National Scholarship For University of Minnesota’s Non-resident Freshmen

By Bright Silas

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Target Keyword:
National Scholarship
Amount: $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 
Scope: Partial scholarships
Target Country: United States
Target Audience: University of Minnesota’s Non-resident Freshmen
Deadline: November 1 early action

The National Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by the University of Minnesota. The National scholarship targets students across the United States with great academic potential. The purpose of the program is to offset the cost of out-of-state tuition for national students, thus demonstrating the value of education at the University of Minnesota.

The National Scholarship considers all non-resident incoming freshmen at the University of Minnesota for its awards. However, applicants from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Scholarship amount

The National Scholarship offers different award levels. The awards range from $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, to $15,000. This is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. These awards can cover academic expenditures including fees, books and supplies, and others.

National Scholarship requirements

If you desire to apply for the National scholarship at the University of Minnesota, you must meet the following scholarship requirements:

  • The National scholarship prefers applicants from across the United States excluding Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
  • Recipients must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents or be eligible for Minnesota’s Dream Act.
  • You must possess outstanding academic prowess, leadership potential, and community involvement
  • You must be an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota pursuing any field of study
  • Students whose native language is not English or who have lived in the United States for fewer than eight years will require an English proficiency test
  • You must demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Your overall performance in high school is used to determine the level of academic preparedness. The scholarship considers your grade point average, class rank (if available), and rigor of academic curriculum based on what is available in the high school (including enrollment in honors, AP, IB, A-Level, or college-level courses when available)


How to apply?

To clinch the National scholarship, you do not need a separate application. The National Scholarship considers all incoming non-residents through assessment of their admission application. It automatically reviews all submitted applications by the corresponding deadline date.

All you need to do is focus on getting your admission application in! Applicants who apply by the early action deadline of November 1 may likely receive an admission decision in January.

You can apply for admission through any of the following platforms of preference: Golden Gopher or the Common Application. We strongly recommend that you submit only one application as a double submission will hinder your admission decision.

Application deadline

Deadline CategoryDateAdmission decision on Application Tracker
Early Action I DeadlineNovember 1January 31
Early Action II DeadlineDecember 1February 15
Regular DeadlineJanuary 1March 15

Selection Process 

The National scholarship receives many qualified applications every year. The scholarship selection committee follows these steps:

  • Scholarship selection committee members review each applicant’s academic records. They check the applicant’s leadership potential and involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and other relevant experiences.
  • Based on this review, the committee selects a group of applicants and invites them to take part in an interview process.
  • After the interviews, the scholarship selection committee selects the final recipients of the National scholarship

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