These scholarship opportunities are available to students in the Opus College of Business. For more information about additional scholarships and financial aid, see Undergraduate Financial Aid.
Association of Finance Professionals: ($3,000) awarded to a student majoring in finance with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and an interest in a career in treasury or the financial management field. Qualified applicants of junior standing will be invited to apply in the spring of their junior year. The scholarship is applied to the awarded student’s senior year.
Federated Mutual Insurance Leadership Scholarship: ($1,500) awarded to a junior majoring in business in the Opus College of Business with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and demonstrating involvement in extracurricular activities or work experience related to their major. Qualified applicants will be invited to apply in their junior year with the scholarship being applied to their senior year.
Accounting Department Scholarships
The Accounting Department of the Opus College of Business awards merit-based scholarships funded by corporations, public accounting firms, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and private donors, as well as two scholarships which honor the memory of two accounting faculty: Frank J. Coglitore, whose specialty was auditing, and Patrick McGowan, who taught tax accounting. While the scholarships are merit-based and competitive, the only requirements are a declared accounting major by March, and junior or senior standing by the upcoming fall semester.
Entrepreneurship Department Scholarships
Pentair Scholarship for Entrepreneurship: ($5,000) This scholarship recognizes one outstanding student-entrepreneur in the entrepreneurship program; the recipient embodies the highest characteristics of a St. Thomas student and an entrepreneur. Students who will be juniors or seniors are eligible, with the scholarship awarded during the students’ senior year.
Criteria: The applicant must be a declared entrepreneurship major, and should provide proof that he or she has started and operated a successful business on his her own initiative. This business should be one in which the student recognized a special opportunity, acquired the necessary resources and followed through on implementation. Applications will be reviewed and recipients chosen by a committee made up of the entrepreneurship faculty.
Murray and Ruth Harpole Scholarship: ($1,500) Funded by gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Murray Harpole; Mr. Harpole was one of the founders of and served as CEO of the Pentair Corporation.
Criteria: The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, a declared entrepreneurship major and be qualified for need-based financial aid. Applicants must be juniors or seniors; involvement in the Entrepreneurial Society will be an important consideration.
Willis Drake Young Entrepreneurship Scholarship: awarded each year to an incoming freshman who is planning to major in the entrepreneurship program.