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Scholarship application instructions

For continuing CBS student scholarships and awards

Scholarship application instructions
  • Complete the online Scholarship Application form by February 1, 2016 at midnight.
  • Carefully read scholarship descriptions and provide required information. 
  • Please note that you no longer need to submit a resume.
  • Reference letters should be submitted directly to the CBS Dean’s Office, 123 Snyder Hall, in a sealed envelope with the flap signed. An alternative means of submitting a reference letter is to ask the writer to email it to jastuart@umn.edu. If should be sent directly from the writer’s email address. Please note: your references have an extra week to submit their letters. The due date is Monday, February 8, 2016.
  • If you have questions, please contact Jessica Stuart at jastuart@umn.edu.
A completed application consists of the following items:
  • A completed online Scholarship Application. Due: Monday, February 1, 2016.
    • Thoughtful responses to all questions to provide the Scholarship Committee with information about you, your experience, and the qualities you possess that make you a candidate for the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Please read the eligibility criteria for each of the scholarships for which you are applying very carefully and tailor the content or focus of your responses or supplemental attachments as appropriate.
  • At least one letter of recommendation (not more than two) from a professor or teaching assistant who can describe in specific terms the quality of your work. Due: February 8, 2016. Some scholarships specify who should write your letter of recommendation. Please read scholarship descriptions carefully.
    • The letter should be submitted by the student in a sealed envelope with the flap signed to the CBS Dean’s Office (123 Snyder Hall). An alternative means of submitting a reference letter is to ask the writer to email it to jastuart@umn.edu. It should be sent directly from the writer’s email address.
  • Permission granted to access your UM transcript.
  • Any additional information required for specific scholarships, as described under the “Scholarship Descriptions & Eligibility Criteria” attached to your online Scholarship Application form.
Deadline and delivery
  • Online Scholarship Applications must be submitted no later than midnight CST on Monday, February 1, 2016.
  • Reference letters are due on Monday, February 8, 2016. Please deliver to the CBS Dean’s Office, 123 Snyder Hall, or email to jastuart@umn.edu.
  • Please note: Application deadline for Itasca scholarships is 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Scholarship acceptance agreement

If you are awarded any of the scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • You must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits) during the semester you receive your scholarship. All scholarships are disbursed during fall and spring semesters. If you receive a $1000 scholarship, you will receive $500 during fall semester and $500 during spring semester.
  • You will be asked for your permission to disclose information in your scholarship application to the donor(s) of the scholarship you are awarded.
  • You are expected to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) of your scholarship and to attend a CBS Recognition and Appreciation Dinner on October 20, 2016.
  • You will be asked for permission to include your name/and or photo in publicity, advertising, or philanthropic efforts.