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Alumni-sponsored scholarships

How to apply

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

Deadline: The 2017 deadline has passed.

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.

Alumni Society Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • $2,000. Up to two scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
  • Award date: total amount split between fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters
  • Criteria: Applicants must be 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 student when the scholarship is awarded.

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

  • The Larry Wilson Scholarship will not be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Amount: $1000. Up to two scholarships 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).