Scholarships


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You put in the work.
Time to reap the reward.

Outstanding achievements deserve recognition. 

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The following scholarship programs honor entering first-year students for past accomplishments and recognize the gifts and potential they bring to the UMD community. 

Name Eligibility Criteria Award Application Deadline
Best of Class Scholarship Minnesota residents who rank either #1 or #2 in their high school class and have completed an application for admission. 50 percent of resident tuition per yr/4yrs. Completed application for admission December 1
Presidential Scholarship Students who demonstrate high academic achievement and have completed an application for admission. Up to $5,000 per yr/ 4yrs. Completed application for admission December 1
Chancellor's Scholarship Students who demonstrate high academic achievement and have completed an application for admission. Up to $3,000 per yr/ 4 yrs. Completed application for admission December 1
UMD Scholarship Students who demonstrate high academic achievement and have completed an application for admission, with preference given to raise.me participants. See raise.me/join/umd for details Up to $12,000 over 4 yrs. Completed application for admission December 1
President's Distinguished Student Scholarship Awarded to diverse students based on academic achievement. Must have completed an application for admission. Up to $500 per yr/4 yrs. Completed application for admission December 1
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. Completed application for admission Varies
First Scholarship UMD is offering a minimum of two non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year to high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST team during their school career. Two non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 each for the 2016-2017 academic year FIRST Scholarship Application March 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. Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship Application March 15

Renewal of scholarships is contingent upon maintenance of a 3.0 University of Minnesota GPA and successful completion of 30 credits annually.

More Scholarship Opportunities

For a list of scholarships, visit the One Stop Scholarships page.