The College's scholarship funds are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. Unless otherwise noted, awards are available to students taking either credit or noncredit courses on a part- or full-time basis.
If you are a current student and would like to apply for one of the College's scholarships, please go to the Financial Aid page and click on your student status to access your scholarship deadlines, important scholarship details, and the scholarship application.
Established in 2014 by APi Group Inc., a privately held company made up of over 40 complementary specialized construction companies, this scholarship supports full- or part-time students in the College's undergraduate Construction Management Program. Designated as one of Minnesota's Top 25 Private Companies, APi Group Inc. has an award-winning Leadership Development Program. Preference is given to veterans of the United States Armed Forces and the Minnesota National Guard.
Care Providers of Minnesota Long Term Care Scholarship
Care Providers of Minnesota is a non-profit membership association with the mission to Lead Members to Excellence. Our 1,000+ members across Minnesota represent non-profit and for profit organizations providing services along the full spectrum of post-acute care and long-term services and support. One of our strategic pillars is workforce solutions, and we have multiple objectives related to workforce recruitment and retention. Supporting students who are enrolled in studies in long term care gives us an opportunity to expose students to supportive organizations such as Care Providers of Minnesota, and in turn could lead them into employment in long term services and supports.
Ceil T. Victor Scholarship
Ceil T. Victor established this scholarship to support goal-oriented working students who are attending the University to achieve a degree or certificate or to take professional development courses through the College. Students must contribute to the cost of their education from their own resources and be ineligible for employer funded educational support.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Twin Cities Chapter actively promotes professional financial management and business opportunities in the construction industry across the state of Minnesota. CFMA established this scholarship at the University to provide financial support to talented and motivated students who are considering a career in finance, accounting, or management in the construction industry. Eligible students must be enrolled in the College, pursuing an undergraduate degree, minor, or certificate program in Construction Management.
The CCAPS Diversity Scholarship provides support for underrepresented student populations or those students who have backgrounds or experiences that have been historically under-served at the University, in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS), or in the applicable major or program at the time of the award.
College of Continuing and Professional Studies Long Term Care Scholarship
To provide support for future leaders in long term care. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the Long Term Care courses, certificate, or minor at the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
This scholarship was established in 2017 to celebrate the College’s new name, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS). The scholarship fund will be used to provide support to CCAPS students and learners.
The CCAPS Study Abroad Scholarship was established to provide support for CCAPS students who plan to participate in an approved study abroad program. A preference will be given to CCAPS students who will be participating in a CCAPS specific study abroad program.
This scholarship was established in 2010 by generous faculty, students, and alumni of the Construction Management Program to help students in this program reach their educational goals.
Matt Musel, BA in Organization and Human Development, '98, is a graduate of the College and honors the memory of his beloved grandmother, Elnor Peterson Pahland, who had a great passion for lifelong learning. This scholarship will assist students who are working towards a baccalaureate degree in the College.
John Fibiger received his BA in mathematics in 1953 from University College. His long and illustrious career in business and his strong loyalty and gratitude towards his alma mater inspired Mr. Fibiger to establish this award. The Fibiger Award provides students in the University’s unique interdisciplinary degree programs the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate education through research, projects, and professional internships.
David and Terry Gilberstadt Scholarship
David and Terry Gilberstadt strongly support both liberal arts and scientific education as a broadening experience and as the lynch pin in modern society. In 1976, David Gilberstadt earned a degree in Management Information Systems from what is now the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Completing his degree through a combination of full and part-time studies, Mr. Gilberstadt was able to complete his degree in seven years, due to the time constraints of starting a computer company early in the small computer industry revolution. He was able to fund some of his computer and business courses at the University by means of a Nolte-Miller Scholarship through the College of Continuing Education, now known as the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Mr. and Mrs. Gilberstadt hope that this scholarship fund may help some students pursue their dreams; perhaps inspired to entrepreneurship.
This scholarship was established to assist students in the College's graduate programs.
This scholarship was established to provide support to students with financial need and academic merit who are pursuing the bachelor degree in Health Services Management within the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
The Hilger Leadership Award was established by A. Peter Hilger, AIA, Morse Distinguished Teacher, Faculty Director and Internship Adviser for the University of Minnesota Construction and Facility Management Program, and a member of the University Academy of Distinguished Teachers. This award was created to recognize, support, and foster future leaders of the build environment.
This scholarship was established to provide scholarship support to students with financial need and academic merit who are pursuing the bachelor degree in Information Technology Infrastructure within the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Ingrid Lenz Harrison Scholarship for Continuing Education
Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison established the Ingrid Lenz Harrison Scholarship in 2001 to promote lifelong learning through the College. This scholarship is awarded to encourage College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) learners with a financial hardship to attend any and all classes, courses, and programs offered by CCAPS.
J.W. Buchta Memorial Scholarship
In 1968, friends, family, and colleagues of Dean Emeritus J. William Buchta established this fund to honor the late Dean Buchta and his lifelong commitment to interdisciplinary education. Awards are made to students who have demonstrated academic achievement while working toward an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree.
