awarded through the college’s normal financial aid application process, and may be used to meet remaining need after the student has received Pell and/or MN State Grants
  • Recipients will be required to meet with an advisor to create a baccalaureate degree-completion plan – this meeting must occur during the semester for which the award is granted

Eligibility for Minnesota State university students

  • Scholarships are available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State universities
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate-level program of study
  • Scholarships are not confined to students with the highest scholastic rank; the upper 40% of any class are eligible and lower ranks are entitled to consideration

The procedure for selecting recipients of the Alliss Opportunity Grant varies from campus to campus. For more information, please contact your Minnesota State college or university financial aid office.