You help keep the UMD affordable.
Annual undergraduate expenses at the UMD are about $23,000 for Minnesota residents. A student would have to work more than 60 hours a week to cover these costs. Compare this with 1970, when students needed to work only 24 hours to cover expenses at an average public university.
You keep talented students in Minnesota.
More than half of our students stay in the state after they graduate. They become our teachers, physicians, company founders, and community leaders. Scholarships are an investment in Minnesota.
You encourage students to do their best.
UMD students with scholarships maintain good grades, become involved in activities, and graduate on time at a rate up to 35 percent higher than other students.