Scholarships & Financial Resources
Office of Undergraduate Education
115 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The College of Liberal Arts is committed to offering scholarships to incoming, continuing, and transfer students based on academic merit, financial need, special talents, interests, and qualities, or other criteria defined by generous scholarship donors.
Scholarships are awarded to academically talented:
- High school seniors who have been admitted to CLA
- Students enrolled CLA who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree from CLA
- Transfer students from an outside institution who are entering CLA for fall semester
Incoming Freshman Scholarships
Incoming freshman scholarships are awarded to academically talented high school seniors who have been admitted to the College of Liberal Arts.
The application for Freshman Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year will open on October 30, 2017. Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients by the end of April 2018.
Continuing Student Scholarships
Continuing student scholarships are awarded to academically talented students already enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.
To be eligible, you must be taking courses toward completing your declared CLA major and be planning to receive a bachelor’s degree from CLA. If you receive an award, you must maintain full-time status (13 credits or more) for the supported scholarship year (fall and spring semesters only). You do not need to be enrolled in the University Honors Program to apply.
All scholarships are reserved for students who intend to receive their bachelor's degree from CLA. If you plan to complete your undergraduate studies in a different college (e.g. the Carlson School of Management, the College of Biological Sciences, etc.), you are not eligible to receive a scholarship award from CLA.
The application for Continuing Student Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year will open on November 13, 2017. Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients by the end of June 2018.
Transfer Student Scholarships
Transfer student scholarships are awarded to academically talented students who transfer into the College of Liberal Arts from an outside institution.
Scholarships are only awarded in the spring for use during the fall semester of the following academic year. To be eligible, you must have completed at least 24, but no more than 90, semester credits when you begin your fall 2018 semester in CLA.
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CLA Internship Scholarships
CLA Internship Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are participating in an unpaid internship off-campus. Scholarship awards for spring, summer, and fall internships are one-time and non-renewable.
To be eligible, you must already be engaged in (or accepted into) your unpaid, off-campus internship position. To receive an award, you must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site and have an assigned supervisor for your work.
Learn more about awards, eligibility, required materials, deadlines, and application to the CLA Internship Scholarship Program.
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