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    MSUM Federal School Code: 002367

    Access, Opportunity, and Success Scholars Program

     

    The Access, Opportunity and Success Scholars Program offers a $2,000 award to student recipients each semester, which may be renewed upon successful completion of scholar requirements (contingent upon funding). The application deadline to be considered for fall semester 2017 is May 15, 2017. Apply now: 2017 AOS Scholars Program Application

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
    • New undergraduate freshman or new transfer student (spring and fall 2017 admits eligible) from a population that is underrepresented or underserved at MSUM, who meets one of the criteria:
      • Person of color; or
      • From a culturally diverse background; or
      • For whom English is not their first language
       
    • Preference will be given to students pursuing their first college degree. 
    • Financial need, as determined by the federal needs analysis calculation and defined by the University, is considered in the selection process. Results of the 2017-2018 FAFSA must be received by the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid by the application deadline of May 15, 2017. 

     

    Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

    To apply for the following scholarships, please complete the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Application. The deadline to be considered for fall semester 2017 is May 15, 2017.

    Rainbow Scholarship
    Eligibility: Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and/or demonstrate leadership or service for LGBTQ+ community. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Helen Roberti Scholarship
    Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required)
    • First priority funding will be given to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in education or counseling and student affairs. Second priority funding will be given to undergraduate students planning to enroll in a master's degree in education, counseling and student affairs, law, medicine, or other advanced degree programs. Third priority funding will be given to students seeking an undergraduate degree.
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate)
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan
    • All majors will be considered
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters

     

    George Soule Scholarship
    Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required)
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate)
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan
    • All majors will be considered
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters

     

    Katheryn Colliton Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility: Native American student, with preference given to students in the Honors program. Created as a gift to support students and the work of the university. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Elvina Loftness Endowment
    Eligibility: Native American student of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Created in memory of Palma Nelson Loftness. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Joseph Thorman Hispanic Scholarship
    Eligibility: Hispanic student from the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo School District in South Texas. Upperclass applicants must have a 3.5 GPA at the time of application. Incoming applicants must be graduating in the top 25% of their high school class. Must maintain 12 credits per semester. Designed to empower and inspire Hispanic students. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Other Scholarship Opportunities

    Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

    The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible students. For more information, click here to visit their website: Minnesota Indian Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be one-fourth or more Indian ancestry
    • Must be a resident of the state of Minnesota
    • Enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational school in Minnesota
      • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least three-fourths time
      • Graduate students must be enrolled in one-half time
       
    • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Example: Pell Grant Eligible
       
    • Submit the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Online Application before the deadline.

    Tribal Scholarships: Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

    Related Scholarship Links: Native American

    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Questions? Contact Us in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information.