November 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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Education Matters Scholarship

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$5,000 scholarship essay contest open to currently enrolled high school and college students. Maximum of 250 words allowed for essay. 

Deadline: November 30, 2013

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Chegg Lesson Learned Scholarship

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$5,000 scholarship essay contest in response to the prompt on the application form.

Deadline: November 30, 2013

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Soroptomist Scholarship for Women

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$1,500 prize awarded to a female undergraduate in need of financial support. 

Deadline: December 1, 2013

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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

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Prizes of up to $5,000 are awarded to college juniors and seniors in this 3,000 – 4,000 word essay contest.

Deadline:  December 2, 2013

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Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarship

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$5,000 Scholarships are available to currently enrolled students who are fighting hunger in their communities.

Deadline:  December 5, 2013

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Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

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Currently enrolled undergraduate students can submit a 60-second video explaining how tuition assistance from Dr. Pepper would impact their future. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Deadline: December 13, 2013

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Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program

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One $5,000 and four $1,000 scholarships awarded to current undergraduate students in this essay contest.  

Deadline: December 15, 2013

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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

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$1,000 scholarship essay contest open to high school and currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.

Deadline:  December 31, 2013

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The Home Security Scholarship

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$1,000 prize awarded to the best blog post in response to this prompt: “How would you continue to reduce crime in America? What are ideas for reducing crime in our communities and how would they be effective?”

Deadline: December 31, 2013

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Campus Discover “Advice to Your High School Self” Scholarship

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$2,500 prize will be awarded in this essay contest to a currently enrolled undergraduate students or those who graduated in 2012. 

Deadline: January 31, 2014

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Mark T. Banner Scholarship

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$5,000 scholarship for law students who have started their JD program at an ABA-accredited university and who will continue in that program through fall 2014. 

Deadline:  December 6, 2013

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UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

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Maximum of $25,000 awarded to African American undergraduate students who are in their junior year and are majoring in either life or environmental sciences or engineering.

Deadline: December 5, 2013

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Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program

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$5,000 scholarship given to the currently enrolled undergraduate student who best responds to the essay prompt. 

Deadline: December 15, 2013

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Google Lime Scholarship Program

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$10,000 scholarships awarded to students with disabilities who are pursuing computer science.

Deadline: December 2, 2013 

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

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Scholarship open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two or four year college or university. 

Deadline: December 15, 2013

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