Scholarships for International Students

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


*Full scholarships are not available. With campus jobs, students can earn approximately $2,500 per year by working an average of 10 hours a week.

Catherine T. McNamee International Student Scholarship

Amount
Up to $26,000/year for four years

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.

Presidential Scholarship

Amount
$25,000/year for four years

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor degree seeking students, enrolled full time in the College for Women. This scholarship is based on academic achievement as signified by ACT or SAT scores, high school GPA, and class rank.

McNamee and Presidential Scholarships are 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.


TripliKate Scholarship

Amount
$3,000/year for four years

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


DupliKate Scholarship

Amount
$2,000/year for four years

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


Alumnae 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 admission application.


Family Scholarship

Amount
$1,000/year for four years per family member enrolled

Eligibility
Siblings who are simultaneously enrolled at St. Catherine University and are members of the same household.


The Bonnie Hyland Umeh Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

Amount
$1,000–$3,000/year for four years

Eligibility
Awarded to a citizen of Nigeria who is seeking a bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is intended to increase the diversity of the St. Catherine University’s student body and encourage leadership of Nigerian women.


EducationUSA Scholarship

Amount
$1,500/year for four years

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor degree seeking students, enrolled full time in the College for Women. A letter of recommendation from the EducationUSA advisor in their home country is required.


ELS Scholarship

Amount
$1,500/year for four years

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor degree seeking students, enrolled full time in the College for Women who have completed Level 110 or higher (with a B average GPA) at any ELS Educational Services Center.


GLI Scholarship

Amount
$1,500/year for four years

Eligibility
Awarded to female, bachelor degree seeking students, enrolled full time in the College for Women who have completed the Intensive English language Program at the Global Language Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. The recipient must complete the Accelerated Level and obtain a letter of recommendation from GLI staff.