The Karin L. Larson MELP Intensive English Program Scholarship provides funding for new and continuing students who are enrolled full- or part-time in the Minnesota English Language Program's (MELP's) Intensive English Program.
With funding made possible by the Karin L. Larson Legacy Fund, these scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic performance and a clear vision of how studying with MELP will contribute to their respective academic and professional goals.
Who Can Apply
The Karin L. Larson MELP Intensive English Program (IEP) Scholarship is available for three levels of study.
|Scholarship||Who Can Apply|
Scholarship for New Students
Full-time students who are new to IEP
Scholarship for Continuing Students
|Continuing full-time IEP students who require an additional term|
|Scholarship for Part-time Students
||Part-time students who are new to or continuing to study with IEP|
Note: Student fees, health insurance, and other living expenses are not covered by the scholarship.
For Fall Term: May 1
For Spring Term: October 15
For Summer Term: March 1
- Meet MELP application requirements and be admitted to the Intensive English Program at Level 1 or higher
- Plan to study in the Intensive English Program for a minimum of one term for continuing and part-time students; plan to study in the Intensive English Program for two consecutive terms for new students
- Demonstrate a strong academic record and a clear vision of how studying with MELP will contribute to your academic or professional goals
- Demonstrate strong academic performance in the program
How to Apply
- If you are a new student, complete the Full- or Part-time Intensive English Program Application.
- Using your program application login information, complete the Intensive English Program Scholarship Application, including the essay and oral statement describing how studying with MELP will contribute to your academic or professional goals.
- Submit your most recent transcript showing the equivalent of a minimum 3.0 GPA on the US scale with English translation.
Note: To complete a scholarship application that you have already started, or to check the status of a submitted scholarship application, follow the instructions listed in Incomplete or Submitted Applications.
Strong Academic Performance
Students must demonstrate strong academic performance in the Intensive English Program to be eligible for scholarships. Strong academic performance means students:
- pass all classes with a grade of 70% or higher;
- achieve an average attendance of 90% or higher;
- follow the University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code.
Failing grades, low attendance, or violation of the Student Conduct Code may result in a denial or loss of scholarship funds.
Scholarship decisions are based on eligibility requirements and the strength of your application. Priority is given to students planning to attend degree programs at the University of Minnesota. Selection is also guided by the University's stated commitment to diversity: "The University values diversity, broadly defined, to include diversity of experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and talents. Enrolling a diverse community of scholars interested in learning with and from each other fosters discussion and discovery inside and outside of the classroom."
Applications will be reviewed by the MELP Scholarship committee. We will email your scholarship decision approximately one month after the scholarship application deadline.
The Karin L. Larson Legacy Fund
Alumna Karin L. Larson ('61) had a long reciprocal relationship with the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS)—its mission, values, community, and most importantly, its students. Prior to her death in 2021, Larson included the College in her estate. The result of her generous gift is the Karin L. Larson Legacy Fund, which provides support to CCAPS learners. Central to Larson's wishes is that her gift increase access to quality education and help students achieve their goals, something she experienced personally as a CCAPS student.