As a graduate student in CEHD, you may be eligible for fellowships, grants, and scholarships from the University of Minnesota, from our college, and from your academic department.
University-wide fellowships, grants, and scholarships are administered through the UMN’s Graduate School and are based on merit.
CEHD offers college-specific fellowships and scholarships to both incoming and current graduate students. For College scholarships and awards, please see the list below.
Additionally, CEHD offers college-specific funding to students pursuing teacher licensure through our initial licensure/M.Ed. programs.
For scholarships and awards administered in your academic department, please check with your department’s Graduate Programs staff.
The terms ‘private support’ and ‘external funding’ refer to funding sources that are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Locating and applying to these sources of funding may take some time but can be well-worth the effort.
If you are interested in researching your own fellowship, grant, and scholarship opportunities, we recommend using the Foundation Center’s database.
Some examples of national and local funding opportunities include*:
The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
Disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education.
This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other behavioral health services areas.
Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents.
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the nation for STEM teachers starting their first or second year of teaching. Find out how you can apply to be part of this amazing national network of math and science teachers.
The purpose of this graduate scholarship is to enhance the educational and professional development of those seeking graduate education in the health and human service field.
Provides fellowships for graduate students in all fields of study who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens or children of naturalized citizen parents.
Applicant must have a connection with Robbinsdale schools (ISD 281), such as a former student, teacher, or current district resident. Applications are due in the spring, usually early May. For more information, contact Don Hanson (952-474-4411) or Stu Stockhaus (763-537-3181).
* These opportunities are subject to change. Please check directly with the sponsoring organization for eligibility and requirements.