Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship

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The Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship assists University of Minnesota students with financial need in completing their education at the University. Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló served as the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and as the President of Northern New Mexico College. Once the only Chicana student at the University of Iowa, Rusty has since become one of the nation’s most highly respected authorities on equity and diversity in higher education.

Award Amount:

These one-time awards range from $1000 to $2000 for the academic year. Scholarship winners are recognized at the annual Celebrating Changemakers Awards Program.



The Barceló Scholarship will not be accepting applications until further notice. 

Questions can be directed to the Women's Center at women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837


If you wish to donate funds to the Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship, you may do so online. You can also contact the University of Minnesota Foundation directly at 612-624-3333, or 800-775-2187 (toll-free).