A student reads in the library annex.

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

Sure, hard work is its own reward. Outstanding achievements deserve recognition. 

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

We’re committed to providing students with a quality education at an affordable price – and if you’re making an investment in us, we’d like to return the favor.

NameEligibility CriteriaAward                                    Application               Deadline       
Best of Class ScholarshipThe University will consider Minnesota residents who rank either #1 or #2 in their high school class.50 percent of resident tuition per yr/4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.Application for admissionDecember 15
Presidential ScholarshipThe University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability and a record of leadership.Up to $5,000 per yr/ 4yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.Application for admissionDecember 15
Chancellor's ScholarshipThe University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability and a record of leadership.Up to $3,000 per yr/ 4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.Application for admissionDecember 15
UMD ScholarshipThe University will consider students who demonstrate high academic ability.Up to $1,000 - $1,500 per yr/2 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.Application for admissionDecember 15
President's Distinguished Student ScholarshipAwarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and for contributions they will make to campus diversity.Up to $1,000 - $2,000 per yr/4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.Application for admissionDecember 15
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.Application for admissionVaries
Swenson Family Foundation ScholarshipThe 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. Selected students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship Application; available from the UMD Office of Admissions.March 15

More Scholarship Opportunities

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

UMD is a small school with big opportunities in a variety of areas. Come join the excitement!

Meredith Olson | Chemical Engineering

umdadmis@d.umn.edu

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