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#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. We will update this page when we begin accepting applications for 2020-2021.

The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will award two annual, renewable scholarships covering $15,000 per year. The scholarship is open to freshmen undergraduate international students of all academic majors and fields of study, and it is applied to tuition costs. Submit the scholarship application to passport@umn.edu.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a freshman international applicant 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.
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.

Application Process:

  1.  Complete your application for admission and submit all supporting documents to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities by our first application deadline of November 1.
  2. Submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application to passport@umn.edu by December 15, 2018.
  3. If awarded a scholarship, claim it by submitting your confirmation deposit by May 1, 2019.


  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2018 
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2019