Scholarships and grants for day Transfer Students

Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are for our traditional "day" transfer students on the Duluth campus. Our generous transfer scholarships make a CSS education affordable — often costing less than a public college or university. The College retains the right to adjust Scholarship levels and rates at any time.

Visit our comprehensive scholarship directory and discounts page for additional aid and benefit opportunities.

Transfer scholarships awarded based on application for admission

No additional application is necessary for these scholarships. All domestic St. Scholastica transfer students who qualify will automatically be awarded these scholarships based on their application for admission to the College.

Up to $20,000 for new Fall 2018 transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Learn more about this scholarship.

A $1,000 stackable scholarship for new transfer students with current membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Awarded to students who have a sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent who graduated from The College of St. Scholastica, The CSS Legacy Scholarship is $1,800 annually. The College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.

Transfer scholarships with separate applications

Students must be accepted to the College to apply for scholarships, but are welcome to preview what each scholarship entails prior to acceptance. 

Social Justice & Inclusion - Deadline: June 1

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Note: There is only one application for the Social Justice and Inclusion Scholarships. You will be considered for any/all of the three scholarships above (based upon your application). Please be sure to read details for each scholarship.

Amount: $500-$3,000 per year (renewable)

The St. Scholastica Multicultural, Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship is designated to provide additional opportunities for students with an interest in advancing racial and social justice issues and demonstrate exceptional financial need. Preference will be afforded to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in American higher education, with an emphasis on students of color.

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and award amounts are based on financial need. 

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering first-year or new transfer student.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know their CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pluralism, inclusion, and the advancement of racial and social justice.
  • Recipient will attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend. If this is not a viable option, student will need to work with the Office of Institutional Diversity to coordinate other training.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov to be awarded scholarship.

Amount: $5,000-$18,000 per year (renewable)

The Ge-naadamaagoyan (that which helps you) Scholarship program is designated to provide significant scholarship opportunities to American Indian/Alaska Native students who demonstrate participation and commitment to advancing and/or preserving tribal communities’ traditions, which may include culture, language or history, and/or addressing contemporary social, economic or legal issues impacting tribal communities.

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and award amounts are based on financial need.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering first-year or new transfer student.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know their CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Applicant must demonstrate participation and commitment to advancing and/or preserving tribal communities' traditions, which may include culture, language or history, and/or addressing contemporary social, economic or legal issues impacting tribal communities.
  • Recipient will attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend. If this is not a viable option, student will need to work with the Office of Institutional Diversity to coordinate other training.
  • Student must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov to be awarded scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

 

Amount:  $5,000-$18,000 per year (renewable)

The Sister Timothy Kirby Social Justice Scholarship program is designated to provide significant scholarship opportunities to students who demonstrate a substantial commitment to pluralism and the advancement of racial and social justice.

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and award amounts are based on financial need. Preference will be afforded to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in American higher education, with an emphasis on students of color.

Scholarship criteria: 

  • Applicant must be an entering first-year or new transfer student in the traditional undergraduate program.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know their CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Recipient will attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend. If this is not a viable option, student will need to work with the Office of Institutional Diversity to coordinate other training.
  • Applicant must demonstrate substantial commitment to pluralism and the advancement of racial and social justice.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov to be awarded scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

 

Additional Miscellaneous Scholarships - Deadline varies by scholarship

Note: Each of these scholarships have an separate application. Click on each scholarship for more info and its application.

Deadline: Before the start of classes in the student's first semester at CSS.

The Catholic Referral Scholarship is a $300 annual scholarship, totaling $1,200 for students who have a referral form filled out by a priest, sister or other vowed religious. However, lay persons with leadership positions within the Catholic Church also may make referrals. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Complete the Catholic Student Referral Scholarship Form.

Deadline:  June 1

The CSSyes Scholarship is designated to provide additional opportunities for students with solid academics and great need.

