Cargill thrive Scholarship Program

Overview

Launching in Fall 2022, the Cargill thrive Scholarship Program aims to ensure more equitable access for women and BIPOC students pursuing careers in STEM, business, and agriculture. The goal of the program is to help students convert their education into meaningful careers through mentoring, professional and leadership development programming, and career coaching.

Selected students will receive a $5,000 per year scholarship. Participating in a cohort of thrive Fellows will guarantee an interview for internship opportunities at Cargill, provide exclusive mentoring opportunities both on and off campus with Cargill professionals, and give opportunities to participate in other enrichment activities related to leadership, diversity, and professional development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship Details

Application Information

Apply by visiting z.umn.edu/thriveapp. The application will be open from March 30 to April 17 for the Fall 2022 semester.

Eligibility Criteria

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities sophomore; renewable scholarship for junior year.
  • Enrolled in one of the following colleges: the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Science and Engineering or Carlson School of Management.
  • Working toward a degree in the fields of food, agriculture, business or engineering that relate to the workforce trends within Cargill’s industries.
  • Good academic standing (GPA of 2.7 or above).
  • Must have the right to work in the U.S. without a need for sponsorship or visa (both now and in the future). This includes any of the following:
    • United States citizen.
    • permanent resident of the United States.
    • in the United States lawfully on a non-temporary basis (such as refugees or asylees).

Participation Expectations

Participate in at least two events and workshops for the semester.

Timeline

  • Complete the application by April 17, 2022 at z.umn.edu/thriveapp.
  • Semi-finalists complete Flipgrid video introduction between April 26 and April 29.
  • Final decisions announced the week of May 2.
  • Confirm or decline participation by Monday, May 9.
  • Finalists attend celebration event on Thursday, May 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Recipient Benefits

  • One $5,000 scholarship for the year, awarded $2,500 per semester.
  • Guaranteed interview for an internship opportunity at Cargill.
  • Exclusive mentoring opportunities both on and off campus with Cargill professionals.
  • Participate in enrichment activities related to leadership, diversity and professional development that can be added to your resume.
  • Two-day development and networking event at Cargill’s headquarters in Minneapolis, MN in August 2023.