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Scholarships illuminate discovery

You can be the spark. Help light the way for the next generation.

The annual cost for an undergraduate at the Twin Cities campus is nearly $25,000. If a student worked at a part time job 36 hours per week that would barely cover tuition, not to mention books, housing, meals, and transportation.

For many students, college simply would not be affordable without financial assistance. That's where the Discovery Scholars Fund comes in—awarding scholarships to undergraduate students studying everything from agriculture to zoology. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

Donations of all sizes are welcome and when they are pooled together they make a meaningful impact in our students' lives.

Be a light for today's students. Support them when they need it most—right now.

Your gift makes a difference!

"Scholarships have not only helped me relieve some of the financial burden, but they also give me motivation, and prove that if you work hard you will be rewarded."
– Ryan, Civil Engineering Discovery Scholar

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Why support scholarships?
For students and their families, paying for college is increasingly complicated.

"Investing in undergraduate scholarships gives students of promise the opportunity to build a better future, which should never be limited by their ability to pay."

—President Eric Kaler

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