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

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Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management offers over 2 million dollars annually to our incoming freshman, including but not limited to the following awards. Requirements for scholarships vary, but many awards are based on academic performance, financial need and leadership.

Award Amount Criteria for consideration
David and Shirley Hubers Undergraduate Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
  • MN Residents
  • Contribution to Diversity
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
John and Jane Clark Scholarship $15,000 each year for four years
  • Contribution to Diversity
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
Donald M. Anderson Undergraduate Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
  • Academic Performance
Burnham Endowed Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Greater MN
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Leadership or Community Involvement
Duane and Susan Ottenstroer Undergraduate Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
  • Academic Performance
Eileen (Teigum) Russell Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Contribution to Diversity
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
Frank & Carol Trestman Family Undergraduate Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic Performance
John & Jane Mooty Undergraduate Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
Schmalz Family Undergraduate Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic Performance
Thomas Leary Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • MN Residents
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Community Involvement
Valdemar & Marilyn Olson Undergraduate Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
  • Interest in International Business
Jennifer Houle Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic Performance
  • Leadership
  • Contribution to Diversity
Murphy Housing Scholarship $10,000 for one year to cover the cost of room and board
  • Preference for Women's Business Network LLC
Centennial Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
  • Leadership
  • Academic Performance

College of Biological Sciences

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
David Grantham Burbee Memorial Scholarship $2,500 for one year
  • Academic performance
  • Plan to major in biochemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
Sadie and Wayne Luchsinger Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
  • Academic performance
  • Plan to major in biochemistry
Elde Baskin Scholarship in Biology $2,500 for one year
  • Preference given to students who are first-generation
  • Contribution to diversity
CBS Freshman Scholarship $2,000-$5,000 each year for four years
  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
CBS Advancement of Biology $2,500 each year for four years
  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
J. Robert and Marilyn C. Roach Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
BSAS Freshman Merit Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
Denneth C. and Joan L. Dvergsten Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
Dvergsten and Bauermeister Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
  • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
Monica Tsang and James Weatherbee Merit Scholarship in Biology $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
Richard C. Nelson Memorial Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Plan to major in Biochemistry; Based on academic merit
CBS Undergraduate Scholarship for Diversity and Excellence $3,000 each year for four years
  • Contribution to diversity
Clare and Jerome Ritter Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
Claudia Neuhauser Scholarship in Biology $1,500 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need
Dr. Venkatewarlu Pothapragada & Family Undergraduate Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
Edward B. Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund $2,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
Harold Paul and Mary Sisson Dey Morris Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need
Richard and Ethel Rapp Scholarship Fund $2,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need

College of Design

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
Carl J. Remick Scholarship $1,000 - $2,000 for one year
  • Academic potential
  • Preference given to architecture majors
Victor Gilbertson Scholarship $1,000 - $2,500 for one year
  • Academic potential
  • Preference given to architecture majors
John Koepke Scholarship $1,000 - $2,500 for one year
  • Academic potential
  • Demonstrated financial need 
  • Preference given to landscape architecture majors
Legacy Scholarship $2,000 - $3,000 per year, single and multiple-year awards (up to four years)
  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated financial need 
  • Apparel, graphic design, interior design, product design or retail merchandising majors
Sylvia and Sam Druy Scholarship $1,000 - $3,000 for one year
  • Academic potential
  • Preference given to retail merchandising
Augustus Searle Scholarship $1,500 - $3,000 per year, single and multiple-year awards (up to four years)
  • Apparel, graphic design, interior design, product design, or retail merchandising majors
College of Design Retail Merchandising Scholarship $1,000 - $2,000 for one year
  • Contributions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community
  • Retail merchandising majors

