Scholarships and Designated Giving

Today, many promising students face a difficult decision when their choice to attend St. Catherine University might burden their families with thousands of dollars in debt. Many St. Catherine alumni and friends agree that assisting these worthy students is one of the most rewarding investments they will ever make.

  • Endowed scholarships provide financial aid for students (College for Women, College for Adults, and Graduate College programs) into perpetuity. To be most beneficial, language controlling the endowment's distribution should be specific and flexible.
  • The donor determines who will benefit: a student in a specific program or major, with financial need or with high academic standing.

Naming a Scholarship

  • A donor may establish a scholarship in the donor's name or the name of another individual whom the donor wants to honor or memorialize.
  • The donor describes the honoree with words that will live on in the University's history. The honoree will inspire the students who receive the award.
  • The University encourages the donor to attach a photo of the honoree, scanned or printed, with the honoree's description.

Funding a Scholarship

  • Currently, a gift of $50,000 will endow a named scholarship. Donors may make a one-time or multiple-year gift to achieve the endowment level. Donors may also create or add to named scholarships through estate gifts.
  • The University awards the first scholarship one full year after the fund reaches endowment level.
  • Currently, a $500,000 endowed fund generates annual distributions that approximate the cost of one year's tuition, room, meal plan, books and fees for one Undergraduate Day student.
  • Currently, a $350,000 endowed fund generates annual distributions that approximate the cost of one year's tuition for one undergraduate day student.
  • The original donor or others may make additional contributions to an endowed scholarship with lifetime or estate gifts.
  • Donor-restricted endowed scholarship funds are recorded as permanently restricted assets of the University.

The Fund Agreement

  • The donor enters into a fund agreement with St. Catherine University. This agreement directs the endowment's management and distribution into perpetuity.
  • The original donor of the fund, with the consent of the University, may amend the fund agreement in the future with respect to the scholarship's distribution processes, but the fund may not be changed from an endowed fund.
  • The University provides an endowment stewardship report annually to the endowment fund's primary donor. The report contains investment performance of the fund, the beneficiary(ies) who received scholarship assistance from the fund and current news about the University.

Recognition

  • The University recognizes donors who establish endowed scholarships and those who contribute $50,000 by enrolling them in the Mother Antonia McHugh Society.
  • The University recognizes donors who contribute amounts less than $25,000 to a scholarship established by another donor as Friends of the Mother Antonia McHugh Society.
  • The University records the names of all donors to scholarship endowment funds as donors to the University in its Annual Report for the year in which the gift is received, unless the donor requests anonymity.

