Scholarships

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas has a number of scholarship opportunities available to assist degree-seeking students. 

For those interested in applying for scholarship awards, please complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) as a first step in the application process. Instructions, a school code and a link to the online FAFSA can be found by visiting the Graduate Financial Aid page.

The University of St. Thomas and The Saint Paul Seminary were founded by the visionary Archbishop John Ireland, the third bishop and first archbishop of St. Paul. The John Ireland Scholarship honors his commitment to Catholic education and service to God's people by offering recent graduates of the University of St. Thomas a full-tuition scholarship for the opportunity to pursue full-time graduate studies in any of the degree programs at the School of Divinity. Click here to visit the John Ireland Scholarship page.

This merit-based scholarship is awarded annually for up to two qualified students entering the Master of Arts in Theology degree program. The award is for 80 percent of tuition costs, renewable for a maximum of two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study. The scholarship recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.5 in order to retain the award.

Open to all degree-seeking students, this general scholarship fund provides financial support based on academic achievement or financial need.

Available to employees of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis parishes, schools and other ministries who wish to pursue a graduate degree.