The University of St. Thomas awards one full-tuition scholarship annually to an entering first- year student who at minimum completed a ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp and intends to study communication and journalism starting in fall 2017. Preference is given to candidates who will contribute diversity to St. Thomas and its Communication and Journalism Department. The award is renewable for three more years.
- be high school seniors during the 2016-2017 school year
- have completed a ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp beyond a one-week summer College Essay Boot Camp
- apply and be accepted to attend St. Thomas as an undergraduate in the fall of 2017
- demonstrate financial need based upon the results of the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The university will award one student a scholarship equal to full tuition for one year at the University of St. Thomas. Scholarships and grants from other sources, including federal, state and St. Thomas funds, will be considered part of the total tuition award. The scholarship recipient must continue to express an academic interest in the field of communication and journalism and officially declare a major in the department of Communications and Journalism by the end of their second year at St. Thomas. In addition, the recipient is expected to be active in a journalism or communication activity on campus, such as the TommieMedia student news service or the Communication Club, volunteer with ThreeSixty Journalism at least five hours per month and to periodically represent the ThreeSixty program at events.
Recipients must maintain a 2.7 institutional GPA and annually submit a FAFSA to renew their scholarship. The scholarship may be received for up to eight semesters, until graduation, or until the university has defrayed the cost of 132 credits, whichever comes first.
Students who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements listed above will be invited to submit an online scholarship application and essay.
Please note, you will be asked to complete the information below when applying for the ThreeSixty Scholarship.
- List the dates you attended the ThreeSixty summer camp and, if applicable, you participated on the Editorial Board or News Team.
- Provide two 200-250 word essays that answer the following:
- As journalism and communications are changing rapidly, describe what part of the profession most excites you and how you envision yourself contributing to the field.
- The University of St. Thomas is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces students of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. What traits or experiences from your life will add diversity to our campus community?
- A list of leadership roles, accomplishments, awards and achievements.
- Attach one sample of your recent non-fiction writing: an article or essay.
- Provide a 100-200 word statement describing how your work sample reflects a lesson you learned during your work with ThreeSixty Journalism.
Please compile your materials before entering the application site as it does not allow you to save an incomplete application. We recommend first typing your essay responses in a document and then copying and pasting into the application. Upload the work sample as a PDF.
- January 15, 2017
Recommended deadline for submitting the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- March 10, 2017
Deadline for online scholarship applications, including your essays, list of ThreeSixty participation, list of accomplishments, work sample and statement.
- Late March 2017
Finalists will be selected and asked to interview with the scholarship committee. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from these finalists.
- April 2017
Announcement of scholarship recipient.
- May 1, 2017
Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.
For further information
Chad Caruthers, Executive Director
University of St. Thomas