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Undergraduate Tinsley Grant

In 2013 the Gary Tinsley Memorial Scholarship fund was created to honor the memory of Gary Tinsley, a Golden Gopher linebacker and Business and Marketing Education (BME) student, who passed away due to an enlarged heart a few weeks before he was to graduate. Grants from $100-1500 are awarded to provide enhanced learning opportunities for current BME students.


To be considered for this grant, you must be an undergraduate student enrolled full time in the B.S. in Business and Marketing Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota.

Awards are based on an applicant’s:

  • enrollment status
  • academic standing at the University of Minnesota
  • intended utilization of funds toward enhancing program study experience, a study-abroad experience, or through supporting work in a current unpaid internship
  • career track as an indicator of future contributions in business and marketing


Applications for the grant should include:

  • a completed Application Form [pdf] including a statement describing how the grant funds will be used
  • transcripts indicating a minimum GPA of 3.2 in program coursework
  • Please send your completed application to:
    Gary Tinsley BME Undergraduate Scholarship
    c/o Meg Fitzgerald-Sisk
    OLPD Undergraduate Office
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    203 B Burton Hall
    178 Pillsbury Dr. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Application deadline

The postmark/email deadline for this grant application is April 15, 2018. Award notices will be sent after June 10, 2018.