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Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

St. Scholastica offers several scholarships for domestic first-year undergraduate students, making a CSS education affordable. The College retains the right to adjust Scholarship levels and rates at any time.

Are you a transfer student? St. Scholastica also offers many scholarships for transfer students. Visit the transfer scholarship page for more information.

Visit our comprehensive scholarship directory for additional scholarship opportunities and our "Discounts" page to see if there are other benefits you may be eligible for.


Scholarships Awarded Based on Application for Admission

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

The Benedictine Scholarships range for Fall 2017 is $15,000-$21,000 per year. They are available to all new St. Scholastica freshman applicants for Fall 2017, based on merit, specifically the combination of cumulative high school GPA and composite ACT or SAT score. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years or until receiving a bachelor's degree as long as you maintain full-time enrollment status and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP is defined as a 67% completion rate and a 2.0 GPA, or better.  These scholarships are automatically awarded upon acceptance to the College and require no additional application. 

Calculate your Benedictine Scholarship.

Automatically awarded based application for admission

Amount: $5,000 per year

The CSS College Readiness Scholarship is automatically awarded based on information you provide on your application to the College.  It is a $5,000 per year, renewable scholarship for students who are actively involved in an intensive, income-based college readiness program (this does not include PSEO, AP, College in the Schools, Ramp Up to Readiness, etc).  This scholarship is in addition to the student's Benedictine Scholarship. 

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior who has been actively involved in an income-based college readiness program;
  • Applicant will be a full-time student in the traditional day program on the Duluth campus, starting in Fall 2017;
  • Applicant must submit the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the scholarship will be awarded;
  • Receiving this scholarship may result in the reduction of other need-based aid;
  • The total amount of scholarships/grants (including your 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)

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact your Admissions Counselor.  Eligible college readiness programs include, but are not limited to:

  • College Possible
  • Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound Math and Science
  • Educational Talent Search
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Northfield TORCH
  • Black Achievers
  • College Readiness 21
  • Gear Up/Get Ready
  • Girls in Action
  • Indian Education
  • Latino Achievers
  • MEP
  • PACE (Preparing to Achieve a College Education)
  • Project Success
  • Transitions
  • Urban Debate League
  • Voyage

Automatically awarded based on application for admission

Amount: $1,800, per year 

The CSS Legacy Scholarship is automatically awarded based on information you provide on your application to the College.  It is $1,800 and is renewable each year. This scholarship is in addition to the student's Benedictine Scholarship. The College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Student must have a sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent who graduated from The College of St. Scholastica;
  • Student will be a domestic, full-time student in the traditional day program on the Duluth campus, starting in Fall 2017;
  • Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the College (minimum GPA of 2.0)
*Please note if the student also applies for the  St. Scholastica Alumni & Sr. Celeste Shoup Scholarship and is selected, the higher of the two scholarships will be awarded.

First-Year St. Scholastica Scholarships with Separate Applications

Additional information and application links will be added as the scholarship applications become available.  The following scholarships are grouped by their scholarship type.  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 and Inclusion - Deadline: March 1

Award amount: $500-$3,000

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.  This scholarship provides awards ranging from $500 to $3,000. 

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering freshman or new transfer student.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). **If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply once you have been. 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.
  • 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 (available starting October 1).

Renewal Criteria:

  • Recipient will be invited to attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend.
  • Once the school year has started, the recipient will need to complete the Individual Plan for Academic Success Assessment and schedule a one-on-one meeting with Chris Davila, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss expected outcomes.
    • Set academic goals for the year
    • Identify strengths and areas of concern
    • Build an individual plan for resources
  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full time status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

*Note: The requirements listed above are effective for all new and current students who accept the scholarship. Failure to complete any of the above requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship.

The application deadline as has passed.

Award amount: $5,000-$18,000

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.

The College is offering five scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $18,000 based on a student’s need level as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and will be renewable for up to three years after the first year.  

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering freshman or new transfer student.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be an entering freshman or new transfer student in the traditional undergraduate program at the main campus, with a cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
  • Student will actively participate in regular meetings, events and activities of the Indigenous Student Alliance at the College of St. Scholastica.
  • Student must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Renewal Criteria:
  • Recipient must 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;
  • Once the school year has started, the recipient will need to complete the Individual Plan for Academic Success Assessment and schedule a one-on-one meeting with Chris Davila, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss expected outcomes.
    • Set academic goals for the year
    • Identify strengths and areas of concern
    • Build an individual plan for resources
  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full time status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient will act as a mentor to other students;
  • It is preferred that our student leaders live on campus. The amount of the scholarship will most likely be lower if student should live off campus;
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

*Note: The requirements listed above are effective for all new and current students who accept the scholarship. Failure to complete any of the above requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship. 

The application deadline as has passed.

Award amount:  $5,000-$18,000

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.

