Bring the World to the U

Invest in the World's Greatest Minds

An important part of what makes the University of Minnesota successful on the international stage is the ability to attract top global talent, and connect faculty and students with world-class thinkers.

It is imperative that the University continue to welcome international students and scholars from all backgrounds and locations—not just those who can afford it without assistance.

The entire campus community benefits from the sharing of unique perspectives, cultures, and ideas that inspire innovation and ultimately lead to a greater competitive edge. These interactions build bridges between Minnesota and other countries, opening doors to significant impact for years to come. The world is choosing the University of Minnesota, and we must continue to make it possible.

Your gift will:

  • Create scholarships that make studying at the University of Minnesota possible for international students from diverse backgrounds
  • Attract top scholars and researchers from around the world through travel grants and other support

Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

Twin Cities International Student Scholarship

Provides scholarships for international students.

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Colonial Dames Scholarship

Supports international students who are in need of supplemental funding to finish their degrees.

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China Center Graduate Student Support Scholarship

Provides emergency financial assistance to current Chinese graduate students or those with a connection to China to help them finish their degrees.

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Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship

Supports the 40-year history of student exchange with Iceland.

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Contact Molly Portz to discuss additional ways you can invest in the world's greatest minds.