Scholarships for International Students

A majority of our international students receive a scholarship to attend St. Catherine University. A completed admission application is required for scholarship consideration.

*Full scholarships are not available. With campus jobs, students can earn approximately $2,700 per year by working an average of 10 hours a week.


Catherine T. McNamee International Student Scholarship

Amount
Up to $29,500/ year for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor degree seeking students, enrolled full time in the College for Women. This scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to social justice. It was established in 2012 to honor St. Catherine University's 8th president, who led the University to greater international visibility.

McNamee Scholarship is applied to tuition, room and board, and to students of full-time status who take four classes per semester. Scholarships will be reduced if a student takes fewer classes or live off campus.


#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship is a globally recognized scholarship program for international students and aims to develop future world leaders who will advance intercultural understanding.

Amount
St. Catherine University will award two annual, renewable scholarships covering 50% of tuition for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor's-degree-seeking international applicants, enrolled full time in the College for Women, and planning to live on campus. Applicant must attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.

This scholarship is based on demonstrated interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning. Complete a 500–1000 word essay or a two–five minute video  answering the following prompt: “Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at St. Catherine University.”

  • Complete your application to St. Kate's by April 1
  • Email the #YouAreWelcomeHere essay or video to international@stkate.edu by April 1
  • If awarded the scholarship, submit your confirming deposit by May 1

TripliKate Scholarship

Amount
$3,000/year for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Eligibility
Students whose parent AND grandparent graduated from St. Catherine University.


DupliKate Scholarship

Amount
$2,000/year for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Eligibility
Students whose parent OR grandparent graduated from St. Catherine University.


Alumni Referral Scholarship

One-time Amount
$600

Eligibility
Students who receive an Alumni Referral Card from an alum of the University. The referral card must be submitted with your admission application.