Scholarships for New Graduate Students

We recognize that graduate school is a significant investment in your future.  

St. Catherine University is committed to helping make graduate education more affordable. In addition to offering full access to federal and state aid, military and veteran aid, and other resources, St. Kate’s offers a variety of scholarships and grants for new graduate students, including Academic Achievement, Diversity, Alumni, and corporate partner scholarships.

Funding is limited — for best consideration, apply for admission early.

Scholarship opportunities vary by program. To learn more, select a program from the menu below.

 

Scholarships by Program

New MBA students may be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship
    For current or aspiring leaders leaders who actively work to advance equity within the workforce or in their community.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New post-licensure Master of Arts in Education students may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding, and new post-licensure certificate students may be eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarship funding, from these resources:

  • Learning Team Scholarship
    Start at the same time as a friend or colleague and you’ll each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Teacher Leader Scholarship
    For emerging teacher leaders who have a vision for how they will lead and influence change as educators — or experienced teacher leaders who have served as TOSAs, mentor teachers, leadership positions, or other roles; or who have shown leadership through teaching awards, presentations, research, publications, grants, or extracurricular activities that help students succeed.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Master of Arts in Education: Initial License students may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Teacher Preparation Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate the capacity to make a significant difference as K-12 educators.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

Beginning in Spring 2020, new Master of Arts in Education: AM2 students may be eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Montessori Recognition Scholarship
    For students who have previously completed a credential through a teacher education program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

  • Montessori Leadership for Social Justice Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, social justice.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Master of Health Informatics students may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Leadership in Health Informatics Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate the capacity to apply the tools of health informatics to improve the quality of care, achieve efficiencies across systems, and create positive change for health systems and the communities they serve.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies students may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding, and new Holistic Health Studies certificate students may be eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarship funding, from these resources:

  • Innovation in Holistic Health Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate the capacity to transform health and well being through the application of holistic health practices.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

 

After enrolling, Holistic Health Studies may qualify for awards from the Jeannette Buczynski Kissinger Scholarship Fund. Information about award eligibility is provided by the department during the fall semester.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New students in the Master of Library and Information Science or School Library Media Licensure programs may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Information Equity and Inclusion Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and to promoting equity through the access, use, evaluation, sharing, and creation of information.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

St. Catherine University Scholarships
New Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Post-Master's or Dual-Degree students may be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding, and new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Educator students may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding, from these resources:

  • Nurse Leader Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate the capacity to excel as leaders in the nursing profession.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is available for qualifying students in St. Catherine University Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator or Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Beginning in Spring 2020, new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Entry-Level students may be eligible for up to $3,000 in scholarship funding, from these resources:

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Organizational Leadership students may be eligible for scholarship funding — up to $10,000 for Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) students, or $3,000 for Organizational Leadership certificate students (campus-based only).

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship
    For current or aspiring leaders leaders who actively work to advance equity within the workforce or in their community.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above from previous college and university experiences.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

Each new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student will be considered for DPT Department Scholarships.

Each new Doctor of Physical Therapy (MPAS) student will be considered for MPAS Department Scholarships.

New Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health students may be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding from these resources: 

  • MPH in Global Health Mission Scholarship
    For MPH students who will further the MPH mission to diversify the public health workforce, engage and collaborate with communities both locally and abroad, and advance health equity. 

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Master of Social Work students may be eligible for scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Social Justice Mission Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, social justice.

          Award amount: $3,000 (Advanced Standing), $4,500 (Regular Standing)

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

         Award amount: $3,000 (Advanced Standing), $4,500 (Regular Standing)

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

          Award amount: $3,000 (Advanced Standing), $4,500 (Regular Standing)

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of a St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program. 

          Award amount: $1,000

Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree from one of the following MN/WI institutions are also eligible for the $1,000 scholarship: College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, College of St. Scholastica, Metropolitan State University, St. Olaf College, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Winona State University.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

Ministry Tuition Remission
The Ministry Tuition Remission program offers a tuition discount of 50% for Spiritual Direction Certificate qualified students who are ordained or lay ministers from the ecumenical Christian Church.

 

Other scholarships
New students who are not eligible for Ministry Tuition Remission may be eligible for up to $5,000 scholarship funding from these resources: 

  • Theology Service and Leadership Scholarship
    For graduate theology students who have provided service or leadership to support varieties of people in their quest for spiritual meaning and/or justice.

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or above.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    For individuals from racial and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

  • Alumni Scholarship
    For graduates of St. Catherine University associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs.

Corporate Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered through the University, you may wish to pursue scholarships awarded by other organizations. 

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