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CLA Scholarships


CLA Scholarships

Scholarships and awards available to students in the College of Liberal Arts at UMD for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Below you will find a list of scholarships with their specific selection criteria organized by department. You will need to contact each specific department to apply for their scholarships and awards, where available, a web link is provided. The scholarships listed under “CLA-wide” are available for any student in CLA regardless of your major.

To apply for CLA wide scholarships, please click HERE and follow the instructions outlined.

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

         
Amount Scholarship Name 2014-15 Class Standing Required cumulative GPA Major
CLA - Wide        
$500 2493 – UMD Potter/Lloyd Family Reaching Higher Scholarship - Full-time student in good standing; preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. Renewable; essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min All CLA
$5000
3307 – UMD Daniel & Mary Levenduski Humanities Scholarship - Full-time undergraduate student with a 3.5 GPA or above. Student must demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.5 min Humanities
$3,000

3658 – UMD College of Liberal Arts Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min All CLA
$1,200

5781 – UMD Virginia & Matt Klemmack Scholarship - Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing; demonstrated financial need. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min All CLA
$2,500 6150 – UMD CLA Board of Advisers Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate students in good academic standing; preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.   Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min All CLA
$750

6619 – UMD CLA Freshmen/Sophomore Scholarship - Full-time, incoming freshmen and incoming sophomores in CLA; must have graduated from high school in Pine or Carlton counties in Minnesota.

