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 2015.

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 2014-2015 school year.
  • Applicants must be accepted to attend St. Thomas as an undergraduate in the fall of 2015.
  • 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 institutional GPA to renew their scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed for three years.

Application Process: 

Please note, you will be asked to complete the information below when applying for the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarship.

    1. List all science and mathematics courses, not listed on your current transcript, that you will complete before you graduate from high school
    2. List three extracurricular activities you have participated while in high school
    3. List three hobbies and interests
    4. Provide a one page, single spaced, 11 point font, essay with 1 inch margins (max. word count 800) discussing your plans in science, mathematics or engineering, and explain how an education at St. Thomas will contribute to them.  You may include any research or special projects in which you have been involved.
    5. The name, email address, and discipline of a teacher who would provide a letter of recommendation for you if you are selected as a finalist

Please compile your materials before entering the application site as it does not allow you to save an incomplete application.  

Important Dates:

  • December 15, 2014
    Deadline for online scholarship applications
  • January 24, 2015
    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. 24, 2015, 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 2015
    Finalists will be selected and asked to interview with the scholarship committee. The scholarship recipients will be chosen from these finalists.
  • February 21, 2015
    Finalists will be interviewed by the committee on campus.
  • March 2015
    Announcement of two full tuition and two $8,000 scholarships
  • May 1, 2015
    Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.


For further information:

Dr. Kerri Carlson, Biology
(651) 962-5222
1-800-328-6819, ext. 2-5222

Dr. Lisa Prevette, Chemistry
(651) 962-5672
1-800-328-6819, ext. 2-5672