3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients from 2018

10 Years of Impact: The 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship

In 2021, the 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship reached two significant milestones—10 years and more than 100 scholarship awards!

The 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship was started by CEGE alumnus H. Richard (Dick) Coleman and his wife Faith Coleman. Dick Coleman (BCE, 1973) worked full-time for 3M while pursuing his Civil Engineering degree at UMN. In gratitude for the tuition and other support 3M provided to Coleman during his time as an engineering student, the family decided to include 3M’s name in the title of the scholarship. This scholarship is among the most generous multi-year scholarships the college provides to students in CEGE. In the past 10 years, more than 100 awards totaling nearly $470,000 have benefited CEGE students. Many students receive this scholarship for all four of their years at UMN. Such support has made a huge impact, helping CEGE to attract bright and able undergraduates. The support allows students to focus more deeply on their studies, get hands-on research experiences in laboratories, take internships, and get involved with student organizations.

Pictured: Dick Coleman (center front) flanked by CSE Dean Mos Kaveh (left) and Bill Rainen (far left) and on the right,
department head Joseph Labuz and far right, Bobby Bell (UMN alumnus). Back row, 2018 scholarship recipients (left to right): Mitchell Kiecker, Joshua Pierce, Bryce Heller, Patrick Collins, Grace Keller, Evan Epple, Kaitrin Colby, and Megan McDevitt.