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Scholarships

Incoming Freshman Scholarships
Incoming freshman scholarships are awarded to academically talented high school seniors who have been admitted to the College of Liberal Arts. The priority application deadline for this four-year award is Thursday, January 15, 2015. Early application is strongly encouraged. Applications completed after January 15, 2015 will be considered on a funds-available basis only. To apply online, complete the 2015-2016 Application for the College of Liberal Arts Incoming Freshman Scholarships at https://scholarships.cla.umn.edu/. 
Continuing student scholarships are awarded to academically talented students already enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts. The priority application deadline for this one-year award is Friday, February 13, 2015. Applicants must be pursuing a liberal arts major with a liberal arts degree from CLA; award recipients must enroll for a minimum of 30 credits over the supported scholarship year (fall and spring semesters only). Students do not need to be enrolled in the Honors Program in order to apply. All scholarships are restricted to those who intend to receive their Bachelor's degree from CLA. Those who plan to complete their undergraduate studies in a different college (e.g. the Carlson School of Management, the College of Biological Sciences, etc.) are not eligible to apply. Continuing student scholarships include departmental awards in English, History, Political Science and Psychology. To apply online, complete the 2015-2016 Application for the College of Liberal Arts Continuing Student Scholarships at http://scholarships.cla.umn.edu/continuing_students.
Transfer student scholarships are awarded to academically talented students who transfer into the College of Liberal Arts from an outside institution. They are awarded in the spring for use during the following academic year. The priority application deadline for this one-year award is Friday, May 15, 2015. Early application is strongly encouraged. Applications completed after May 15, 2015 (including the receipt of supporting materials) will be considered on a funds-available basis only. Recipients must have completed at least 24, but no more than 90, semester credits by the time they enter CLA in fall 2015. Scholarship recipients should expect to be notified about their award in August 2015. To apply online, complete the 2015-2016 Application for the College of Liberal Arts Transfer Student Scholarships at https://scholarships.cla.umn.edu/transfer_students
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