College of Education and Human Development

Award Amount Criteria for consideration
CEHD Legacy Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Strong academic achievement, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
  • Family Social Science major or Youth Studies major
  • Financial aid considered
College of Education and Human Development Barto Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
  • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
Ruth S. Brown Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
  • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
  • Family Social Science major
  • 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, or the TRIO Student Support Services 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 each year for four years
  • Academic potential
  • Financial aid considered
  • Student must come from one of the following Minnesota areas: Hibbing/Chisholm, Grand Rapids/Coleraine, Tower/Ely or Owatonna
Faculty and Staff Legacy Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
  • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program, or the TRIO Student Support Services 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, or the TRIO Student Support Services Program in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Academic potential
  • Financial aid considered
Campbell Scholarship for Education $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Pursuing any education major: Early Childhood, Elementary or Special Education
Urban Scholarship Fund $5,000 each year for four years
  • Academic promise
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for students who have graduated from a Minneapolis or St. Paul public high school
Fred & Earline Estes Diversity Scholarship $2,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for students who are from underrepresented populations at the University
Mary Mullier North Scholarship $1,000 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Commitment to completing a CEHD degree
Rural Reservation Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Students who are enrolled or eligible to enroll in a federally recognized tribe in the state of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated financial need
H&B Yaffe Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
  • Preference for American Indian / Native American students who are enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a federally recognized tribe
  • Demonstrated financial need
McCutcheon Family Scholarship $1,500 each year for four years
  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for students who are the first generation in their family to go to college
RS Wright CEHD Freshman Scholarship $1,400 for one year
  • Strong academic achievement and community involvement
  • Commitment to completing a CEHD degree
Greater Minnesota Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Strong academic achievement and community involvement
  • For a student graduating from a high school outside of the Twin Cities metro area
  • Commitment to completing a CEHD degree

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

CFANS and its departments awards nearly $2 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-$16,000 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 Scholarship $500-$3,000 per year, single and multiple year awards
  • Plant Science, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 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 and multiple year awards
  • Food Science or Nutrition Major
  • Academic Achievement
Department of Forest Resources Scholarships $1,000-$3,000 per year, single 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, Sustainable Agriculture and 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
Land-Grant Legacy Scholarship $5,000 each year for four years
  • Students admitted from greater Minnesota (outside the seven-county metro area)
  • Student must enroll and pursue a major in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

College of Liberal Arts

Due to the generosity of our donors and alumni, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is proud to offer incoming freshmen and transfer students (spring & fall admits) collegiate scholarships.

CLA awards scholarships based on academic performance and/or financial need, and in recognition of the excellent qualities our scholarship recipients will bring to the college. Additionally, CLA’s Department of Dance, School of Music, and Theatre Arts BFA Actor Program offer scholarships to incoming students that include a talent component.

CLA strongly believes in the power of scholarships to support and enhance a student’s experience in college while earning their degree. Welcome to CLA!

Award Amount Criteria for consideration
Incoming Freshman Collegiate Scholarships 300 multi-year awards of $2,000 - $6,000 per year, for up to four years
  • Financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity
Incoming Transfer Student Collegiate Scholarships 150 multi-year awards of $2,000 - $6,000 per year, for up to two years 
  • Financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity
Dean's First-Year Research and Creative Scholars (DFRACS) Scholarships 150 awards of $2,000 for spring semester
  • Incoming freshman or fall transfer students with academic merit and interest in research or creative projects
Full-Tuition Transfer Scholarships 1 single-year award of $15,236
  • Minnesota resident
  • Financial need
Department of American Indian Studies Transfer Scholarships 4 single-year awards of $5,000 
  • Financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity
School of Music Scholarships 30 awards of $3,000 - $7,000 for one year, or up to for years
  • Audition-based selection plus financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity
Theatre Arts BFA Acting Scholarships 21 awards of $3,000 - $7,000 for one year, or up to for years
  • Financial need
  • Academic merit
  • Contributions to diversity
Department of Dance Scholarships 15 awards of $3,000 - $7,000 for one year, or up to for years
  • Audition-based selection plus financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity
Marching Band Scholarships 15 awards of $3,000 - $7,000 for one year, or up to for years
  • Audition-based selection plus financial need and/or academic merit and/or contributions to diversity

College of Science and Engineering

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
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
  • Contribution to diversity
Robert K. Anderson Scholarship Cost of tuition
  • Based on financial need
  • Preference for students from Crow Wing County
John Dexheimer and Carla Haugen Scholarship Approximately $2,000
  • Preference for students 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
Robert F. Hartmann Scholarship Approximately $5,000
  • Based on financial need
  • Preference for students interested in electrical or computer engineering
Lee S. Whitson Scholarship Approximately $5,000
  • Based on financial need
Sezzle Scholarship Cost of attendance
  • Based on financial need
  • Preference for students interested in computer science, computer engineering, and data sciences
  • Preference for students from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • Contribution to diversity

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers incoming freshmen renewable scholarships for four years. All freshmen applicants are considered for scholarships. Requirements vary, but many awards are based on academic performance, financial need, contribution to diversity, and leadership.

Award Amount Criteria for consideration
School of Nursing Scholarship $2,000 - $5,000 per year
  • Financial need
  • Academic performance
  • Contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Leadership