Scholarships and grants for day Transfer Students

Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are for our traditional "day" transfer students on the Duluth campus.

If you know a St. Scholastica alum, have them complete a Referral Scholarship and it can mean $300 annually. (Cannot be combined with the Legacy Scholarship or the Catholic Student Referral Scholarship)

A referral made by a priest, sister, or other religious leader within the Catholic church. $300 annually. Apply for the Catholic Student Referral Scholarship. (Cannot be combined with the Alumni Referral Scholarship)

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 equivalent to 5% of tuition annually.

Deadline: April 1 (deadline extended while funds allow)

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. High school seniors and new transfer students are invited to apply.

Complete the CSS Multicultural, Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship Application.

Deadline:  June 1

Designed for great students with great need, the CSSyes 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.

*Note: Recipients selected to receive the CSSyes Scholarship are required to live on campus their first two years.

Application deadline has passed.

Deadline: April 1 

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.  Students who have been accepted to St. Scholastica for Fall 2016 are invited to apply.

Scholarship criteria:

  • 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 by March 1, 2016.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

Application deadline has passed.

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

Deadline: April 1 (deadline extended while funds allow)

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. New transfer students who have been accepted to St. Scholastica are invited to apply.

Complete the Sister Timothy Kirby Social Justice Scholarship.

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);
  • Scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need and complete the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application deadline has passed.

Up to $15,000 for new transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Learn more about this scholarship.

Visit the Scholarships page of our Financial Aid office for more scholarship opportunities!

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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