Scholarships for Continuing Students

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The College of Liberal Arts, in partnership with generous collegiate benefactors, is proud to offer a multitude of scholarship awards to continuing students in the College of Liberal Arts. Scholarships vary in requirements, but most are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

All scholarships are reserved for students who intend to receive their bachelor's degree from CLA and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. If you plan to complete your undergraduate studies in a different college (e.g. Carlson School of Management, College of Biological Sciences, etc.), you are not eligible to receive a scholarship award from CLA.


Your award will be made for the following academic year. Half of the scholarship amount will be dispersed at the beginning of each semester.

If you receive an scholarship, you may receive funds from only one collegiate scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts during one academic year. You are allowed to receive additional scholarships made by CLA departments.

Please note that if you received a CLA Freshman Scholarship, you may still apply for Continuing Student Scholarships, but you will only receive a new scholarship if the award amount is higher than your original scholarship.

To receive your CLA Continuing Scholarship, you must maintain full-time status (13 credits or more) in an academic year (fall and spring semesters only). Please note that nine- or twelve-month distant learning courses do not count towards the 13-credit requirement.