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Community of Scholars event February 6-7

Posted by Judy Riley on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Event Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
End Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
Location: Morris campus


The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome approximately 200 students and their families to campus on February 6-7 for the Community of Scholars event. The invited students have already been offered admission and will be competing for the University’s most prestigious competitive scholarships, the Prairie Scholars Award and the Morris Scholars Award.

Students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Montana as well as those from Texas and Colorado, among other states, have been invited to the event. In addition to vying for a top scholarship, the event will provide the candidates with opportunities to connect with other scholarship finalists, to interact with current students, to engage with faculty and staff and to experience the University of Minnesota, Morris campus, and the greater Morris community, in-depth.

The Prairie Scholars Award is awarded based on an exemplary academic and leadership record. The Award is a full-tuition scholarship and is renewable for four years with a total value of over $32,000.

The Morris Scholars Award is awarded based on an outstanding academic and leadership record. Recipients of the Morris Scholars Award will receive a $5,000 per year scholarship, renewable for four-years, for a total value of $20,000. In addition, the Morris Scholars Award carries a one-time $2,500 scholarly stipend that may be used during the second, third or fourth year at UMM to engage in an eligible scholarly experience (e.g., to study abroad, to participate in research or artistic projects or for travel to academic conferences).

For more information about scholarships at UMM, visit Scholarships or call the Office of Admissions, 1-888-866-3382 or (320) 589-6035.