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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. You will need to login using our UMD email address to open the applications

Applications for College Wide and Engineering Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year are now being accepted and will close on Friday April 7, 2017. You must be enrolled full-time in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering and be in good academic standing. Your University of Minnesota Duluth login is required to view this form. Please contact Carrie Kayes if you have questions regarding scholarship applications.

  • 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
  • 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 Milton H. Sax Pre-Medical Scholarship
    For undergraduate students whose career goal is to become a medical doctor. 2 letters of reference are required to complete the application

  • UMD Judy and Marvin W. Hoops Scholarship
    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

  • UMD Space Grant Award: Through the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, we offer three $1,500 scholarships to reward students for their past involvement and interest in space science and engineering endeavors. Please fill out the application form, and include the following: a copy of a recent college transcript (unofficial copy is OK); a letter of intent (must be one page, double-spaced, describing your educational and career goals, and your interest/involvement in space science); and a letter of recommendation from a college professor or adviser. Scholarship recipients will be selected from among applicants who have been very successful in their past educational endeavors (GPA cut off is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and whose area of interest is related to the space sciences and engineering. Applicants must be registered full-time at UMD and be a U.S. citizen. Applications should be submitted to UMD Physics Department, Attention: UMD Space Grant Affiliate, 371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 17, 2017 by 4:00 PM. 
  • 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  Request is closed for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • 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.