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Using your Scholarship Awards

The non-stipend dollars from the Prairie and Morris Scholars Awards can be used to offset tuition costs, including both regular Morris courses and other credit-bearing activities such as study abroad or internships during fall and spring semesters.

“Scholarship” refers to the tuition dollars awarded with the Prairie and Morris Scholars Awards.

Does my Prairie or Morris Award cover tuition expenses for semester/year-long study abroad?

Yes, as long as the program is a University of Minnesota system program and will be listed as fall or spring semester courses. If a program falls under a semester other than fall or spring then the scholarship cannot be applied.

If it is a program through another university or company, students need to work with ACE Office staff to prepare a budget. Then after acceptance, the UMM Academic Administrator will help you register for credits, including insurance, under a foreign study registration (FOST 3000) for 12 or more credits (with zero charge to your bill) so that you have proof of enrollment at Morris. For Prairie scholars the tuition benefits will reflect Morris’s tuition rates.

Does my Prairie or Morris Award cover tuition expenses for Morris winter or spring break programs?

Yes, as long as the program is listed as a fall or spring semester course, and thus falls under that semester’s tuition band. If the program falls under a term other than fall or spring you may not use your Prairie or Morris scholarship dollars to fund your program expenses.

Does my Prairie or Morris Award cover May Term or Summer Session tuition?

No. The Prairie and Morris scholarship dollars can only be applied to fall or spring semester tuition charges. (Note that the $2,500 Morris Scholar stipend can be used at any time of the year.) May Term programs are considered Summer Session and their tuition is not covered by scholarship dollars.

Can I use my Prairie or Morris Award to cover my tuition for National Student Exchange?

Yes, but only for the Plan B option for National Student Exchange.