Scope: Partial scholarship
Target Country: United States
Target Audience: Freshmen from middle-class families
Deadline: November 1 (early action)
The Olseth Scholarship is a need-based academic scholarship that the University of Minnesota offers to deserving students from middle-class families. The privately funded scholarship aims to help students graduate with minimal college debt. The scholarship was founded by Dale and Nancy through the Olseth Foundation to advocate for the spirit of generosity and helping others.
The Olseth Scholarship offers a one-time award worth $23,000 over four years, which can assist the student in covering academic expenses such as tuition and fees, books and supplies, and other essential necessities.
Eligibility Criteria of the Olseth Scholarship
To be eligible for the Olseth Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident, or be eligible for Minnesota’s Dream Act.
- Preferably from middle-class families earning an income of less than $100,000 but above $50,000.
- Possess leadership potential
- Display outstanding academic performance as they will examine your academic records.
- Be an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota pursuing any field of study
- Have an excellent command of the English Language
- Demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 of their Senior year
Olseth Scholarship application process
To apply for the Olseth Scholarship, students do not need to submit a separate application form. The scholarship committee evaluates incoming freshmen through their admission applications. Therefore, students need to focus on submitting their admission application by the corresponding deadline.
Students can apply before the early action deadline of November 1 or the regular action deadline of January 1. Applicants who submit their application by the early action deadline of November 1 may receive an admission decision in January.
|Deadline Category||Date||Admission decision on Application Tracker|
|Early Action I Deadline||November 1||January 31|
|Early Action II Deadline||December 1||February 15|
|Regular Deadline||January 1||March 15|
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Originally posted 2023-04-18 23:27:54.