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Scholarships for Current Students

Your scholarship search shouldn't stop when you arrive on campus. There are a number of scholarships for current students that can drive your costs down even more.

General Scholarships

  • Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award and Scholarship
  • Student Leadership Scholarship
  • William B. Malevich Student Leadership Scholarship
  • The Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award and Scholarship is given annually to a University of St. Thomas commuter student who, through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extraordinary manner. Through the exercising of these talents and abilities, the commuter student has overcome significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, and community pursuits. 

    Application: Applications are available in early February each year.

    Deadline: March 22nd. The award will be presented at “The Tommies” award ceremony in early May. The scholarship is awarded for the following academic year. 

    St. Thomas Contact: Josh Hengemuhle, (651) 962-6659 jahengemuhle@stthomas.edu

    The Student Leadership Scholarship Awards at the University of St. Thomas were created as a way to identify and award scholarship aid to candidates who excel in – and are committed to– leadership, community service, and the St. Thomas mission. The awards honor several undergraduate students from all walks of campus life who demonstrate a deep commitment to the St. Thomas mission. Scholarship award recipients will be selected by the Leadership Scholarship Award Committee. Those leaders selected will receive $1,000 credited to their St. Thomas account.

    Eligibility: Undergraduate students who will be graduating in December of this year or May of the next are eligible to apply

    Application: Applications become available each spring.

    Deadline: Applications are due by early April (~8 months before the applicant's projected December graduation, ~13 months before the applicant's projected May graduation). Recipients are recognized at the “The Tommies” award ceremony in early May.

    St. Thomas Contact: Student Leadership Scholarship, (651) 962-6120, adcompliance@stthomas.edu

    A scholarship has been established at the University of St. Thomas in recognition of the 26 years that William B. Malevich served as Dean of Students. The scholarship is awarded to students who will have attained senior academic status following the current spring semester, have demonstrated leadership, and are interested in enhancing their leadership skills in their final year of study.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have experience fostering and encouraging volunteerism and leadership through on and/or off campus activities and be in good standing within the University (scholarship and discipline). Preference may be given to students who have been elected to a position of leadership by their peers or those demonstrating significant financial need.

    Application: Typically available March 1st. Decisions are typically made by Mid-April.

    Deadline: March 22nd.

    St Thomas Contact: Josh Hengemuhle, (651) 962-6659, jahengemuhle@stthomas.edu 

    Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award and Scholarship

    The Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award and Scholarship is given annually to a University of St. Thomas commuter student who, through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extraordinary manner. Through the exercising of these talents and abilities, the commuter student has overcome significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, and community pursuits. 

    Application: Applications are available in early February each year.

    Deadline: March 22nd. The award will be presented at “The Tommies” award ceremony in early May. The scholarship is awarded for the following academic year. 

    St. Thomas Contact: Josh Hengemuhle, (651) 962-6659 jahengemuhle@stthomas.edu

    Student Leadership Scholarship

    The Student Leadership Scholarship Awards at the University of St. Thomas were created as a way to identify and award scholarship aid to candidates who excel in – and are committed to– leadership, community service, and the St. Thomas mission. The awards honor several undergraduate students from all walks of campus life who demonstrate a deep commitment to the St. Thomas mission. Scholarship award recipients will be selected by the Leadership Scholarship Award Committee. Those leaders selected will receive $1,000 credited to their St. Thomas account.

    Eligibility: Undergraduate students who will be graduating in December of this year or May of the next are eligible to apply

    Application: Applications become available each spring.

    Deadline: Applications are due by early April (~8 months before the applicant's projected December graduation, ~13 months before the applicant's projected May graduation). Recipients are recognized at the “The Tommies” award ceremony in early May.

    St. Thomas Contact: Student Leadership Scholarship, (651) 962-6120, adcompliance@stthomas.edu

    William B. Malevich Student Leadership Scholarship

    A scholarship has been established at the University of St. Thomas in recognition of the 26 years that William B. Malevich served as Dean of Students. The scholarship is awarded to students who will have attained senior academic status following the current spring semester, have demonstrated leadership, and are interested in enhancing their leadership skills in their final year of study.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have experience fostering and encouraging volunteerism and leadership through on and/or off campus activities and be in good standing within the University (scholarship and discipline). Preference may be given to students who have been elected to a position of leadership by their peers or those demonstrating significant financial need.

