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. 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: 612-626-7474

    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 $20,000 each year for four years
    • Contribution to Diversity
    • Demonstrated Financial Need
    Hinman Scholarship $7,500 each year for four years
    • Academic Performance
    • Leadership
    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 $7,000 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 $4,000 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
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Minnesota or Reciprocity Resident
    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
    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 $1,000 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 Amount varies
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    Marie K. and David L. Goblirsch Scholarship Amount varies
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    Perry and Carol Hackett Cell Biology Scholarship Amount varies
    • Plan to major in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
    • Academic performance
    Robert J. Buck and Cheryl Quinn Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
    • Based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need
    • Preference will be given to students who graduated from a Minneapolis or St. Paul Public High School
    Sally B. Jorgensen Scholarship $2,500 each year for four years
    • Preference will be given to students who are participating in the College of Biological Sciences Dean’s Scholars Program
    Suzanna Ashmore Nelson Memorial Scholarship $3,000 for one year
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Preference given to students who are first-generation
    • Contribution to diversity
    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, interior design, product design, or retail merchandising
    Carl J. Remick Scholarship $1,750 for one year
    • Major: architecture
    Victor Gilbertson Scholarship $1,500 for one year
    • Major: architecture
    John Koepke Scholarship $2,400 for one year
    • Major: landscape design and planning
    Legacy Scholarship $3,000 each year for four years
    • Major: pre-apparel, pre-graphic design, pre-interior design, pre-product design, or retail merchandising
    Linda and Ted Johnson Product Design Scholarship $3,000 each year for two years
    • Major: pre-product design
    Sylvia and Sam Druy Scholarship $2,900 for one year
    • Major: retail merchandising
    Augustus Searle Scholarship $2,000 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: 612-625-8842
    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 Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship $2,000 per year for one year or 4 years
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    College of Education and Human Development Freshman Scholarship $1,200 for one year
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, community involvement, and contribution to diversity
    Ruth S. Brown Scholarship $3,000 for one year
    • Strong academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, creativity, 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 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 $3,000 for one year
    • Preference given to students admitted into the President's Emerging Scholars Program in the College and Human Development
    • 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
    Lee Piechowski and Mayra Oberto-Medina Scholarship $2,400 each year for four years
    • TRIO Program Admission
    • Financial Need
    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-$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 or 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 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
    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: 612-626-3140

    College of Liberal Arts (CLA) scholarships are highly competitive. Scholarship decisions are based on a very careful, overall assessment of each admitted student's admission application. The following scholarships represent a small sampling of the awards available to CLA incoming students each year.

    Award Amount Criteria for consideration
    Arlene Teraoka Scholarship $3,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    • Financial need
    • Preference: first-generation students intending to major in the arts & humanities
    Robert P. & Sally G. Sands Scholarship $4,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    • Financial Need
    • Preference: students from urban or rural public schools with demonstrated community involvement
    Sharon Grimes Human Rights and Environmental Issues Scholarship $4,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    • Financial Need
    • Preference for students invested in human rights or enviromental issues
    Justin & Marguerite O'Connell Scholarship $6,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    • Financial Need
    • Preference: students intending to major in English
    Dean's First-Year Research & Creative Scholars $2,000 for one year
    • Academic Merit
    • Preference: Students interested in undergraduate research
    Charles E. Stroud Endowed Scholarship $4,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    • Financial Need
    Sidney Lyons Memorial Scholarship $3,000 each year for up to four years
    • Academic Merit
    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
    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
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering Scholarships approximately $3,000
    • Preference for students interested in civil, environmental, or geo-engineering
    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
    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

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