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Scholarship Opportunities

Available to new incoming Winona campus students

At Saint Mary’s, first-year students can be financially rewarded for their academic success, achievements, talents, community contributions and demonstrated leadership. Scholarships awarded by the university do not have to be repaid. Most are renewable for four years provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

Academic Scholarships – Freshmen & Transfer Students
In order to provide opportunities to top academic achievers, Saint Mary’s automatically awards the following academic scholarships to all qualified Saint Mary’s applicants based on grade point average and ACT or SAT scores (or cumulative college GPA for transfer students). Your counselor can help determine your eligibility.
Additional Scholarships - Freshmen & Transfer Students
Saint Mary’s offers incoming freshmen a number of scholarships to nurture student leadership, creativity and artistic talent.
Talent Scholarships

 Saint Mary's University offers scholarships for art, music and theatre to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

These awards are competitive and require supporting materials. For full scholarship consideration, please complete your audition and/or submit your portfolio by March 1.

Awards include:

Saint Luke Art and Design Award
$1,000 to $3,000 per academic year
A perfect fit for exceptionally talented students who plan to major in art or design, these are determined based on the quality of a portfolio.
Saint Cecilia Music Award
$1,000 to $3,000 per academic year
A great fit for accomplished musicians who can demonstrate mastery of their instruments or voice.
Lillian Davis Hogan Theatre Award
$1,000 to $3,000 per academic year
A perfect incentive to apply to Saint Mary’s if you seek to major or minor in theatre.
Private External Scholarships
Many organizations offer a wide array of grants and scholarships. Check with your parents’ employers, your churches, your community service organizations and your high school counselors to find all the potential opportunities available.