Scholarships & Awards

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Carrie Sutherland presenting scholarship to ROTC cadet


There are several groups of scholarships available to students enrolled in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering: campus wide, college wide and department scholarships. College wide and Engineering Scholarships are for UMD students who have enough credits to be considered a sophomore or above and in good academic standing.

You will be asked to upload a copy of your course work from APAS and to submit an essay summarizing your experiences, honors, awards, extracurricular activities and any other contributions you have made.

Your University of Minnesota Duluth login is required to view this form.  If your student account is not activated, please use your 7-digit student ID number to initiate your student account. Please contact Carrie Kayes if you have questions regarding scholarship applications.

Applications for College Wide and Engineering Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year open February 1, 2018 with a closing date of March 1, 2018. It's easy just click on the link  Apply Now

  • 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 undergraduate freshman with preference for students who have graduated from a St. Paul Public High School and is available through the Office of Admissions.

  • UMD William Kielczewski Memorial Scholarship is available through the office of DISABILITY RESOURCES

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

Aerospace Studies: Air Force ROTC
Chemical Engineering

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy

Most Campus wide scholarships are awarded directly though 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.

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 spring 2018 semester. Application dead line is February 16, 2018. PDF iconLaBounty 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 Carrie Kayes at or call 218-726-6994.