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

Sure, hard work is its own 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. 

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.

Name Eligibility Criteria Award Application Deadline
Best of Class Scholarship The 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 admission December 15
Presidential Scholarship The 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 admission December 15
Chancellor's Scholarship The 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 admission December 15
UMD Scholarship The 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 admission December 15
President's Distinguished Student Scholarship Awarded to diverse students based on academic achievement. Up to $1,000 - $2,000 per yr/4 yrs. Selected students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Application for admission December 15
UMD Alumni Scholarship Awarded 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 admission Varies
First Scholarship UMD 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 2015-2016 academic year Complete the FIRST Scholarship Application March 13
Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship The 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.