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Sam and Ardis Beard Scholarship


Samuel and Ardis (Peterson) Beard grew up in northern Minnesota and met at UMD.  Mr. Beard graduated from UMD with a BA degree (chemistry major, mathematics minor).  Mrs. Beard studied Biology while a student at UMD.  Mr. Beard then received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.  He later received an MS degree in Management from MIT.

Mr. Beard's entire career was spent working in the nuclear industry, first as a chemical engineer and finally in various management positions.  He retired as President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Nuclear Company, Inc., (at that time an Exxon Corporation wholly owned affiliate).

Mr. and Mrs. Beard established this endowed scholarship with the hope that promising students will be motivated by this scholarship to seek a career in Chemical or Nuclear Engineering.

UMD Chemical Engineering undergraduate student. The award is limited to students earning at least 30% of their educational expenses from scholarships and employment earnings.

Must be (1) US citizens, (2) permanent residents of the US, or (3) in the US lawfully on a nontemporary basis.

The award is selected by UMD chemical engineering faculty. Sending a personal letter of application to the Department Head, UMD Chemical Engineering Department. The letter must also address the requirements.

The amount of the scholarship will vary each year.



Annual gift from the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

UMD Student of Chemical Engineering with a 2.7 or higher GPA.

Preference is given to students that are active in the UMD student chapter of AIChE.

Award is selected by the UMD chemical engineering faculty from the applications for Engineering Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers

$1,000 - 2,000

We are offering nine tuition-based scholarships for women students in engineering and computer science
at schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

For more information, visit their website at

Applicants are judged on the basis of potential to succeed as an engineer; communication skills; extracurricular or community involvement and leadership skills; demonstration of work experience and successes; and academic success. Download and print out the application form to apply for all scholarships. Please follow the instructions on the application.   A current resume and an academic transcript (student issued transcripts are acceptable) must be included.  

MN High Tech Foundation (MHTF)

$2,000 (6)
$10,000 (3)

The Minnesota High Tech Foundation will award scholarships to undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

Download the 2010 Scholarship Application

Six $2,000 scholarships and three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded.  

Baria Memorial Scholarship

$1000 - $1500

Professor Dorab Baria was the founding Department Head of Chemical Engineering. This scholarship was originally established by contributions from Dr. Baria along with Lance and Linda Oberg.

UMD Chemical Engineering student, with a 2.0 or higher GPA, that demonstrates a high level of professional and ethical behavior

Award is selected by the UMD chemical engineering faculty from the applications for Engineering Scholarships

Chemical Engineering and Alumni Scholarships

$750 - $1500

A general Chemical Engineering Scholarship generated from department and alumni donations. UMD Chemical Engineering student with 2.7 or higher GPA. Award is selected by the UMD chemical engineering faculty from the applications for Engineering Scholarships

Donald F. Mowbray Scholarship

Full year tuition + $500 for textbooks


Demonstrated merit and financial need.

Preference is given to students from Duluth or the immediate surrounding area.

Award is selected by the UMD Dean of the College of Science and Engineering from the applications for Engineering Scholarships

Mary Ann and Jerry Ostroski Scholarship

$1000 - $1500


US citizen, UMD engineering sophomore status or higher, non traditional student, including women, people of color, Native Americans, or others born and raised in the upper Midwest states and who do not traditionally pursue technical or engineering related careers in significant numbers du to cultural or financial circumstances

Financial need is preferred but not required. Students may renew the scholarship with a minimum 2.0 gpa and complete at least 24 credit hours per year.


Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship



Johnson Engineering Scholarship



ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota)

$2000 - $3250

ACEC/MN, a Minnesota trade association dedicated to advancing the practice of consulting engineering, is proud to offer scholarships to promising young engineering students.

Download Scholarship Application for 2011-12 Academic Year

Pursuing a bachelor's degree in an accredited engineering program or accredited land surveying program.

Entering their junior, senior, fifth or pusuing a Master's in the fall of 2011.

A U.S. citizen.

Applications due by November 1, 2010. Students will be ranked based on leadership skills, school involvement, community activities, work experience, academic achievement and their understanding of consulting engineering.

UMD Engineering Scholarship


Blandin Scholarship      
Society of Women Engineers Minnesota Section      
Lake Superior Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers      
Association of State Dam Safety Officials Scholarship      
Space Grant Scholarship      
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