April 2013

A college education remains a wise investment and a person's best opportunity to successfully compete in the job market. Plans, dreams and educational goals can be realized because financial aid for college is readily available and we're here to help.

Last year, St. Thomas students received more than $2,000,000 in private scholarships awarded by local foundations, agencies, corporations, and other groups that provide financial support to students. And, at St. Thomas the funds students earn in private scholarships go directly to reduce their tuition bill as we do not reduce our St. Thomas funding to students based on such awards.

St. Thomas provides this monthly e-newsletter to help you find out about additional scholarship opportunities. It is truly worth a student's time to search for these scholarships.

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Women in Federal Law Enforcement Scholarship

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Women who are undergraduates with a major in criminal justice, or related fields and have an interest in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply for this $2,500 opportunity.

Deadline:  May 10, 2013

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Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

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A $1,500 renewable scholarship available to high-school seniors and college freshman. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to apply and renew the scholarship.

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

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RARE Educational Scholarship

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Graduates or current residents of Independent School District 281 planning to pursue a career as a teacher are encouraged to appl. Award amounts are dependent on funds available. Eight $1,000 scholarships were gifted in 2012-13.

Deadline:  May 6, 2013

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Charter One Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

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This opportunity open to the first 3,000 applicants after April 1, 2013 will award 40 scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000.

Deadline:  Apply now. Only 3,000 applications accepted.

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MassMutual Scholars Program

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High achieving students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic descent interested in a career in the insurance or financial services industry may apply for this scholarship worth up to $5,000.

Deadline:  May 3, 2013

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Floyd Forsberg Environmental Quality Scholarship

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One $3,000 scholarship and two $500 runner-up awards will be gifted to students enrolled at a Minnesota college studying Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or related programs.

Deadline:  May 31, 2013

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National Pathfinder Scholarship

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The National Federation of Republican Women is awarding three $2,500 scholarships to provide financial assistance to women seeking a college degree. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

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Betty Rendel Scholarship

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The National Federation of Republican Women offers three $1,000 awards to female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and who have successfully completed at least two years of college.

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

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B. Davis Scholarship

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Applicants will submit an essay identifying what they think the most important issue facing society is today. 1,000 words (max) could earn you $1,000.

Deadline:  May 27, 2013

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All About Education Scholarship

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How would a $3,000 scholarship make a difference in your life?” Submit a short written response (250 words or less) for a chance to win $3,000 for college.

Deadline:  April 30, 2013

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