Impact on students

Meet some of our students:

Sophomore wins Jeopardy! College Championship

CSE student Nibir Sarma on Jeopardy! with host Alex Trebek

Nibir Sarma was drawn to the U of M because of its many student groups, including Quiz Bowl—and getting financial support helped seal the deal. Read about Nibir's journey from freshman to Jeopardy! winner.

CSE student restarts UMN American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Pauly Soulia standing outside.

Pauly Soulia is using his Dakota identity, and knowledge, to pave a way for others in his community to not just fit in—but thrive. Read Pauly's story.

She is ME brings women in mechanical engineering together

Rachel Anderson in front of a She is ME poster.

Wisconsin-born Rachel Anderson has used her scholarships to both fund her college education and help other women engineers. Read Rachel's story.

Multiple scholarships allow budding entrepreneur to focus on wheelchair invention

Stephen Mylabathula holding a headband.

Stephen Mylabathula wants to provide greater wheelchair mobility—through head movement and brain signals—for quadriplegics and those with spinal cord injuries. Read Stephen's story.

From the Twin Cities to the East Coast

Anthony Tabet

Anthony Tabet, who graduated from CSE in 2017 with two donor-supported scholarships, recently founded a free journal at MIT to shape discussion around science policy. Read a Q&A with Anthony.

Scholarships encourage transfer student to solve renewable energy

Headshot of Mbathio Diagne

Mbathio Diagne, from Senegal, is using her electrical engineering degree to solve the world's grand challenge of renewable energy. Read Mbathio's story.

Scholarship helps student dream big and identify problems in medicine

Dominic Marticorena on Stone Arch Bridge, with buildings behind him.

3M Diversity Scholar Dominic Marticorena—and the son of a tile installer from Chile—wants to bring affordable healthcare to all. Read Dominic's story.

Mathematics student succeeds with physical challenges and scholarship

Headshot of Deandra Bardell

Cerebral palsy isn't stopping Deandra Bardell from using her skills in a technical field. Read Deandra's story.

Scholarship helps first-generation student

Headshot of Azira Rivera

Azira Rivera, mathematics student from Colorado was the first in her family to attend college. Read Azira's story—and learn how she's now a teacher helping students adjust to learning during a pandemic.