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. 

NameEligibility CriteriaAwardApplicationDeadline
Best of Class ScholarshipMinnesota 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 admissionDecember 1
Presidential ScholarshipStudents who demonstrate high academic achievement and have completed an application for admission.Up to $5,000 per yr/ 4yrs.Completed application for admissionDecember 1
Chancellor's ScholarshipStudents who demonstrate high academic achievement and have completed an application for admission.Up to $3,000 per yr/ 4 yrs.Completed application for admissionDecember 1
UMD ScholarshipStudents 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 detailsUp to $12,000 over 4 yrs.Completed application for admissionDecember 1
President's Distinguished Student ScholarshipAwarded to diverse students based on academic achievement. Must have completed an application for admission.Up to $500 per yr/4 yrs.Completed application for admissionDecember 1
UMD Alumni ScholarshipAwarded 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 admissionVaries
First ScholarshipUMD 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 yearFIRST Scholarship ApplicationMarch 15
Swenson Family Foundation ScholarshipThe University will consider students who are eligible for Minnesota resident tuition, plan to pursue a degree in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry and who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and aptitude.$14,000 per yr/4 yrs.Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship ApplicationMarch 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.