Freshman, Sophomore 2.0 min All CLA
3 @ $5,000 8037 – UMD Ebert Stembler Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing; preference given to students with demonstrated financial need; completed 60 credits. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.  60 credits completed 3.3 in Major All CLA
$1,000 8574 – UMD Frank McCray, Jr. Achievement Scholarship - Full-time undergraduate student with high academic achievement; demonstrated financial need; preference given to students of color. Renewable; essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.   Sophomore 3.3 cumulative All CLA
$1,000 8656 – Tobin Peace & Non-Violence Scholarship - Student with a demonstrated interest in non-violence studies. This student is to show potential for contributing to the field of non-violence at the local, national, and/or international level. Student expected to engage/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. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff.   60 credits completed 2.5 cum/3.0 major All CLA
$3,000 4521 – Herbert Sorenson Family Scholarship - Full-time undergraduate student entering his/her junior year. Must be Minnesota Resident. Scholarship is renewable if student maintains 3.0 GPA. Essay requirement; unofficial transcript; two letters of recommendation from UMD faculty or staff. Junior 3.0 min All CLA
$1,250 Anne and Amelia Tsui Dare to Care Scholarship Award - 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 good careers for themselves. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.5 min All CLA
American Indian Studies American Indian Studies Awards and Scholarships      
$250 min. 8906 - UMD Mike Munnell Scholarship Award -  Awarded to the student with the highest GPA within the Department of American Indian Studies. The award recipient will be selected after the grades from fall semester post. No application. Junior; Senior   Major/Minor American Indian Studies
Communication  Communication Awards and Scholarships      
$500 2418 – UMD John Ness Memorial Award - Honors the graduating senior who best combines a solid academic performance with both a broad commitment to service and quality research/scholarship.  90 credits completed 3.5 cumulative COMM
$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.  60 credits completed; senior 2.5 cumulative COMM
English English Awards and Scholarships      
$3,000 1907 – UMD Sigmond & Lena Slonim Scholarship - Outstanding English major; demonstrated Scholarly excellence and professional promise; demonstrated financial need; letter of recommendation; transcript; personal statement; writing sample. Senior   English
$3,500 3224 – UMD Joseph E. Duncan Scholarship - Outstanding English major; full-time, undergraduate student; demonstrated financial need and merit; documented interest in the study of literature; letter of recommendation; transcript; personal statement; writing sample. Junior; Senior 3.0 min English
$1,000 4358 – UMD Anna Lee (Stensland) & Myron Lidberg Scholarship - Awarded to aid a student during his/her student teaching.  Junior; Senior   English
$3,000 5145 – UMD Ann H. & Alfred Hartley Scholarship - Full-time student with demonstrated financial need and merit; demonstrated interest in literature;  letter of recommendation; transcript; personal statement; writing sample.  Junior; Senior   English
$1,000 5239 – UMD John & Ruth Reed Scholarship - Full-time English major or minor with a min. 3.0 GPA;  letter of recommendation; transcript; personal statement; writing sample.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.0 cumulative Major/Minor English
$500 5740 – UMD Michael Robert Lenz Creative Writing Scholarship - Awarded to the student who submits the best original work of imaginative literature—narrative, dramatic, or lyric—in prose or in verse. In addition to the materials listed above, applicants should include a statement about their degree completion plans and their anticipated financial need for the following school year.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer   All majors/minors
$500 5128 - Klaus Jankofsky Essay Prize - Awarded to the student who submits  the best essay on any topic in Medieval or Renaissance Studies. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer, Graduate Students   All majors/minors
$2,000 8849 – UMD William M. Crockett Scholarship - Full-time student majoring in English; demonstrated financial need;  letter of recommendation; transcript; personal statement; writing sample.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer   English
Foreign Languages & Literature Foreign Languages & Literature Awards and Scholarships      
$1,000 1296 – UMD Jonathan Conant Scholarship - German studies majors; cover sheet; statement of interest and essay required in the target language. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer   German Studies
$2,000 1862 – UMD Alayne & Charles Berkins Scholarship - Full-time student; demonstrated financial need and merit; unofficial transcript; Essay Requirement in target language.  Junior; Senior 2.7 cum/3.0 Major Hispanic, German, or French Studies
$1,500 2742 – UMD A. Marinelli Scholarship/French or Spanish - Full-time student; requires that a student spend at least six weeks in a country where the language being studied is the native language; cover sheet; statement of interest and essay required in the target language. Junior; Senior   Hispanic or French Studies
$3,000 The Frances Knobloch Study Abroad Award - This award requires that the language studied during the study abroad trip be one of the official languages of that host country; cover sheet; statement of interest and essay required in the target language. Junior; Senior   FLL
$750 8347 – UMD Friends of Milan Kovacovic Scholarship in French Studies - Award requires that the student spend at least 4 weeks studying in a French speaking country. Major or minor in French Studies; cover sheet; statement of interest and essay required in the target language. Junior; Senior   Major/Minor French Studies
Geography Geography Awards and Scholarships      
$500 min 1122 – UMD Emma Goldman Scholarship in Geography - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing; A plus factor is to be given to female students or others majoring in Geography who have demonstrated support for women, women’s issues, and feministic academic and intellectual principles; demonstrated commitment to values, ethics, politics and scholarship that matches those of Emma Goldman; unofficial transcript; 3 letters of support; samples of coursework; personal statement. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Geography
$800

1875 – UMD Carlson/Amys Family Reaching Higher Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate students in good academic standing; preference will be given to students from Hermantown High School, Minnesota.

