Your Gift Matters

The impact of your gifts is felt on St. Thomas campuses every day. Your generosity empowers Tommies to serve the underserved, solve big problems and brighten futures. They innovate, create and literally change the world. More than ever, the world needs Tommies. And today’s Tommies need you.

Financial gifts provide student scholarships. They support our outstanding faculty who, in turn, teach and mentor them. They strengthen academic programs that will help launch and advance their careers. And they make possible a vibrant campus life filled with academics, athletics, arts, faith formation, service and more.

Take it from Tommies.
   Your support has changed their lives.

Photo of Destynee, a scholarship recipientDestynee '18  I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for receiving the Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship. If not for your generosity, I would not have been able to attend school. I moved around quite a bit growing up. It wasn’t until my dad got custody of me that I realized my future was whatever I wanted it to be. When I expressed my hopes to go to the University of St. Thomas, he was behind my decision 100%. In my senior year of high school he was in the hospital to have a major brain surgery, which forced him to quit his job while he was recovering. The lack of income made us both very grateful that I was awarded this scholarship. Without generous donors, I would not have been able to afford going to the college of my dreams. I am truly grateful.

Photo of Nadia, a scholarship recipientNadia '17  I’d like to thank you for being selected as the 2016 recipient of the Frank Coglitore Memorial Scholarship. I grew up in a small farming community where my high school graduating class was 76 students. I chose St. Thomas because of the close community of students and faculty. This sense of community encourages strong student-faculty relationships that are invaluable. This scholarship was quite the honor as I know Professor Coglitore took pride in gaining strong female involvement in the accounting program at the University of St. Thomas. He began the initiative to draw more women to accounting and was quite successful as I have noticed that about half of my accounting classrooms are filled with women.

Ryan '16  I would like to thank you once again for your generosity in awarding me the Madden Family Chicago Endowed Scholarship. It truly is a great honor. Time is flying by as I have finished my third year here at the University of St. Thomas. My major in Geological Engineering continues to challenge me while at the same time grow my interest in the field. I continually work very hard at my studies as I am dedicated to doing well. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. My family thanks you, they could not believe I was receiving this generous gift, again. I hope that one day that I can pass on that type of generosity and kindness that you have shown me.

Photo of Yastril, scholarship recipient.Yastril '17  I am the first person in my family to even have the opportunity to finish high school. Now I am very fortunate to be going to such an amazing school that will hopefully give me even greater opportunities. There have been barriers that could have stopped me from attending St. Thomas but the biggest one has definitely been money. This scholarship money gives me the chance to go to a great school and to be able to visit my family in Dallas, TX for the holidays. Now that I have received the Frey Opportunity Scholarship it has lifted a huge weight off my dad’s shoulders and receiving this is probably a big reason why I am able to advance and complete my education in Minnesota.

Photo of Antonio, Class of 2016, scholarship recipient.Antonio '16  Receiving scholarships has made St. Thomas affordable for me, and my Tommie experience has truly changed the course of my life. I am thankful to all alumni and friends who have chosen to invest in students like me.

I am the first in my immediate family to attend a four-year university, and I know this has provided new perspective for my younger family members, who now see it's possible to continue their education past high school. I believe my story shows that anything is possible and that our futures aren't predetermined by the situations we are born into.

I am so proud to be a Tommie, and I will take what I have learned here and do my best to have a positive impact on those around me.

Photo of Ally, Class of 2017, scholarship recipient.Ally '17  I am so grateful and proud to be a Tommie. I love my classes and I have found a wonderful community on campus. When I was first accepted to St. Thomas, I wasn't sure I could make it financially.

The scholarship aid I received was a game-changer. I work four part-time jobs while going to school, but I would not be at St. Thomas without my scholarships.

I'm just one of thousands of St. Thomas students who benefit from gifts to the university. Your generosity helps students like me and keeps St. Thomas strong. I am proud to be a Tommie, and I look forward to one day doing my part, like you have, to support future Tommies!