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 Leadership, Academic Achievement, Diversity, Alumni, and corporate and community partnerships.

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 enrolling in Fall 2022 may be eligible for scholarship funding from these resources:

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

New Master of Arts in Education: Montessori Elementary and AM2 students enrolling in Summer 2022 may be eligible for scholarship funding from these resources:

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

New AM2 students may also be eligible for scholarship funding from these resources:

  • 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.

New Master of Health Informatics students enrolling in Fall 2022 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies students enrolling in Fall 2022 may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding, and new Holistic Health Studies certificate students may be eligible for up to $2,000 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community 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.

New students in the Master of Library and Information Science and School Library Media Licensure programs for Summer or Fall 2022 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

St. Catherine University Scholarships
New Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Nurse Practitioner (Pediatric/Adult-Gero), Post-Master's or PMHNP Certificate students enrolling in Summer or Fall 2022 may be eligible for up to $5,000 (DNP students) or up to $1,500 (PMHNP Certificate students) in scholarship funding from these resources:

  • Academic Achievement
    For students with cumulative college and university grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.5 and above (Nurse Practitioner Pediatric/Adult) or 3.8 and above (Post-Master's, Certificate).

  • 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community 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 Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

New Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Entry-Level students enrolling in Spring 2023 may be eligible for up to $5,000 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community partners receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

St. Catherine University Scholarships
New Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Educator or Nursing Informatics students enrolling in Fall 2022 may be eligible for up to $5,000 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community 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's MSN: Nurse Educator program.

St. Catherine University Scholarships
New Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD): Post-professional students enrolling in Summer 2022 may be eligible for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding, from these resources:

  • Leadership Scholarship
    For students who demonstrate the commitment to advancing health and social justice in the OT profession.
  • 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

New Organizational Leadership degree-seeking students enrolling for Fall 2022 may be eligible for scholarship funding from these resources:

  • 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
    Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community 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 Entry-Level Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health students enrolling in Fall 2022 may be eligible for up to $5,000 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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community partners may receive a scholarship that reduces tuition costs by 10%.

GHR Foundation Support
Current MPH students may be eligible for funding from the Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst (GHR) Foundation to help offset travel costs related to international practicum experiences.

New Master of Social Work students enrolling in Summer/Fall 2022 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 minority populations 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: $2,000

Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree from one of the following MN/WI institutions are eligible for a $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 and Community Partner Scholarship
Students employed at one of St. Catherine University’s corporate or community 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. 

Start your outside scholarship search