Scholarships for UHP Students

The scholarships on this page are available only to currently enrolled students in the University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Some scholarships have financial need and citizenship requirements, so be sure to check the "Eligibility Requirements" section of each scholarship. Per University policy, financial need is defined as the difference between the University's estimate of your cost of attendance and the amount the federal and state governments expect you and your family to contribute to those costs. For need-based scholarships, financial need must be indicated on your FAFSA or MN Dream Act Financial Aid Application.

Click the name of any scholarship to view full details and to find an application link.

Applications for 2021-22 scholarships closed on March 15th, 2021. 2022-23 scholarship applications will open early in the spring 2022 semester.

 

CLA Honors Scholarship (UHP, CLA)

The CLA Honors Scholarship is awarded to Honors students completing degrees in the College of Liberal Arts who have strong records of academic performance, commitment to the Liberal Arts, and engagement with UHP.  In addition to a major in CLA, commitment to the Liberal Arts may be demonstrated through extracurricular campus activities, community engagement, creative work, research, or future academic plans. Engagement with UHP may include enrollment in Honors courses and non-course experiences, the Honors Mentor Program or Tutoring, serving as an Honors Ambassador or a UHSA leader. The scholarship is open to students at any level.

Eligibility Requirements: UHP student seeking a degree in CLA.

Award Details: $1500-$2000; One scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year.

Application deadline was March 15th, 2021.

Campus Contact: Tim Jones

Holten Scholarship (UHP, CLA)

The Holten Scholarship is awarded to Honors students completing degrees in the College of Liberal Arts, with preference given to those majoring in Philosophy, History, Political Science, or Literature (English, Foreign Language, or Comparative).  The goal of the scholarship is to support students with financial need in the completion of an Honors thesis in a CLA major, so students should apply in the spring of the year before they will research and write their thesis. Applicants should have a strong record of academic performance and involvement with UHP.  A preliminary description of your Honors Thesis (1-2 pages) is required with the application. An optional letter of recommendation from a faculty member may be submitted to natschol@umn.edu with the subject line "Holten Scholarship Recommendation" by the application deadline. 

Eligibility Requirements: UHP student in CLA; United States citizen (including Dreamers); Financial need as indicated by your FAFSA or MN Dream Act Financial Aid Application.

Award Details: $1500-$2000; One scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year.

Application deadline was March 15th, 2021.

Campus Contact: Tim Jones

K. S. Kim Scholarship (UHP, all colleges)

The K. S. Kim Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior Honors student (defined for 2021-22 applications as any UHP student intending to graduate spring 2022, fall 2022, or spring 2023) in any college who has demonstrated sustained engagement in community service and serves as an “ambassador of hope and healing.”  Successful applicants will have a strong record of involvement with UHP, participation and leadership in their communities, and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness. A letter of recommendation demonstrating your community engagement is required with the application.

Eligibility Requirements: UHP student; Rising junior or senior; United States Citizen (including Dreamers); Financial need as indicated by your FAFSA or MN Dream Act Financial Aid Application.

Award Details: $2000; One scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year.

Application deadline was March 15th, 2021.

Campus Contact: Tim Jones

Lerfald Scholarship (UHP, CLA)

The Lerfald Scholarship is awarded to Honors students in the College of Liberal Arts who demonstrate potential for excellence in their field of study. In addition to a strong academic record, successful applicants will exhibit a distinct commitment to their major studies, including involvement and leadership in related activities.

Eligibility Requirements: UHP student in CLA; GPA 3.5 or higher; full course load for 2021-22 academic year.

Award Details: $1000; One scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year. This scholarship is renewable.

Application deadline was March 15th, 2021.

Campus Contact: Tim Jones

St. Martins Scholarship (UHP, CSE)

The St. Martins Scholarship is awarded to Honors students completing degrees in the College of Science and Engineering who have serious need of financial assistance.  Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent progress in their CSE major and engagement with UHP.

Eligibility Requirements: UHP student in CSE; United States Citizen (including Dreamers); Financial need as indicated by your FAFSA or MN Dream Act Financial Aid Application.

Award Details: $2000-$5000; Several scholarships will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year.

Application deadline was March 15th, 2021.

Campus Contact: Tim Jones