Phillips Scholarship

Students from Minnesota’s 16 private colleges and universities apply each year by proposing a summer service project that benefits Minnesota communities. Each campus selects two finalistsfrom each campus to compete for one of six $16,500 Phillips Scholars awards.

  • $6,000 junior year scholarship
  • $6,000 senior year scholarship
  • $4,000 summer 2016 stipend
  • $500 project resource funding        

The Phillips Scholarship is administered by the Minnesota Private College Fund. The program is generously funded by The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation.


Scholarship Requirements:

In order to apply, you must:

  • Be a current UST student
  • Be a sophomore for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Have demonstrated current financial need
  • Have a history of participating in campus activities
  • Have an interest in community service and volunteering
  • Be able to fulfill time and program commitments     

Application Process:

Phase I:

  • Submit internal UST applications by Monday, January 5th, 2015.
 Email a copy to OSLCE at
  • Interviews will be held in early January.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status in mid January.  

Phase II:

  • If chosen, the UST finalist must submit a full application to the Minnesota Private College Fund by February 6th, 2015.
  • Phillips Scholars will be announced in the spring of 2015.

The UST Phillips Scholarship internal application will be available for sophomores this current fall semester 2014. If you are currently a junior and your major requires at least two additional years of study, you may apply, however you must clearly explain that you will be in school for two additional years.