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Scholarships

Outstanding achievements deserve recognition. The following scholarship programs honor entering first-year students for past accomplishments and recognize the gifts and potential they bring to the UMD community. We're committed to providing students with a quality education at an affordable price -- and we'd like to invest some of our resources in you.

Name Eligibility Criteria Award Application Deadline

* "Underrepresented ethnic or racial minority" refers to U.S. citizens/permanent residents identified as African-American (non-Hispanic), American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Lao, Hmong, or Vietnamese), Chicano (Mexican-American), or other Hispanic origin.

Best of Class Scholarship The University will consider Minnesota residents who rank either #1 or #2 in their high school class. 50 percent of resident tuition per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Presidential Scholarship The University will consider students with outstanding academic performance in all college preparatory classes, and who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and community involvement. $5,000 per yr/ 4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship The University will consider students who are eligible for Minnesota resident tuition, plan to pursue a degree in chemistry or biochemistry and who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and aptitude. $14,000 per yr/4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship Application; available from the UMD Office of Admissions. March 15
Chancellor's Scholarship The University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability and a record of leadership. $3,000 per yr/ 4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Chancellor's Transfer Scholarships The University will consider all transfer students who have demonstrated high academic ability at their previous institutions. $2,000 per yr/ 2 yrs. Application for admission June 15
UMD Scholarship The University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability. $1,000 - $1,500 per yr/2 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
UMD Alumni Scholarship Awarded to non-resident, non-reciprocity students who have a parent or a grandparent who graduated from UMD. Recipients will pay current Minnesota resident tuition, renewable subject to good academic standing. Application for admission Varies
Morton S. Katz Scholarship Awards will be made to students based on their contribution to diversity, high academic achievement, academic potential, demonstrated leadership, creativity, and community involvement $1,000 (considers financial need as demonstrated on FAFSA) per yr/4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
President's Distinguished Student Scholarship The University will consider students based on academic achievement, high academic potential, demonstrated leadership and community involvement, and contributions they will make to campus diversity. $1,000 - $2,000 per yr/4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Clayton, Jackson, McGhie African American Scholarship The scholarship is awarded to an incoming African-American first-year student each year. Qualifications include excellent academic performance, community involvement and financial need. $300, renewable subject to good academic standing. Available from the Office of Cultural Diversity, Kirby 270 Check with the Office of Cultural Diversity.
Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship The University will consider Minnesota residents who present written documentation of tribal enrollment and are one-fourth Indian blood quantum, and who demonstrate involvement in American Indian culture and community. Varies, renewable subject to good academic standing. Application for admission Varies
Berlin Scholarship Recipient must be a graduate of an Iron Range high school majoring in Communications, Prejournalism, English (not Literature, etc) preparing for a career with a heavy emphasis in writing. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Cocco Scholarship The University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Ianni Scholarship The University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability and a record of leadership, and who intend to complete their degree at UMD. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
George C. Martin, Jr. Scholarship The University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability and intend to complete their degree at UMD. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Passer Scholarship Merit & financial need based scholarships to students from northern Minnesota who intend to complete their four-year undergraduate study at UMD. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Wilmunen Scholarship A 4-year award to a student intending to study at UMD for 4 or more years. Priority to students from Duluth or northeastern MN. $1,000 per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
National Merit Scholarship Students must list one of the University of Minnesota campuses as their first choice on the National Merit Scholarship application to be eligible. Students chosen as a National Merit Finalist will receive an award sponsored by UMD. $1,000 - $2,000 per yr/4 yrs. Contact your high school guidance counselor. Check with your guidance counselor.
Merriam Scholarship The University will consider students with outstanding academic performance in all college preparatory classes, and who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and community involvement. Preference will be given to Minnesota residents. $2,000 /yr. up to four years. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Milton H. Sax Scholarship The University will consider in-coming freshman from the Duluth area or the Minnesota Iron Range areas plannning to pursue a pre-medical curriculum at UMD and intend to attend medical school after their undergraduate degree. Consideration will include high academic achievement, academic potential, demonstrated leadership, creativity, and community involvement. $6,000/yr. up to four years. Renewal is available for three additional years subject to maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative University of Minnesota grade point average, full time enrollment status in a pre-med curriculum, and availability of funds. As reviewed by the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Application for admission December 15
Dennis Maki Scholarship Selection criteria are: Two entering freshman each year will be selected; one male and one female. No specific discipline is required. Students are to be registered as fulltime and in good academic standing. Students will have graduated from Denfeld High School. $6,000 per year/4yrs Application for admission December 15
Richard & Katharine Dumas Scholarship The Richard & Katharine Dumas Scholarship will provide a scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD): The student should be a new entering freshman with the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. The scholarship may be renewed for one more year if the student has a minimum cumulaitve University of Minnesota GPA of 3.0 or greater. The student must have graduated from a St. Paul Public School. Selection criteria will include students academic record as well as financial need. $1,000 per yr/2yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Katherine J. and Thomas L Gibson Scholarship The University will consider students that demonstrate financial need as well as outstanding academic performance in all college preparatory classes, and who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and community involvement. $4,500 per year/4yrs Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Marjorie Thom Scholarship The University will consider students with outstanding academic performance in all college preparatory classes, and who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and community involvement. $2,000 per year/4yrs Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Edna and Arthur Pikka Scholarship To provide a 4-year award to a student intending to study at UMD for 4 or more years. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from an Iron Range high school and who are: 1) United States Citizens 2) permanent residents of the United States, or 3) in the United States lawfully on a non-temporary basis (i.e., refugees or asylees). Selected students must be able to demonstrate financial need. *While this is a 4-year renewable scholarship, the amount awarded each year is dependent upon funding. $5,000 per year/4yrs Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Radisson Inndowment Reaching Higher Scholarship To provide scholarships to undergraduate students at UMD. Scholarships shall be a minimum of $500 per student per year. Selection criteria is: students must be full-time, undergraduate students; students must be in good academic standing; a plus factor will be given to scholars from the Duluth area, if possible a Duluth high school graduate. Scholarship may be renewable. $500-$1,000 per year/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
FIRST Scholarship

