Welcome to $cholartips

Each year our students earn private scholarships. This past year, our students received just over $2,000,000 in private scholarships awarded by local foundations, community agencies, clubs, social and fraternal organizations, parents’ employers and other groups that provide financial support to students. These scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors like financial need and/or academic achievement, ethnic or racial heritage, community involvement, leadership, career plans and fields of study. It is truly worth a student’s time to search for these scholarships.

$cholartips is designed to help St. Thomas students in their efforts to find and apply for scholarships that are sponsored by outside organizations and agencies. It is updated each month during the school year and you can also review the $cholartips archives to link to additional opportunities from previous months.

Scholartips goes further to provide you with additional website resources including free scholarship search sites such as FastWeb, Get Ready for College, Scholarship Experts, and scholarship tips. These links provide additional scholarship advice and scholarship opportunities to you.

Remember, at St. Thomas, we offer you a comprehensive approach to scholarships and financial aid.

  • Each student is assigned a personal financial aid counselor who will stay with you throughout the time you are enrolled at St. Thomas.
  • Over 95% of new students admitted to the University of St. Thomas are granted merit scholarships or awards from the university.
  • All students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants and student loans.
  • All students have the opportunity to work on campus - regardless of their financial need.
  • If the receipt of private scholarship funds requires an adjustment in any need-based financial aid funds previously offered to a recipient to comply with federal or state financial aid regulations, it is our policy to first reduce the amount of need-based loan or employment in the student's aid package and not reduce the scholarship or grant funds we're offering.
  • Students are encouraged to seek private resources using $cholartips and the other website resources for the many outside scholarship programs available.

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