The University of Minnesota National Scholarship is for residents of any state, excluding Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Incoming freshmen are considered for these scholarships based on an overall assessment of the application for admission. Full consideration for academic scholarships is given to students who submit a complete application for freshman admission by either the Early Action (November 1) or Regular (January 1) application deadlines. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible under the Minnesota Dream Act.
The UMN National Scholarship grants up to $60,000 to students from across the U.S. Along with academic performance, UMN’s holistic review takes each student’s unique background into consideration when selecting awardees to ensure a diverse student body. These factors can include your talents, achievements, community service, leadership, military service, or evidence of overcoming hardships. Scholarship recipients are notified by the end of March.