College Scholarships

To be considered for University scholarships, simply submit the application for freshman admission. Admitted freshmen are considered for most University scholarships based on an overall assessment of their admission application.

Please note that scholarships offered by the College of Liberal Arts require a separate application, which will be available in the fall. College of Liberal Arts scholarships are awarded to admitted fall 2017 freshmen on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.

Scholarship recipients are notified by the end of March of their senior year.

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  • Carlson School of Management Scholarships
  • College of Biological Sciences Scholarships
  • College of Design Scholarships
  • College of Education and Human Development Scholarships
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Scholarships
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholarships
  • College of Science and Engineering Scholarships
  • Carlson School of Management: uscholar@umn.edu

    The following scholarships represent a sampling of the awards available to Carlson School freshmen.. Freshman admits are automatically considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible. Requirements for scholarships vary, but many awards are based on academic performance, leadership, financial need and leadership.

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    Thomas Leary Scholarship $4,000 each year for four years
    • Minnesota resident or eligible for MN Dream Act from outside the metro area
    • Academic performance
    • Evidence of commitment to community service
    Roger and Judy Nord Scholarship $3,000 for one year
    • Financial need
    • Academic performance
    James R. & Carmen Campbell Undergraduate Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    John B. & Jame F. Clark Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
    • Contribution to diversity
    • Financial need
    College of Biological Sciences: 612-625-3419

    College of Biological Sciences scholarship award decisions are based on an overall assessment of each student's application for admission. College of Biological Sciences scholarship recipients are students whose applications demonstrate exceptional academic records, strong leadership, and extracurricular involvement, which may include scholarly study or research experience. For more information, please contact the College of Biological Sciences Freshman Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admissions at 612-625-3419.

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    College of Biological Sciences Freshman Scholarship $1,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Extracurricular involvement
    Denneth C. & Joan L. Dvergsten Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Demonstrate financial need
    Clare and Jerome Ritter Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area
    • Academic performance
    David Grantham Burbee Memorial Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Plan to major in biochemistry
    • Demonstrate financial need
    Dr. Venkateswarlu Pothapragada and Family Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    Edward B. Lewis Memorial Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Strong interest in research
    Sadie and Wayne Luchsinger Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Plan to major in biochemistry
    Kien T. Nguyen and Julie A. Warren Scholarship $1,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    Elde Baskin Scholarship in Biology $2,500 for one year
    • Preference given to students who are first-generation
    • Contribution to diversity
    CBS Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    Richard and Ethel Rapp Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Preference given to veterans and ROTC students
    Harold Paul and Mary Sisson Dey Morris Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    Robert L. Wortz Scholarship $9,000 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    CBS Advancement of Biology $5,000 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    Richard C. Nelson Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Academic performance
    • Biochemistry major
    Dvergsten and Bauermeister Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    CBS Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    College of Design: 612-625-9886

    College of Design scholarship award decisions are based on an overall assessment of each student's application for admission, including strong academic achievement, leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity. For information about scholarship opportunities for enrolled College of Design students, please visit their scholarships website.

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    Design, Housing and Apparel Scholarships $2,000 - $3,000 for one year
    • Majors: apparel design, graphic design, housing studies, interior design, product design, or retail merchandising
    Carl J. Remick Scholarship $2,000 for one year
    • Major: architecture
    Victor Gilbertson Scholarship $2,100 for one year
    • Major: architecture
    John Koepke Scholarship $2,200 for one year
    • Major: landscape design and planning
    Legacy Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Major: pre-apparel, pre-graphic design, pre-interior design, pre-product design, or retail merchandising
    College of Education and Human Development: 612-624-8765
    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    CEHD Legacy Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    • Family Social Science major or Youth Studies major
    • Financial aid considered
    College of Education and Human Development Freshman Scholarship $1,000 per year for one year or 4 years
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    Ruth S. Brown Scholarship $1,400 for one year
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    • Family Social Science major
    • Financial aid considered
    Urban Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    • Graduate of a Saint Paul or Minneapolis high school
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    Greater Minnesota Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    • Graduate of a high school in Greater Minnesota
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    Rural Reservation Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    • Native American students who are residents of Minnesota
    • Preference given to students enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a federally recognized tribe in the state of Minnesota
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    David V. Taylor Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    Howard and Venetia Johnson Scholarship $2,000 for one year
    • Preference of graduates from Minneapolis North High School or any Minneapolis public high school who want to obtain a degree from CEHD
    Dorothy Wandrey Hilligoss Scholarship $1,000 for one year
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    • Student must come from one of the following Minnesota areas: Hibbing/Chisholm,Grand Rapids/Coleraine, Tower/Ely or Owatonna
    McCutcheon Family Scholarship $2,500 for one year
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College and Human Development
    • Academic potential
    Margaret Sughrue Carlson Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Leadership potential
    • Academic potential
    Faculty and Staff Legacy Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    John and Nancy Peyton Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Education and Human Development
    • Academic potential
    • Financial aid considered
    Jean Morris Helms Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    • Kinesiology major with interest in physical education
    • Preference given to students admitted into the University Honors Program
    Campbell Scholarship for Education $5,000 each year for four years
    • Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education majors
    • Merit and need
    Ruth and Omer Netteberg Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
    • Admitted as pre-Family Social Sciences
    • Need and merit
    Jeanne Traphagen Lupton Legacy Scholarship $4,000 each year for four years
    • Academic potential
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS): 612-625-3284