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Geography, Environmental Studies, and Urban and Regional Studies
2@$1,000 4652 – UMD Matti E. Kaups Geography Scholarship - 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; Senior 3.0 min Geography
$1,500 6090 – UMD Catherine E. Cox Scholarship in Geography - Full-time, undergraduate student; excellent academic record. Completed 2nd year of Geography major. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend graduate school in their major or related field. Junior; Senior 3.0 min Geography
$1,000 8723 – Frederick & Lois Witzig Geography Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing; declared geography major 60 credits completed 3.0 min Geography
History History Awards and Scholarships      
$500 min 1413 – UMD Bathory/Lane Reaching Higher Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing; demonstrated financial need; Scholarship is renewable for the students' senior year Junior 3.0 min History
$1,000 3207 – UMD Maude Lindquist Scholarship- Awarded to an outstanding history major; renewable.     History
$500 5958 – Washburn Memorial Award- Awarded to an outstanding history major; renewable.     History
Philosophy        
$2,500 2995 – UMD Retta & Henry Ehlers Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate Philosophy students in good academic standing. Financial need, personal character and academic potential may also be considered. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.0 min Philosophy
Political Science Political Science Awards and Scholarships      
$1000 1281 – UMD Gerald & Eleanor Heaney Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing; Student must be studying pre-law and be working towards a degree in law. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Political Science
$1000 2488 – UMD Sally B. & James E. Jernberg Reaching Higher Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate students 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, Senior   Political Science
2 @ $2,500 2529 – UMD Carol & Michael S. Berman Reaching Higher Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate students majoring in Political Science; demonstrated financial need; demonstrated academic achievement; demonstrated leadership in UMD extra-curricular campus activities. Renewable. Sophomore, Junior, Senior 2.0 min Political Science
$2,000 2862 – UMD Julius F. Wolff Scholarship - Awarded each spring semester to the junior with the highest overall GPA.  Senior   Political Science
$500 3973 – UMD Gerhard E. Von Glahn Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time, sophomore student pursuing a degree in Poiltical Science with the highest GPA. Sophomore   Political Science
$1,000 5107 – UMD Diane & Calvin Rudolph Family Scholarship - 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, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.0 min Political Science
2 @ $3,000 8515 – UMD M. Harry Lease, Jr. Scholarship in Political Science - Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Political Science; demonstrated financial need; renewable.  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer   Political Science
$2500 8687 – UMD Alta Marie Oben Scholarship  - 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, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Political Science; International Studies
Sociology/Anthropology Sociology and Anthropology Awards and Scholarships      
$500 4822 – UMD Beverly Ecklund Law Enforcement Scholarship - ull-time, undergraduate female student in good academic standing; interested in pursuing law enforcement; majoring in Criminology specializing in law enforcement; demonstrated financial need; one letter of recommendation; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement 75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major Criminology
$500 5595 – UMD Robert E. Franz Award in Sociology - One letter of recommendation; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement. 75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major  
$300 Walter Baeumler Award in Criminology - One letter of support; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement. 75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major Criminology
$300 Outstanding Student Award in Anthropology - One letter of support; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement.   75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major Anthropology
$500 6613 – UMD James L. Otto Memorial Scholarship - One letter of support; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement. 75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major  
$1,200 7349 – UMD Art Pulford Memorial Fellowship - Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Criminology; must be committed to the professionalization of criminal justice agency management and service delivery activities; demonstrated a commitment to engaging in the career field that focus on inequality and justice; one letter of recommendation; course work sample/original paper/completed project; essay requirement.   75 credits completed; 15 in major 3.2 major Criminology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Awards and Scholarships      
2@$500 Jane Maddy Book Award - Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Must submit an essay expresses your commitment to WGSS through your feminist scholarship & action in the world; Include bulleted list of your scholarly achievements, and any related work; Must submit a letter of recommendation. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer   Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Writing Studies Writing Studies Awards and Scholarships      
$2,000 1151 – UMD Steven R. Fox Journalism Scholarship - Full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing from Minnesota; demonstrated financial need. Renewable. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Journalism
$2,000 2701 - UMD Gustaf and Mary Nordin Memorial Scholarship - 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. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer 3.0 min English/Writing Studies/Comm
$2,000 20128 - UMD Larry Oakes Journalism Internship Scholarship - Be a registered student at UMD returning to school for the 2014-2015 school year (graduating seniors are not eligible). Scholarship is given specifically to support the pursuit of an internship at a Minnesota newspaper. > Junior, Senior, Transfer 2.0 min Journalism
Master of Liberal Studies Master of Liberal Studies awards and Scholarships      
$500 4678 – UMD Edward J. Smith Scholarship - Awarded to a non-traditional aged student (over 25) pursuing an advanced degree in the liberal arts; demonstrated financial need; full-time or part-time students. Graduate Student 2.5 cumulative MLS

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