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Alumni-sponsored scholarships

How to apply

Complete the online application.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

For all scholarships, you will be prompted to respond to the following questions in 150 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.
  • Describe responsibilities you have outside of school.
  • Briefly describe your need for the scholarship you are applying for and how will you use the funds?

For the study abroad scholarship, you will be prompted to respond to the following question in 250 words or less:

  • Provide your plan for studying abroad (term planned for the program in 2018-2019; specific program you are planning; preparation you have already done for the program; academic or personal reasons you have chosen this specific study abroad program).

Alumni Society Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • For newly admitted transfer students (undergraduate), or M.Ed. licensure students starting programs in 2018-2019
  • $4,000. Up to 12 scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
  • Award date: total amount split between fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.
  • Criteria: Students who will be enrolled in the college's initial teacher licensure program in 2018-2019 are eligibleor undergraduate students who are recent transfers to CEHD or who will be transferring to CEHD for 2018-2019 are also eligible. 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 student when the scholarship is awarded.

Alumni Society Larry Wilson Scholarship (career objectives related to non-school-based education)

  • The Larry Wilson Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Amount: $1500. One scholarship can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
  • Criteria: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Undergraduate applicants must have earned a minimum of 15 credits at time of application. All applicants must be a full-time student when the scholarship is awarded.

Alumni Society Study Abroad Scholarship

  • $2000. Up to three scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
  • Award date: During the academic term of the student's study abroad program.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • For this scholarship, you will be prompted to respond to the corresponding question in 250 words or less.