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

Zoe Bohnen_1
"The scholarship funds have made it so I don’t have to take on a full-time job. I’m not stressed about money. It has given me so many opportunities to explore, create, and travel." - Zoe Bohnen, Haxby Scholarship recipient 

Read more about Zoe.

  Azira Rivera
"It has changed my life. I’m more independent, and the scholarship had a huge impact on that. It made me a stronger person." - Azira Rivera, Richard M. Kruger Scholarship recipient

Read more about Azira.

  Jack Hessberg
"Without the scholarship, I would be going to a much cheaper and not as prestigious school. It has also allowed me to have so many awesome opportunities, like music." - Jack Hessburg, Robert F. Hartmann Scholarship recipient

Read more about Jack.

"When people ask what scholarships have meant to me, the answer is simple. Everything." - Samantha Ehrenberg, Iron Range Merit Scholarship and Lee S. Whitson Scholarship recipient

Read more about Samantha.

  Sophia Martin with a tape measure
"The Bentson Scholarship has made a huge difference for me. Thinking about my fellow Bentson Scholars makes me want to push forward and be as successful as everyone else.” - Sophia Martin, Bentson Scholarship recipient

Read more about Sophia.