News Release

UMC has marked increase in applications for 2006

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Crookston, MN—The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) reports an increase in the number of applicants for fall semester 2006, up 51.9% from the previous year. This increase is recorded in the out of state applicants, up 24%, as well as in the applications by students of color, up 42%. These numbers are the highest since 2003 and are significantly higher than at any time during the period from 2003 to 2005. 

This news is especially important as UMC nears the scholarship application deadline on February 15. “Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Pam Holsinger-Fuchs, “as we near the scholarship priority deadline, we want students to apply soon so they may qualify for our many scholarship opportunities.” UMC offers 530 scholarships; 261 of them are specialty scholarships with over $356,000 available in merit awards. “Scholarships can make a real difference as students decide where they will attend college,” Holsinger-Fuchs said, “UMC offers scholarships to help both new and returning students, and students need to apply.”

UMC is a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution celebrating 100 years of education, research, and outreach as a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota. “With a new chancellor and new key personnel along with new majors, our students, staff, faculty, and alumni are excited about the future,” says Rick Eber, UMC’s new director of admissions. On February 20, UMC will host its final preview day for this academic year, however, students and their families are encouraged to contact UMC any time for a campus visit by visiting the UMC website.