Dougherty Family College

This is an image of two St. Thomas students at the opening Convocation.

The Dougherty Family College is designed to help ensure the success of low-income students who may be the first in their family to attend college, or those who lack the academic support, academic mentors or financial means to pursue a four-year degree.

"We are determined to reduce the educational attainment gap in Minnesota and prepare students to become transformational leaders in our communities, state and nation," said Julie Sullivan, president of the University of St. Thomas. "It is our mission to develop and be morally responsible leaders, who work to advance the common good, and the inspiration for the Dougherty Family College came from within our school and from our generous, community-minded donors."

The annual tuition will be offset by state and local grants, scholarships and corporate support, bringing final tuition costs to just $1,000 a year for the most under-resourced students.

Please use the form on this page to support the Dougherty Family College.