    Application: Typically available March 1st. Decisions are typically made by Mid-April.

    Deadline: March 22nd.

    St Thomas Contact: Josh Hengemuhle, (651) 962-6659, jahengemuhle@stthomas.edu 

    Undergraduate Research Grants

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) fosters student research and creative inquiry by promoting mentored, independent research experiences for students in all fields of study. There are numerous grants available, including:

    Collaborative Inquiry Grants

    Collaborative Inquiry Grants give students the opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research on a part time (10 hours per week) basis during spring or fall semester.

    Travel Grants

    Each year, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program supports research-related student travel with two grant programs: Conference Travel Grants (a reimbursement of expenses incurred while presenting research at academic conferences) and Research Travel Grants (a reimbursement of expenses incurred when traveling to carry out research).

    Summer Grants

    Undergraduate St. Thomas students with plans to work on faculty-mentored research during the summer may apply for a stipend to help reduce the cost of on-campus housing. Other grants for Summer term, including off-campus Research, are available.

    Opus College of Business

  • Fowler Business Concept Challenge
  • Accounting Department Scholarships
  • Murray and Ruth Harpole Scholarship
  • Association of Finance Professionals
  • Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of St. Thomas students from across campus, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge encourages students to explore their potential, search out new opportunities and use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to make a difference in the world. The Fowler encourages students to act on their ideas and develop business proposals that have potential to become viable, high-growth companies.

    Eligibility: The competition is open exclusively to all University of St. Thomas undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows registered in the semester of the competition.  All members of a team must be current students with a valid St. Thomas Student ID.  Teams typically consist of one-three members, but can have as many as four. Student teams will choose one of three divisions to compete in for each submission.

    Application: Provide a brief description of your business idea following the five questions outlined below. Your submission can be a maximum of five pages, double-spaced, 11 point type. The cover letter is not included in the submission page count. A concise description of the proposed business and why it is unique/compelling, target market, market opportunity, proposed solution, and a business model.

    Deadline: Usually late October

    The Accounting Department awards merit-based scholarships funded by corporations, public accounting firms, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and private donors, as well as two scholarships which honor the memory of two accounting faculty: Frank J. Coglitore, whose specialty was auditing, and Patrick McGowan, who taught tax accounting.  

    Eligibility: While the scholarships are merit-based and competitive, the only requirements are a declared accounting major by March, and junior or senior standing by the upcoming fall semester.

    Application: Nearly all Department of Accounting scholarships are merit-based, not need-based. The Department of Accounting Scholarship Committee does not have access to, and does not consider your financial aid status in the selecting recipients of the merit-based scholarships. If a donor stipulates financial need as a criterion, the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office will determine if you fit the criteria. In considering merit, the Committee gives more weight to a sustained record. As a result, preference is normally given to applicants who will be seniors in the fall. 

    Deadline: Usually late March

    St. Thomas Contact: Dr. Wen Yu, (651) 962-5428, yu017469@stthomas.edu

    Funded by gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Murray Harpole; Mr. Harpole was one of the founders of and served as CEO of the Pentair Corporation.

    Eligibility: Students who will be juniors or seniors in the following academic year are eligible.  The scholarship requires that student is qualified for need-based financial aid.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  Involvement in Entrepreneurial Society will be important for consideration.  Must be a declared major in entrepreneurship.

    Deadline: Usually mid-March

    St. Thomas Contact: Ms. Katee Leaf-Smith, (651) 962-4149, leaf2989@stthomas.edu

    This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in finance with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and an interest in a career in treasury or the financial management field.

    Eligibility: Qualified applicants of Junior standing will be invited to apply in the spring of their junior year.

    Application: The scholarship is applied to the awarded student's senior year.

    St. Thomas Contact: Dr. Kathryn Combs, (651) 962-4244, klcombs@stthomas.edu

    Fowler Business Concept Challenge

    Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of St. Thomas students from across campus, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge encourages students to explore their potential, search out new opportunities and use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to make a difference in the world. The Fowler encourages students to act on their ideas and develop business proposals that have potential to become viable, high-growth companies.

