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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 Sch​olarship Application Deadlines​
Spring Semester 2020
  • Apply online between September 16 - November 3, 2019 
  • Letters of Reco​mmendation are due by November 10, 2019
  • Award notifications will be made the week of December 5, 2019, and continue until all scholarships have been awarded. All applicants will be notified of award decisions.​

Scholarship Workshops will be held:

  • Thursday, September 26 from 12 - 1pm in room #1514
  • Wednesday October 9 from 4-5 pm in room #1512
  • Tuesday October 22 from 12-1 pm in room #1514
​Summer Semester 2020
  • Apply online between February 3 - March 22, 2020
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by March 29, 2020
  • Award notifications will be made the week of April 20, 2020, and continue until all scholarships have been awarded. All applicants will be notified of award decisions.​

Fall Semester 2020

  • Apply online between April 13 - May 31, 2020​ 
  • Letters of Recommendation are due by June7 2020
  • Award notifications will be made the week of July 13​, 2020, and continue until all scholarships have been awarded. All applicants will be notified of award decisions.
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
  
  
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 or Heath Science students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$1,000Fall Semester
Alice Hausman Wall of Fame Scholarship
Full-time students in trade programs
$500Spring Semester
American Welding Society Scholarship
Welding students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and at least one semester in the welding program.
$500Fall Semester
Automotive Service Scholarship
Auto Service Technician students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
$500Spring Semester
Bob Christopherson Memorial Scholarship
Full-time Welding students with at least 6 credits at Saint Paul College
$500Fall or Spring Semester
Cabinet Making Scholarship
Cabinet Making students at Saint Paul College.
$500Fall Semester
Carl L. Eastvold Scholarship for Career and Technical Programs
Full-time students in trades programs with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
$500Fall or Spring Semester
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
Circinus Global Trade Scholarship
Global Trade students with the highest GPA's in the program. Awarded at the end of the spring semester.
$500Spring Semester
Donna Tarras Culinary Arts Scholarship
Culinary Arts student who will be enrolled in the second semester of the program 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 with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Dorothy Mazur Nursing Scholarship
Practical Nursing students who will be enrolled in the second or third semester of the program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
$500Spring Semester
Dot and Tom Louder Scholarship
Medical Laboratory Technician student with financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA. The student must be entering his/her final year in the program.
$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
G.R. Chase Michael Scholarship
Single parent, minimum 2.8 GPA, and completed one semester at Saint Paul College.
$500Fall 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
Graco Manufacturing Technology Scholarship
Manufacturing Technology AAS degree, Machine Tool diploma, or CNC certificate students enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
$2,000Spring Semester
Hans O. Nyman Engineering Scholarship
Students with a demonstrated interest in district heating and cooling, cogeneration, energy conservation, and/or environmental quality improvement.
$1,000Fall Semester
Horton Holding, Inc, Scholarship
Pre-Engineering (AS) degree students with a minimum 2.0 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 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
John W. Rihm Memorial Diesel Technician Scholarship
​This scholarship supports a student in the Truck Technician program.
$2,500Fall Semester
Joseph Buhain Scholarship for Military Servicemembers
Veteran or active service member with excellence in their field and volunteers in the community
$500Spring 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
Judith Marie Burgess Scholarship
This scholarship supports cabinetmaking students.  Can be renewed for the spring semester with a qualifying GPA.
$500Fall Semster
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 or Spring Semester
Kenneth R. Webber Scholarship
Machine Tool or Right Skills Now Manufacturing students with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to working in the manufacturing field.
Renewable until program completion with student satisfactory academic progress and dependent on available funds.
$2,500Fall Semester
Kopp Family Foundation Scholarship
Students who are ineligible for traditional financial aid but have demonstrated financial need and completed FAFSA form. Current students must be in good standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Kowalski's Market Scholarship
Culinary Arts student at Saint Paul College. For the purchase of culinary tools.
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Lawrence and Christine Fischer Scholarship
Students must have completed one semester with a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, and be a graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools.  Preference to Culinary Arts students.
$500Fall Semester
McDonald-Stees Scholarship
Students age 30 and over seeking additional education to either change careers or advance in their current employment.
$1,500Fall Semester
McGough Construction/K. McCabe Scholarship
Students enrolled in a construction trades program at Saint Paul College, with demonstrated financial need, underrepresented populations in the trades and serious commitment to their construction industry career.
$500Spring Semester
Medical Lab Tech Support Scholarship
Medical Lab Tech student entering his/her final year of study, a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and commitment to the profession.
$1,000Fall Semester
Nancy Crippen Scholarship
Nursing students at Saint Paul College with demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.
$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
Nelson Wood Shims Scholarship for Carpentry Students
Carpentry student at Saint Paul College with demonstrated financial need.
$1,500Fall and Spring Semester
O’Keefe Millwork Scholarship
Cabinet Making students in good standing academically.
$500Spring Semester
Pam Wellumson Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator and ASL Student Scholarship
Students enrolled in any Sign Language Interpreting, ASL, or Child Development ASL program.
$500Fall Semester
Pipefitting JATC Scholarship
Student in good standing; enrolled in the second semester of the Pre-Pipefitting day program; minimum 2.5 GPA; and recommendation from a Pre-Pipefitting instructor.
$1,500Spring Semester
Richard A. Newman Memorial Scholarship
First-year Plumbing students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
$500Fall 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 Milon Family Culinary Scholarship
Second Year Culinary Arts student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For culinary equipment only.
$500Fall 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
Ryan Caulfield Culinary Scholarship
Students enrolled in Culinary Arts at Saint Paul College.
$500Fall Semester
Saint Paul College Alumni & Friends Scholarship
First generation college students in any program with demonstrated financial need.
$500Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters
Saint Paul College Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Students in any program in good academic standing with financial need
$500Fall, Spring and Summer Semester
Satya Garg Scholarship
Student entering his/her final year of study in an AA, AS, or AAS program, minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and shows commitment to the profession.
$500Fall 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
Sonnack Culinary Scholarship
Culinary Arts students at Saint Paul College in their first semester.

May renew in the second year based on continued progress in the program and minimum 3.0 GPA.
$500Fall Semester
Southern California Scholarship
Students enrolled in any program at Saint Paul College, with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
$1,000Fall Semester
Southward Family Scholarship
Electrical Technology students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and financial need.
$500Fall 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
Ujamaa Pathways to Prosperity Scholarship
A first-semester student who has completed the Ujamaa program AND is recommended by an Ujamaa staff member.

May renew for 1 semester based on Satisfactory Academic Progress.
$625Fall or 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
Women in Trade Careers Scholarship
Female student enrolled at Saint Paul College enrolled in a trade and/or technical program.
$500Fall and Spring Semester
Xcel Energy Scholarship for STEM Students
STEM education students with minimum 2.5 GPA and are traditionally underrepresented students.
$1,000Fall and Spring 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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