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Morris offers an array of scholarships for incoming students.

Automatic Consideration

Admitted freshmen and transfer students will be automatically considered for these scholarships:

Achievement Scholarships

Based on information provided in the Application for Admission, admitted freshmen will be considered for Achievement Scholarship Packages, which range from $4,000 to $18,000 over four years ($1,000-$4,500 annually). Students will be notified of their award with their letter of acceptance.

National Merit Scholarships

National Merit Finalists who choose Morris as their first-choice college will receive a full tuition scholarship, renewable for up to four years. Semi-Finalists and Commended Scholars are eligible for up to $4,000 disbursed evenly over four years, renewable for up to four years. Students must provide the Office of Admissions with documentation of their National Merit status to receive the award. Learn more about the scholarship process »

Transfer Scholarships

Students transferring to the University of Minnesota, Morris from another college outside of the University of Minnesota system with 30 transferable credits earned after graduating high school and a 3.75 transfer GPA (calculated based on transferable credits) qualify for a $2,000 nonrenewable scholarship. Those with at least a 3.5 transfer GPA qualify for a $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship. These scholarships are distributed over the first year at Morris. Transfer students will receive notification of their award pending an official evaluation of their transfer credits, typically 2-3 weeks after admission.

Competitive Scholarships

Additional application/essay due December 15th

Incoming first-year students are invited to compete for our top two scholarship packages. To be eligible, students must submit their application for admission, required materials, and the competitive scholarship essay and application by December 15. Recipients will be selected during a competitive interview process held at Morris the first weekend in February.

Prairie Scholars

Prairie Scholars receive a scholarship package equivalent to full tuition, renewable for up to four years by maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

Morris Scholars

Morris Scholars receive a $24,000 scholarship package, disbursed evenly over four years, plus a one-time $2,500 scholarship stipend. The stipend may be used during the second, third, or fourth year at Morris to engage in an eligible scholarship experience (e.g., to study abroad, to participate in a research or artistic project, or to travel to academic conferences).

Music Scholarship

Clyde Johnson Music Scholarship

Clyde Johnson Music Scholarships honor Clyde Johnson, professor emeritus of music, who served UMM from 1961 until 1999. The scholarships are awarded to talented University of Minnesota, Morris music majors to completely cover the fees for one year of weekly private, individual music lessons in the student’s major performance area (instrumental or voice).

The University of Minnesota, Morris will host auditions for students planning to enter college as music majors.  While on campus, students will audition with music faculty, and awards will be given based on the music faculty’s evaluation of a student's audition as well as a brief discussion of musical background and goals.  This scholarship is awarded by the Music Discipline. 

The Office of Admissions will be in contact about the opportunity to audition with admitted students who have listed themselves as muci majors.  If you are interested in applying for the scholarship but unable to audition on campus, please contact the Office of Admissions by April 1.

Other Institutional & Donor-Funded Scholarships

Various requirements for consideration

Various other funds exist at Morris through institutional programs and the generosity of our donors. These scholarships are awarded based on information provided in the Application for Admission and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and will be a part of the final scholarship package. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website for more information.

Student must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible to receive any of these scholarships.

All renewable scholarships are awarded on a per semester basis for fall or spring terms only and require students to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Prairie Scholars Award, Morris Scholars Award, and National Merit Scholar Winner Awards will replace any previous scholarship package award offers. National Merit scholarships cannot be combined with the Prairie or Morris Scholars Award.

Final scholarship packages may consist of academic scholarships, U Promise scholarships and donor-funded scholarship awards. A student’s award may be adjusted if institutional and outside awards cause the award to go over the cost of attendance (COA).


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