The College will be offering 10 scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $18,000 based on a student's need level as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and will be renewable for up to three years after the first year. 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 freshman or new transfer student in the traditional undergraduate program, with a cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher;
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). **If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply once you have been. 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 (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Renewal Criteria:
  • Recipient must 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;
  • Once the school year has started, the recipient will need to complete the Individual Plan for Academic Success Assessment and schedule a one-on-one meeting with Chris Davila, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss expected outcomes.
    • Set academic goals for the year
    • Identify strengths and areas of concern
    • Build an individual plan for resources
  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full time status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient will act as a mentor to other students;
  • It is preferred that our student leaders live on campus. The amount of the scholarship will most likely be lower if student should live off campus;
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

*Note: The requirements listed above are effective for all new and current students who accept the scholarship. Failure to complete any of the above requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship. 

The application deadline has passed.

Leadership and Community-Building - Deadline: March 1

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

  • 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;
  • 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.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering freshman in the traditional undergraduate program.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). **If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply once you have been. 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).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Renewal Criteria:

  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full time status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

*Note: Recipients selected to receive the CSSyes Scholarship are required to live on campus their freshman and sophomore years.

The application deadline as has passed.

Award amount: Two - $2,500/year scholarships

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior who will be enrolled as a full-time student at The College of St. Scholastica in 2017-18.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Strong consideration will be given to applicants involved in non-athletic extra-curricular activities, volunteerism and leadership roles.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1). Financial Need will be taken into consideration in choosing recipients.
  • One male student and one female student will be selected.
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to four additional years if the recipient goes onto a graduate program at St. Scholastica immediately following their Bachelor's degree.

Renewal Criteria:

  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

The application deadline has passed.

Award amount: $3,000 per year

The Sharon Labovitz Scholarship recipient will be selected based on his/her academic credentials, extracurricular leadership activities, essay and recommendation form.  The extra curricular activities can include a wide variety of things such as school, community, church and volunteer work.  Leadership activities can be defined as developing a program, holding office, etc.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating Minnesota high school senior ranking in the top 15 percent of his or her class and has attained an ACT composite score of at least 27.
  • Applicant must have taken a leadership role in extracurricular activities. The scope of extracurricular activities can include school, community, church and volunteer work. Leadership activities can be defined as developing a program, holding an office, etc.
  • Applicant must submit application form, including essay (link below)
  • Applicant must have our recommendation form completed (link will be emailed to you upon submission of your application )
  • Applicant must be a intending to be a full-time student at St. Scholastica
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Renewal Criteria:

  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.
  • Be active in at least two on-campus extra-curricular service activities (e.g. Student Senate, other student organizations, music ensembles, Admissions volunteer groups, etc).

The application deadline has passed.

This competitive scholarship has been created to honor the memory of Sr. Mary Rochefort, a beloved member of the St. Scholastica Monastery for more than 50 years. Sr. Mary served the College as the Director of Mission Integration and was a role model for what “community” truly means. She exemplified the role of community builder and servant leader, one who places the interest of community first. She used her skills to nurture the children in the schools where she taught and was principal, and also in the St. Scholastica community through love, kindness and welcoming all people. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on top-level academic performance and demonstrated evidence of working to help build a positive, inclusive community and a desire to continue that at The College of St. Scholastica.

Community Builder - someone that takes time to build relationships that incorporate and promote Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship, and Love of Learning.

Two scholarships will be awarded:

  • One will cover full tuition, room and meals:
    • Covers remainder of tuition, room, and meals (this does not include books or fees) after factoring in your Benedictine Scholarship, other St. Scholastica scholarships and grants, state, and federal grant funding.

  • One will cover full tuition:
    • Covers remainder of tuition (this does not include room, meals, books, or fees) after factoring in your Benedictine Scholarship, other St. Scholastica scholarships and grants, state, and federal grant funding.

The Sister Mary Rochefort Community Builder Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years, or until receiving a bachelor's degree, as long as the Renewal Criteria listed below are met.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be accepted to The College of St. Scholastica and intend to be a full-time traditional undergraduate student living on campus.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA and an ACT composite score of at least 24 (Or the SAT equivalent), OR an accepted student who has earned at least a $21,000 or $19,000 Benedictine Scholarship to be eligible.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Applicants must have visited or scheduled an official visit to our Duluth campus by March 1.

Renewal criteria:

  • Recipients will be required to attend either the Multicultural Leadership Orientation (MLO) or Community Service Orientation (CSO) August Adventure activity.
  • Recipients will meet and enjoy a meal with the Sisters on a yearly basis.
  • Recipients will serve on the Community Day(s) planning committee
  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment status;
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio);
  • Recipient must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.
  • Once the school year has started, the recipients will need to complete the Individual Plan for Academic Success Assessment and schedule a one-on-one meeting with Chris Davila, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss expected outcomes.
    • Set academic goals for the year
    • Identify strengths and areas of concern
    • Build an individual plan for resources

The application deadline has passed.

Talent-based - Deadline varies by scholarship

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

Deadline: May 1

Scholarships are available for Music majors and minors to pay for private lessons on a major instrument or voice. Scholarships require an audition and are based on talent and musical potential. These scholarships are given in addition to other aid offered through the Financial Aid Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bret Amundson at (218) 625-4983 or email.

Visit the Music Scholarships page for more information and application forms.

