These scholarship opportunities are available to students in the Opus College of Business. For more scholarships, see the General Scholarships section at the bottom of this page. For more information about financial aid, see Undergraduate Financial Aid.
Ruvelson RAINmaker Fellowship: available to juniors with an interest in entrepreneurship, small business, finance, economic development, community leadership or underserved populations. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.8.
Minnesota Treasury Management Association Scholarship: available to students majoring in finance, accounting or management with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in a career in the treasury management field. Applications are accepted through March.
Federated Mutual Insurance Leadership Scholarship: available to juniors in the Opus College of Business with a 3.0 GPA or higher and demonstrating involvement in extracurricular activities or work experience related to their major. The scholarship will be applied to the awarded student's senior year.
John B. Lilja Undergraduate Scholarship: a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association available to accounting majors.
Minnesota Association of Public Accountants Scholarship: available to juniors majoring in accounting with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Application deadline is April 15, 2012.
McNair Scholars Program: the McNair Scholars Program is designed to recruit and increase the success of underrepresented groups of students in higher education to successfully prepare and get admitted to graduate programs with the goal of ultimately completing doctoral programs.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA): NABA awards merit-based scholarships to aacounting majors who are members of an ethnic minority and have a GPA of 3.0 and above. Applications are available online. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Felton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AICPA Scholarships: the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has the following scholarships available to undergraduate business students:
- AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship: five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available to accounting or finance majors who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and who have completed 30 or more credit hours before the Fall 2010 semester. More information and an application are available online.
- AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students: multiple scholarships ranging from $1,500-$5,000 are available to minority accounting majors who have a cummulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and who have completed 30 credit hours before the Fall 2010 semester. Applicants must intend to seek CPA certification. More information and an application are available online.
American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA): ASWA sponsors two scholarships:
- The Minneapolis-St. Paul local chapter sponsors the Mildred Dahl Scholarship. Eligible students must be women majoring in accounting and attending a Minnesota college or university. Application deadline is March 1, 2013. One letter of recommendation and an official transcript must accompany the application and be e-mailed to Pat Kurt at email@example.com.
- ASWA National sponsors undergraduate scholarships. Eligible students must:
- have a junior standing or higher.
- be majoring in accounting or finance.
- have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Candidates will be reviewed based upon leadership, character, communication skills, GPA and financial need. An application is available online.
AIPAGIA Johnstone Education Foundation: a $2,500 scholarship available to Finance students who intend to pursue a career in the insurance field. Students must have junior standing or higher and a gpa of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due March 5, 2010. An application is available online.
Minnesota Chapter of AMA: the Minnesota Chapter of the American Marketing Association offers a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is a member of the local chapter at their university or the child of a current member of the Minnesota Professional Chapter of the AMA. For more information about the scholarship and to obtain an application, contact Karly Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillips Scholars: this $15,250 scholarship is awarded annually to six students from Minnesota private colleges who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Scholarship candidates propose ideas for a self-designed summer service project. Eligible students must:
- be a current sophomore at a Minnesota private college.
- have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
- demonstrate financial need.
- aspire to serve disadvantaged people.
- have a history of participating in campus activities and an interest in community service and volunteering.
- design and implement a Minnesota-focused service project in the summer between their junior and senior year.
Visit the Phillips Scholars website for more information and to obtain an application. Applications are also available in MHC 159. For questions or assistance, contact Meghan Allen Eliason at (651) 962-6805 or email@example.com.
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Accounting Department Scholarships
The University of St. Thomas Accounting Department awards merit-based scholarships funded by corporations, public accounting firms, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and private donors. While the scholarships are merit-based and competitive, the only requirements are that you are a declared accounting major by March 6, 2013, and that you are a junior or senior by the upcoming fall semester. Applications are due March 22, 2013.
Download an application.
Entrepreneurship Department Scholarships
These scholarships are available to entrepreneurship majors who have achieved junior standing or higher. The scholarship will be applied to the selected students' senior years.
Pentair Scholarship for Entrepreneurship ($5,000)
This scholarship recognizes one outstanding student-entrepreneur in the Entrepreneurship program who embodies the characteristics of a St. Thomas student and an entrepreneur.
- Students who will be juniors or seniors after the 2011-2012 academic year are eligible. (Seniors graduating May 2012 are not eligible.)
- Must be a declared entrepreneurship major.
- The criteria for the award are creativity, initiative and success. The applicant should provide proof that he or she, through his or her own creative initiative, started and operated a business.
- The activity should be one in which the student recognized a special opportunity, acquired the necessary resources and followed through on the implementation.
- Applications will be reviewed and recipients chosen by a committee made up of the Entrepreneurship faculty.
Dennis D. Anderson CEO Roundtable Scholarship ($1,500)
Funded by the CEO Roundtable Board of Directors here in the Twin Cities, this scholarship is for a St. Thomas student studying entrepreneurship. (Seniors graduating in May 2012 are not eligible.)
Murray and Ruth Harpole Scholarship ($1,500)
Funded by generous gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Murray Harpole. Mr. Harpole was one of the founders of and served as CEO (retired) of Pentair Corporation.
- Students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2011-2012 academic year are eligible. (Seniors graduating May 2012 are not eligible.)
- The scholarship requires that the student is qualified for need-based financial aid.
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
- Involvement in the Entrepreneurial Society will be an important consideration.
- Must be a declared entrepreneurship major.
To be considered for the above Entrepreneurship Department scholarships, visit the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office for more information and prepare any additional required forms listed above for specific scholarships.
Real Estate Scholarships
These scholarships are available to real estate majors who have achieved junior standing or higher. The scholarship will be applied to the awarded student's senior year. Applications are available during the spring semester.