Awards and Scholarships

The UMN ISyE Department offers a continually expanding offering of financial support based on merit. Please check back to this page often to see what new opportunities have been added.

ISyE Community Scholarship

Number of awards available in 2022: 2
Amount of each award: $2,000

The ISyE Community Scholarship recognizes students whose actions help create a more diverse and inclusive environment in the department and pave the way for broader representation in Industrial Engineering and, more generally, in STEM-related fields.

Each recipient will receive $2,000, which will be awarded in the Fall semester.

Preference will be given to students who will enhance the diversity of the student body as described by the University. In evaluating student-body diversity, after the eligible pool of candidates are selected, an additional consideration (plus factor) will be given for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students if they are underrepresented at the University or in the applicable degrees or programs at the time of the award.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be in the ISyE Major.
  • Minimum GPA 2.0.
  • Will be enrolled as a University of Minnesota undergraduate student in the Fall 2021 semester.

Application submissions are closed now.


 

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Past Recipients

2021-2022

  • Hanna Holmstrom
  • Tina Son

2020-2021

  • Grace Hansen
  • Hassen Jama
  • Governess Simpson

Mahendra Bakshi - Sant Ram Arora Memorial Scholarship

Number of awards available in 2022: 1
Amount of each award: $2,500

Mahendra Bakshi (M.S. in Industrial Engineering, 1966) created the Mahendra Bakshi - Sant Ram Arora Scholarship endowment to honor former faculty member Sant Ram Arora. Arora was a young professor in the ISyE program when Bakshi entered the program and they co-authored Bakshi's first paper, “The Sequencing Problem,” which appeared in the journal Management Science. Arora has remained an inspiration to Bakshi throughout his life. This scholarship honors the interesting and varied career that Arora enabled. 

Recipients of this award will be referred to as the Arora Scholars.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be in the ISyE Major.
  • Minimum GPA 2.0.
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Application submissions are closed now.


 

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Past Recipients

2021-2022

  • Sean Maurer

2020-2021

  • Dalacie Singh

Dr. Alan L. Eliason Undergraduate Achievement in ISyE Award

Number of awards available in 2021: 10
Amount of each award: $1,000

Dr. Alan L. Eliason Undergraduate Achievement in ISyE Award Made possible by a generous gift by College of Science and Engineering graduate Dr. Alan Eliason, this annual award recognizes ISyE undergraduate students who have excelled in areas such as leadership, academics, community impact, and innovation. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations; there is no limit to the number of nominations you submit. Students are allowed to nominate themself, however, no student can receive this award more than one time.

Nominations should include specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the above areas. Inclusion of details about the impact the nominee has had on others—whether they be peers, community members, or others—will be helpful.

Application submissions are closed.

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Past Recipients

2021-2022

  • David Blong
  • Molly Byrne
  • Patrick Dysart
  • Austin Erickson
  • Shabab Huq
  • Tora Husar
  • Haneesha Kella
  • Lauren Lea
  • Katelyn Mattison
  • Sam Mishler

2020-2021

  • Drew Bennett
  • Imad Diomande
  • Chamberlain Gregg
  • Jagmehr Madan
  • Claire Minea
  • Claire Palmquist
  • Laurel Pierskalla
  • Emily Sayles
  • Erick Sipila
  • Tianhao Wu

2019-2020

  • Cassandra Anderson
  • Kenneth Chuhairy
  • Emma Ehling
  • Lyndon Hills
  • Kayla Johnson
  • Rachel Kukielka
  • Erin Larson
  • Erin Momany
  • Kayla Olson
  • Elizabeth Smith

2018-2019

  • Katherine Azar
  • Tongqing Chen
  • Rachel Eron
  • Michaela Holmgren
  • Edward Kusiak
  • Matt Martell
  • Kristen Peterson
  • Katie Riedel
  • Hannah Schutz
  • Ramsey Shaffer

MinneAnalytics Scholarship

Number of awards available in 2021: 1
Amount of each award: $1,000

Funding for this award is provided by MinneAnalytics. MinneAnalytics is a nonprofit organization serving the data science and emerging technology community in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, and beyond by providing accessible, authentic, and engaging events. They facilitate the sharing of knowledge and ideas among analytics professionals across business, technology, and decision science through our industry-specific conferences and educational events.

The MinneAnalytics Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is passionate about a career in analytics or data science (regardless of major) and has demonstrated a commitment to community engagement.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Will be enrolled as a University of Minnesota undergraduate student in the Fall 2021 semester.

Application submissions are closed.