Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Scholarships

Application Information

The University of St. Thomas will offer two full-tuition scholarships and two $8,000 scholarships to top candidates who intend to pursue degrees in the sciences, mathematics or engineering starting in fall 2013.

The Role and Characteristics of the Science Scholar

The Science Scholar is an ambassador for the science, mathematics, and engineering programs at the University of St. Thomas.  Our Science Scholars represent the science, mathematics, and engineering programs at various functions, during their studies at the university, and by their leadership.  Consequently we are looking for well-rounded, high-achieving candidates with a love and contagious excitement for science, mathematics and engineering.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors during the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Applicants must submit (by Friday, Nov. 30, 2012) a complete application for undergraduate admission to St. Thomas.
  • ACT composite score greater than or equal to 28 or SAT total score greater than or equal to 1260.


Scholarship recipients must major in one of 11 undergraduate academic areas: actuarial science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics or statistics.

Recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA to renew their scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed for three years.

Application Process: 

Applicants must submit a scholarship application, an essay, and a written evaluation from a teacher.  In addition, all scholarship applicants must submit a complete application for undergraduate admission to the university. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Important Dates:

  • November 30, 2012
    Postmarked deadline for scholarship applications
  • January 26, 2013
    Scholarship Day at the University of St. Thomas
    Selected applicants and their parents will be invited to the University of St. Thomas on Scholarship Day, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, to tour the campus, visit the Frey Science and Engineering Center, meet faculty and staff and take tests in mathematics and the natural sciences
  • February 2013
    Finalists will be selected and asked to interview with the scholarship committee. From these finalists, recipients will be chosen.
  • February 23, 2013
    Interviews of finalists, by committee.
  • March 2013
    Announcement of two full tuition and two $8,000 scholarships
  • May 1, 2013
    Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.


For further information:

Dr. Erin Curran, Computer and Information Sciences  
(651) 962-5397
1-800-328-6819, ext. 2-5397
OSS 414
2115 Summit Avenue
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN  55105