Elevate a world-class student experience
Students arrive at the University of Minnesota talented and curious. Surrounded by thought leaders, mentors, and opportunities, they grow in ways they never could have imagined. In classrooms, labs, libraries, and studios, they perfect the craft of learning.
Whether it’s through a community-based internship, a semester abroad, or participation in intercollegiate or intramural athletics, our students participate fully in University life, which in turn prepares them to contribute to the communities they’ll one day enter. We transform their lives so they can transform their world.
The journey so far
Since the beginning of the Driven campaign in July 2011, gifts large and small have supported students in numerous ways:
883 new undergraduate scholarships, 311 new graduate fellowships, and 153 new professional school scholarships (as of June 30, 2018)
Opportunities for students to study, work, volunteer, and do research abroad in record numbers—including new and expanded scholarship support for business students studying internationally
Construction of the Athletes Village to help Gopher student-athletes excel in both sport and academics
Enhanced scholarship and research opportunities for Native American students