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Urban Engagement Scholarship

Urban Engagement Scholarship for Spring 2015

The deadline for Spring 2015 applications was Monday, December 22.


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 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2014-2015 academic year.


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

  • A completed application form
  • Statement of Need
  • A completed 2014-2015 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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