Non-Exempt Staff Council Study Abroad Scholarship

Congratulations to 2014-2015 recipients, Melanie Barreto and Anna Biljan!!

Anna has been selected to receive the Non-Exempt Scholarship for Fall, 2014 and Melanie has been selected to receive the Non-Exempt Scholarship for J-Term 2015.  Each award will be $2,000 and will help with funds necessary for their plans to study abroad. 

Melanie and Anna share a little about themselves:

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Melanie Barreto            

"My name is Melanie Barreto and I am currently a junior. I plan to major in Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in advertising. Also, I am working toward a minor in Sociology and a minor in Family Studies. In 2015 I will study abroad in Italy for J-term. I am so excited for this trip because I have always wanted to travel to Italy. The course I will take there is called “Families in Italian Society.” Though Sociology and Family Studies are my minors, I have a great interest in these topics and I cannot wait to explore them in a new culture. This trip will be such an amazing experience for me! I am so thankful that I get the opportunity to participate in this adventure!"

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Anna Biljan

"I am currently a sophomore, and I will be studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy for the fall of my junior year (2014). I am a Communication and Journalism major and Psychology minor. I also plan to do LOTS of extra traveling while I'm in Europe for the semester."



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