May/June 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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ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship

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ASCO Numatics is offering two merit-based scholarships of $5,000 to college juniors or seniors with a 3.2 or higher GPA. Candidates must be attending full-time and majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering to be considered.

Deadline:  May 24, 2013

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$1,500 Do-Over Scholarship

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Applicants must submit an online short written response (250 words or less) to the question, “If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?”

Deadline: June 30, 2013

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$1,500 Fifth Month Scholarship

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Applicants must submit a short online written response (250 words or less) to the following prompt: “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original.”

Deadline: May 31, 2013

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

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This essay contest is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as college undergraduates. The essay must be between 500 and 1000 words and respond to the prompt listed on the website.

Deadline:  June 14, 2013

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Audrey Erskine Scholarship

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College juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a program which prepares them for a teaching career in preschool, elementary, or secondary level are considered for this scholarship.  Applicants must have membership in the Education Minnesota Student Program.

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

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BBG Communications Award

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This essay scholarship is open to students ages 16-21 pursuing higher education. Applicants must write two short essays to be submitted for consideration.

Deadline:  June 30, 2013

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Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

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A $1,500 scholarship open to all students (high school, undergraduate or graduate). Applicants must submit an essay that is 500 words or less related to the topic of cyberbullying. 

Deadline:  June 30, 2013

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Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Education Foundation Scholarship

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Open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a field related to insurance (Actuarial Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Management or Statistics). Full-time attendance and a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for consideration.

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

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Evelyn Lenander Scholarship

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Students who have completed two years of college and are in a program leading to a degree in elementary education are encouraged to apply.  Preference is given to permanent residents living within a 25 mile radius of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota or Central Minnesota.

Deadline:  May 15, 2013

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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Spring Scholarship Competition

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This merit-based scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students who are currently enrolled or will start school within the next 12 months.

Deadline:  July 31, 2013

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Historical Photograph Scholarship

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To be considered for this $1000 scholarship, applicants must take a picture of a significant or historical location in their town and submit it with a short essay describing why the location is important to them and their town.

Deadline:  June 5, 2013

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“How to Improve the Safety of America’s Cities” Scholarship

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Applicants must submit an essay describing how they would improve the safety of America’s cities. Formerly known as the “America’s Best Blogging Scholarship”, this opportunity is offering $1,000 to the winning entry.

Deadline: June 30, 2013

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Internet Support Scholarship

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CenturyLink wants to hear your story about a time you used your tech-savvy skills to solve someone’s internet-related problem. You could download a $1,000 scholarship for writing the equivalent of a few tweets.

Deadline:  June 30, 2013

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James J. Wychor Scholarship

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The Minnesota Broadcasters Association will award up to tem $1,500 scholarships to students with a career interest in broadcast/electronic media technology and broadcast-related careers. Applicants must be Minnesota residents.

Deadline:  June 30, 2013

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Proof-Reading.com Scholarship

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Full-time undergraduate students with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for this $1,500 scholarship essay contest.

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

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Robert Yourzak Scholarship

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A $2,000 scholarship opportunity available to students pursuing a major in project management or a related field.

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

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