Undergraduate scholarships

CEHD supports current undergraduate students through the general scholarships listed below, study abroad scholarships, prospective teacher scholarships, and internship grants.

Below are CEHD's general scholarships and application instructions; by completing the application below, you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. You are also encouraged to check with your department as well.

There are a number of check box questions in the application that will help us match you to specific-criteria for certain scholarships. Please note that if you check none or few of these boxes you are still eligible to receive scholarships.

How to apply for general scholarships

The 2020-21 deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2020.

  1. Prepare in advance a double-spaced statement no longer than two pages, responding to the following questions (with your full name on the upper right corner of page 1 and page 2).
    : Please save the document as a PDF or Word document (.doc or docx). Name the document with your name in this order: "Last Name-First Name-Statement." You will upload this into the application.
    • What inspired you to choose your educational and professional areas of interest?
    • Looking ahead 10 years, how do you envision contributing to our increasingly diverse and global community as a professional and as a citizen?
  2. Apply online.
Did you know facts Did you know Did you know CEHD has scholarships raising from$1,000-$10,000 for tuition, study abroadand unpaid internships.

General scholarships

All Our Relations Scholarship

  • One $1100 award
  • Undergraduate students who have successfully completed their first semester in the college and who would enhance diversity within the University.
  • A plus factor will be given to Native American students.

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

  • One $2000 award.
  • Support for students planning a career in non-school-based education, such as those intending to become a trainer.

Alumni Society Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • Up to two $4,000 awards. Up to 210 scholarships can be awarded, depending on availability of funds.
  • Support for undergraduate students who are recent transfers to CEHD or who will be transferring to CEHD for 2020-21 are eligible.

Beverly Busta Memorial Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One $5,000 award
  • Family Social Science students doing applied research.

Carl & Ruth Warmington Scholarship (Youth Studies)

  • One $1,500 award
  • Youth Studies student planning a career in Social Work.

CARES Act funding

Duane & Lily Christ Hi Tech Prep Math Scholarship

  • One-two scholarships, up to $4,000 award
  • Student is challenged by required mathematics courses or are interested in taking more math classes beyond requirements for the CEHD major.

Elizabeth Cormack Endowed Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One $1,000 award
  • Family Social Science student
  • Based on character, leadership, extracurricular activities, and the potential of contribution to the field.

Family Social Science Future Scholar Fund

  • One $1,000 award
  • Family Social Science student with sophomore or junior status.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Will make a significant contribution to the field.

The Fibiger Award (Family Social Science)

  • Two awards, $1,000 each
  • Family Social Science student

Fred & Earline Estes Family Scholarship

  • Up to three $1,000 awards
  • Support for low-income students who would enhance diversity within the University.
  • A plus factor will be given to African American students who are making academic progress in the college.

Gamma Omicron Beta Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One-two $1,500 awards
  • Family Social Science student
  • Preference for recent transfer to Family Social Science major

Geraldine & John Evans Scholarship

  • One $1,200 award
  • Support recent transfers from community college to CEHD

Harry & Belle Yaffe Family Fund

  • Two $2,500 awards
  • Financial need
  • Preference for Native American students who are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe.

Jim & Karyn Goldstein Scholarship

  • One $2,000 award
  • New transfer students
  • Financial need
  • Students registered with Disability Resource Center are eligible.

Lavonne E Evans Family Memorial Scholarship (Early Childhood)

  • One $1,400 award
  • Major in Early Childhood, intending to teach

Louis & Dona Wagner Scholarship

  • One $2,500 award
  • Upper division or transfer student
  • Academic promise and financial need

Lu Mong Chi Memorial Scholarship (Social Work, Youth Studies)

  • One $2,500 award
  • Student has strong interest or connection in Southeast Asian culture and history
  • First-generation college students

Marx Sloan Scholarship

  • One $1,500 award
  • Academic accomplishment and financial need.

Mellgren Turner Scholarship (Youth Studies)

  • One-two $2,000 awards
  • Youth Studies student
  • Financial need and academic merit

Mildred & Russell Gute Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One $1,200 award
  • Family Social Science student

Morse Scholarship

  • One-two $1,000 awards
  • Student is in the PES or TRIO program and has achieved the Dean's List twice in a row in their first year.

Natalie N. Markowitz Scholarship

  • One $2,000 award
  • Financial need and academic merit
  • Studying Early Childhood or Elementary Education Foundations

Pat & Molly Sloan Scholarship

  • One $1,400 award
  • Elementary Education Foundations major
  • Financial need and academic merit

Phi Upsilon Omicron Award (Family Social Science or Youth Studies)

  • One-two awards to total $3,500
  • Family Social Science or Youth Studies majors
  • Academic merit and financial need
  • Demonstrated plans to work with families, consumers and/or communities

Quinley & Terry Free Family Scholarship

  • One-two awards to total $2,600
  • Sophomore or Junior status
  • Financial need and academic merit
  • Preference given to students from Duluth, Minnesota

Rodney Wallace Endowment in Education

  • Two-three awards totalling $6,000
  • Preference for Native American students from Minnesota or other disadvantaged students

Signe & Arthur Jackson Memorial Scholarship

  • One $1,000 award
  • Transfer students from Minnesota Community College
  • Student intends to become a teacher

Victor and Rachel Noll Scholarship

  • One $1,300 award
  • Sophomore status or higher
  • Awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.00 or higher who plans to enter teaching as a profession.