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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​

Summer Semester 2019

  • Apply online between March 1 - 19, 2019​ 
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by March 22, 2019
  • Award notifications will be made the week of April 16, 2019, and continue until all scholarships have been awarded. All applicants will be notified of award decisions.​

Fall Semester 2019

  • Apply online between April 16 - June 2, 2019​ 
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by June 5, 2019
  • Award notifications will be made the week of July 1​, 2019, and continue until all scholarships have been awarded. All applicants will be notified of award decisions.​
  • Please note: Awarding and notifications​ will occur starting the week of July 7. This is to allow the scholarship review committee time to complete the review process.
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.
  • Tell us about you: You will need to write a biography about your background and your goals. You may type directly into the application, or paste your information from a Microsoft Word document. Have someone else read your writing to check for good grammar and clarity.
  • If a new student, upload a current transcript: Students without completed credits at Saint Paul College will need to upload a transcript from a previous school. The transcript should show classes you have 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 Frie​nds 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
3M MAP Scholarship for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
For students entering or currently enrolled in the Electromechanical Systems program. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED and have a minimum 2.50 GPA. Preference is given to underrepresented communities (women, minorities, veterans) and those who show an economic need.
$2,500Fall, Spring or 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
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 in good academic standing and with financial need.
$500Fall, Spring or Summer 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
Students enrolled in Truck Technician program. Includes separate funds available for tools.
$1,125Fall Semester
Horton Holding, Inc, Scholarship
For students in the Pre-Engineering (AS) degree program with 2.0 or greater GPA and financial need. Must plan to transfer to continue their engineering studies at a four-year college or university.
Renewed for up to 2 years (including summer terms) based on satisfactory academic progress and a minimum 2.0 GPA.
$750Fall 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. Renewed for $500 for Spring semester based on 3.0+ GPA.
$500Fall Semester
James Staloch Memorial Scholarship
Single parents in any program; at least 9 credits completed; a GPA of 2.5 or higher; financial need.
$500Fall or Spring 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, Spring and Summer 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
Tipler Family Endowed Scholarship
For students enrolled in the second semester of a trade program (other than an electrical program). Students must be in academic good standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Renewable for two additional semesters depending on good academic standing and minimum 3.0 GPA.
$1,250Spring 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.​

Trades Scholarship for Women
​Bridgeworks is offering high school women an opportunity to receive up to $2,000 per year for up to two years to pursue a trades or manufacturing program diploma at Saint Paul College. Application link is below and is due on June 1, 2019.

Trades Scholarship for Women Application​


LeadMN Scholarshi​p Opportunities
Any current student at Saint Paul College (one of the 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities) is eligible to apply. Fall semester 2019 application period: November 2, 2018-April 1, 2019, midnight. Spring semester 2020 application period: April 2,-November 1, 2019, midnight. Scholarships range from $500-$1,500.

Individual requirements and applications are online at www.lead​mn.org/scholarships. For additional information call LeadMN at 651-297-5877 or email scholarship@leadmn.org.


Beauty + Wellness S​cholarship for Women

The award is intended to help women who are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) as undergraduate or graduate college students studying in the United States. The scholarship winner will be asked to provide proof of current/future college enrollment.

Application deadlines are January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30 every year. Scholarships are $500 or $1,000.

Additional requirements and the online application are available at www.skincareox.com/scholarship


Tommy Smith Scholarship

The award supports current college or university students, or high school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university. A 500 word essay answering, “If you could start any business while in college or afterward what would it be and why?” is required.

Application deadline is May 31, 2019. Scholarship is $1,000.

Additional requirements and the online application are available at www.tommysmithscholarship.com​.


Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship

The award supports current college or university students majoring in a STEM field of study. A copy of your transcripts and minimum 500 word essay are also required.

Application deadline is August 15, 2019. Scholarships available from $250 - $1,000.

Additional requirements and the online application are available at https://www.capitalautoauction.com/about-us/scholarship​.


The Future Mechanic Grant

This scholarship is open to any prospective student in the United States who plans to enroll in a trade or vocational school, 2 or 4 year university, accredited community college or other automotive higher education institution within the next 12 months. The applicant must complete a short essay (500 words or less) detailing why they are pursuing an automotive degree.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019. $1,000 scholarship available.

Additional requirements and the online application are available at https://www.tradeschoolgrants.com/scholarships/future-mechanic-grant.​​


The “Privacy Matters” College Scholarship

BestVPN.com aims to raise awareness amongst young people around the world about important privacy matters in this digital age. We are looking for creative, thoughtful, and well-written 500 - 1,000 word essay on the topic of privacy.

Must be a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate, graduate, or professional college student currently enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited college or university.

Application deadlines are April 30 and October 30 every year. Scholarships are $2,000. Winners will be notified via email within 60 days of the application deadline.

Additional requirements and the online application are available at www.privacyscholarship.com/

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