Illustrations of Sadie Keller and Mohamed Zuhier Hammadelniel

Scholarships Power a Force for Good: Spring 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Scholarships help provide opportunities for students to attend a leading business school and gain skills, leadership experience, and connections to help them use business as a force for good. Philanthropy from alumni and friends of the Carlson School makes a positive impact, extending far beyond the campus.


Sadie Keller

Sadie Keller
Sadie Keller, '23 BSB

'23 BSB

My time at the Carlson School of Management has been everything I’ve dreamed of and more. Without a doubt, my scholarship plays a key role in achieving my educational and professional dreams. It means I can spend more time on my studies, extracurricular activities, and internships with less time worrying about my finances.

Now in my junior year, I have already gained so much knowledge that has expanded my horizons more than I ever thought possible. I have been able to work with a major corporation for a class project, which was an incredible opportunity to pair lessons in the classroom with leaders in the industry. I was able to study abroad in Havana, Cuba, before the COVID-19 pandemic. During the summer of 2021, I interned with the New York Yankees organization, where I was able to gain extremely valuable experience in professional baseball that will help me toward my goal of a career in MLB. These experiences would not have been possible for me without the Carlson School.


Mohamed Zuhier Hammadelniel
Mohamed Zuhier Hammadelniel, '25 BSB

Mohamed Zuhier Hammadelniel

’25 BSB

The scholarship I received is so important to my family and me—not because of its monetary value, but because of what it represents. It represents the fact that no matter what cards you are dealt in the beginning of this beautiful yet difficult thing we call life, you are capable of excellence. For me, the Carlson School and the scholarship I have been awarded represent excellence.

The diversity, inclusiveness, networking opportunities, and adventurous atmosphere at the Carlson School and the University of Minnesota is unmatched. As a Black, first-generation entrepreneur and business owner in today’s world, I can think of no better place to grow than the Carlson School of Management.

Spring 2022 alumni magazine cover

This article appeared in the Spring 2022 alumni magazine

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