In June 2006, Allen C. Willman '50 '72 '73, past president of the UMD Alumni Board of Directors, gave the lead gift to establish the UMD Alumni Scholarship.
In 1950, Allen was two credits shy of graduating from UMD when his GI Bill expired and he ran out of money. He received a State Scholarship Tuition Grant for $35. Without it, he would not have finished school. With his degree in hand, he was able to embark on a successful career in education.
The UMD Alumni Scholarship is the first that gives back to children and grandchildren of UMD alumni. The scholarship provides selected UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors outreach opportunities as well as financial support. It encourages and fosters leadership. Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Who can apply for the UMD Alumni Scholarship?
Children and grandchildren of UMD alumni with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who will be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at UMD in the fall of 2024.
What are the selection criteria for the UMD Alumni Scholarship?
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for application, students will need to demonstrate and/or describe his/her leadership skills and community service.
How do you apply for the UMD Alumni Scholarship?
Applicants must complete the online application form and email a copy of their unofficial transcript and personal statement to [email protected].
When is the deadline for submitting an application?
The online application will become available after January 1.
What is the scholarship amount?
The scholarship amount varies by year. Typically, students can expect to receive $500+ per semester.
Is the scholarship renewable?
Yes. Students interested in renewing their scholarship must submit all application materials each year.
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations by phone at 218-726-7164 or email [email protected].