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Student Leadership Scholarship

The Student Leadership Scholarship Awards at the University of St. Thomas were created to identify and award scholarship aid to candidates who excel in – and are committed to – leadership, community service, and the St. Thomas mission. The awards honor several undergraduate students from all walks of campus life who demonstrate a deep commitment to the St. Thomas mission. Scholarship award recipients will be selected by the Leadership Scholarship Award Committee.

Those leaders selected will receive awards starting at $1,000 credited to their St. Thomas account.

Who Is Eligible?

All full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 academic year. Scholarships will be applied towards Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 tuition.

These are one-year, non-renewable awards. Recipients are welcome to apply for this scholarship again in the future.

Submit Your Application

Email your scholarship application and 500-word essay to by April 1, 2024.

How to Apply

  1. To be considered for the scholarships, applicants need to download the Student Leadership Scholarships Application and complete a written essay (complete essay must be 500 words or fewer). The essay must entail how you have demonstrated leadership during their time at St. Thomas in working with University of St. Thomas students, alumni and community members. Additionally, applicants will be asked to discuss how the mission of St. Thomas resonates with them personally and what inspires them to be good leaders themselves.
  2. Email the completed essay and scholarship application to by spring.

Please send any questions related to the grant application process to the Student Leadership Scholarship email: