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Student scholarships

The College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society sponsors four scholarships for CEHD students.

Deadline: The 2017 deadline has passed.

How to apply: You only need to submit the one application form to be considered for the scholarships listed below.

  1. Prepare the following essay in advance, which you will upload into the application. Save the document as a Word document (.doc or .docx). Name the document in this order: Last Name-First Name-Essay. Respond to the following questions in 500 words or less:
    • Describe an important life experience that led you to choose this degree program.
    • What impact do you hope to make in your future work?
    • Describe an obstacle you faced and how it has shaped your perspective.

Previous recipients of Alumni Society scholarships are ineligible to apply. Any questions about Alumni Society scholarships may be directed to Serena Wright wrigh103@umn.edu or 612-624-0430, director of alumni relations.

Alumni Society Board and scholarship recipients

2017 Alumni Society Board and scholarship recipients

Advanced Study Student Scholarship

The Advanced Study Student Scholarship recognizes academic performance and potential for making a significant contribution to the field of education and human development for students in the college's advanced study programs (M.Ed./professional studies, M.A., M.S.W., Spec. Cert., Ed.D., and Ph.D.). Note: Students pursuing initial teaching licensure are not eligible for this scholarship.

The applicant must have been admitted to an advanced study program, and at time of application, earned a minimum of 9 credits within that program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a full-time enrolled student when the scholarship is awarded (total amount split between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters).

Larry Wilson Scholarship

The Larry Wilson Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Larry Wilson Scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated an interest in, and involvement with, non-school-based education. The applicant must be a undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Education and Human Development with a stated career objective related to a non-school-based educational setting (business, professional organization, public agency, nonprofit organization).  The applicant must be a full-time enrolled student when the scholarship is awarded.

Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have earned a minimum of 15 credits at time of application.

Graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have earned a minimum of 9 credits at time of application.

Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship

The Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship recognizes academic performance and potential for making a significant contribution to the field of education and human development for a CEHD undergraduate student or a student enrolled in the college's initial teacher licensure program (undergraduate or master's).

The applicant must have earned a minimum of 15 credits at time of application, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a full-time enrolled student when the scholarship is awarded (total amount split between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters).

Alumni Society Study Abroad Scholarship

The Alumni Society Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all undergraduate applicants in CEHD who are currently enrolled as full-time students in a degree-seeking program, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are participating in an approved 2017 University of Minnesota study abroad program of three weeks or more (15 study or school days), to earn at least 3 credits. This scholarship is specifically targeted at individuals who identify as first-generation college students (parents/guardian did not complete a four-year degree).

Students must take part in the study abroad program prior to their graduation clearance (i.e. students applying for clearance at the end of spring semester would not be eligible to receive their scholarship for a study abroad in May session or summer sessions).

Additional CEHD scholarships

Find more non-Alumni Society awards and scholarships available through the college.

Support scholarships

Consider contributing to the Alumni Society Scholarship Funds.