    CFANS and its departments awards approximately $1.5 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year. Freshman applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships, including departmental awards where applicable. Sample college and department scholarship information is below:

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Scholarships $1,000-$5,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Competitive high school class rank and ACT/SAT
    • Record of leadership and academic achievement
    • Student must remain enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences to continue scholarship.
    Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship (DFNRS) $1,000-$15,000 per year, multiple year awards
    • Contribution to diversity
    • High academic achievement and potential
    • Demonstrated leadership and community involvement
    • Student must remain enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences to continue scholarship.
    Lofgren Scholarships $1,000 - $5,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Preference given to students from the Iron Range and northeastern Minnesota
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    • Student must enroll and pursue a major in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    Division of Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing Scholarship $500-$2,000 single year awards
    • Agricultural Education or Agricultural Communication and Marketing major
    • Demonstrated leadership and community involvement
    • Academic achievement and potential
    Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics Agricultural Industries and Marketing Scholarship $500-$3,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Plant Science or Food Systems major
    • Agricultural Communication and Marketing major
    • Academic achievement and potential
    Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Scholarships $2,000-$3,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Pre-Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (CFANS), Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (CSE), or Sustainable Systems Management major
    • Academic achievement and potential
    Department of Food Science & Nutrition Scholarships $1,000-$5,000 single year awards
    • Food Science or Nutrition Major
    • Academic Achievement
    Department of Forest Resources Scholarships $1,000-$5,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Forest and Natural Resources Management major
    • Professional promise and need
    • Academic achievement
    Department of Horticultural Science Scholarships $500-$3,000 single year awards
    • Plant Science or Food Systems major
    • Record of leadership and academic achievement
    Thomas H. Canfield Memorial Scholarship $1,000-$6,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
    • Animal Science major, interest in poultry or production agriculture
    College of Liberal Arts: 612-626-3140

    For a complete list of College of Liberal Arts scholarships for incoming freshman, visit the CLA freshman scholarship website. Please note that scholarships offered by the College of Liberal Arts require a separate application, which will be available in the fall. College of Liberal Arts scholarships are awarded to admitted fall 2017 freshmen on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.

    College of Science and Engineering: 612-625-0246

    Freshman and transfer applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships; no separate application is needed. The following scholarships represent a small sampling of the awards available to College of Science and Engineering freshman and transfer students each year.

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    Robert K. Anderson Scholarship Cost of tuition
    • from High Schools in Crow Wing County
    John Dexheimer and Carla Haugen Scholarship approximately $1,500
    • preference for student who are the first generation of their family attending a four-year college.
    • students from public high schools in St. Paul or Lac Qui Parle Valley HS, Dawson-Boyd HS
    Norman Family Scholarship approximately $8,000
    • based on financial need
    • preference for students from Red Wing High School, or high schools in Goodhue or Wabasha counties
    Glen E. Ullyot Scholarship approximately $5,000
    • preference for students from South Dakota
    George S. Sitaramiah Scholarship approximately $2,500
    • based on financial need
    • preference given to students with family origins from India
    Robert F. Hartmann Scholarship approximately $5,000
    • based on financial need
    • preference for students interested in electrical or computer engineering
    Clifford I. and Nancy C. Anderson Scholarship Cost of attendance
    • based on financial need
    Lee S. Whitson Scholarship approximately $5,000
    • based on financial need
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering Scholarships approximately $2,000
    • Preference for students interested in civil, environmental, or geo-engineering
    3M Scholarship approximately $3,000
    • preference for students interested in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, computer science
    • preference for students from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin
    3M Diversity Scholarship approximately $10,000
    • preference for students interested in chemical engineering, chemistry, or mechanical engineering
    • contribution to diversity

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