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Scholarships & Awards


There are several groups of scholarships available to students enrolled in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering: campus-wide, college-wide, engineering and department scholarships.  If you wish to apply for a scholarship specific to your major please visit the department website.

Applications for College-Wide and Engineering Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open and will close March 18, 2019, at midnight central standard time. To apply go to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship 2019-2020 online scholarship applications.

College-Wide and Engineering Scholarships

College-wide and Engineering Scholarships are for students who will be full-time students for both fall and spring semesters, have enough credits to be considered a sophomore or above and in good academic standing. To be considered for a scholarship with financial need students must have a completed and submitted a FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year.
There are two online applications. One for College-Wide Scholarships and one for Engineering Scholarships.

Engineering scholarships are only available to students who are enrolled in the following UMD engineering programs: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial or
    Mechanical Engineering. 

College-wide scholarship applications are open to any undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. 

  • UMD William G. Emery Family Scholarship
    For undergraduate students with a preference for students with a military connection

  • UMD Philemon and Baucis Scholarship
    For undergraduates students, no financial need or academic merit preference. This scholarship is predicated on the "Pay it Forward Principal" and an essay is required to be considered for this scholarship.
  • UMD Dr. Alan M. Johns Pre-Medical Scholarship
    For undergraduate students whose career goal is to become a medical doctor

  • UMD Dr. Ione Thompson Goodman Memorial
    For undergraduate students with financial need and academic merit

  • UMD Techne/R&D Systems Merit Scholarship in Life Sciences
    For undergraduate students with financial need and academic merit

  • UMD Elliott Scholarship for the Sciences
    For international undergraduate or graduate students with financial need

  • UMD Richard and Katharine Dumas Scholarship
    For an undergraduate freshman with a preference for students who have graduated from a St. Paul Public High School and is awarded through the Office of Admissions.

Department Scholarships

Please contact the department directly.  Department Scholarships are awarded by each department and application procedures vary.

Aerospace Studies: Air Force ROTC 
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Computer Science 
Earth and Environmental Sciences 
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy

Campus-Wide Scholarships

Most Campus-wide scholarships are awarded directly through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The application process includes admission acceptance to the University of Minnesota Duluth, enrollment at UMD and filing for federal student aid (FAFSA). Completion of this process will include you in the scholarship application pool. Some Campus-wide scholarships require additional application materials.

Please review the renewal requirements for both merit and admissions scholarships. For more information about scholarships for incoming UMD freshman and UMD current students please visit the One Stop Scholarship Page.

Other Awards

  • Roy LaBounty Senior Design Project Entrepreneur Fund Request: $1,000 grants to promote entrepreneurship and business development initiatives for students.  The applications period the Roy LaBounty Senior Design Project Entrepreneur Fund  Applications are now open for the fall 2018 semester. Application deadline is 4:30 pm (central time) Friday, February 22, 2019. PDF icon LaBounty Application
  • Student Travel Request: students can apply to be reimbursed for travel for presenting research or accepting awards.

More Information

For information on Swenson College of Science and Engineering scholarships contact Rebecca Teasley, Associate Dean for the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at