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"Health Care Scholars Day was a great way to connect with other prospective students through our passion for health care, diversity and inclusion. I was able to meet several alumni and hear their stories and accomplishments that positively impacted the community. After attending health scholars day, I knew that UMR was the best college for me and my success." - Kiersten Lee, Health CORE scholarship recipient

UMR offers a limited number of scholarships to the incoming freshmen class only.

Students will apply for scholarships as part of their application process though in some cases, a separate application is required. Students are encouraged to apply for External Scholarship Opportunities in addition to the ones available at UMR along with applying for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Please visit our One Stop Scholarship page for more information. 

Students applying to UMR who complete the Passion Statement essay on the application will automatically be considered for Health Care Scholar's Day.

    • Alliss Educational Foundation Scholarship
    • Neil Anderson Scholarship
    • Claire E Bender, MD Scholarship
    • Benson Scholarship
    • Campbell/Wells Fargo Scholarship
    • Chafoulias Scholarship
    • Jim & Sue Clausen Healthcare Scholarship
    • Coca Cola Scholarship
    • Fischer Scholarship
    • Gibilisco Scholarship
    • David E & Valerie Halverson-Pace Scholarship
    • Hunt Scholarship
    • Knowlton Scholarship
    • Stephen & Cynthia Lehmkuhle Scholarship
    • Neel Scholarship
    • Orwoll Scholarship
    • RAAFUM Scholarship
    • Shannon Scholarship
    • Jim & Judy Sloan Scholarship
    • Hugh C. and Aynsley M. Smith Scholarship
    • Stewart Scholarship
    • Talen/Eastwood Bank Scholarship

The Health CORE (Community of Respect and Empowerment) Living Learning Community (LLC) enhances diversity and inclusivity in the UMR student experience through intentional community development and support. 

Students will live together in 318 Commons housing as part of a LLC.

The program provides annual four-year scholarships to a recruited cohort of students with preference given to those who are underrepresented, specifically students of color, students from low-economic backgrounds or first generation students. 

For more information about Health CORE, please contact Fowziyyah Ali, Student Success Coach and CORE Coordinator.

August 1 - Application Opens

December 1 - Application Deadline. Students must submit their application and turn in all application materials including transcripts

December - Scholarship committee reviews applications and finalists are notified

January - Deadline for finalists to RSVP for Health Care Scholars Day

February - Health Care Scholars Day

February - Scholarship finalists are notified

May 1 - Deadline for scholarship selectees to confirm their enrollment and officially accept their scholarship

Scholarship finalists are invited to interview and present at Health Care Scholars Day in February. Students will have the opportunity to meet UMR faculty and staff as well as get to know current and incoming students. The day is a mix of interviews, presentations, and an open house including a campus tour for those who have not yet been to UMR.

Raptor Research Funds 
Students presenting research or attending conferences may request funds to assist with travel expenses.

School of Nursing Scholarships

Continuing Student Scholarships 

Limited institutional financial aid funds are available for the 2023-23 academic year to assist returning students who may be struggling to meet their financial obligations to the university. 

These funds:

    • Will be awarded for the fall 2023 term.
    • Are one-time awards.
    • Will be awarded to eligible sophomore, junior, or senior status students, in good academic standing, and enrolled full-time.
    • Exceptions to the full-time requirement may be considered for seniors in their last semester and need fewer than 12 credits to graduate.

Students must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship application. 

The priority consideration deadline is May 15. Applications will be accepted until June 1, pending availability of funds.

Students are encouraged to explore and apply for local, regional and national scholarships from external providers. Below are just some of the websites and private scholarships that UMR has already vetted. Students should be cautious and never pay or provide credit card information when searching for or applying to scholarships. 

External Scholarships:

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
Page Foundation Scholarship
Wallin Education Partners 4-year program

Additional suggested websites:

College Express
Going Merry
Best Colleges
College Scholarships
Access Scholarships