Donor Recognition

  • ADC Telecommunications Scholarship
  • Charles and Ellora Alliss Educational Foundation Scholarship
  • Alumnae Association Scholarship
  • Annunciation Endowed Fund for Needy Students
  • Barnett Family Scholarship
  • Joe Bartelme Memorial Scholarship
  • Phyllis A. Bartholomew Scholarship
  • Dr. John J. Beer Scholarship
  • Joan McHale Berners Scholarship
  • Albert and Barbara Boyce Biales Scholarship
  • Ann E. Biales Scholarship
  • Denise Ryan Bichsel Scholarship 
  • Leonard W. Bisanz Scholarship
  • Catherine M. Blasena Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Jeanne Marie Bonnett Scholarship
  • Helen E. Borski Scholarship
  • Boulger Family Scholarship
  • Sherwood P. Boyer Nursing Scholarship
  • Sister Mary William Brady Scholarship
  • Jacqueline Gibis Breher Award Fund
  • Ruth Haag Brombach Endowed Fund
  • Robert and Marjorie Tansey Bucher Scholarship
  • Sandra Kamman Butler Scholarship
  • Walter Butler Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
  • Molly Flynn Cade Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Viola Lang Campion Scholarship
  • Foley Ferron Canes Family Scholarship
  • Mary Mulloy Carmichael Memorial Scholarship
  • Gwendolyn Carlson Caron Scholarship
  • Dr. William C. Carroll Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Helen Casey Scholarship
  • Class of 1949 Scholarship
  • Class of 1963 Scholarship
  • Class of 1966 Scholarship
  • Jane Keefe Clifford Scholarship
  • Emily Cochran Scholarship
  • Connelly Family Nursing Scholarship
  • Regina Nolan Connors '30 Scholarship
  • Thomas P. and Helen Moore Coughlan Scholarship
  • Audrey Shirley Coulter Scholarship
  • Sister Francesca Crank Memorial Scholarship
  • James W. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship
  • John and Katherine Pieters Daniels Scholarship
  • Kathleen M. Daniels Scholarship
  • Michael Blaine Davis Scholarship for Respiratory Therapy
  • Hugh Derham Scholarship
  • Arthur P. and Mae D. Dienhart Scholarship
  • Charlotte Dienhart Scholarship
  • Helene Dillon Scholarship
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship
  • Mary Frances McKenna Doyle Scholarship
  • David and Sara Emerson Endowed Achievement Award
  • Mary Kuszewski Evert Occupational Therapy Scholarship
  • Elizabeth H. Farrell Scholarship
  • Teresa and Peter Ferrando Memorial Scholarship
  • Jocelyn Curtis Findorff Scholarship
  • Establishment of the Janice Fiola Scholarship
  • Barbara Kueppers Fitzpatrick Scholarship
  • Dr. M.C. and Winnifred Donnelly Flaten Scholarship
  • Sister Jane Margaret Flemming and Dr. Richard and Glenda Huston Scholarship
  • John E. and Stella Farrell Flynn Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister James Agnes Fogarty Home Economics Scholarship
  • Jane Frank and Jean Frank Marquette Class of 1964 Nursing and Gerontology Scholarship
  • Katherine Buuck Fratzke Endowed Interpreting Scholarship
  • Mabel Meta Frey Endowed Award Fund
  • Frics Family Scholarship
  • Barbara Rose Frommel Memorial Fund
  • Ann M. Gallagher Scholarship
  • Gardner/Gross Scholarship
  • Barbara Gaughan Scholarship
  • Gelinas Scholarship
  • Laura Lee Geraghty Scholarship
  • Mae and James Gibbons Scholarship
  • Sister Marie James Gibbons Scholarship
  • Sister Seraphim Gibbons Scholarship
  • Joseph F. and Rose Cashman Gillach Scholarship
  • Dr. Edmund C. and Hyacinthe Felix Goblirsch Scholarship
  • Goulet Scholarship
  • John and Patricia Simms Gries Endowed Leadership Award Fund
  • Audrey C. Grubbs Endowed Music Scholarship
  • Helen Gruchalla Scholarship
  • Leo and Laura Krush Gruchalla Home Economics Scholarship
  • Lois Jeanne Gruenenfelder Scholarship
  • William J. Haag Memorial Scholarship
  • Kathryn Tomke Hackl Scholarship
  • Sally Kreher Haik Scholarship
  • Sister Marie Philip Haley Scholarship
  • Hathaway World Languages and Cultures Scholarship
  • Roslyn M. Healy Nursing Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Edward Healy Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
