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.+ More Apply Online First-year Student Academic Scholarships* Each is renewable for three years. Bishop Heffron Scholarship** $16,000 Presidential Scholarship $15,000 Trustee Scholarship $14,000 Dean’s Scholarship $12,000 Opportunity Award $9,000 *Scholarships are awarded at full amount for residential students only. Commuter students will have a $4,000 reduction in their scholarship. Freshman have a two-year residential requirement, with the exception of Winona-area students. **Our top academic scholarship awarded to outstanding students for academic excellence. Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per year and requires a 3.8 GPA, 28 ACT or 1860 SAT. Other Academic Scholarships vary depending on cumulative high school GPA and admission test score of the ACT or SAT. Transfer Student Scholarships* Renewable for one year (beyond, on appeal). Transfer Presidential Scholarship $14,000 Transfer Trustee Scholarship $12,000 Transfer Dean's Scholarship $10,000 Transfer Achievement Award $8,000 *Scholarships are awarded at full amount for residential students only. Commuter students will have a $4,000 reduction in their scholarship. Additional Scholarships - Freshmen & Transfer Students Saint Mary’s offers incoming freshmen a number of scholarships to nurture student leadership, creativity and artistic talent.+ More Apply Online Alumni Legacy Scholarship $1,000 per academic year Saint Mary’s automatically awards this to children of Saint Mary’s or College of Saint Teresa graduates. Lasallian High School Scholarship $2,000 per academic year Inspired by our Lasallian heritage, these awards recognize students who enter Saint Mary’s from a U.S. Lasallian Catholic high school (may not be combined with Catholic High School Scholarship). Catholic High School Scholarship $1,000 per academic year Awarded to graduates of Catholic high schools and valued at (may not be combined with Lasallian High School Scholarship). Tomorrow’s Leaders Family of Scholarships $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year An excellent fit for outstanding student leaders, these scholarships are based on GPA and ACT scores (requires a 3.0 GPA, 24 ACT or 1620 SAT), as well as evidence of extracurricular involvement and leadership. Scholarship deadline is January 31 for the following Fall Semester. Transfer Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $2,500 per academic year The PTK Scholarship rewards the accomplishments of members of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing at their current institution by providing financial support to high-achieving community college students to pursue their bachelor’s degree. A transfer cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 at the point of admission is required. If this requirement is met, this scholarship is awarded at the point of admission. Transfer Community and Technical College Scholarship $2,000 per academic year The Transfer Community College Scholarship rewards the accomplishments of graduates of community and technical colleges by providing financial support to high-achieving students to pursue their bachelor's degree at Saint Mary's. A minimum of 30 credit hours of accepted college transfer credits beyond high school graduation is required. If this requirement is met, this scholarship is awarded at the point of admission. 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. + More Students receiving outside scholarships must contact the Financial Aid Office immediately upon notification of the scholarship award. Outside scholarships will be credited to the student's tuition account after the student has completed all procedures requested by the outside agency and the university has received the funds. Other good online resources include: www.fastweb.com www.thesalliemaefund.org www.mappingyourfuture.org www.collegeboard.com www.collegeanswer.com www.studentscholarshipsearch.com www.gocollege.com www.scholarships.com www.cashe.com www.finaid.com 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 an application and supporting materials. 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.+ More Apply OnlineApplicants must submit a portfolio of 10 works of art. The work in the portfolio should illustrate the student's drawing competency, ability to use color well, creativity and craftsmanship. It is suggested that the student consult with their art teacher in the preparation of the portfolio. All works must be original (not copied from other art or photographs). Portfolios must be submitted as 35mm color slides or JPEG digital files on CD. Submit scholarship application by January 31st. 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. + More Apply OnlineAuditionees will perform two short contrasting solo excerpts, with a total length of 10 minutes. Music selections should be from the standard repertoire and of high calibre, comparable to contest literature. Jazz musicians should be prepared to demonstrate an understanding of jazz styles and improvisation techniques. Auditionees should be prepared to sightread and instrumentalists will also be asked to perform scales. Detailed repertoire lists are available from the Department of Music website. An on-campus audition is preferred. Submit scholarship application by January 31st. 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 in theatre arts.+ More Apply OnlineScholarship candidates must participate in an interview with theatre faculty, ideally on the Saint Mary's campus, or at another designated site. Those who wish may also present a prepared monologue or a portfolio representing technical and design work. Audition/portfolio review information Submit scholarship application by January 31st.