Mary Jane Young Scholarship

Mary Jane Young Scholarship

This scholarship provides at least two awards annually to re-entry transfer student parents who demonstrate academic promise, perseverance, and a sense of vision. Awards typically range from $500 to $3,000.

The scholarship was established by the estate of Mary Jane Young, a psychiatric social worker, who believed in empowering women through education and was committed to providing opportunities for re-entry women to pursue their educational goals.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a re-entry undergraduate transfer student accepted or currently enrolled in baccalaureate programs at St. Catherine University
  • Must be 23 years of age, single with custody of children or a married woman who delayed her education to raise a family
  • She must not have a previous baccalaureate degree, and must have completed at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above
  • Must be enrolled in a St. Catherine baccalaureate program as at least a half-time student (6 credits per semester) during the award year
  • Must show academic promise, perseverance, and a sense of vision

Scholarship Application

The application consists of an application form, a short essay, two faculty recommendations, and one optional non-faculty recommendation.

Look for application materials in April of each academic year. They are usually due in late May.