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Here you will find a collection of resources and opportunities for CBS students seeking scholarship and financial aid.

New Scholarship for Undergraduate Research: Milton and Danae Andrews Scholarship

Milton and Danae Andrews are committed to research at the University of Minnesota that will help to cure or alleviate symptoms of life-altering diseases. The Milton and Danae Andrews Scholarship for Undergraduate Research has been established to benefit undergraduate students who are contributing to significant research in the fields of human medicine and physiology.

Students are eligible for the award if they meet the following criteria:

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Beinecke Scholarships award $34,000 toward graduate education in the Arts, Humanities, and some Social Sciences to students with superior intellectual ability and scholastic achievement.  Applicants must graduate between December 2019 and August 2020 and have a record of receiving need-based aid.  The University can nominate one student.  Campus applic

NSF Fellowship for Graduate Education - Info Session and Summer Writing Group

If you are applying to graduate school this fall, consider also applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).The NSF GRFP provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct your own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education.

Astronaut Scholarship

Each year the University of Minnesota is invited to put forward two students to compete for a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.  These students must be sophomores or juniors who show outstanding promise for careers in research in the natural or applied sciences, engineering or mathematics. No special consideration is given to students in astronautical engineering. Applicants must be U.S.

Minnesota Sea Grant Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Minnesota Sea Grant has recently released information about its 2018 student scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Each opportunity is paid and gives students hands-on experience in the sciences. These opportunities include work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the EPA, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Great Lakes Commission, and more.

Learn more about Sea Grant grants and fellowships:

Graduate Students/Recent Graduates

Impact of CBS Scholarships

Scholarships offer our students the chance to take advantage of opportunities to prepare them for their future. Hear from CBS undergraduates how receiving impacted them. 


McNair Scholarship Open

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis,ideally as soon as possible, until spots fill.. Below is key information about the McNair program.

STEM Scholarship Opportunities

For second-year students

Hollings Scholarships provide 120 successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility.  The internship, which takes place between the first and second years of the award, provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.

Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship

One of the Intertech Foundation’s focuses is the inspiration of young people towards the building of science, engineering and technology skills. To further that pursuit, the Foundation has announced their 2017 STEM scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers.