Phillips Scholarship (For Students)
The Phillips Scholars Program
Each year, St. Thomas may submit one student application to the statewide Phillips Scholarship competition. Six Phillips Scholarships are awarded each March to students at Minnesota's private colleges and universities. The scholarships, from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, are administered through the Minnesota Private College Fund. This is a fantastic opportunity to propose a unique and personalized summer service project, and receive not only financial support to make your vision a reality but also a two-year college scholarship!
This year, St. Thomas applications are due to the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement office by TBA, and one candidate is selected from this pool to advance to the state level competition.
2013 Phillips Scholarship Application and Info
- Current sophomore
- Minimum GPA of 2.75
- Demonstrated financial need
- Have a history of participating in campus activities, an interest in community service and volunteering, and aspire to serve disadvantaged people
What is the award?
Phillips Scholars receive scholarships for their junior and senior years of college, along with a stipend and funding to complete their service projects during the summer between their junior and senior years. You can reference the Phillips Scholars Program directly for past years' award amounts.
Recent UST Phillips Scholars
Mitchell Hinnenkamp is a current 2012-2014 Phillips Scholar from St. Thomas. He will be completing his project, "Youth Empowerment Project- Anti-Bullying Initiative," during the summer of 2013 in the St. Cloud YMCA. The mission of The Youth Empowerment Project will focus on the empowerment and equality of youth by promoting self-confidence and well being through programming focused on anti-bullying.
Amanda McNaughton was the 2011 - 2013 Phillips Scholar from St. Thomas. Amanda's project, Skills for School, was a school preparatory program for children and mothers at East Metro Place and was completed in the summer of 2012.
Bryant Ortega was the 2009-2011 Phillips Scholar from St. Thomas. He will be completing his project, "Project HOPE - Health Offers People Enlightenment", during the summer of 2011 in partnership with Project for Pride in Living in Minneapolis. The mission of Project HOPE is to create an environment for school-aged children and their families to make healthy choices and to increase physical activity.
Jennifer Le was a 2006-2008 Scholar from St. Thomas. She completed her Summer Writing Workshop project during the summer of 2007, in conjunction with Lincoln International High School, a high school for immigrants and refugees. Since most of the students' first language is not English, the goal of the project was to improve reading, writing, analytical and interview skills in preparation for taking their Minnesota Basic Standards Tests.