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#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

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The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding and have demonstrated leadership skills. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will award two annual, renewable scholarships covering $16,000 per year for four years. The scholarship is open to incoming freshmen undergraduate international students of all academic majors and fields of study, and it is applied to tuition costs. This scholarship cannot be combined with the Global Excellence Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a freshman international applicant admitted to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. An international applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Maintain F-1 immigration status while enrolled at the University of Minnesota.
  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning.

Application Process:

  1. Complete your application for admission and submit all supporting documents to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities by our Early Action deadline of November 1.
  2. Submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application to intlstudy@umn.edu by December 15, 2019.
  3. If awarded a scholarship, claim it by submitting your confirmation deposit by May 1, 2020.


  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2020