May/June 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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Sounds of Music Video Contest

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Applicants must make a one-minute video describing one of the eight musical terms listed on the page.  The winner of the award receives $1,000.

Deadline: May 12, 2014 

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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 applicants from Central Minnesota.

Deadline: May 15, 2014

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Beware the Jabberwock Video Contest

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Applicants must make a two-minute short film illustrating the plot described on the application.

Deadline: May 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 1,000 words and respond to the prompt listed on the website. 

Deadline: June 14, 2014

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CenturyLinkQuote.com Scholarship

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In 500 words or less, explain your top 5 ideas on how students can use social media to enhance the learning process. List each idea and then briefly explain how it encourages students to learn. 

Deadline: June 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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The Graduate Program’s Pre-Grad Scholarship

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Scholarship available to current undergraduate juniors and seniors who are planning on pursuing graduate school.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

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The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

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$1,000 scholarship available to any student enrolled in a business or law program. Applicants are expected to write an essay responding to the topics listed on the website.

Deadline: July 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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Mildred C. Hanson SIOR Memorial Scholarship

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This $4,000 scholarship is available to a female undergraduate who will be a junior or senior in 2014-2015. The applicant should be studying Real Estate, Business or Finance with the intent of pursuing a career in commercial real estate.

Deadline: July 31, 2014

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2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship

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This scholarship is open to students who are either enrolling or are enrolled with an American Bar Association law school. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public service, and students who are interested in the Federal Court of Claims is preferred but not necessary.

Deadline: July 31, 2014

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Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

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Awards of up to $10,000 available to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled to take classes in the fall of 2014.

Deadline: August 1, 2014

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