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Scholarship Drive: The Promise of Tomorrow

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The University of Minnesota has implemented the largest scholarship drive in its history—The Promise of Tomorrow. And to encourage new gifts, the University has created the President's Scholarship Match, which doubles the generosity of donors and doubles the impact of their gifts for new endowed scholarships.

Here's how it works:

  • Gifts of $25,000 or more that meet qualifications are eligible.
  • Gifts are used to create an endowment fund at the University of Minnesota Foundation.
  • About 4.5 percent of the fund's market value is paid out each year to fund the scholarship. Each year the University matches this payout to double the impact of the gift.

Scholarships represent our top philanthropic priority at the University of Minnesota, Morris because they are a critical source of financial help for today's students. More than 90 percent of Morris students qualify for financial aid each year. In addition, scholarships assist in recruiting students and encourage them to do their best while they are here. Statistics show that students with scholarships graduate at a rate 15-35 percent higher than other students.

Scholarships open the doors of opportunity to students who have the desire and the ability to succeed at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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