March 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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University of St. Thomas Willis Drake Young Entrepreneur Award

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High school seniors interested in Entrepreneurship can apply for this $2,500 award. The award is based on outstanding entrepreneurial potential and intent to major in Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas.

Deadline: March 14, 2014

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ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

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This fund provides financial assistance to surviving spouses and children of public service employees who have died in the line of duty. 

Deadline: March 15, 2014

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University of St. Thomas Pre-Medical Profession Scholarships

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Up to $11,000 in scholarship funding is awarded annually through four different scholarships. Eligibility for each scholarship varies: year in school, grade point average, major, financial need, or existing financial aid may impact eligibility. 

Deadline: March 21, 2014

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ACT Second Year Scholarship Program

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Scholarship program that provides funds for students who will be active sophomores in the school year 2014-2015.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship

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A $500 scholarship for students in engineering or computer science. Students must be full-time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Deadline:  March 31, 2014

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Superpower Scholarship

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Applicants must submit a 250-word essay in response to the following question for the chance to win $2,500: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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SuretyBonds.com Scholarship Contest

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Applicants must submit an essay describing how small business has affected their life for an opportunity to win a $1,500 scholarship.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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Desk and Derrick Educational Trust

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Applicants with at least a 3.2 GPA who plan to pursue a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry, or research and development of alternative fuels such as coal, electric, solar, wind, hydroelectric, nuclear, and ethanol may benefit from this scholarship opportunity. Financial need is required. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students may apply. Amounts historically range from $1,000 to $1,500.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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Education-Portal.com Scholarship

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A $500 scholarship is awarded to one student pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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iModules Scholarship Program

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Scholarship program open to students in high school and college. Applicants must create an account and write a 500-word essay describing their education experience and where they see themselves 10 years from now.  

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship

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One merit-based scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a qualified undergraduate student in Minnesota. The student should be pursuing a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. Scholarship may be renewable for one additional year.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

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High school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering programs are eligible to apply for competitive $2,500 scholarships. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: April 5, 2014

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North Suburban Cable Commission Scholarship Program

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Open to residents of Twin Cities northern suburbs (Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Moundsview, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony or Shoreview). Applicant’s primary field of study must be Communications, Journalism, Television Production, Video Engineering, or a similar course of study. 

Deadline:  April 11, 2014

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College JumpStart Scholarship

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$250 - $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually in this merit-based scholarship competition open to both high school seniors and current college students.

Deadline:  April 15, 2014

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Minnesota Association of Public Accountants (MAPA) Scholarship

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Undergraduates majoring in accounting with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to compete for available scholarships. Minimum award is $750. Applicants must be entering their junior year of college and must be a resident of Minnesota.

Deadline: April 15, 2014

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