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 2018. 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.

Eligibility

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 2018
  • demonstrate financial need based upon the results of the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act application

Requirements

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

  • January 15, 2018
    Last day to apply for admission to the university and remain a candidate for this scholarship.
  • February 15, 2018
    Recommended deadline for submitting the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Minnesota Dream Act application.
  • March 8, 2018
    Deadline for online scholarship applications.
  • Late March 2018
    Finalists will be selected and asked to interview with the scholarship committee. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from these finalists.
  • April 2018
    Announcement of scholarship recipient.
  • May 1, 2018
    Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.

For further information

Chad Caruthers, Executive Director
ThreeSixty Journalism
University of St. Thomas
chad.caruthers@stthomas.edu
(651) 962-5282