Scholarships for First-Year Students

Scholarships for First-Year Students

There are two kinds of scholarships: those awarded by St. Kate’s and those from outside sources. We have a strong merit scholarship program based on the potential, talents, achievements and contributions of students. For priority consideration, apply for admission and submit supporting materials by February 15. We also encourage you to pursue outside scholarships. The amount awarded for St. Kate’s grants and scholarships is not affected by outside scholarships.

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Elizabeth Ann Beatson O'Shaughnessy Merit Scholarship

  • Full tuition and fees for four years.
  • Each year, a student is selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance and extraordinary artistic or musical talent or excellence in extracurricular accomplishments. For priority consideration, apply for admission and submit all supporting materials by November 16.

St. Catherine University Merit Scholarships

  • Presidential Scholarship: $21,000
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria Scholarship: $20,000
  • Dean's Scholarship: $10,000-$17,000

Merit scholarships represent St. Kate's commitment to continued academic excellence. Students may earn one of the scholarships listed above based on academic achievement or potential as signified by ACT or SAT scores, high school GPA and class rank. These scholarships are renewable each year as long as the student is enrolled full time and is in good academic standing.

Achievement

St. Catherine University Scholarship for National Merit Scholars

  • $2,500 per year for four years.
  • National Merit semifinalists or finalists in the national competition are eligible for this award.

St. Catherine University Scholarship for National Achievement Scholars

  • $2,500 per year for four years.
  • African-American National Achievement semifinalists or finalists in the national competition are eligible for this award.

St. Catherine University Scholarship for National Hispanic Scholars

  • $2,500 per year for four years.
  • National Hispanic Scholar semifinalists or finalists in the national competition are eligible for this award.

St. Catherine University Scholarship for National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Commended Students

  • $2,000 per year for four years.
  • Commended students in the National Merit,Achievement or Hispanic competitions are eligible for this award.

Legacy

Alumnae Referral Scholarship

  • A one-time scholarship of $600.
  • This scholarship is awarded to every accepted student who receives an Alumnae Referral Card from an alumna of St. Kate’s.The Referral Card must be submitted with the admission application or returned within two weeks of an online application.

TripliKate Scholarship

  • $3,000 per year for four years.
  • Students whose mothers and grandmothers graduated from St. Catherine are eligible for this scholarship.

DupliKate Scholarship

  • $2,000 per year for four years.
  • Students whose mothers or grandmothers graduated from St. Catherine are eligible for this scholarship.

Department Majors

Music Performance Scholarship

  • $2,000 a year
  • Awarded by audition to qualified students interested in pursuing study and active involvement in music. Preference given to music or music theater majors or minors. This one year scholarship is available in voice, piano, organ, guitar, flute and strings. Students may re-apply for subsequent years. Candidates should contact the Department of Music and Theater for more information about the scholarship and the application process.

Theater Scholarship

  • $2,000 a year
  • Awarded by audition or portfolio presentation/interview to qualified students interested in pursuing study and active involvement in theater. Preference given to music theater majors or theater minors. Students receiving this one year scholarship contribute a minimum of 25 hours of production work per semester and enroll in one St. Kate’s theater class during the academic year. Students may re-apply for subsequent years. Candidates should contact the Department of Music and Theater for more information about the scholarship and the application process.

Our Neighbors

Venture Scholarship

  • $5,000 per year for four years.
  • Students who are legal U.S. residents, not residing in Minnesota or Montana, and not graduating from a Minnesota high school are eligible for this award. Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Sophia Brough Kampfer Scholarship for Montana Students

  • Minimum of $5,000 per year for four years.
  • Awarded to students whose legal residence is Montana.To be eligible, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Outside Scholarships

You are also encouraged to apply for outside scholarships. Outside scholarships will not affect the amount awarded for St. Kate's grants and scholarships.

You must notify the financial office if you receive any scholarship or grant not listed on your university financial aid award letter. The need-based loan and work portion of your award will be adjusted first to comply with federal financial aid regulations, if necessary.