Diversity Grant

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Graduate students seeking a degree and taking courses at the University of St. Thomas (other than Law or Full Time MBA programs).   Graduate students who are in good standing, demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and who bring to St. Thomas distinctive personal characteristics and/or who have overcome significant obstacles or hardships are welcome to apply. 

Application Criteria

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen seeking a degree at St. Thomas.
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your FAFSA results sent to the University of St. Thomas (school code 002345) and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Diversity Grant Committee.  You must be in good standing and meet all federal aid requirements. 
  • You must complete the Graduate Diversity Grant application and attach a personal statement indicating your reasons for requesting the grant.
  • You must be meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy standards at St. Thomas. 


New students beginning in fall must apply by August 1st.

New students beginning in spring must apply by January 1st.

New students beginning in summer must apply by April 1st.

Continuing students must reapply for the grant each academic year by August 1st.

Contact Office

Graduate Financial Aid Office


2018-2019 Diversity Grant Application

*Funds have been exhausted for the 2017-2018 academic year (fall 2017, spring 2018, and summer 2018).