Non-Exempt Staff Council Study Abroad Scholarship

Congratulations to 2015-2016 scholarship recipients:

Michele Goodson and Haley Howard!

Haley has been selected to receive the scholarship for Fall 2015 and Michele has been selected to receive the scholarship for J-Term 2016.  Each award will be $2,000 and will help with funds necessary for their plans to study abroad. 

We asked Michele and Haley to share a little bit about themselves and their study abroad plans:

Michele Goodson             

First, I am so grateful to have been selected for this scholarship!  This scholarship will allow me to participate in the J-Term 2016 Study Abroad trip-"Food, Faith and Families: A Sociocultural Journey Through Italy." I am a senior, pursuing a Family Studies major, and a full time staff member in the Alumni Relations office.  It has been a blessing to have worked at St. Thomas since 2005.

I have had the opportunity to experience firsthand the excellent education that the students of the University of St. Thomas receive.  My professors have been amazing, talented and caring.   Now I will be able to take my education on the road!  Being a student has given me a whole new perspective on the University of St. Thomas experience, and the opportunity to travel abroad will bring a new type of learning to my education that is becoming a vital part of many students’ college careers.  I am a hands on learner and can’t wait to immerse myself in the culture, food and faith of Italy.

Thank you for your generous gift!


Haley Howard

Thank you so much for awarding me with this scholarship, I am very thankful!

My name is Haley Howard and I am currently a sophomore. I plan to major in Supply Chain & Operations Management with a minor in Spanish. In the fall I will be studying in Barcelona, Spain through the IES: Liberal Arts & Business program. I plan to take several business courses along with Spanish courses. I hope to do lots of extra traveling throughout Europe and am looking forward to this amazing experience!

Details About the Scholarship: 

This scholarship is awarded annually by the Non-Exempt Staff Council to a student enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of St. Thomas.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a scholarship for degree-seeking undergraduate UST students who are accepted into a study abroad program. Preference is given to students in the following order: (1) a non-exempt staff member; (2) child of a non-exempt staff member.


  • Undergraduate enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of St. Thomas
  • Non-exempt staff member or child of non-exempt staff member
  • Student traveling abroad

Each year, the scholarship will award a minimum of one award at $1,000.  If the fund balance is sufficient, it will disperse two awards of $2,000 each for a total $4,000 in scholarship aid.

To APPLY for the scholarship, click on the "Apply Now" button here

Application Deadlines:

October 1 for Spring Programs
March 15 for Summer, Fall, & Year Programs
April 10 for J-Term*

*January Term priority deadline is April 10; may be extended to October 1 if additional funds are available.

For detailed information on how to begin your Study Abroad search, please visit the Get Started! section of the University of St. Thomas Study Abroad site. 

For more information or with questions, please contact Suzanne Lentz, International Education Center, at 962-6450 or