“Without you, I would not be able to go to school. Because of you, I will be the first in my family to graduate from college.” – Ryian, Class of 2016
Scholarship dollars not only help to ensure students’ access to St. Thomas, but also help to attract high-quality students. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are vital to St. Thomas’ ability to maintain a strong and diverse student body.
Why now, especially?
Nationwide, today’s undergraduate students are leaving college with more and more debt. Minnesota ranks fifth nationally in student debt, and St. Thomas students contribute to that statistic.
What is the unmet need?
In fiscal year 2015-2016, there were 2,569 students, or 41 percent of St. Thomas undergraduates, who had financial need that went unmet. The average unmet need was more than $9,000.
What is St. Thomas doing to help?
In the 2015-2016 school year, St. Thomas awarded more than $146 million in financial aid directly to students. Even with this level of support, the total unmet need still was more than $24 million.
Scholarships are a top priority
Scholarships, grants and work-study dollars all help to meet the student-debt challenge, and more than 90 percent of all new St. Thomas students receive aid to ease the burden. Working together with university leadership, alumni and friends, you can make a difference for students in a very real way.
Your support is needed and appreciated
Use the form on this page to support the St. Thomas Scholarship Fund.
For more information, download and read the Scholarship Flyer.