Deadline: April 1

Award amount: $1,500

In support of the FIRST Robotics mission, The College of St. Scholastica is offering a minimum of two non-renewable scholarships of $1,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year to high school seniors who:

  • Have participated on a First Robotics Competition (FRC) team during their high school career.
  • Have a high school record of academic excellence. Student's high school curriculum, cumulative GPA, and ACT/SAT exam score(s) will be considered.
  • Intend to enroll at The College of St. Scholastica (CSS). You do not need to have been admitted at the time of application for this scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

*This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

More details and application:  First Robotics Competition Scholarship Form

Deadline: March 1

Award amount: $2,000

The John Baggs Memorial Scholarship was established to award scholarship funding to a student who demonstrates a commitment to community service and creative ability in the area of advertising, public relations or journalism.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering undergraduate student who will be enrolled full-time in the traditional day program at the College of St. Scholastica in 2017-18;
  • Student must demonstrate high academic achievement; 
  • Student must demonstrate leadership potential;
  • Student must demonstrate outstanding community service;
  • Student must demonstrate participation in high school activities;
  • Student must demonstrate creative ability in the area of advertising, public relations and/or journalism;
  • Student must demonstrate skilled writing ability through the submission of a cover letter and at least two writing samples.
  • Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Renewal criteria (The John Baggs Memorial Scholarship may be renewed for up to three years providing the student meets the criteria listed below):

  • Student must maintain a College GPA of 3.20 or higher;
  • Student must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment status;
  • Student should demonstrate significant involvement in the college community through clubs, student government or other activities;
  • Student should demonstrate significant participation in community service (document date, time, name of event, contact person)
  • Student must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.

*The requirements listed above must be fulfilled for scholarship renewal. Failure to complete any of the above
requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship.

The application deadline has passed.

Deadline: December 1

Award amount: $500-$1,000

The St. Scholastica Poetry Scholarship is both an opportunity to recognize students interested in writing poetry and a point of entry into the CSS community of committed writers and artists.

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit their poem. All poems will be read by associate professor Ryan Vine, a nationally published poet. Winners will be selected based on how best they express themselves with language (best words, best order) and will receive:

First place: $1,000 St. Scholastica scholarship and an opportunity to be a submissions editor for the Freshwater Review, St. Scholastica’s annual, national journal of literature and art.

Runners up (two students): $500 St. Scholastica scholarship and an opportunity to be a submissions editor for the Freshwater Review.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be enrolled as a full-time student at The College of St. Scholastica in 2017-18.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

*This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

The application deadline has passed.

Deadline: Application must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the audition date you wish to attend (dates below), or sooner if possible.

Award amount: Up to $4,000/year

This scholarship is available to any major at the college.

There will be four audition dates to choose from for this scholarship this year:

  • Saturday - November 12, 2016
  • Saturday - January 28, 2017
  • Saturday - March 4, 2017
  • Friday - May 5, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bret Amundson at (218) 625-4983 or email.

Visit the Music Scholarships page for more information and application forms.

Religious & Other Miscellaneous - Deadline varies by scholarship

*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: Will be awarded upon notification from Catholic United that a student has received a Catholic United Scholarship

Award amount: $500

St. Scholastica is partnering with Catholic United Financial insurance company to benefit Catholic United members who attend St. Scholastica. Catholic United Financial offers a Post-High School Tuition Scholarship for Catholic United members, providing $500 to those attending a Catholic college or university. If a member who receives the scholarship enrolls at St. Scholastica, the College will match the amount and automatically award the student another $500 toward tuition.

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be an entering undergraduate student who will be enrolled full-time in the traditional day program at the College of St. Scholastica in 2017-18;
  • Student must already be a recipient of the Catholic United Financial Post-High School Tuition Scholarship.

Visit the Catholic United Financial scholarship page for more information.

Deadline: April 1 

Award amount: $4,000

This scholarship is intended to help launch the academic careers of promising freshman who are first-generation college students from families with incomes less than $50,000 annually. Applicants must have a history of and continuing involvement in school and/or community activities. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

The application deadline as has passed.

Deadline: March 1

Award amount: Estimated at $2,000-$2,500

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  •  Applicant must be a high school senior who will be enrolled as a full-time student at The College of St. Scholastica in 2017-18.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). **If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply once you have been. Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  •  Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or greater.
  •  Applicant must submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be awarded scholarship (available starting October 1).
  •  Applicant must be a business intended major.
  •  Applicant must be a female student from the Duluth/Proctor area or Northern Minnesota.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

*This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

The application deadline has passed.

Deadline: April 1

Award amount: Four - $2,500/year scholarships

Scholarship criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at the Main (Duluth) Campus of St. Scholastica in 2017-18;
  • Applicant must be accepted and know his/her CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). **If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply once you have been. Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate degree program; 
  • 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 (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be Jewish;
  • Scholarship will be renewable for up to three years after the first year.

Renewal Criteria:

The application deadline has passed.

Deadline: April 1

Award amount: Varies

Scholarship eligibility 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) during the academic year for which the scholarship is made;
  • 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 (available starting October 1).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

The application deadline has passed.

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.

If you are a current high school student, get to know your guidance counselor. These people are an excellent point of contact in learning about scholarship opportunities that your school and community may offer.

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. A few 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.

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