The JE Dunn Construction Company Scholarship was established in 2017 to support students in the College’s Construction and Facilities Management Programs. This scholarship is to support full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need who have completed their sophomore year of study. Preference is given to students who contribute to student body diversity.
Joan T. Smith established this scholarship in honor of the human rights advocate and former first lady of Mozambique, Graca Machel. The Joan T. Smith Scholarship Fund supports full- or part-time undergraduate students. A plus factor will be given to women who have a financial need and are recent African immigrants, refugees, asylees, or citizens of African countries living in the USA.
The Nolte-Miller Scholarship was established in honor of Dean Emeritus Julius M. Nolte (1945−1963) and Dean Harold Miller (1972−1998) for their leadership and service to the College. This general scholarship fund supports non-traditionally aged students taking classes in the College.
Karin Larson obtained her undergraduate degree in business and international relations in 1960 through University College at the University of Minnesota. She established this scholarship to foster future generations of first-in-family degree seekers and to support those students who are pursuing undergraduate interdisciplinary degrees at the University’s College.
Karin L. Larson Legacy Scholarship
Karin L. Larson obtained her undergraduate degree in business and international relations in 1960 through University College at the University of Minnesota. Karin passed away in 2021 and included the College of Continuing and Professional Studies in her estate. Through her generous estate gift, we were able to establish this scholarship to provide support to CCAPS students and learners from all areas of CCAPS.
Rosslyn Kleeman received her BS degree from the University of Minnesota in Public Planning and Government in 1972, and she was the first person to graduate from the University Without Walls. “Roz” had a long and distinguished career in public service in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C. This scholarship will support students working towards their undergraduate degree. Preference is given to students interested in careers in government or public services.
The Knutson Construction Scholarship was established in 2019 by Knutson Construction to provide support to students interested in the construction management field. Knutson Construction has been in operation since 1911 and has a presence throughout the US. The organization has leaders in "Green Construction" and handles all phases of construction, including preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, and design/build. The Knutson Construction Scholarship will be awarded to assist CCAPS undergraduate degree program students enrolled in the Construction Management Program who have both financial need and academic merit.
The McGough Construction Company's reputation as one of the country's most noteworthy construction and contracting companies is matched by their strong commitment to the University of Minnesota over the past 50 years. The McGough Construction Scholarship will help students in the Construction Management Program at the Twin Cities Campus who have both a financial need and academic merit. In this way, McGough will carry on the tradition of industry excellence for the next century and beyond.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (MSP-IFMA) Scholarship
In support of their mission to empower facility professionals locally and worldwide, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the International Facility Management has established the MSP-IFMA Scholarship to assist full- or part-time undergraduate students, in the Construction Management Program, who are focusing on careers in facility management. Students will have demonstrated academic merit and/or financial need. MSP-IFMA supports University of Minnesota students in this manner to ensure a successful future for the growing facility planning, construction, and building management industry.
Monarch Healthcare Management Scholarship
The Monarch Healthcare Management Scholarship was established by Monarch Healthcare Management to provide support to Pell-eligible undergraduate transfer students admitted to CCAPS. This scholarship fund will be used to provide support to talented and diverse students as they move through their academic career towards the workforce. Students receiving this scholarship are expected to make satisfactory academic progress.
This scholarship was endowed in 1974 to honor Louise Roff and Edith Mucke for their leadership in pioneering programs in Continuing Education for Women at the University of Minnesota. This scholarship is open to individuals taking credit and noncredit courses, workshops, and seminars offered by the College.
The Nichols-Stine Scholarship was established by two influential CCAPS leaders, former Dean Mary Nichols and current Dean Bob Stine. This scholarship is to provide support to Pell-eligible undergraduate transfer students admitted to CCAPS. This scholarship fund will be used to provide support to talented and diverse students as they move through their academic career towards the workforce. Students receiving this scholarship are expected to make satisfactory academic progress.
Optum Scholarship for Information Technology Infrastructure
To provide financial support to students who: a) are studying in the area of information technology infrastructure at the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and b) have junior class standing. Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate financial need.
Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program was established by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, California, to support individuals who have both a significant gap in their education and a significant time left in the workforce to complete their baccalaureate degree. The scholarship recognizes the commitment and efforts required to reenter college while balancing work, family, and civic responsibilities.
This scholarship was established by PCL Construction Services Inc. to support CCAPS students admitted to a Construction Management degree, minor, or certificate program. Students must have demonstrated high academic achievement and/or financial need. A plus factor will be given to applicants who, if under-represented at the time of the award, are either female students or students of color.
Esther Remington established this fund in 1974 as a memorial to her husband Gilford, a noted University professor and Director of Extension. After Esther's death in 2000, G. Jean Berman, the Remingtons' daughter, contributed to the scholarship in memory of both her parents. Preference is given to students studying art, history, education, and media.
James R. Rognas Memorial Scholarship
The James R. Rognas Memorial Scholarship is to enhance the undergraduate, interdisciplinary experience in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) for degree-seeking undergraduate students.