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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

We love investing in #FutureRaptors! That’s why we award academic scholarships to freshman applicants each year.

Students must complete their application for admission by December 1 to be considered for the following scholarships:

    • UMR Chancellor Scholarship - covers tuition, room and board
    • UMR Faculty Scholarship - covers tuition
    • Passion Scholarship - amounts vary

​​All students regardless of date of application are automatically considered for the following scholarships:

    • NXT GEN MED - $ 9,000
    • Health CORE - $4,000
    • Influencer - $1,000 - $3,000
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Professions - amounts vary 
    • UPromise - amounts vary
    • Success Scholarship - amounts vary

Scholarship Timeline:

    • August 1 - Application opens
    • December 1 - Application deadline. Students must submit their application for admission 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

UMR offers scholarships to all new first-year and transfer students admitted to the University.

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). View  One Stop’s Scholarships for more information. 


All students admitted to UMR receive an Influencer Scholarship. The scholarship is based on the unweighted GPA at the time of acceptance.


High School GPA

Transfer Cumm GPA


3.8 – 4.0

3.7 – 4.0


3.5 – 3.7

3.3 – 3.6


3.2 – 3.4

2.8 – 3.2

Influencer scholarships are established at the time of acceptance and cannot be increased. A student may not request additional aid if their GPA increased between the time of acceptance and matriculation.

Two Chancellor scholarships are awarded each year to students who participate in our Health Care Scholarship Day. Chancellor scholarships are valued at full tuition and fees, room and board. Selected by the faculty following interviews at Health Care Scholars Day.

Five faculty scholarships are awarded each year to students who participate in our Health Care Scholars Day. Faculty scholarships are valued at full tuition. Selected by the faculty following interviews at Health Care Scholars Day.

Students applying to UMR who complete the Passion Statement essay on the application will automatically be considered for Health Care Scholars 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
    • Invest in Success 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. 

Health CORE students will live at the Student Life Center as part of a LLC.

The program provides annual four-year scholarships to underrepresented students. Anyone interested must apply through the regular scholarship process, including listing the general deadlines for the scholarship application.

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 and 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.


Limited institutional financial aid funds are available for the 2024-25 academic year to assist returning students.

These funds:

    • Will be awarded for the 2024-25 academic year.
    • Are one-time awards.
    • Will be awarded to eligible sophomore, junior, or senior status students, in good academic standing, and enrolled full-time (taking 12 credits or more).
    • 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 March 15. Applications will be accepted until April 1, pending availability of fund

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

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
MEFA: Student Loans and Guidance on Ways to Pay for College
​The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) Scholarship

Additional suggested websites:

College Express
Going Merry
Best Colleges
College Scholarships
Access Scholarships