August/September 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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UNC/ Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships

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Applicants must be African American, be a college junior with a major in science or engineering and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applications will be available September 15 for the next scholarship cycle.

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Education Matters $5000 Scholarship

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Applicants will submit a short response to a question posted online to be eligible for this $5000 scholarship.

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DW Simpson Actuarial Scholarship Program

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A $1000 scholarship is available to actuarial students who are seniors and who have passed at least one actuarial examination.

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Twitter Scholarship

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Available to full-time post-secondary students who will submit a scholarship entry using twitter. Application period is October 14 through October 29.

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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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This program combines work experience with the CIA and scholarship funds. Applicants must meet requirements (listed on the website) to be considered including being a college freshman or sophomore.

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Kelly Engineering Resources Scholarship

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Full-time students who have demonstrated potential and commitment to a career in engineering are candidates for this scholarship program. Applicants must be accepted into a School of Engineering and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

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Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

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This program is open to an undergraduate woman who excels in mathematics.

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Odenza Marketing Group Fall Scholarship

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Applicants will submit answers to essay questions to be eligible for this $500 scholarship.

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Shout it Out Scholarship

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Applicants will submit a short response to a question posted online to be eligible for this $1500 scholarship.

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GotChosen Scholarship

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Applicants will submit an application online and there is no GPA requirement and no Essay.

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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

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Applicants will submit an essay on a topic posted online for this contest with prizes ranging up to $10,000.

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AFSA Second Chance Scholarship

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American Fire Sprinkler Association sponsors this scholarship program that offers three scholarships valued at $1000. Applicants should visit the webpage to apply.

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