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International Student
Funding Program


Colonial Dames of America Scholarship
(Graduate Students Only)

The Colonial Dames of America - Minnesota scholarship is only available for graduate and professional degree-seeking students. The scholarship is only for students who intend to return to their home country after graduating. Scholarships award amounts vary but can be between $500 to $12,000. Priority will be given to students near the end of their degree program with financial need.

The selected students will be named the Colonial Dames of America - Minnesota Scholars for the academic year. Selected students will be required to attend an event, give a presentation, and/or create a digital story video for the organization as requested by ISSS.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a currently enrolled degree-seeking graduate or professional student
  • You must be in legal F-1 or J-1 student status.
  • Your GPA must be 3.00 or higher.
  • You must intend to return to your home country after you finish your degree and use the skills you have acquired in your education for the betterment of the lives of the citizens of your country. This is a scholarship for persons returning home; it is not for students who intend to work in the U.S. after graduating.
  • Recipients will be required to attend an event, give a presentation, and/or create a digital story video for the organization as requested by ISSS.

How to Apply

We are accepting applications, so apply now. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 1, 2018.

Decisions will be made by the first weeks of the Spring semester. If you apply, you will be notified when a decision is made. If you have questions, please contact isssfund@umn.edu.

About the Colonial Dames

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a national service organization founded in 1891. The NSCDA is an association of 45 corporate societies from throughout the country with over 15,000 members. The NSCDA has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, American history education, and patriotic service. The 100+ members of the Colonial Dames of America - Minnesota corporate society have provided scholarships for international students at the University of Minnesota for more than 65 years.

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