Scholarship Criteria for New Freshman Students

Incoming freshmen students will need to meet the following ACT scores to be eligible for one of two department scholarships.

Bioproducts and biosystems engineering major (includes Pre-BBE)

Academic Achievement Award ACT Composite: 26 or higher
or ACT Math: 27 or higher
Academic Leadership Award* ACT Composite: 28 or higher
or ACT Math: 30 or higher

Sustainable systems management major

Academic Achievement Award ACT Composite (only): 25 or higher
Academic Leadership Award* ACT Composite: 28 or higher
or ACT Math: 30 or higher

Please note

  • If offically submitted, SAT-equivalent scores will be considered as alternatives to ACT scores.
  • *The Academic Leadership Award also takes into consideration leadership qualities, outstanding non-academic achievements, and rigor of curriculum.
  • Financial or scholarship offers made at the university and/or college level(s) are taken into consideration when decisions for departmental scholarships are made.

Contact us

Marlee Schlief
BBE Student Services & External Relations Coordinator
612-624-9603
marlee@umn.edu