Scholarships for Current CLA Students
Thanks to generous donors to the College of Liberal Arts, CLA is able to offer a multitude of scholarship awards to students who are currently enrolled in CLA and intend to receive their bachelor's degree from CLA.
Collegiate scholarships vary in awarding criteria, but most are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The timeline to apply for these funds is early in the spring semester. Awards are made for the following academic year. Some awards may be annually renewable, depending on class year and number of credits.
To be considered for these awards, you must meet the following qualifications:
- You are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in CLA or another college at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
- You are in good academic standing
- You will be enrolled as a CLA degree-seeking student for the 2022-23 academic year
Additional criteria for scholarships may be based on donor specifications (such as major, career interest, co-curricular activities, etc.). International students can apply. To be considered for financial need scholarships, you must have a FAFSA or MN Dream Act on file.
Recipients are selected on the basis of questions in the scholarship application that identify whether you meet various criteria specified by the donors of the funds.
During times when the CLA General Scholarship application is open, a link to the application form is posted here. The application will open in early Spring 2023 for scholarships that will be awarded for the 2023-24 academic year.
Due to the limited amount of this funding, current CLA students are encouraged to review the other scholarship options listed below for additional opportunities, as well as to speak with a financial aid counselor in OneStop.
If you experience an unexpected emergency situation that creates a financial hardship, limited funds are available as emergency grants. CLA's emergency grants are administered through One Stop. These are one-time grants that are offered based on an intake form application, with documentation sometimes requested.
Detailed information about the process, eligibility requirements, and the intake application form for emergency grants is available at the One Stop website.
CLA offers internship scholarships for degree-seeking CLA students interested in doing a paid or unpaid internship. Students are considered for these awards during multiple cycles throughout the year.
More information and applications for internship scholarships can be found at the CLA Career Services website.
Learning Abroad Scholarships
CLA offers scholarships to support students studying abroad. (See more about Learning Abroad Scholarships.) By the time of the deadline, you must have completed and submitted an application to an approved Learning Abroad Center study abroad program for one of the terms listed below.
The application period has closed to apply for CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship support for learning abroad during the Winter Break 2022-23, Spring 2023, or May 2023 terms.
The application will open again in early Spring 2023 for learning abroad during the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 terms.
Students can also use most general scholarships to fund a study abroad experience. Start your research early on learning abroad scholarship opportunities at the Learning Abroad Center website, so you don't miss any application deadlines.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any learning abroad scholarship questions.
Research or Creative Work Scholarships
CLA's Office of Undergraduate Education offers scholarships to support a student’s research or creative work endeavors. CLA awards scholarships for semester-long research or creative work in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Awards of $1,500 are offered for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
How to Apply
Submit your application via the UROP process.
Once you have a declared major, you can check to see if there are any department-level scholarships or support you are eligible for.
Search the website of the academic department that is home to your major, or make an appointment to speak with your department advisor about it.
University Scholarship Search Tool
The undergraduate scholarship search will use your academic plan and major(s) or pre-major interests to bring up scholarships that may be of interest to you. Be sure to scroll down the page to investigate scholarships under the different office tabs.
Other Scholarship Resources
Learning Abroad Center Study Abroad Scholarship Search
UofM Office of National & International Scholarships (housed in University Honors Program, but open to students from all colleges)
Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database