About the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, established in 1851, is one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. U of M alumni and faculty contain Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Vice Presidents. With 130 nations represented on campus, the U of M is dedicated to sharing knowledge through education for a diverse community. The University of Minnesota’s mission focuses on Research and Discovery, Teaching and Learning, and Outreach and Public Service. U of M students engage with professors and fellow students from the very beginning. They develop their strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences. The campus community applies their expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, the nation, and the world. (About University of Minnesota)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is the first and only state-funded university to have signed on with the SHE-CAN Coalition thanks to a Minnesota donor who helped with funding that also provided top-level housing and living expenses. The large campus and diverse melting pot of cultures in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area helps our scholars find their own little slice of Cambodia in their new home. They are able to shop for familiar foods and meet many other South East Asian students and community members every day. This is a huge relief for young women who have traveled from small villages in Cambodia!
The addition of University of Minnesota to the SHE-CAN Coalition was precisely what we needed. Their breadth of academic curriculum and emphasis on research allows students who are interested in fields like journalism and agriculture to specialize in their passion. We highly value this relationship and the donor that stepped up to help us provide this life-changing opportunity.
Meet Our SHE-CAN Scholars