Alumni Society scholarship funds

Many of our students must balance work and family in addition to their studies. Your financial assistance will help pay for tuition and books and provide much needed support to these future education and human development professionals.

The College Education and Human Development Alumni Society has created four scholarship funds for:

  • graduate students
  • undergraduate students and students enrolled in the postbaccalaureate initial teacher licensure program
  • students enrolled in the family social science degree program
  • students participating in the study abroad program

Alumni Society Advanced Study Scholarship

The Alumni Society Advanced Study Scholarship (Fund 6011) was established in 2001 and is an endowed fund. Scholarships are given to graduate students through the Advanced Studies Student Scholarship program. Recipients of these scholarships are pursuing their master’s of education, special certificate, or doctorate degree in a variety of areas such as human resource development, educational psychology, educational policy and administration, social work, or family education.

Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund

The Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund (Fund 7437) is an endowed fund created in 2004 that provides scholarships for undergraduate students in our human resources, kinesiology, foundations of education, and family social science programs, and also to students who are pursuing their initial teacher licensure.

Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Society's Study Abroad Scholarship Fund (1831) is an endowed fund that provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are participating in a study aboard experience. Consideration will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students.

Larry Wilson scholarship

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 (total amount split between Fall and Spring semesters).

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.

Contributions in any amount to these funds will be greatly appreciated.

To receive a contribution form, please contact Serena Wright at or 612-624-0430 , or send your check (payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation) to University of Minnesota Foundation, Lockbox "B," P.O. Box 70870, CM 3854, St. Paul, MN 55170-3854 or pledge online. On your check designate to which fund you are contributing.

Your contributions to these funds
will change students' lives.

Thank you!