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UMD Scholarships for Current Students

There are many scholarships available to the general undergraduate population at UMD. Some scholarships require that a student have a financial need or meet certain criteria. These restrictions are determined by the donors who make the scholarships possible. In order for us to determine if you have a financial need, you must apply for federal financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

International students are not eligible for these scholarships.

Below is a complete list of scholarships available through the UMD Office of Financial Aid. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies based on interest earnings. A few scholarships require special applications. See the Additional Criteria for details on special application processes.

In general, the Office of Financial Aid can identify students who have a financial need and those who meet special criteria. These scholarships are awarded for the upcoming academic year by financial aid administrators. If you feel you qualify for a particular scholarship, please send a letter of interest to our office. Only one letter is necessary for multiple scholarships. Please state your name, Social Security number, name of the scholarship(s) you are interested in, along with information supporting your qualifications for the scholarship. We must have your letter of interest and your FAFSA on file by May 15th (exception: Earl T. Bester Scholarship and LaVerne Noyes Scholarship-see below). If you do not see the scholarship(s) you applied for on your award notification, you can assume your application was not selected.

Mail your letter of interest to: Scholarship Administrator University of Minnesota Duluth One Stop Student Services, 1049 University Drive Duluth MN 55812-3011

Or drop it off at: One Stop Student Services, Solon Campus Center 23

Scholarships


Earl T. Bester Scholarship

Amount
$1,500
Based on Financial Need?
No
Additional Criteria
FAFSA application required
Preference to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of United Steelworkers Local No. 1028 member
Next preference to children of any United Steelworkers Locals from Duluth-Superior area
Third preference to a student with financial need and high academic performance
Full-time status
Deadline for application-March 31

Marcia Bevard-Kulick Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
No
Additional Criteria
Awarded to students with a physical disability
Full-time status

Annette D. Branca Memorial Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Full-time status

Phillip E. Budden Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
GPA>2.0

Finnfest USA '92 Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Junior, senior or graduate status
Full-time status
Preference to students of Finnish heritage
Preference to students from NE Minnesota or NW Wisconsin.
SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIRED. Please contact Bekki Babineau at (218) 726-7989.

John and Minnie Heitmann Scholarship

Amount
$100-$300
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
GPA>2.0

Clara A. Helwig Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Resident of St. Louis County
Renewable

Evelyn Lepeska Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Full-time status

Edward Lysne Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Preference to graduates of Crosby-Ironton High School

Clarissa Walton Marsh Memorial Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Unrestricted

Caroline Marshall Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Unrestricted

Megan E. Mattson Memorial Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Attended UMD during freshman year and entering sophomore or junior year
Major in pre-medicine Duluth or Iron Range resident
GPA>3.5
Involved in extracurricular activities

LaVerne Noyes Scholarship

Amount
$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Student must be a direct blood descendant of someone who has served in the U.S. Army or Navy in World War I and whose said service was terminated by death or honorable discharge. Deadline for application June 1. Application forms available at UMD One Stop Student Services, 23 Solon Campus Center, UMD.

Charles O'Connell Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
No medical students.

Julie Oakes Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Unrestricted

Kathryn D. Plotnicky Scholarship

Amount
$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Full-time status

Paul E. and Helyn Shipley Danielson Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Full-time status

Sam and Bertha Singer Scholarship

Amount
$500
Based on Financial Need?
No
Additional Criteria
FAFSA application required
GPA>3.0 or high school rank>90%
Full-time status
Preference to Minnesota residents
Priority consideration to Jewish students
Renewable up to 4 years

UMD Alumni Association Scholarship

Amount
Varies
Based on Financial Need?
No
Additional Criteria
A child or grandchild of UMD alumni, a full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate UMD student or a UMD graduate student, a GPA of 2.5 or better and be in good academic standing, and be able to demonstrate and/or describe his/her leadership skills and community service. For more information, contact Alumni Director Lisa Pratt at (218) 726-8829.

UMD Sponsor a Student Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Full-time status

Tollof Thompson Scholarship

Amount
$500-$1000
Based on Financial Need?
Yes
Additional Criteria
Duluth resident
Renewable