In support of the FIRST mission, The University of Minnesota Duluth is offering a minimum of  two non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 each for the academic year 2014-2015 to high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST team during their school career. Please see the application for additional details regarding eligibility criteria.

A minimum of two annual non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 each for the academic year 2014-2015 Complete FIRST Scholarship Application March 1

Russell & Eve Blankenburg Scholarship

(Cook County High School Students Only)

To be considered, student must be a graduate of Cook County MN High School. $2,000 per year/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15

James Ilkka Memorial Scholarship

(Chisholm High School Students Only)

To be considered student must be a graduate of Chisholm High School. $1,000 per year/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15
Beverly B & David K Wickstrom Scholarship Freshman from Northern Minnesota with high need and high academic ability; non-renewable. Tuition for one year; non-renewable. Application for admission December 15
Senator Sam Solon Scholarship To provide financial assistance to Minnesota students who can demonstrate financial need. According to the family's wishes, a plus factor may be applied to 1) first generation students, 2) northeastern Minnesota students, 3) students of Greek heritage, and 4) students majoring in education, business, political science or pre-medicine. Renewable for four years. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15

UMD Madelyn Anne Kleutsch Bonsignore Scholarship

(Proctor High School Students Only)

Provides scholarships to students with financial need who have graduated from Proctor High School in Proctor, MN. $750 per year/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15

Carlson Amys Family Scholarship

(Hermantown High School Students Only)

*This scholarship rotates annually between CLA & LSBE with different selection criteria for each college. Reaching higher; Minimum 2.5 GPA; non-renewable; Freshman from Hermantown High School enrolled in CLA and planning to major in one of the following: (in preferred order) Geography, Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Studies. $825; Non-renewable. Application for admission December 15
Ray E Anderson Scholarship To Provide a scholarship each year to a worthy student who has high potential, ability and character. Freshman or transfer students are eligible for up to a 4 year scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 average University of Minnesota cumulative GPA. Four-year renewable scholarship.. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission December 15

John O. Kangas Scholarship

(Moose Lake High School students only)

To be considered for the Kangas Scholarship: 1)Enroll at either the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMNTC) or Duluth (UMD) campus, 2) be a full-time student, and 3) the graduating student at Moose Lake High School with the highest grade point average will receive first preference; if that student does not accept the award then the selection will continue down in rank until a student receives the scholarship award. Varies Application for admission December 15
Dean's Talent Scholarship for Art & Design Art & Design Dean's Talent Scholarships are awarded by the department through the SFA Dean's Office to attract talented first-year and transfer students to undergraduate majors in the department. Varies Contact Department February 15
New Talent Scholarship for Theatre Art & Design Dean's Talent Scholarships are awarded by the department through the SFA Dean's Office to attract talented first-year and transfer students to undergraduate majors in the department. $1,000 - $4,000 Contact Department February 10
Marshall Center Awards for Excellence in Theatre or Dance The Department of Theatre awards two scholarships to outstanding incoming students with exceptional acting or technical talent in theatre. Students who plan to be enrolled full-time as theatre majors seeking the B.F.A. degree and who demonstrate high aca demic ability are invited to apply. The selection process includes an audition/presentation and an interview with a faculty member. $600 for the first year only. Marshall Center Awards Scholarship Application, available from the Theatre Scholarship Committee, Dept. of Theatre, 141 Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD. February 4
Music Scholarships Because of keen competition, music scholarships are generally available only to music majors. In cases of outstanding talent, others will be considered. Varies. Contact the Department of Music, 231 Humanities, UMD. Check with the Dept. of Music.
Air Force ROTC Scholarships Air Force ROTC on the UMD campus offers two, three, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis. Amount based on the total cost of tuition and fees. Additional subsistence allowance of up to $1,000. Contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, ROTC Building, UMD. Check with the Dept. of Aerospace Studies.

You must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based forms of financial assistance.

For scholarship purposes, a student must achieve a 3.0 cumulative UMD grade point average.

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