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Urban Engagement Scholarship

Urban Engagement Scholarship for 2015-2016

The deadline for the Fall 2015 Urban Engagement scholarship was August 14, 2015. We are no longer accepting new applications. All CELC students will receive an email in November with information to apply for the Spring 2016 scholarship.


Scholarship Description:

Graduate students of color in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology have an opportunity to apply for a Urban Engagement Scholarship to support their goal in working in urban settings with minority populations. 

Please note:
There is a different application form for the Diversity Grant at the UST Financial Aid website: http://www.stthomas.edu/financialaid/graduate/

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Minnesota resident;
  • Be a student of color in a College of Education, Leadership and Counseling (formerly College of Applied Professional Studies) graduate degree program;
  • Be a student in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above); 
  • Be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen (according to FAFSA guidelines);
  • Submit an essay which, 1) documents past and current work in an urban environment and 2) outlines plans to work in an urban setting that serves persons of color;
  • File a completed 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Application submission requirements (See application form for submission instructions):

  • A completed application form
  • Statement of Need (in addition to the essay mentioned on the application form)
  • A completed 2015-2016 FAFSA


Scholarship Policies and Reminders

  • Each School of Education department and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology has funds available and determine their scholarship awards.
  • Scholarship amounts vary by department and individual case. The UST Financial Aid office applies the award to a student’s tuition statement at the beginning of the term as part of a student’s total financial aid package.
  • Accepting a scholarship may make a person ineligible for other previously awarded funds.
  • Student registration is required for the term in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • If a “hold” appears on a student’s record, the award cannot be allocated. Scholarships are not automatically renewable.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving scholarships.
  • Following University registration policy, students dropping their term course(s) or withdrawing from St. Thomas, will forfeit all or a portion of their term’s scholarship award.

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