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CLA Scholarships


CLA Scholarships

The UMD College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the following scholarships and awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To apply for CLA-wide scholarships, please submit a completed CLA Scholarship Application and your supporting materials to the CLA Dean's Office (306 Kirby Plaza) by 4:00 pm on March 13, 2015. With the exception of the Levenduski Humanities Scholarship, the scholarships listed under "CLA-Wide Scholarships" are open to students with any CLA major. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April 2015 and recognized at the CLA End of the Year Awards reception on Thursday, May 7.

New first-year students and transfer students may apply for many of the scholarships listed below. Since new students have not yet established a University of Minnesota cumulative GPA or relationships with UMD faculty and staff, these applicants should submit transcripts and letters of recommendation from their most recent school.

To apply for departmental scholarships and awards, please contact the appropriate department office. Visit the department website to learn more about the required application materials, selection criteria, and deadlines.

Class Standing: Freshman (0-29 credits), sophomore (30-59 credits), junior (60-89 credits), senior (90+ credits).

For more information, email umdcla@d.umn.edu.

Amount Scholarship Name 2015-16 Class Standing Required
GPA

Department
or major

CLA-Wide Scholarships
$500 UMD Potter/Lloyd Family Reaching Higher Scholarship (2493): Full-time student in good standing; preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. Renewable. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
All CLA majors
$5,000 UMD Daniel & Mary Levenduski Humanities Scholarship (3307): Full-time undergraduate student with a 3.50 GPA or higher. Student must demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.50 or higher
Humanities major
$3,000 UMD College of Liberal Arts Scholarship (3658): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
All CLA majors
$4,000 UMD Virginia and Matt Klemmack Scholarship (5781): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; demonstrated financial need. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
All CLA majors
$5,000 UMD CLA Board of Advisers Scholarship (6150): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
All CLA majors
$1,000 UMD CLA Freshmen/Sophomore Scholarship (6619): Full-time incoming freshman or incoming sophomore in CLA; must have graduated from a high school in Pine or Carlton County (MN). Freshman or Sophomore Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
All CLA majors
3 at
$5,000 each
UMD Ebert Stembler Scholarship (8037): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; preference given to students with demonstrated financial need; must have completed at least 60 credits. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.  60 credits completed Major GPA
of 3.50 or higher
All CLA majors
$2,500 UMD Frank McCray, Jr. Achievement Scholarship (8574): Full-time undergraduate student with high academic achievement; demonstrated financial need; preference given to students of color. Renewable. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Sophomore Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.30 or higher
All CLA majors
$1,000 Tobin Peace & Non-Violence Scholarship (8656): Student with a demonstrated interest in non-violence studies who shows potential for contributing to the field of non-violence at the local, national, and/or international level. Student expected to engage in or will have already completed a minimum of 10 hours of service at Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center in Duluth, MN or another local institution dealing with social justice. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.  At least 60 credits completed Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.50 or higher

