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Future Scholars Program

What is Future Scholars

A program offered by The University of Minnesota's Department of African American & African Studies. The Future Scholars Program gives 9th-11th grade African American and African students from Arlington High School (AHS) the opportunity to partner with a University of Minnesota student to explore the steps needed to attend and graduate from college.

Program Goals

  • Increase the number of AHS students who are ready for college.
  • Address educational issues that affect the African American/African community.
  • Help you gain awareness of career options.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with University of Minnesota students

Why participate in Future Scholars?

Future Scholars benefits students in all kinds of ways. You might participate for academic, cultural, career, or personal reasons, or for all four combined.


  • Learn about the U from current University of Minnesota students
  • Access to Faculty and Staff of African American & African Studies
  • Map a plan for after high school
  • Gain exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Make a difference in your Community
  • Cultural and social events
  • University of Minnesota Campus tour
  • Learn of the many different student organizations on campus

Who's eligible to participate?

Future Scholars is open to African American & African students currently in grades 9th through 11th at Arlington High School. Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.


Wednesdays, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Arlington High School

Bus tokens provided for transportation.


Scott Redd
Dept. of African American & African Studies
University of Minnesota
836 Social Sciences Building
267 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Application Forms

Send completed forms via Email at or fax to 612-624-9383, attention Scott Redd.