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The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation raises money for scholarships for Saint Paul College students for fall, spring, and summer terms. Unlike a student loan, a scholarship is a gift that is not paid back.

Not every student who applies receives a scholarship. If you do not receive one, you may re-apply for the next term. If you do receive a scholarship, you need to re-apply the following term if you want another one. There are more students who apply than dollars available. The selection of scholarship recipients is competitive.

You are notified before the start of a term if you will receive a scholarship. The actual dollars are deposited into your student account after the final add/drop date for the semester. Your scholarship dollars can be used for tuition, books/tools or other living expenses.

Saint Paul College Scholarship Application Deadlines​

​Fall ​Semester 2018

  • Apply online between April 14 - June 30, 2018​ 
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by July 3, 2018 
  • Award notifications will be made by July 27​, 2018

​Spring ​Semester 2019

  • Apply online between September 11 - November 17, 2018​ 
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by November 21, 2018 
  • Award notifications will be made by December 18, 2018
How to Apply for a Saint Paul College Scholarship

Our online scholarship application makes it easy for you to apply. Gathering needed information for the application may take you several days, so don’t wait until the very end to apply. No extensions are possible. There are many types of scholarships with different requirements. Before you click the link to start an application, please keep in mind the following:

  • Apply only online: Paper applications are not accepted.
  • Automatic match: The online scholarship software program automatically matches you with different scholarships. You do not apply to each scholarship on the list for which you feel qualified.
  • Instructor recommendation: You need to ask an instructor to write a letter of recommendation for you (and include their email address). We suggest you give them at least a week to write the letter.
  • 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. Add This essay is about your background and your goals. Have someone else read your writing to watch for good grammar and clarity.
  • Upload a current transcript: You will also be asked to upload a current transcript which shows classes you’ve taken and your grades.

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

As you are applying, if you have questions, please contact the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation at friends@saintpaul.edu or call 651.846.1741 (Monday – Friday 9:00am through 4:00pm).

Many of the programs at Saint Paul College have staff to help you complete scholarship applications, including TRIO, Power of YOU, Make It Count, Women in the Trades. Please ask your advisor for specific application help or if you have questions.

If I Receive a Scholarship, What’s Expected of Me?

Most of the Saint Paul College scholarships are made possible by donations from kind and thoughtful individuals. If you receive a scholarship from Saint Paul College, we ask you to write a thank you letter/note to the donor. Instructions will be provided on how to do this online. You will also be invited to attend a scholarship reception on campus where donors enjoy the chance to meet you briefly. We strongly recommend that you make arrangements t​o attend these receptions which typically last one hour. You will receive details after your award about the reception.

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship, established by President Rassoul Dastmozd, honors the achievements of three 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 occurs between March and April each year.

For more information, click on the following link: Preside​nt’s Scholarship Application Process
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
Alice Hausman Wall of Fame Scholarship
Full-time students in trade programs
$500Spring Semester
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
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
Fischer Family  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
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
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
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
Pam Wellumson Scholarship
American Sign Language, Sign Language Interpreter/Translator
$500Spring Semester
Project Lead the Way Scholarship
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 in postsecondary education and STEM careers.
$1,000Fall or Spring 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 or Summer Semester
Saint Paul College Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Students in any program in good academic standing with financial need
$500Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Schubert Scholarship
Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrated financial need
$2,500Fall or Spring Semesters
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
$2,000Fall or Spring Semesters
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
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External Scholarships

Scholarships are also available through local, state and national organizations. We are notified about these scholarships periodically and you can find more information about the scholarships and how to apply below. Individual applications are required for each scholarship and the application dates will be different for each scholarship.

*Disclaimer* - Please use your best judgement when applying for these scholarships. We are not responsible for the content of external websites and any scholarships offered are not associated with or managed by the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation.​

Horatio Alger CTE Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to offer up to 1,020 scholarships valued at up to $2,500 each for students enrolled in a career or technical program in the fall of 2018.

Eligible students must have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2018 with plans to enroll at a no​n-profit post-secondary institution by fall 2018. Applicants must also demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA), demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity, be involved in community service activities, be 30 years old or younger, and be a United States citizen.

The application and additional requirements for this scholarship can be found at Horatio Alger Association. Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

LeadMN Scholarshi​p Opportunities
Any current student at one of the 32 colleges and universities of Minnesota State is eligible. Apply online by LeadMN deadlines. For all LeadMN scholarship deadlines and information go to LeadMN. Currently available scholarships through LeadMN:

  • Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award
    Students who are eligible are nominated by an academic or student affairs vice president, dean, or director at one of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. 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.
  • LeadMN's Warren H. Robens and Henry P. Dembiczak Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students enrolled at a Minnesota State college or university and graduated from a Ramsey or Roseau County high school. Special preference will be given to graduates of Greenbush Middle River School District. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    The application and additional requirements for this scholarship can be found through the Warren H. Robens and Henry P. Dembiczak Scholarship webpage. Application deadline is November 1, 2018.

mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

For the fifth year in a row, the Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away a free pile of money to those who demonstrate strong work ethic and a thirst for skilled training./p>

Plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand are eligible!

The application and additional requirements for this scholarship can be found at mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship. Please be aware you will need to create a profile to begin the application. Application deadline is June 4, 2018.

Thumbtack Pro Scholarship

Thumbtack is offering a $2,500 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to develop skills relevant to running a small service business, master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack, and improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship.

You must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in an undergraduate, graduate or vocational program during the 2018-2019 academic program in the United States.

You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your communities to learn a new trade, develop skills or start a small business.

The application and additional requirements for this scholarship can be found at Thumbtack Pro. Application deadline is June 1, 2018.​

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