Major GPA
of 3.00 or higher

All CLA majors
  Herbert Sorenson Family Scholarship (4521): Full-time undergraduate student entering his/her junior year. Must be a Minnesota resident. Scholarship is renewable if student maintains at least a 3.00 cumulative U of M GPA. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Junior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
All CLA majors
$2,500 Dr. Anne S. Tsui Dare to Care Scholarship (20432): Full-time undergraduate student with high academic achievement; essay demonstrating commitment to pursuing a career or future studies that will bring value to society, beyond providing a good career for themselves. Application requires essay, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.50 or higher
All CLA majors
American Indian Studies Scholarships and Awards
$500 UMD Mike Munnell Scholarship Award (8906): Awarded to the student with the highest GPA within the Department of American Indian Studies. The award recipient will be selected after fall semester grades are posted. No application necessary. Junior or Senior   American Indian Studies major
or minor
Communication Scholarships and Awards
$1,000 The Virginia T. Katz Scholarship: Honors the returning junior who best combines a solid academic performance with both a broad commitment to service and quality research/scholarship.  Senior;
at least 60 credits
complete at time of scholarship application.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.50 or higher
Communication
major
$1,000 UMD WestmorelandFlint CLA Excellence Scholarship (8114): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing with a major or minor in communication; demonstrated financial need; identify interest in fields related to marketing.  Senior;
at least 60 credits
complete at time of scholarship application.
Major GPA
of 3.30 or higher
Communication
major or minor
English Scholarships and Prizes
$5,000 UMD Sigmond & Lena Slonim Scholarship (1907): Outstanding English major; demonstrated scholarly excellence and professional promise; demonstrated financial need. Application requires letter of recommendation, transcript, personal statement, and writing sample. Senior   English major
$5,000 UMD Joseph E. Duncan Scholarship (3224): Outstanding English major; full-time undergraduate student; demonstrated financial need and merit; documented interest in the study of literature. Application requires letter of recommendation, transcript, personal statement, and writing sample. Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
English major
$1,000 UMD Anna Lee (Stensland) & Myron Lidberg Scholarship (4358): Awarded to aid a student during his/her student teaching.  Junior or Senior   Teaching
Comm. Arts and
Literature major
2 at
$3,500 each
UMD Ann H. & Alfred Hartley Scholarship (5145): Full-time student with demonstrated financial need and merit; demonstrated interest in literature. Application requires letter of recommendation, transcript, personal statement, and writing sample.  Junior or Senior   English
$1,000 UMD John & Ruth Reed Scholarship (5239): Full-time English major or minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Application requires letter of recommendation, transcript, personal statement, writing sample.  Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
English major
or minor
$1,000 UMD Michael Robert Lenz Creative Writing Scholarship (5740): Awarded to the student who submits the best original work of imaginative literature—narrative, dramatic, or lyric—in prose or in verse. Entries may consist of one or more pieces of prose fiction, creative non-fiction, an extended poem or group of poems, or a play. Applicants should also include a statement about their degree completion plans and their anticipated financial need for the following school year.  Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  All majors and minors
$500 Klaus Jankofsky Essay Prize (5128): Awarded to the student who submits the best essay on any topic in Medieval or Renaissance Studies. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Freshman - Senior,
Graduate students
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  All majors and minors
$4,500 UMD William M. Crockett Scholarship (8849): Full-time student majoring in English; demonstrated financial need. Application requires letter of recommendation, transcript, personal statement, and writing sample.  Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  English major
Foreign Languages & Literatures Scholarships and Awards
$1,000 UMD Jonathan B. Conant Scholarship (1296): Supports German Studies majors who plan to study abroad. Application requires cover sheet and 750-word essay in German (see department website for details). Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  German Studies major
1-2 awards
at $1,500
each
UMD Alayne & Charles Berkins Scholarship (1862): Full-time student; demonstrated financial need and merit. Application requires unofficial transcript and essay in the target language (see department website for details). Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.75 or higher