  • Applicant must be a new transfer student in the traditional undergraduate program for Fall 2019.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  • Recipients selected to receive the CSSyes Scholarship are required to live on campus their first two years.
  • Covers remainder of tuition (this does not include room/board or books) after factoring in your Benedictine Scholarship, other St. Scholastica scholarships and grants, state grant, and federal grant funding
  • It is renewable for up to three additional years or until receiving a bachelor's degree as long as you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) along with full-time enrollment status (12 - 18 credits). SAP is defined as a 67% completion rate and a 2.0 GPA, or better;
  • Allows you to earn outside scholarships to cover room, board and books.

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Amount: $1,800 per year (renewable) for traditional undergraduate students and 5% per year (renewable) for graduate/extended online students.

St. Scholastica offers an award to students where two or more family members from the same immediate family are attending. This includes siblings or step-siblings, parent/child or stepparent/stepchild, or spouses.

  • Students must be registered full-time at The College of St. Scholastica during the same enrollment period (currently defined as a semester)
  • One of the family members must complete the Multiple Family Member Award form.
  • This award is available for fall and spring semesters only; it is not available for summer semester.
  • The College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.
  • College of St. Scholastica employees and their dependents are not eligible for this award International students are not eligible for this award.
  • This award cannot be applied retroactively.
  • The Multiple Family Member Award will be adjusted to ensure that all scholarships, grants, remissions, or discounts (from any source) do not exceed the student's cost of tuition.

Deadline: March 1

Amount: Varies (nonrenewable, but may re-apply each year)

Scholarship criteria:

  • Son/daughter or niece/nephew of an Alumna/Alumnus.
  • Applicants must demonstrate potential for academic success including satisfactory GPA and/or class rank.
  • Enrolled as a traditional full-time student (12 or more credits per term).
  • Students must apply each year (scholarship will not automatically be renewed).
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

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For all of the scholarships above, student must be an incoming transfer student enrolled full-time in the traditional day program on the Duluth campus. The total amount of scholarships/grants (including Benedictine Scholarship, other CSS gift aid, state grant, and federal grant funding) cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the College (minimum GPA of 2.0 and 67% completion ratio).

Other resources that students should consider

This directory is compiled by the College of St. Scholastica and contains scholarship opportunities made available to students attending CSS.  

Once you are a student on campus, you will have your own e-mail account. New scholarships are advertised through the daily student announcements.

Many employers, clubs, religious affiliations and organizations offer scholarships. You won't know if you don't ask!

There are also thousands of scholarship opportunities made available online. Some that you may want to check out are:

Never give out Social Security, credit card, or bank account information over the Internet. You should NEVER have to pay for scholarship information.

Check with faculty and staff at the College of St. Scholastica, as they may be aware of scholarship opportunities specific to your field of study.

There are many books and publications devoted to help students locate outside scholarships.

The Ordean Foundation offers scholarships to full-time juniors or seniors from Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, or one of the surrounding townships. Recipients must also be accounting, education (elementary education, or secondary teaching licensure), management, nursing, psychology, or social work majors. This scholarship is for low-income students who demonstrate financial need through the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For more details and application information, see our scholarship directory.

Hear from past Ordean Scholarship recipients

Grants

The Pell Grant is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate high or extreme financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant.

SEOG is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the FAFSA. Students also must be Pell Grant eligible to receive this award. Learn more about SEOG.

This grant is awarded to undergraduate students who incur daycare expenses while they are attending college. Grant funding varies according to income and family size. The maximum award amount is $2,300 for each eligible child per academic year. A student must be eligible for the Minnesota State Grant to be considered. Recipients must not be receiving assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program. Learn more about the Minnesota Postsecondary Child Care Grant.

Students are eligible for the Minnesota State Grant if they meet the Minnesota residency requirement(s) and have attended less than the equivalent of four full-time academic years of post-secondary education as defined by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The grant amount is based on the results of the FAFSA and current state legislation. Learn more about the Minnesota State Grant.

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