Diversity Matters

UMN Fellowships

Students applying to graduate research programs in the UMN system such as our Psychology Masters program are eligible for the Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship. The purpose is "to promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence." In February we will nominate two applicants for this fellowship. If selected, the recipient would receive a $25,000 stipend, free tuition for the first academic year (max 14 credits per semester), subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan for up to one calendar year, among other benefits. See the DOVE website for eligibility criteria and other information.

Funding opportunities sponsored from the UMD Graduate School are not yet known for incoming students, but historically we nominated several applicants annually for the Diversity Summer Fellowship which provides a small stipend to support student involvement in research over the summer.

Other Funding Opportunities

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for Native Students (e.g., Native Forward STEM Scholarship)

Neuroscience Scholars Program (for groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences)

Society for Neuroscience Latin American Training Program

International Student Fellowship

Graduate School Fellowships for New Americans

Student Organizations

UMD students can connect to over 260 student-sponsored organizations through Bulldog Connect. Some student groups related to culture include:

  • Access for All (disability awareness)
  • Asian/Pacific American Association
  • Black Men Serving Excellence
  • Black Student Association
  • Chabad at UMD
  • Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
  • Hillel
  • Hmong Living in Unity and Balance
  • Indigenous Student Association
  • International Club
  • Latinx/Chicanx Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Open Arms of Christ (LGBTQ+ faith group)
  • Oromo Student Association
  • Pride in STEM
  • Queer and Allied Student Union
  • South Asian Student Organization


Community of Scholars Program is a UMN system-wide program that "focuses on the unique needs and experiences of domestic BIPOC graduate students, inclusive of their intersectional identities, in relation to their historical and present-day exclusion and marginalization in the U.S. institutions of higher education."

Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Duluth Campus
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion collaborates with campus and community partners to implement programs and services that support the University's commitment to inclusivity, equity, and social justice.

International Student Services (ISS)
This office is dedicated to serving UMD's international community. Their primary mission is to assist international students in successfully accomplishing their academic and personal goals.

Disability Resources
The Disability Resources Office promotes an equitable & inclusive learning environment by providing accommodations, empowering students to become self-advocates, and by educating the campus community.

Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center at UMD offers a number of Programs and Services and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Sexuality & Gender Equity Initiatives

Women's Resource Action Center

Some in-person and remote events at University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus are also available to UMD students: