ThreeSixty Scholarship

Application Information

The University of St. Thomas awards one full-tuition scholarship annually to an entering first-time, first-year student who at minimum completed a ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp and intends to study communication and journalism starting in fall 2020. Preference is given to candidates who will contribute diversity to St. Thomas and its Communication and Journalism Department. The award is renewable for three more years.


Applicants must:

  • have completed a ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp beyond a one-week summer College Essay Boot Camp
  • apply and be accepted to attend St. Thomas as a first-time, first-year undergraduate in the fall of 2020
  • demonstrate financial need based upon the results of the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act application


The university will award one student a scholarship equal to full tuition for one year at the University of St. Thomas. Scholarships and grants from other sources, including federal, state and St. Thomas funds, will be considered part of the total tuition award. The scholarship recipient must continue to express an academic interest in the field of communication and journalism and officially declare a major in the department of Communications and Journalism by the end of their second year at St. Thomas. In addition, the recipient is expected to be active in a journalism or communication activity on campus, such as the TommieMedia student news service or the Communication Club, volunteer with ThreeSixty Journalism at least five hours per month and to periodically represent the ThreeSixty program at events.

Recipients must maintain a 2.7 institutional GPA and annually submit a FAFSA to renew their scholarship. The scholarship may be received for up to eight semesters, until graduation, or until the university has defrayed the cost of 132 credits, whichever comes first.

Application Process

Students who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements listed above are encouraged to submit an online scholarship application.

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Important Dates

  • November 1, 2019 
    University of St. Thomas early action application deadline.
  • December 15, 2019
    University of St. Thomas early action admission decision.
  • January 15, 2020
    University of St. Thomas regular decision application deadline. (Last day to apply for admission to the university and remain a candidate for this scholarship.) 
  • February 15, 2020
    Universtiy of St. Thomas regular admission decision. 
  • February 15, 2020
    Recommended deadline for submitting the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Minnesota Dream Act application.
  • March 5, 2020
    Deadline for online scholarship applications.
  • March 14, 2020
    Scholarship finalists interview in person with scholarship committee. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from these finalists.
  • April 2020
    Announcement of scholarship recipient.
  • May 1, 2020
    Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.

For further information

Chad Caruthers, Executive Director
ThreeSixty Journalism
University of St. Thomas
(651) 962-5282