The purpose of the MSSA Scholarship Program is to build and support Minnesota’s health and human service system through a qualified, committed and passionate workforce in Minnesota and the greater Midwest. MSSA scholarships help provide the financial resources to support students pursuing a career in a health and human service-related field. MSSA awards scholarships in four categories—Undergraduate, Graduate, Diversity (undergraduate and graduate), and, new for the 2024-2025 academic year, the Children and Families Impact Scholarship, funded by the Sauer Family Foundation. Scholarships are also supported by generous donations to the MSSA scholarship fund.
2024 scholarship recipients will receive:
Applicants may apply to multiple scholarships so long as they meet all eligibility criteria. For more information on eligibility, read the descriptions of each scholarship.
- A financial reward, ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 depending on scholarship applied for.
- Free MSSA membership through their first year after graduation.
- Free registration to the 2024 Annual Conference and Expo.
- Recognition in various MSSA communications in 2024.