  • Professor Suzanne Hendricks FCNS Scholarship Award Fund
  • Dorraine Hennen Johnson and Julitta and Alois Hennen Memorial Scholarship
  • Teresa Hennes Scholarship for Business Majors
  • Evelyn Othellia Hennessy Scholarship
  • Joanne Kucera Hense Scholarship
  • Robert Bennet Henton Scholarship
  • Mary Hill Scholarship
  • Marie M. Hodapp Scholarship
  • Sister Alberta Huber Intercultural Fund endowment
  • Alice and Genevieve Huisenfeldt Scholarship
  • Mother Seraphine Ireland Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Dorthea Jacob Scholarship
  • Anne Boortz Jilek Scholarship
  • Douglas W. and Patricia Anne Johnson Scholarship
  • Sister Marie Inez Johnson Scholarship
  • Helen Steinfort Jordan Scholarship
  • Marylyn Dolan Joseph Endowed Award for Creative Writing
  • Sister Teresita Judd Scholarship
  • Sophia Brough Kampfer Scholarship
  • Kathleen Westby Kasprick '91 and Lyle Kasprick Endowed Academic Scholarship
  • Katherine Keegan Scholarship
  • Agnes E. Keenan Endowed Award Fund
  • Henry Keffeler Scholarship
  • Anne Dolan Kelly Scholarship
  • James L. and Anne Dolan Kelly Scholarship
  • Joan Kelly Scholarship
  • Marie Kearns Kelly Scholarship
  • Patrick and Jane Cole Kennelly Memorial Scholarship
  • Katherine Moroney Kenney Scholarship
  • Harold and Madeleine Kinney Scholarship
  • Dr. Thomas J. Kinsella Memorial Scholarship
  • Anne Volberding Kirchgessner Memorial Scholarship
  • Jeanette Buczynski Kissinger Holistic Health Scholarship
  • Marcella M. Klasen Scholarship
  • Katherine E. Klaus Scholarship
  • Kathryn T. Kotula Scholarship
  • Judith Gorman Krieger Scholarship Award Fund
  • Lorraine Witt Krump Scholarship
  • Grace Schreiber Krusemark Scholarship
  • Susanne Clifford Kuhn Scholarship
  • Ursula M. and Felix Otto Kvasnicka Scholarship
  • William B. Lahiff Scholarship Award Fund
  • Marcelle LaMonte Scholarship for the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
  • Mary Sands Landis Scholarship
  • Murray Lang Scholarship
  • Earnie and Paula Bendry Larsen Scholarship
  • Lucille Bettenburg Laughlin Memorial Prize Fund endowment
  • Kathleen F. Leary Scholarship
  • Helen B. Lemmer Award in honor of Mother Antonia McHugh
  • Ellen Grism Lenertz Scholarship
  • Clement and Elma Lessard Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Eleanor Lincoln Scholarship
  • Marcella Ruhr Linde '46 Nursing Scholarship and Access and Success Endowed Fund
  • Sister Agnes Rita Lingl Scholarship
  • Margaret Williams Linstroth Scholarship
  • Helen C. Lo Scholarship
  • Peter Lupori Scholarship
  • Gertrude A. Malloy Scholarship
  • Master of Library and Information Science Scholarship and Award Fund
  • Margaret Heinen Matheny Memorial Scholarship
  • Marjorie Mathison Hance Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement
  • Francis T. McCahill Scholarship & Athlete of the Year Award
  • Louis McCahill Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary E. McCahill Memorial Endowed Prize Fund
  • Dr. Donovan L. McCain Occupational Therapy Scholarship
  • Abigail O'Leary-Abigail Quigley McCarthy Scholarship
  • Sister Jerome McCarthy Scholarship
  • John V. and Linita Menzner McDonald Scholarship
  • Virginia Claessens McDonald and William J. McDonald Scholarship
  • Mother Antonia McHugh Scholarship
  • McMullen Scholarship
  • Donna B. McNamara Scholarship
  • Sister Catherine McNamee Scholarship
  • John R. McQuillan Scholarship
  • Mieseler Memorial Scholarship
  • Mock Family Scholarship
  • Lorraine and Bernard Morgan Scholarship
  • Rebecca Newell Morison Scholarship
  • Mary Alice Muellerleile Weekend College Scholarship
  • Frank and Corinne Mulcahy Scholarship
  • Thomas Ryan Mulcahy Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Mulheron Endowed Ministry Award Fund
  • Edgar S. Gage/Rosemary Gage Murphy Endowed Science Scholarship
  • Ruth O'Donnell Nachtsheim Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Henry Nachtsheim Memorial Scholarship
  • Lorraine Majerus Nadler Southern California Scholarship
