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Scholarships

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota reserves the right not to award a scholarship if no qualified applications are received. In circumstances where no candidates meet all the eligibility criteria, the university will exercise its best judgment in awarding the scholarship to the student(s) whose characteristics most closely match the established eligibility criteria. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota reserves the right not to award a scholarship if no qualified applications are received. In circumstances where no candidates meet all the eligibility criteria, the university will exercise its best judgment in awarding the scholarship to the student(s) whose characteristics most closely match the established eligibility criteria.

The Philanthropy & Development Alumni Scholarship

This is an endowed scholarship established through the generosity of alumni of the M.A. in Philanthropy and Development Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Admission to the M.A. in Philanthropy & Development Program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated financial need (applicants must submit a graduate FAFSA form)
  • International students must complete an Estimated Need Analysis form

Awards:

  • One or more annual awards may be made
  • The annual award amount will be determined in accordance with the applied endowment income distribution policy in effect at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Selection:

  • An internal committee will select the recipient(s)
  • Deadline for application is May 1 prior to the summer session

Scholarship Renewal:

  • The scholarship is not automatically renewed. Annual application is required.
  • Students applying for scholarship renewal must be making satisfactory academic progress in the program (3.0 GPA or higher).

To apply for the Philanthropy & Development Alumni Scholarship, please use the following form:

Alumni Scholarship Application

Tim Burchill Scholarship
(Formerly the Metanoia Scholarship)

This award was established by Tim Burchill, founding president of The Metanoia Group. The Metanoia Group, founded in 1989, provided service to non-profit organizations, mainly those with a religious affiliation. These services included consulting across a broad spectrum of activities including development, strategic planning, fund raising, mission and vision development, and public relations. Tim Burchill created this need-based scholarship to encourage graduate students to pursue an advanced degree in Philanthropy & Development at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Tim co-founded the Master of Arts program in Philanthropy and Development at Saint Mary's and taught in the program from its inception until the time of his death in February 2007. The scholarship was renamed in Tim's honor and memory upon his death. The scholarship currently awards nearly $7,000 annually to one or more graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Admission to the M.A. in Philanthropy & Development Program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated financial need (applicants must submit a graduate FAFSA form)
  • International students must complete an Estimated Need Analysis form

Awards:

  • One or more annual awards may be made
  • The annual award amount will be determined in accordance with the applied endowment income distribution policy in effect at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Selection:

  • An internal committee will select the recipient(s)
  • Deadline for application is May 1 prior to the summer session

Scholarship Renewal:

  • The scholarship is not automatically renewed. Annual application is required.
  • Students applying for scholarship renewal must be making satisfactory academic progress in the program (3.0 GPA or higher).

To apply for the Tim Burchill Scholarship, please use the following form:

Tim Burchill Scholarship Application

F. Walter and Mary Ann Riebenack Scholarship

Walter and Mary Ann Riebenack, parents of a program alumnus, funded this endowed scholarship to benefit students in the M.A. in Philanthropy & Development program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Admission to the M.A. in Philanthropy & Development Program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated financial need (applicants must submit a graduate FAFSA form)
  • International students must complete an Estimated Need Analysis form
  • Preferences (in order of priority):
    • Current resident of New York City
    • Someone who attended both elementary school and secondary school in New York City
    • Resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Other qualified student

Awards:

  • One or more annual awards may be made

Selection:

  • An internal committee will select the recipient(s)
  • Deadline for application is May 1 prior to the summer session

Scholarship Renewal:

  • The scholarship is not automatically renewed. Annual application is required.
  • Students applying for scholarship renewal must be making satisfactory academic progress in the program (3.0 GPA or higher).

To apply for the F. Walter and Mary Ann Riebenack Scholarship, please use the following form:

Riebenack Scholarship Application