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The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation offers scholarships for Saint Paul College students for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

​Attending school this Fall? The application deadline for Fall 2017 scholarships has been extended to June 30, 2017. Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by July 4th.

Applicants will be notified whether they received fall scholarships by July 21, 2017.​

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Our online scholarship application makes it easy for you to apply and includes a list of all the different types of scholarships available to you as a student at Saint Paul College.

  • Apply online: You can apply for your scholarship online.
  • Automatic scholarship match: Our online scholarship manager will automatically match you with the scholarships for which you are eligible.
  • Instructor recommendation: You will need to know which instructor you would like to have write your recommendation and provide that person's email address. You must contact your instructor first to ask their permission to provide the recommendation.
  • Write a short essay: You will be asked to write a short essay which you may type directly into the application, or copy and paste into the application from a word processor document.
  • Upload current transcript: You will also be prompted to upload a current transcript.

Submit an Application Online / Login to your Scholarship Manager Account​

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If you have questions on how to submit an application online, please call Michael Hofland at 651.403.4479 or email at michael.hofland@saintpaul.edu​

Most of our scholarships are made possible by financial contributions from individuals. If you receive a community college scholarship from Saint Paul College, you w​ill be expected to write a thank you letter to the donor. Instructions will be provided.

Scholarship Application Workshops

If you would like help learning how to do the scholarship application or just need a refresher, please come to our scholarship application workshops. The next ones are:

Monday, June 19, Room 3235, 9:00 am -10:30 am
Tuesday, June 20, Room 3235, 12:30 pm -2:00 p​m​

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship, established by President Rassoul Dastmozd, honors the achievements of two outstanding Saint Paul College students who will be graduating and transferring to a four-year college or university. The application process for the President’s Scholarship opens in March, with a deadline of April 14th.​

For more information, click on the following link: Preside​nt’s Scholarship Application Process

Community Scholarships

From time to time, we will list community scholarships for which Saint Paul College students might be eligible, so please check back.

Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Office of Indian Education is still actively seeking new applicants for the 2017-2018 academic year.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member of a Federally recognized tribe;
  • Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited community college, or four-year college or university within the State of Minnesota;
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree;
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate applicants and 3.0 for graduate applicants.

Award amounts range from $500-$2000 per term.

A complete list of applicant requirements can be obtained from the Indian Education page of the MDE website, by downloading the Undergraduate or Graduate student application. Required materials may also be obtained by contacting Kristen Aeikens in the Office of Indian Education: kristen.aeikens@state.mn.us or 651.582.8558.
The scholarship application deadline has been extended until July 1, 2017.​

Dr. Mark Welter Awards, presented by the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA):
Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award: These awards are given to Minnesota State Colleges and University students who exemplify an understanding of the interconnected world in which they live. They should exemplify the thoughts, words, and actions demanded of a 21st century world citizen. The candidate must be in good academic standing and will have graduated from high school. Financial need may be considered. PSEO students are eligible upon graduation. For this award, students who are eligible are nominated by an academic or student affairs vice president, dean, or director at one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. See website for additional details.

100% American Award: The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) is seeking applications from college and university students for “The 100% American” Award. This program is sponsored through the generosity of Mark M. Welter, Ph.D. Five (5) $500 awards (maximum of 1 per institution) will be given to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities students. PSEO students and past participants who were not selected to receive this scholarship are eligible. See website for details.

