February 2014

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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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 21, 2014

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LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

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Scholarships for ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Deadline: February 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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Sweet and Simple Scholarship

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Applicants submit a 250 words or less response to the topic “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Deadline: February 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 12-county metro area. Demonstrated academic success, leadership, and commitment to community service are considered in the selection process.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

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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 2014 fall term.

Deadline: March 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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American Association of University Women Scholarships

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Two scholarships are available for high school senior women from the St. Paul area. Another is available to a St. Paul area woman age 25 or older whose undergraduate education is now resuming after a previous interruption.

Deadline: March 13, 2014

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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 14, 2014

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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: March 15, 2014

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The Vincent Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Scholarship

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Scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Deadline: March 15, 2014

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Odenza Vacations Marketing Scholarship

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Applicants will write two essays in order to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: March 30, 2014

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National Society of Accountants Scholarship

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One-time scholarships are available to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in accounting who have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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SFM Foundation Scholarship

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Scholarships available to students who are dependent children of a worker who was injured or killed in a work related accident in either Minnesota or Wisconsin.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 21, 2014

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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. 

Deadline: Monthly Scholarship

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