April 2012

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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BBG Communications Award

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Applicants will have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and will submit an essay to be considered for this $1,000 scholarship.

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Big Sun Scholarship

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Applicants can be either high school or college student athletes and will submit an answer to an essay question.

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National Pathfinder Scholarship

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The National Federation of Republican Women offers this program to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. Three awards of $2,500 are available.

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Betty Rendel Scholarship

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The National Federal 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.

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Big Dig Scholarship

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Available to high school seniors and college students in their first or second year. Applicants will submit an essay for this $3,000 scholarship.

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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

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Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 and $5,000 are available to students who are pursuing a career as a healthcare professional.

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B. Davis Scholarship

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Applicants will submit an essay on the topic of how your education has contributed to who you are today and who you will become.

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Robbinsdale Association of Retired Educators (RARE) Scholarship

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Applicants will have completed two years of college by September 2012 with plans to become a teacher and have/had a connection with ISD 281.

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MassMutual Scholars Program

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High achieving students of African American, Asian and Hispanic heritage who are interested in a career in the insurance or financial services industry may apply.

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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 program.

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MN High Tech Foundation (MHTF) Scholarships

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Undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEP) disciplines may apply for this program.

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All About Education Scholarship

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Applicants will submit a short online response to an essay question to be considered for this $3,000 scholarship.

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Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

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Applicants will submit an answer to the question "How has language (spoken or written word, storytelling, communication, etc.) added meaning to my life?"

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MN Association of Public Accountants

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Applicants should be entering their junior year of undergraduate study, majoring in accounting and have at least a 2.5 GPA to apply for this scholarship.

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