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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. Your counselor can help determine your eligibility. These awards are available to students entering in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Merit Scholarships – Freshmen and Transfer Students
Scholarships are available and renewable upon maintenance of minimum GPAs.
Additional Scholarships – Freshmen and 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
For exceptionally talented students who plan to major in art or design. These awards are determined based on the quality of a portfolio.
Saint Cecilia Music Award
$1,000 to $3,000 per academic year
For accomplished musicians who demonstrate mastery of instruments or voice.
Lillian Davis Hogan Theatre Award
$1,000 to $3,000 per academic year
For students who plan to major in theatre.

Private External Scholarships

Many organizations offer an 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. 

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.

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