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Scholarships Add Value, Recognition, Affordability for Students

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Across the campuses of the University of Minnesota, there is a commitment to exceptional education and great value. Many students at the U of M Crookston receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. Scholarships encourage UMC logostudents to get involved in research opportunities, take on leadership roles, and participate in campus activities, while helping to defray cost.

U Promise Scholarships

Under the University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship (U Promise), eligible new Minnesota resident undergraduates with a family income of up to $120,000 will be guaranteed a U Promise Scholarship. 

For the 2016-2017 academic year, U Promise Scholarship freshman awards range from approximately $300 to $4,000 each year, for four years. Transfer student scholarship awards range from approximately $300 to $2,000 each year, for two years. Higher awards are provided to students with greater financial need. Residents of Minnesota who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will automatically be considered for the University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship. For details and eligibility requirements, visit

Merit Scholarships

For students with an ACT score of 21 and 3.25 grade point average, the U of M Crookston offers Merit Scholarships. Students who have demonstrated success in the classroom will be considered for the scholarships that guarantee from $500 to $2,000 per year. A Merit Scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years of study.

For a complete list of scholarships and more resources for students and their families, visit the admissions website at

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

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