CFANS Academic Year Scholarships

Several hundred one-year scholarships are awarded to CFANS undergraduates each year. Rather than applying for each scholarship individually, we have a streamlined single application process used to award scholarship funds on behalf of the college and academic departments.

The application for scholarships that will be applied during Academic Year 2022-23 has closed as of March 1, 2022. It will re-open in December 2022 for scholarships that will be applied during Academic Year 2023-24.

Scholarship Information

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Eligibility

Eligibility

To be eligible for a CFANS Academic Year Scholarship, you must be enrolled as a full-time CFANS undergraduate student—at least 13 credits per semester. The only exception is a need-based scholarship for field sessions. You must also show evidence of making progress towards graduation in an approved CFANS major, and remain in good academic standing. If you will be graduating during fall semester of the upcoming year you may still apply, and could be awarded a single-semester scholarship as long as you will be enrolled full-time during that final semester. Students in all CFANS majors are eligible to apply.

Students with multiple-year or multiple-semester awards from CFANS that carry into the 2022-23 academic year are not eligible for additional college scholarships, but may be eligible for department scholarships. Students who will be in their sixth year or beyond in 2022-23 are not eligible to receive a college scholarship.

Note: This application is only for current CFANS undergraduate students. Prospective students: please see scholarship information for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Department scholarships

Department scholarships

If you are not eligible for a college scholarship you may still use this application to apply for a department/major scholarship.  Apply and write "Department Scholarship Application Only" in the first line of your response to question #1 on the application and then complete the rest of the questions. Note that your major may have a specific question at the end of the application form. Please contact the scholarship coordinator (kling175@umn.edu) if you have any trouble accessing the application.

Students in the following majors will be considered for department/major scholarships by filling out this application:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural and Food Business Management
  • Agricultural Communication and Marketing
  • Applied Economics
  • Environmental Sciences Policy and Management (juniors only)
  • Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Food Science
  • Forest and Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Science
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

If you are in a different major, your department (such as Animal Science) may offer scholarships but is using a separate application process and may have a separate deadline. Talk to your department directly for more information.

Application

Application

The application for scholarships that will be applied during Academic Year 2022-23 has closed as of March 1, 2022. It will re-open in December 2022 for scholarships that will be applied during Academic Year 2023-24.

You must be currently enrolled in a CFANS undergraduate major in order to access the application system. Only a completed online application will be reviewed by the CFANS Scholarship Committee. You may log into the application as many times as you want before the deadline and make changes before completing the final "submit" step. Please be sure to read the instructions and checklist at the end of the application. Incomplete and unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed. You may want to prepare all your short answer responses in advance, then copy and paste your information into the application form when you're ready to submit it.

Selection

Selection

The scholarship committee selects recipients based on criteria established by the donors of each available scholarship. Some scholarship criteria are outlined on the application. The committee will screen applications and make decisions based on the information you submit.

Timing and notification

Timing and notification

CFANS will email you in May, typically near the end of the month, to tell you which scholarship(s) you have been awarded, if any. If you also applied for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA, you will receive a second notice in July that outlines your complete financial aid package, including grants,

Questions?

If you have general questions about CFANS scholarships, or need help with the Academic Year Scholarship application please contact CFANS Scholarship Coordinator Holly Klinger at kling175@umn.edu.