  • Joseph A. and Evaleen E. Neufeld Scholarship
  • Edith Montavon Nowicki Scholarship
  • Gerard J. Obert, M.D. and Mary Ellen Newton Obert, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
  • O'Brien Scholarship for Native American Students
  • Helen O'Connell Memorial Endowed Fund
  • Richard and Esther Erbes O'Connell, Patricia O'Connell McKeown, and Joseph J. Rebovich Scholarship
  • Oedbauer Family Scholarship
  • Chris D. Olson Memorial Scholarship
  • Helen and Vern Olson Presidential Scholarship
  • Dr. Clement P. O'Neill Scholarship
  • O'Shaughnessy Scholars Scholarship
  • Mary McMahon Owens Scholarship
  • Pampusch Family Scholarship
  • Anita M. Pampusch Presidential Scholarship
  • William E. Parnell Scholarship
  • Alfred F. Pecher Scholarship
  • Sister Helen Margaret Peck Scholarship
  • Lucile M. and Leonard E. Powderly Scholarship
  • Prendergast Scholarship
  • Elizabeth C. Quinlan Scholarship
  • Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Scholarship
  • Reader's Digest Foundation Scholarship
  • Willetta Reber Scholarship
  • J. Peter and Mary McFarland Ritten Scholarship
  • Lois and John Rogers Scholarship
  • Nancy Green Ronhovde Scholarship
  • Patricia Bohen Rowley Scholarship
  • Laura Mae Karp Rudeen Scholarship
  • Margaret C. Ryan Scholarship
  • Mary Patricia Ryan Scholarship
  • Noël Ryan Scholarship
  • Sarah Thompson Schmid & William P. Foley III Scholarship
  • Sarah Thompson Schmid Memorial Scholarship
  • Eraine Ste Marie Schmit Scholarship
  • Sally Habiger Schriver Memorial Scholarship
  • Schultz-O'Leary Scholarship
  • Sister Bartholomew Schwab Memorial Fund
  • Amy Marie Sears '95 Memorial Scholarship
  • Lynn Howard Seeland Scholarship
  • Grace Severson Memorial Scholarship
  • Margaret Mulcahy Shaw Scholarship
  • Sandra Burich Sheedy Scholarship
  • Jo Anne Shekleton Scholarship for the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
  • Sudmeier Scholarship
  • Mary Jo Kisch Skaggs Scholarship
  • Charlotte Hill Slade Scholarship
  • Sister Jacqueline Slater Scholarship
  • Peter and Mary Rogers Sluka Endowed Scholarship for Justice and Peace
  • Peter and Mary Rogers Sluka Scholarship Fund for Justice and Peace
  • Earle Clement Smith Memorial Endowed Award Fund
  • Harold J. and Margarette M. Sneller Scholarship
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Spaeth and Susanne Spaeth Dougherty Scholarship
  • Billie-Rita Rhodes Spellman Memorial Scholarship
  • St. Anne Scholarship 
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria Scholarship
  • St. Elizabeth Scholarship 
  • St. Joseph Scholarship
  • Norma J. Steinke Scholarship
  • Angela Debevec Stenger Scholarship
  • Bill and Penny Donovan Stenger Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Catherine Stensrud Scholarship
  • Virginia C. Stoffel Occupational Therapy Leadership Award Endowment
  • Judi Druke Teske Scholarship
  • Loyola Brinckmann Thiltgen Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Thompson Scholarship
  • Mike and Patti Bluml Timmons Scholarship
  • Katherine Bakula Tinker and Steven J. Tinker Scholarship
  • Francis M. and Lorraine Sullivan Tompkins Scholarship
  • Penny Savino Tropman and John Tropman Scholarship
  • Tschida Scholarship
  • Bonnie Hyland Umeh Excellence In Leadership Scholarship
  • Urban Library Scholarship
  • Joan Burns Villella and Patricia Blassingham Villella Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Helen M. Wagner Scholarship
  • Grace Walsh Scholarship
  • Mary B. Pearson Walsh and James Walsh Scholarship
  • Marie Collins Ward Scholarship
  • Vivian O'Gara Weyerhaeuser Endowed Music Scholarship
  • Whitby Scholarship
  • Mary S. Wimber Scholarship
  • Barbara Probst Wollan Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sister Mary Davida Wood Endowed Music Scholarship
  • William T. and Eleanor A. Wooden Scholarship
  • Mary Louise Wright Scholarship
  • Mary Jane Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Marjorie Wade Zenker Scholarship