Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, financial need, special talents, interests, and qualities, or other criteria defined by the scholarship donor.

How to apply

Future freshmen or transfer students:

To be considered for College of Science and Engineering scholarships, simply submit the application for admission. There is no separate scholarship application.

Admitted students are considered for these scholarships based on an overall assessment of their admission application. Therefore, it is important that you:

  • list ALL extracurricular activities, leadership experience, volunteer work, etc.
  • be as complete as possible.

Many students at the U of M receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. Additional information is available on the U of M admissions and aid webpage to help you with financial aid options.

Current students:

Students must have completed at least three semesters of full-time enrollment in the College of Science and Engineering to be eligible for a continuing student scholarship.

Typical scholarship recipients have a GPA of at least 3.6 in addition to extensive leadership and extracurricular involvement.  There are many opportunities for scholarships in each of the CSE departments. Eligible students will receive an invitation to apply.

To search for scholarships for which you may be eligible, use the Undergraduate Scholarship Search.

To learn more about University of Minnesota scholarships and financial aid, visit One Stop Student Services.

Meet CSE scholarship recipients

CSE student and 3M Diversity Scholar Kate Fernandez poses for a photo on the UMN Twin Cities campus

“It’s been a dream of mine to pursue a Ph.D. Being a 3M Diversity Scholarship recipient, I can put my funds toward graduate school, which would otherwise not be financially feasible for me." —Kate Fernandez, 3M Diversity Scholarship 

Read more about Kate.

Jonathan Olaleye portrait

“It removes so much stress associated with the financial side of college. There’s a lot of things that I want to do over the next few years and after I earn my degree. Not having to worry about money, in the way that I otherwise would have, lets me focus on those things. Right now, all I can be is extremely grateful and make the most of this opportunity.” —Jonathan Olaleye, Sezzle Scholarship

Read more about Jonathan.

Dannyelle Donahue working on her laptop.

"I have both large and small scholarships, which all add up to make it possible for us to attend the University. I don’t know if I would have been able to go to college without this support in my first year." —Dannyelle Donahue, Steven L. and Karen L. Crouch Scholarship

Read more about Dannyelle.

Headshot of Deandra Bardell

“[My scholarship is] motivation and inspiration to keep working hard.... All my life I’ve had people, even experts, tell me and my family ‘no’ and that I’d never be able to do anything,” Bardell said. “They see my disability instead of my abilities.” —Deandra Bardell, Isaac Benjamin Segal Scholarship

Read more about Deandra.