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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: AOS Scholars Program Application 2017

    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 at MSUM, who identifies as:
      • African American/Black
      • American Indian/Alaska Native
      • Asian/Pacific Islander
      • Hispanic/Latinx
    • 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. 

    Elvina Loftness Endowment


    In memory of Palma Nelson Loftness. 

    Eligibility Requirements:


    Helen Roberti Scholarship 

    The Helen Roberti Scholarship supports Native American students who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Native American students
      • First priority funding will be give nto 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.
    • Must be in satisfactory academic standing
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan
    • All majors will be considered.
    • Submit the Helen Roberti Scholarship Application with attached essay to the Office of Diversity and inclusion by the deadline to be considered. 

    Joseph Thorman Endowed Scholarship for Hispanic Students 

    The Joseph Thorman Endower Scholarship for Hispanic Students was a gift to MSUM designed to empower and inspire Hispanic students.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • 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.
    • Submit the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Application to the ODI by the deadline.

    Katheryn Colliton Memorial Endowment 

    The Katheryn Colliton Memorial Endowment was a gift to MSUM to support students and the work of the university. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    Rainbow Scholarship 

    The LGBT Rainbow Endowed Scholarship was founded in 1999 by MSUM alumni, faculty, and staff. The endowment recognizes students' affirmation of LGBT identity and/or encourages service and leadership to the LGBT community. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    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.

    Other Scholarship Opportunities


    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.