February 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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Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Description

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Monthly $1,000 essay contest awarded to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. 

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Fr. Francis Kosmerl Scholarship

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Catholic students from the Diocese of Duluth and who will attend the University of St. Thomas can apply for this scholarship. Preference is given to persons of Slovenian heritage.

More information:

Contact Shawna Hansen, Diocese of Duluth, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55812, (218) 724-9111.

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Air Force Clinical Social Work Scholarship Program

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Master of Social Work students can receive up to two years of tuition, fees, supplies, books, supplies and a monthly stipend.  

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Superpower Scholarship

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Applicants submit a 250 word or less response to the topic “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”

Deadline:  March 31, 2013

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Twin Cities in Motion College Scholarship Program

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A one-time $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male high school senior who participates in cross-country or track.  Applicants must be from the 11 county metro area.  Demonstrated academic success, leadership, and commitment to community service are considered in the selection process.

Deadline:  March 1, 2013

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Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

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Applicants are high school juniors and seniors who will write an essay on one of five topics posed for this year’s competition.

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

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St. Thomas Communication and Journalism Department Scholarships

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Scholarships are available to current journalism majors at St. Thomas and also incoming freshmen who have been admitted and intend to major in Communication and Journalism.

Deadline:  February 22, 2013

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Next Big Thing Scholarship

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Applicants submit a 250 words or less response to the topic “If you could create the “next big thing” what would it be, what would it do, and why is it needed? ”

Deadline: February 28, 2013

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Odenza Vacations Marketing Scholarship

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Applicants will submit an essay to apply for this $500 scholarship.

Deadline:  March 30, 2013

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Mike Warter College Scholarship

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Minnesota high school senior soccer player registered with a MN Youth Soccer Association club can apply for this scholarship.

Deadline:  February 28, 2013

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Minnesota Golf Association Foundation Scholarship

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Available to high school senior girls and based on academic performance, financial need, character and a demonstrated interest or involvement in golf.

Deadline:  March 31, 2013

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National Society of Accountants Scholarship

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Scholarships are available to undergraduate students majoring in accounting and who have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Deadline:  March 10, 2013

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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

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To be eligible, a student must be nominated by another for making a difference in their community. Open to students between the ages of 6-18 who have not graduated high school as of March 15. Scholarship program opens February 1.

Deadline: March 15, 2013

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Lowe’s Scholarship Program

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Scholarships are available to high school seniors who demonstrate a history of commitment to their community through leadership activities, community service and/or work experience.  Lowe’s also offers another scholarship (Carl Buchan Scholarship) to Lowe’s employees, spouses, and dependents.

Deadline:  February 28, 2013

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Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

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Applicants will create an original entry that shares what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

Deadline:  March 5, 2013

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

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Scholarships valued up to $7,500 are available to minority high school students showing leadership potential.

Deadline:  February 15, 2013

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Best Buy Scholarship Program

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Students in grades 9-12 who have solid grades and are involved in community service or work experience are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  February 15, 2013

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Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

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Available to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are interested in a career in the automotive or related industry and who plan on majoring in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business programs of study.

Deadline:  February 28, 2013

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

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Grants are available to students who are actively working for peace and justice.

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

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Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

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Awards are available for undergraduates who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and who will participate in a study abroad program during the 2013 fall term.

Deadline:  March 5, 2013

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American Foreign Service Association Scholarship

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Open to high school students. Students must submit an essay responding to a prompt about U.S. foreign policy. The winner will receive a $2500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to meet the Secretary of State in Washington, D.C., and full tuition for a Semester at Sea study abroad program once the student is enrolled at an accredited university.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

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American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars Program

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Scholarships are available to high school seniors and college students who are African American, Native American, or Hispanic and who want to pursue study in a chemically-related field.

Deadline:  March 1, 2013

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

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Applicants must be entering a four-year accredited college within 12 months (current college students are not eligible) and submit an essay responding to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on your life.

Deadline:  February 15, 2013

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