Major GPA
of 3.00 or higher

French, German, or Hispanic Studies major
1-3 awards
at $1,500
each
UMD Angela Marinelli Scholarship (2742): Supports declared majors in French or Hispanic Studies who plan to study abroad; student must spend at least six weeks in a country where the language being studied is the native language. Application requires cover sheet and 750-word essay in the target language (see department website for details). Junior or Senior   French or Hispanic Studies major
1-2 awards
at $1,500
each
The Frances A. Knobloch Study Abroad Award: Supports FLL majors or minors who plan to study abroad; the language studied during the study abroad experience must be one of the official languages of the host country. Application requires cover sheet and 750-word essay in the target language (see department website for details). Junior or Senior   Any FLL
major or minor
$1,000 UMD Friends of Milan Kovacovic Scholarship in French Studies (8347): Supports French Studies majors or minors who plan to study abroad. Award requires that the student spend at least 4 weeks studying in a French-speaking country. Application requires cover sheet and 750-word essay in French (see department website for details). Junior or Senior   French Studies major or minor
Geography, Urban, Environment and Sustainability Studies Scholarships and Awards
$1,000 UMD Emma Goldman Scholarship in Geography (1122): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; preference given to female students or others majoring in geography who have demonstrated support for women, women’s issues, and feminist academic and intellectual principles; demonstrated commitment to values, ethics, politics and scholarship that matches those of Emma Goldman. Application requires unofficial transcript, 3 letters of support, samples of coursework, and a personal statement. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Geography major
$3,000 UMD Matti E. Kaups Geography Scholarship (4652): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; preference will be given to an individual who plans to pursue graduate-level studies once they achieve their undergraduate degree.  Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Geography major
$3,000 UMD Catherine E. Cox Scholarship in Geography (6090): Full-time undergraduate student with an excellent academic record who has completed the second year of the geography major. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend graduate school in their major or related field. Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Geography major
$2,000 Frederick & Lois Witzig Geography Scholarship (8723): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; declared geography major. 60 credits completed Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Geography major
History Scholarships and Awards
$500 UMD Bathory/Lane Reaching Higher Scholarship (1413): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; demonstrated financial need. Scholarship is renewable for one year Junior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
History major
$1,000 UMD Maude Lindquist Scholarship (3207): Awarded to an outstanding history major; renewable. Junior   History major
$1,000 UMD Washburn Memorial Award (5958): Awarded to an outstanding history major; renewable. Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
History major
Philosophy Scholarships and Awards
$2,000 UMD Retta & Henry Ehlers Scholarship (2995): Full-time undergraduate philosophy students in good academic standing; demonstrated financial need; personal character and academic potential may also be considered. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Philosophy
Political Science Scholarships and Awards
$1,000 UMD Gerald & Eleanor Heaney Reaching Higher Scholarship (1281): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; student must be studying pre-law and be working towards a degree in law. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Political Science major
$1,000 UMD Sally B. & James E. Jernberg Reaching Higher Scholarship (2488): Full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in political science with an interest in public service; demonstrated financial need; demonstrated academic achievement; demonstrated leadership in UMD extra-curricular campus activities. Sophomore, Junior or Senior   Political Science major
$10,000 UMD Carol & Michael S. Berman Reaching Higher Scholarship (2529): Full-time undergraduate student majoring in political science; demonstrated financial need; demonstrated academic achievement; demonstrated leadership in UMD extra-curricular campus activities. Renewable. Sophomore, Junior or Senior Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Political Science major
$2,000 UMD Julius F. Wolff Scholarship (2862): Awarded each spring semester to the junior with the highest overall GPA.  Junior   Political Science major
$500 UMD Gerhard E. Von Glahn Scholarship (3973): Awarded to a full-time sophomore student pursuing a degree in political science with the highest GPA. Sophomore   Political Science major
$1,000 UMD Diane & Calvin Rudolph Family Scholarship (5107): Full-time undergraduate student; preference will be given to students who are pursuing pre-law and who have the potential to be accepted into law school. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Political Science major
2 awards
at $5,000
each
UMD M. Harry Lease, Jr. Scholarship in Political Science (8515): Full-time undergraduate student majoring in political science; demonstrated financial need. Renewable.  Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  Political Science major
$2,500 UMD Alta Marie Oben Scholarship (8687):  Full-time undergraduate student majoring in political science or international studies; demonstrated financial need and academic merit; preference will be given to female students. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Political Science or International Studies major
Sociology-Anthropology Scholarships and Awards
$500 UMD Beverly Ecklund Law Enforcement Scholarship (4822): Full-time undergraduate female student in good academic standing; interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; majoring in criminology specializing in law enforcement; demonstrated financial need. Application requires an essay, one letter of recommendation, and a course work sample/original paper/completed project (see department website for details). 75 credits completed;
completion of at least
15 upper-divison credits in the major
Major GPA
of 3.20 or higher
Criminology major
$1,000 UMD Robert E. Franz Award in Sociology (5595): Application requires an essay, one letter of recommendation, and a course work sample/original paper/completed project (see department website for details). 75 credits completed;
completion of at least
15 upper-divison credits in the major
Major GPA
of 3.20 or higher
Sociology major
$2,000 UMD Art Pulford Memorial Scholarship (7349): Full-time undergraduate student majoring in criminology; must be committed to the professionalization of criminal justice agency management and service delivery activities; demonstrate a commitment to engaging in the career field that focus on inequality and justice. Application requires an essay, one letter of recommendation, and a course work sample/original paper/completed project (see department website for details).  75 credits completed;
completion of at least
15 upper-divison credits in the major
Major GPA
of 3.20 or higher
Criminology major
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Scholarships and Awards 
$500 Jane Maddy Book Award: Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Must submit an unofficial transcript, an essay that expresses your commitment to WGSS through your feminist scholarship and/or action in the world, a list of your scholarly achievements and related civic engagement, and a letter of recommendation. Freshman - Senior
New first-year and transfer students may apply.
  Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies major
Writing Studies Scholarships and Awards
$3,000 UMD Steven R. Fox Journalism Scholarship (1151): Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; Minnesota resident with demonstrated financial need. Renewable. Sophomore, Junior or Senior
New transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Journalism major
or minor
$2,500 UMD Gustaf and Mary Nordin Memorial Scholarship (2701): Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Communication, English or Writing Studies; preference given to students who write/edit for the UMD Statesman. Financial need is not required. Sophomore, Junior or Senior
New transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 3.00 or higher
Communication,
English, or
Writing Studies
major
$2,500 UMD Larry Oakes Journalism Internship Scholarship (20128): Scholarship is given specifically to support the pursuit of an internship at a Minnesota newspaper. Must be a registered student at UMD returning to school for the 2015-2016 school year (graduating seniors are not eligible). Junior or Senior
New transfer students may apply.
Cumulative
U of M GPA
of 2.00 or higher
Journalism major
or minor
Master of Liberal Studies Scholarships and Awards
  UMD Edward J. Smith Scholarship (4678) Awarded to a non-traditional age student (over 25) pursuing an advanced degree in the liberal arts; demonstrated financial need; full-time or part-time student. Graduate Student Cumulative
GPA of 2.50 or higher
Master of
Liberal Studies
student

Updated February 5, 2015

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