Graduate Financial Aid Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to assist students from the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs in obtaining their degree.

All scholarships require the completion of a Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or Financial Need Form (for international students only), as well as the completion of the specific scholarship information listed below.

Students are encouraged to consider pursuing outside scholarships in addition to those available through Saint Mary’s.

Saint Mary's Scholarships

Available to students in the Counseling and Psychological Services Program.

In honor of their son's memory, Stephen and Frances Kieselhorst have generously established the Stephen Kieselhorst Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will provide a scholarship to one student at the $2,000 level or above.

In honor of her son's memory, Mrs. Joyce Letven has generously established the Judson P. Letven Memorial Scholarship, an annual scholarship to be awarded to two qualifying students.

In order to qualify for either scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate level program at Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, and have completed at least six credits toward a degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale from all graduate work at Saint Mary’s
  • Demonstrate financial need (this is determined after submission of the FAFSA application)
  • Pursue the study of psychology and/or counseling at the graduate level

Application deadline: June 15

Download the Stephen Kieselhorst, Jr. and Judson P. Letven Scholarship Application (PDF)

MA in Counseling and Psychological Services

Thanks to the generosity of our faculty and staff, Saint Mary's is proud to announce the availability of a scholarship to benefit students of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. One scholarship will be available for students in a certificate or bachelor's completion program and the other will be available for students in a master's or doctoral program.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral program within Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs
  • Have completed a minimum of six credits toward a degree
  • Be a student in good standing with Saint Mary’s
  • Demonstrate financial need (determined by completing an online FAFSA form)
  • Not be receiving tuition reimbursement from an employer
  • Provide a 500-word essay describing how the scholarship would impact their academic career and any special circumstances the committee should be aware of

Application deadline: June 15

Download the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Application (PDF)

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, scholarships of $2,000 will be available through this fund and open to students in any program within the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs.

In order to qualify for the scholoarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate level program in Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, and have completed at least six credits toward a degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale from all graduate work at Saint Mary’s
  • Demonstrate financial need (determined by completing an online FAFSA form)
  • Demonstrate leadership within the business, professional, or education community
  • Demonstrate community involvement and/or civic participation
  • Have a desire to conduct academic research at the graduate level

Application deadline: June 15

Download the Evert Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form (PDF)

In recognition of their pursuit of excellence in teaching in the Catholic schools, Remick Fellows will be supported by receiving scholarship funding toward completion of one of the following programs: M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, M.A. in Literacy Education, or M.A. in English as a Second Language.

Responsibilities of Remick Fellows

  • Complete the requirements for the program; and
  • Continue to teach in a Catholic school for a minimum of two years after the fellowship award period.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Meet the requirements for admission to the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, M.A. in Literacy Education, or M.A. in English as a Second Language program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and be accepted into the program.
  • Currently teach in a Catholic school and commit to continued service in a Catholic school for two years following the award period.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, with service to underserved K–12 students highly desirable.

Application Procedure

Remick Fellowship candidates must first complete the application process and be accepted into the Saint Mary’s M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, M.A. in Literacy Education, or M.A. in English as a Second Language program.

By May 15, fellowship candidates should submit the following:

  • Completed application form for the Remick Fellowship program;
  • Letter from Saint Mary's indicating acceptance into one of the eligible programs; and
  • An essay which:
    • Explains your perspective on the benefits and challenges of teaching in Catholic education; and
    • Describes how you have supported Catholic education in your life.

Send all application materials to:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Attn: Mariann Miller, Remick Fellowship Coordinator
700 Terrace Heights, Box 23
Winona, MN 55987-1399

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Remick Fellowship committee. Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Consonance of personal qualities with the goals of the Remick Fellows program;
  • Merits of past accomplishments and potential for future service to Catholic education; and
  • Commitment to Catholic education.

Contact

To request an application or for more information about the Remick Fellowship, please contact Mariann Miller at mmiller@smumn.edu, 800-635-5987, ext 8736, or 507-457-8736.

Outside Scholarships

The information below is provided as a service to assist students in finding additional financial resources. Please contact scholarship sponsors for more information. In addition to these sources, students may also find scholarships available through their own community and professional organizations.

Saint Mary’s is not responsible for the content of linked websites. Saint Mary’s does not endorse or support these scholarship entities. Students are responsible to obtain application materials and determine application requirements and facilitate application on their own.

The following is a monthly updated list of individual scholarships from outside organizations.

Deadline: 6/10/2016
 
Deadline: 6/30/2016
 
Deadline: 7/31/2016
 
Deadline: 8/24/2016
 
Deadline: 12/1/2016

FinAid is a free public service that provides comprehensive information about paying for college, including scholarships, loans, and other types of financial aid.

Fastweb is a free scholarship matching service that allows students to search for scholarships based on their profile.

The Minnesota Community Foundation and Saint Paul Foundation are two organizations working to provide grants and scholarships for Minnesota and Saint Paul communities.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education provides a list of general scholarship resources, Minnesota-specific scholarships, resources for military families, and resources for students of color.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) provides an extensive resource of scholarships, grants, and fellowships that may aid an international student to study abroad.

The HEATH Resource Center at The George Washington University has information regarding financial aid and scholarships for students with disabilities.

P.E.O. Scholarships is a philanthropic organization assisting women pursuing scholarships, grants, awards, or loans.

Scholarships and Grants is a free site that allows students to search for scholarships and grants particular to their field of study.