    Eligibility: The competition is open exclusively to all University of St. Thomas undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows registered in the semester of the competition.  All members of a team must be current students with a valid St. Thomas Student ID.  Teams typically consist of one-three members, but can have as many as four. Student teams will choose one of three divisions to compete in for each submission.

    Application: Provide a brief description of your business idea following the five questions outlined below. Your submission can be a maximum of five pages, double-spaced, 11 point type. The cover letter is not included in the submission page count. A concise description of the proposed business and why it is unique/compelling, target market, market opportunity, proposed solution, and a business model.

    Deadline: Usually late October

    Accounting Department Scholarships

    The Accounting Department awards merit-based scholarships funded by corporations, public accounting firms, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and private donors, as well as two scholarships which honor the memory of two accounting faculty: Frank J. Coglitore, whose specialty was auditing, and Patrick McGowan, who taught tax accounting.  

    Eligibility: While the scholarships are merit-based and competitive, the only requirements are a declared accounting major by March, and junior or senior standing by the upcoming fall semester.

    Application: Nearly all Department of Accounting scholarships are merit-based, not need-based. The Department of Accounting Scholarship Committee does not have access to, and does not consider your financial aid status in the selecting recipients of the merit-based scholarships. If a donor stipulates financial need as a criterion, the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office will determine if you fit the criteria. In considering merit, the Committee gives more weight to a sustained record. As a result, preference is normally given to applicants who will be seniors in the fall. 

    Deadline: Usually late March

    St. Thomas Contact: Dr. Wen Yu, (651) 962-5428, yu017469@stthomas.edu

    Murray and Ruth Harpole Scholarship

    Funded by gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Murray Harpole; Mr. Harpole was one of the founders of and served as CEO of the Pentair Corporation.

    Eligibility: Students who will be juniors or seniors in the following academic year are eligible.  The scholarship requires that student is qualified for need-based financial aid.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  Involvement in Entrepreneurial Society will be important for consideration.  Must be a declared major in entrepreneurship.

    Deadline: Usually mid-March

    St. Thomas Contact: Ms. Katee Leaf-Smith, (651) 962-4149, leaf2989@stthomas.edu

    Association of Finance Professionals

    This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in finance with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and an interest in a career in treasury or the financial management field.

    Eligibility: Qualified applicants of Junior standing will be invited to apply in the spring of their junior year.

    Application: The scholarship is applied to the awarded student's senior year.

    St. Thomas Contact: Dr. Kathryn Combs, (651) 962-4244, klcombs@stthomas.edu

    School of Engineering

    Up to twenty five undergraduate scholarships valued between $500 and $2,000 are made available for returning engineering students each academic year.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in engineering at the University of St. Thomas and complete the online application and written statement by the deadline.  Some of the scholarships have criteria based on financial need. Financial need is determined via students’ annual FAFSA forms, so applicants who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships should be sure to complete the FAFSA each year.

    Deadline: Usually Early February

    Contact: Ms. Jacki Kubal, (651) 962-5750, jkkubal@stthomas.edu

    Scholarship Details

    International Students

    St. Thomas is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to international undergraduate students. Maximum international student scholarships award can equal up to 70% of the tuition cost.

    Eligibility: Applicants who plan to apply for scholarships must submit official proof of financial support and must submit the financial certification form prior to consideration for a scholarship. You may submit your scholarship application materials by mail, by fax, or by e-mail (international@stthomas.edu).

    Application: 

    1. Apply for admission to St. Thomas.
    2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator to the Office of International Recruiting and Admissions
    3. Submit a one-page written essay of why a scholarship should be awarded to you to the Office of International Recruiting and Admissions.

    Your one-page essay should include:

    • Reasons why you wish to attend the University of St. Thomas.
    • Any leadership activities, service organizations, or clubs in which you have participated (list and explain).
    • What you plan to do in the future to help other and/or future generations.
    • Other evidence that supports why you should be awarded a scholarship to attend the University of St. Thomas.

    Deadline: To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete an application for admission and submit all requirements for a scholarship application by the following dates:

    • Fall (August) semester deadline: January 15 
    • Spring (January) semester deadline: September 15

    You may complete a scholarship application after the deadlines listed above. However, applications received on or before the deadline are given priority consideration.

    St. Thomas Contact: International Admissions and Aid, (651) 962-6150, international@stthomas.edu