Merit-based scholarships awarded by the University of Minnesota are highly competitive. We encourage students to pursue community and organizational scholarship opportunities in addition to our University-sponsored scholarships. Many companies and organizations sponsor scholarships to support students and defray the costs of a college education. We have compiled this list of additional opportunities to pursue scholarship support. The list provides a sampling of scholarship awards provided by organizations outside the U of M. Please note that the University of Minnesota is not affiliated with these scholarship sources.
We especially encourage you to seek out scholarships that may be available in your home community. Civic groups, churches, businesses, and other non-University of Minnesota agencies offer many scholarships to students beginning college. Listings of these scholarships are available in the reference sections of your high school or public library.
You can use a free national scholarship database search service called Fast Web. You can also search the University's One Stop Grant and Scholarship Resources website for other grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. Additionally, we have compiled a list below that provides a sampling of scholarship awards provided by organizations outside the U of M.
Wallin Education Partners Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
High school students from 38 Twin Cities-area high schools are eligible to be considered for a Wallin Education Partners Scholarship. Selection decisions are based on academic achievement, community and family involvement and higher education potential as determined by success in academic coursework, letters of recommendation and demonstrated financial need. Recipients are selected by the Wallin Education Partners application review committee.
Wallin Education Partners administers named scholarships for a number of individual, foundation and corporate donor partners. In addition to financial support, Wallin Education Partners assigns a professional advisor to each selected scholar to ensure college success, provides college to career programming, and facilitates donor partner connections.
For more information, please contact Wallin Education Partners at email@example.com or 952-345-1920.
The Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
The Foundation was established by Al and Cathy Annexstad and their family to provide financial support for higher education to deserving students who have matured through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Minnesota.
A successful candidate will be a student who has shown outstanding performance in high school, with special emphasis placed on academic achievement, character, and qualities of leadership while demonstrating financial need. The student must have matured as a "Little" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Minnesota and be accepted for admission to the University of Minnesota.
The Annexstad Family Foundation's goal is to provide funds for tuition, fees, room, board and books. The amount of the scholarship will be based upon the individual family circumstances of the student and the availability of resources from the Annexstad Family Foundation.
For an application and further information about the program's requirements, please contact the executive director of your local Minnesota Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter.
Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship ($5,000 to $20,000)
The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund awards tuition and housing scholarships to incoming freshmen admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Students are selected to receive scholarships based upon a strong academic record, demonstrated leadership experience and extracurricular involvement. Most scholarships take financial need into account. Please note: Scholarship applicants and recipients are not required to join the Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed professional business fraternity.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund was created in 1988 and has awarded over $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to 250 University of Minnesota undergraduate students. Last year, each student selected for an award received a scholarship package valued between $5,000 and $20,000. Learn more and apply (deadline is February 1 of each year).
The Novus Biologicals Scholarship ($1500)
The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program awards a $1,500 scholarship to students worldwide who have declared a science major and are currently enrolled or accepted at a university. Novus Biologicals promotes development in the life science community by encouraging students to pursue research and scientific achievement.
Students interested in this scholarship must submit a written statement addressing how they plan to use their degree to further advance science in their field of interest. Additionally, they must create a top ten list of reasons regarding why they think science is awesome. View more information about selection and submission guidelines.
Pierce Butler Scholarship ($500 or $1,500)
Funded by the Minnesota Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, the Pierce Butler Scholarship awards 8 different scholarships, one being $1,500 and 7 being $500 to undergraduate males at the University of Minnesota who exemplify strong character, integrity, and honor. This merit-based scholarship is designed to promote academic excellence among a new generation of Golden Gophers, while fostering a positive campus atmosphere.
Applicants must submit an online application to be reviewed by a panel of alumni and undergraduate members of Phi Kappa Psi. Select applicants will be chosen for a final interview round. Scholarship applicants are not required to join the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
For more information, please visit http://www.mnphipsi.com/scholarship/.
Frugaldad Scholarship ($5,000)
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Holocaust Remembrance Project Scholarship ($2,500-$5,000)
College Prep Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
Walmart Community and Dependent Scholarships ($3,000-$13,000)
Fastweb Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Sallie Mae Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Scholarship Experts Database (Amounts Vary)
Get Ready For College Scholarship & Grant Resources (Amounts Vary)
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship ($2,200)
Financial Aid Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Financial Aid Finder Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Siemens National Merit Scholarships ($6,000)
Pell Grants (Amounts Vary)
National Service Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships ($10,000-$20,000)
Ronald McDonald Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
The Big Sun Scholarship ($500)
Adventures in Education Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Harry S. Truman Scholarship (Up to $30,000)
Joe Martin Scholarship ($1,000-$5,000)
College Scholarships Database (Amounts Vary)
AES Engineer Scholarships ($500)
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
Educators for Fair Consideration Scholarship List and Guide (Amounts Vary)
Grade Potential Tutoring Scholarship ($1,000)
Alpha Gamma Rho Leadership Scholarship (amounts vary)
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (Up to $7,500 per year)
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is web-based and can be found on the Jackie Robinson Foundation site. Factors taken into consideration include present evidence of financial need, U.S. citizenship, demonstrated academic achievement, contribution to diversity, and evidence of leadership potential. Learn more and apply.
Puckett Scholars Program ($4,000)
The Puckett Scholars Program is available for high school seniors in the state of Minnesota who plan to pursue a degree at the University of Minnesota. Preference is given to students of color who demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and/or community involvement, financial need, and who have excellent potential to succeed at the college level. For more information about the Puckett Scholars Program and application instructions, please contact Ralph Blanco in the Office for Equity and Diversity at 612-625-8680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minority Scholarship Program (Amounts Vary)
MnAcc Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
Public Relations Student Society of American Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Page Scholar Program ($1,000-$2,500)
Wallin Scholars Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Telacu Education Foundation Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Proyecto Vision Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Free 4-U Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Guide to Online Schools Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Super College Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Pre-Engineering Student Scholarship ($1,500)
League Foundation Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
UNCF Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
American Architecture Foundation Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Asian-American Journalists Association Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (Amounts Vary)
Asian Pacific Isander Organization Scholarship (Amounts Vary)
Japanese American Citizens League (Amounts Vary)
Organization of Chinese Americans Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
College Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (Amounts Vary)
State Farm Service Learning Grants (Amounts Vary)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Latino Economic Development Center (Amounts Vary)
Ron Brown Scholar Program ($10,000 per year)
The Ron Brown Scholar program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
Each year, 10-20 students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States, including the University of Minnesota.
For more information, visit http://www.ronbrown.org.
Ron Brown Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship ($1,500 or $3,500)
Black Excel Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
NAACP Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Little Africa Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Congressional Black Caucus Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
College Fund Scholarship Database ($1,250-$10,000)
Indian Affairs Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
Scholarships 4 Students American Indian Scholarship Database (Amounts Vary)
State Indian/Tribal Scholarships:
American Indian students with at least one-fourth Indian ancestry and membership in a federally recognized tribe may be eligible for these scholarships through their tribal agency office or the Minnesota State Indian Scholarship Program (Minnesota residency or Minnesota Dream Act eligibility is required). For info, call: 612-624-2555.