Scholarship Student Stories

  • Bentley Clarke

    For Bentley Clarke, the decision to pursue an education in computer science and IT was a no-brainer. There was something about... more

  • Faiza Aziz

    Even in her formative educational years, Faiza Aziz knew she wanted to study the biological sciences.

  • Alex Legeros in uniform

    Alex Legeros wears many hats, but the one that seems to encompass all of his work and studies is that of arts advocate.

  • Aislyn Keyes

    For shark conservationist and biologist Aislyn Keyes, every week is shark week. Find out why she loves these sharp-toothed predators and... more

  • Jenna Stein

    Jenna Stein knows she's entering into the industry that's meant for her: construction. Read her story and find out how she came to that... more

  • Abyan Abdisalam

    Abyan Abdisalam is a big-picture kind of person. And that’s not just because she’s a globe-trotting, multicultural woman. She sees... more

  • Yara Grieder

    Yara Grieder likes to keep busy: she’s a community volunteer, an enthusiastic mom, and a positive presence at work. It’s an... more

  • Lamin Manjang

    Lamin Manjang realized he wanted to pursue a career in nursing after a family trip to his mother’s native Liberia in 2012, the... more

  • Yeupheng Vang

    Two factors have contributed to 19-year-old Yuepheng Vang’s accelerated track to professionalism and adulthood. One of these is... more

  • Cho Zin Thant

    Cho Zin Thant grew up in Yangon, Myanmar surrounded by stacks of heavy three-ring binders, each one containing volumes of columnar... more

  • Jeremiah Cunningham

    Construction Management student Jeremiah Cunningham combines wild pollinator research with environmental consciousness and construction... more

  • Nicole Rohloff

    Nicole Rohloff is showing her daughter what it means to be a strong, independent woman. She is pursuing her Certificiate in... more

  • Anne Belde

    When Health Services Management student Anne Belde completed an internship with HealthPartners, she learned about an important issue in... more

  • John Yang

    On Monday morning, Yang puts away the qeej and prepares for work at the U of M’s Community-University Health Care Center... more

  • Tansey Cregan

    Tansey Cregan doesn’t back down from a challenge. When she decided to enroll in the University of Minnesota’s ... more

  • Sarah Guy-Levar

    In 2007, when Sarah Guy-Levar became executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, MN, she realized the job came with a... more

  • Anthony Osifuye photo

    After working in a grocery store in high school, I knew I wanted a health and nutrition focus to my college studies and eventual... more

  • Building a Balanced Workforce image

    This winter, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced that 20 percent of the construction work for the new Vikings... more

  • Amy Donlin photo

    For Inter-College Program (ICP) student and Fibiger Award scholarship recipient Wesley Brunson, spending 8-10 hours a day on a... more

  • Jane Elizabeth Jones has two strong passions: health care and children. She knew it even when she was young. As a teenager, Jones knew... more

  • Television and textiles may seem far apart on the artistic spectrum, but New York City artist and educator Linda Stern has had a... more

  • Tami Oachs always wanted to make writing a career. But, she says, "I just didn't have the confidence to do it." Now, thanks to a... more

  • Satty Flaherty-Echeverria photo

    "I grew up loving reading," says Inter-College Program (ICP) graduate Satty Flaherty-Echeverria. "My mother was a librarian, and... more