Career or Major Specific Scholarships

List of Scholarships

  
Description/Eligibility
  
  
105-Year Scholarship
First generation college students in any program with demonstrated financial need.
$500Fall, Spring and Summer Semester
Abby Kay Lydon Memorial Scholarship
Child Development students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$1,000Fall Application, paid in Spring
Auto Body Repair Scholarship
Auto Body Repair students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Automotive Service Scholarship
Auto Service Technician students with a 2.5 GPA or higher
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Benjamin Daniel Vasterling Memorial Scholarship
Auto Body Repair students who have completed one semester with a 2.5 GPA or higher
$500Spring Semester
Bob Christopherson Memorial
Full-time Welding students with at least 6 credits at Saint Paul College
$555Fall Semester
Carl L. Eastvold Scholarship for Career and Technical Programs
Full-time students in trades programs
$500Fall and Spring Semesters
Carpentry Program Scholarship
Carpentry students
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Caterpillar Excellence Scholarship
Full-time Welding students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who have completed 16+ credits
$1,000Spring Semester
Culinary Field Scholarship
Culinary Arts students in good academic standing with at GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.  Must be a US citizen.
$1,000Fall Semester
Donna Tarras Culinary Arts Scholarship
Second Semester student in Culinary Arts with a serious commitment to a career in the field.
$500Spring Semester
Donovan Schwichtenberg Scholarship
Full-time students in any program with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need
$500Fall Semester
Fargo Family Scholarship
Full-time, single-parent students in the Business Administrative Professional, Child Development Careers or Practical Nursing program.
$500Fall, Spring or Summer Semester
Friends of Saint Paul College Scholarship
Students in any program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
$500Fall, Spring and Summer Semester
George Christen Scholarship
Massage Therapy or Personal Trainer students who have completed at least one semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Gladys Westin Scholarship
Medical Lab Technician students who have completed at least one year with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, financial need, and working while going to school
$500Fall Semester
Goldstein Family Scholarship after Gladys Westin
Students enrolled in Right Skills Now manufacturing certificate program; may be continued for first semester of CNC Toolmaking Diploma. Includes funds available for tools.
$1,000Spring Semester
IBEW Local #110 Electrical Scholarship
Full-time Electrical student who has completed at least 2 semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and financial need
$1,000Fall semester $500 and renewed in Spring for $500 based on GPA
Inge G. Thulin Scholarship
STEM students who have completed at least two semesters with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
$1,000Fall 2016 only
James Staloch Memorial Scholarship
Single parents in any program with at least 9 credits and a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$500Fall, Spring or Summer Semester
John Erik Brandenburger Scholarship in Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and financial need
$1,000Fall and Spring Semester
Joseph Buhain Scholarship for Military Servicemembers
Veteran or active service member with excellence in their field and volunteers in the community
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Joseph Buhain Scholarship for Respiratory Therapy
Full-time Respiratory Therapy student win a GPA of 2.5 or higher and volunteers in the community
$500Spring Semester
Jung Family Scholarship for Child Development Studies
Students in good standing in the Child Development program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.  Preference for first generation students and students who have volunteer experience working with children.
$500Spring Semester
Ken and Ruth Wilson Endowed Scholarship
Students must have completed one semester of the Machine Technology program in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Lawrence and Christine Fischer Scholarship
Students must have completed one semester with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, financial need, and be a graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools.  Preference to Culinary Arts students.
$500Fall Semester
Nazim Alley Memorial Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa
Student in PTK with outstanding academic performance and actively participates in chapter events and activities
$500Fall and Spring Semester
North End Community Scholarship
Student must live in Saint Paul’s North End, can be a new or current student, and have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
$1,000Summer and Fall 2016 Semester
Project Lead the Way Scholarships
Students must have a) graduated from SPPS, b) completed one or more Project Lead the Way classes in high school, c) plan to pursue a STEM career and d) come from a background traditionally underrepresented postsecondary education and STEM careers.
$1,000Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Semester
Richard Anfang Scholarship
Full-time students in any program with a 2.0 GPA and financial need
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Richard Newman Memorial Scholarship
First-year Plumbing students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Robert Erickson Scholarship for Part-Time Students
Part-time adult students in any program.  Priority given to students who are also working part or full time.
$500Fall, Spring and Summer Semester
Saint Agnes Baking Company Scholarship
Culinary Arts student with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to culinary arts.  Preference given to a student who wants to pursue a career in baking.
$600Fall 2016 Semester
Saint Paul College Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Students in any program in good academic standing with financial need
$500Fall, Spring and Summer semester
Schubert Scholarship
Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrated financial need
$2,500Fall and Spring Semesters (through Spring 2017)
Sima Z. Savin Scholarship
First generation students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher
$500Fall Semester
Southward Family Scholarship
Electrical Technology students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and financial need.
$500Fall Semester
Steamfitters-Pipefitters Local 455 Scholarship
Second semester Pre-Pipefitting students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$1,500Spring Semester
Travelers EDGE
Business, Accounting, IT majors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
$3200Fall $1,600, with a $1,600 renewal for the Spring semester
Victoria Davis and Nathaniel Khaliq Scholarship
Students in any program who grew up in the Rondo neighborhood, graduated from Saint Paul Public Schools, and volunteers in the community.
$500Fall Semester
Wine Professional Certificate Scholarship
Students must have completed 15 credits of the Culinary Arts or Hospitality program, be 21 years of age and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
$500Fall or Spring Semester
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