Undergraduate scholarships

CEHD supports current undergraduate students through the general scholarships listed below, study abroad 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. Family Social Science scholarships are also awarded through this general process.

Some CEHD departments run separate departmental scholarship processes. You are encouraged to check with the department for applications processes and deadlines.

There are a number of checkbox questions in the application that will help us match you to specific-criteria for certain scholarships. Please note that there are plenty of scholarships that do not have such specific matching criteria, so do not be discouraged if none of the checkboxes apply to you!

How to apply for general scholarships

The deadline to apply for CEHD scholarships for the 22-23 academic year is March 6, 2022 at midnight.

  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

Alumni Society Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • Up to two $4,000 awards. Up to 2 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 $4,500 award
  • Family Social Science students doing applied research.

Carl & Ruth Warmington Scholarship (Youth Studies)

  • One $1,000 award
  • Youth Studies student planning a career in Social Work.

Duane & Lily Christ Hi Tech Prep Math Scholarship

  • Two-three scholarships, up to $2,000 award
  • Student is challenged by required mathematics courses or is interested in taking more math classes beyond requirements for the CEHD major.

Elizabeth Cormack Endowed Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One $1,100 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 $1,200 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
  • Upper division Family Social Science student

Erickson Family Education Fund

  • One at $1,000
  • Studying in a teacher preparation program
  • Preference for those demonstrating financial need

Gamma Omicron Beta Scholarship (Family Social Science)

  • One $2,000 award
  • Family Social Science student
  • Preference for recent transfer to Family Social Science major

Judith Schuck Endowed Scholarship

  • One $2000 award
  • Support for those going into teaching
  • Preference for those interested in urban education

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

  • One $1,750 award
  • Given through the CEHD Alumni Society.
  • Support for students planning a career in non-school-based education, such as those intending to become a trainer.

Lavonne E Evans Family Memorial Scholarship (Early Childhood)

  • One $1,300 award
  • Major in Early Childhood, intending to teach

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 Sloane Scholarship

  • One $1,200 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 $2,000 award
  • Family Social Science student

Morse Scholarship

  • One $1,500 award
  • 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 $1,200 award
  • Financial need and academic merit
  • Studying Early Childhood or Elementary Education Foundations

Alicia King Moormann Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Two at $2,500
  • Student demonstrating strong interest in teaching
  • Preference for those from underrepresented groups demonstrating financial need

Schulze Future Teacher Scholarship Program

  • Up to $10,000 to eligible undergraduate students
  • Qualified applicants pursuing teaching licenses in ESL, math, science, ESL, or special education will be contacted with application information.
  • Students who plan to complete their undergraduate degrees in the following academic year and are enrolled in one of the following programs: DirecTrack to Teaching students planning to pursue math, science, or ESL in the CEHD initial licensure program. Students in these high need subject areas are also eligible to apply for additional support of up to $20,000 once enrolled in the CEHD initial licensure program.
  • Special education undergraduate majors in their final year completing licensure requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Commitment to teach for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrable financial need (FAFSA must be submitted.)

Pat & Molly Sloan Scholarship

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

Quinley & Terry Free Family Scholarship

  • One-two awards of $1,500-$3,000
  • Sophomore or Junior status
  • Financial need and academic merit
  • Preference given to students from Duluth, Minnesota

Rodney Wallace Endowment in Education

  • Two awards of $2,500
  • Preference for Native American students from Minnesota or other disadvantaged students

Signe & Arthur Jackson Memorial Scholarship

  • One $1,200 award
  • Transfer students from Minnesota Community College
  • Student intends to become a teacher

Victor and Rachel Noll Scholarship

  • One $1,200 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.

Young Family Fund

  • One at $2,000
  • Support students who are recent immigrants, refugees or asylees if possible
  • Preference for students who are transfer students to CEHD