Applications are not accepted for these scholarships. Awards are determined by financial aid officers at each college and university and are awarded to students who meet the criteria listed below.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Students of color, new Americans or first-generation students (the first in their family to pursue a college education)
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5
- Preferably a freshman or sophomore
These are the students that reflect the fastest growing populations in our state. Currently, 23 percent of our students are “first-generation” students, meaning that neither of their parents completed college. Additionally, 21 percent of our students are students of color. The Access & Equity Scholarship Fund is designed to foster further growth in these student populations.
The Access & Equity Scholarship Fund is a pooled scholarship fund supported by businesses, foundations and individuals who believe in investing in the success of students. Gifts, in a variety of sizes, expand access to the quality educational opportunities provided by Minnesota's private colleges and universities.