We offer various
scholarship opportunities.

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2024 Fall Semester
Application closed on May 17.

Once award decisions are finalized, recipient information will be provided to the Business Office. Scholarship dollars will be disbursed to your tuition after the add/drop date for the semester.

When determining scholarship awards, priority consideration will be given to applicants registered by May 17 for the Fall 2024 Semester at Saint Paul College.

Award notifications will begin on July 15th. After all available scholarships have been awarded, any applicants not receiving a scholarship will also be notified.

How to apply for scholarships.

How to Apply

The scholarship application will require time and effort to complete. We encourage you to start your application early as no extensions are possible after the deadline.

  • First-time applicants should create a scholarship account. You will need a valid email address and phone number to set up an account.
  • Prospective students will need to upload an unofficial transcript on their scholarship application. The transcript should show classes you have taken and your grades.
  • Tell us about you-
    • Describe your educational goal(s)- Include why you chose Saint Paul College, why you chose your academic program, and explain how attending Saint Paul College will help you accomplish your educational goal(s).
    • Describe your job or career goal(s)- Include why you chose that profession and explain how Saint Paul College will help you accomplish your job or career goal(s).
    • Why are you applying for a scholarship and how will obtaining a scholarship help you reach all your goals?
    • Is there anything else you would like us to know about you, your background or your life?
  • Writing support is available through our Academic Support Center (Tutoring Services) and setting up an appointment with General Reading/Writing Support.
  • A minimum of one professional reference is required for your application to be considered. Request a reference as soon as possible on the application.

If I Receive a Scholarship, What’s Expected of Me?

Most of the Saint Paul College scholarships are made possible by donations from kind and thoughtful individuals. If you receive a scholarship from Saint Paul College, we ask you to write a thank you letter/note to the donor. Instructions will be provided on how to do this online. You will also be invited to attend a scholarship reception on campus where donors enjoy the chance to meet you briefly. We strongly recommend that you make arrangements to attend these receptions which typically last one hour. You will receive details after your award about the reception.

Saint Paul College Scholarships

Saint Paul College offers various scholarship opportunities for fall, spring, and summer terms. Each year the college awards over $300,000 in scholarships to more than 300 students. Unlike a student loan, a scholarship is a gift that is not paid back.

Fall Semester (32)

American Welding Society Scholarship ($500)
Welding students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and at least one semester in the welding program.

ASL Community Scholarship ($500)
Students enrolled in any Sign Language Interpreting, ASL, or Child Development ASL program.

Cabinet Making Scholarship ($500)
Cabinet Making students at Saint Paul College.

Dot and Tom Louder Scholarship ($500)
Medical Laboratory Technician student with financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA. The student must be entering his/her final year in the program.

Fantastic Sams Scholarship ($500)
Supports a student in any semester in the Cosmetology program in good academic standing.

G.R. Chase Michael Scholarship ($500)
Single parent, minimum 2.8 GPA, and completed one semester at Saint Paul College.

George Floyd Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
Supports students that identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color (BIPOC) in good academic standing.

Gladys Westin Scholarship ($500)
Medical Lab Technician students who have completed at least one year with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, financial need, and working while going to school

Hans O. Nyman Engineering Scholarship ($1,000)
Students with a demonstrated interest in district heating and cooling, cogeneration, energy conservation, and/or environmental quality improvement.

Horton Holding, Inc, Scholarship ($750)
Pre-Engineering (AS) degree students with a minimum 2.0 GPA and financial need. Must plan to transfer to continue their engineering studies at a four-year college or university.

Renewed for up to 2 years (including summer terms) based on satisfactory academic progress and a minimum 2.0 GPA.

IBEW Local #110 Electrical Scholarship ($500)
Full-time Electrical student who has completed at least 2 semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and financial need. Renewed for $500 for Spring semester based on 3.0+ GPA.

James Staloch Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Single parents in any program; at least 9 credits completed; a GPA of 2.5 or higher; financial need.

Judith Marie Burgess Scholarship ($500)
This scholarship supports cabinetmaking students.  Can be renewed for the spring semester with a qualifying GPA.

Kenneth R. Webber Scholarship ($2,500)
Machine Tool or Right Skills Now Manufacturing students with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to working in the manufacturing field.
Renewable until program completion with student satisfactory academic progress and dependent on available funds.

Laura Beeth Scholarship ($1,000)
Supports students with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any health care program.
Students need to be in at least their second semester.

Lawrence and Christine Fischer Scholarship ($500)
Students must have completed one semester with a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, and be a graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools. Preference to Culinary Arts students.

Major Duff Military Scholarship ($500)
Supports a student associated with the United States military- Active duty military

  • National Guard
  • Honorably discharged veteran
  • Abled or disabled veteran
  • Child or spouse of any of the above

McDonald-Stees Scholarship ($1,500)
Students age 30 and over seeking additional education to either change careers or advance in their current employment.

Medical Lab Tech Support Scholarship ($1,000)
Medical Lab Tech student entering his/her final year of study, a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and commitment to the profession.

Nancy Crippen Scholarship ($500)
Nursing students at Saint Paul College with demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.

Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
Supports a Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color in academic good standing.
Students must be in at least their second semester.

Richard Milon Family Culinary Scholarship ($500)
Second Year Culinary Arts student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For culinary equipment only.

Roland Koester Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Supports students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. (A high school student with earned college credits may also be considered.)
Preference will be given to students in a Business or Technical Education program.

Ryan Caulfield Culinary Scholarship ($500)
Students enrolled in Culinary Arts at Saint Paul College.

Satya Garg Scholarship ($500)
Student entering his/her final year of study in an AA, AS, or AAS program, minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and shows commitment to the profession.

Scott Runman Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship ($1,500)
Supports a student in the Culinary Arts program with a 3.0 minimum GPA.
Preference is given to Black, Hispanic, or Native American students.

Sima Z. Savin Scholarship ($500)
First generation students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher

Sonnack Culinary Scholarship ($500)
Culinary Arts students at Saint Paul College in their first semester.May renew in the second year based on continued progress in the program and minimum 3.0 GPA.

Southern California Scholarship ($1,000)
Students enrolled in any program at Saint Paul College, with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Southward Family Scholarship ($500)
Electrical Technology students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and financial need.

Tom Nielsen Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)
Supports students enrolled in the CNC Machine Tool program in good standing.

Victoria Davis and Nathaniel Khaliq Scholarship ($500)
Students in any program who grew up in the Rondo neighborhood, graduated from Saint Paul Public Schools, and volunteers in the community.

Spring Semester (17)

Alice Hausman Wall of Fame Scholarship ($500)
Full-time students in trade programs

Automotive Service Scholarship ($500)
Auto Service Technician students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Caterpillar Excellence Scholarship ($1,000)
Full-time Welding students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who have completed 16+ credits

Circinus Global Trade Scholarship ($500)
Global Trade students with the highest GPA’s in the program. Awarded at the end of the spring semester.

Donna Tarras Culinary Arts Scholarship ($500)
Culinary Arts student who will be enrolled in the second semester of the program with a serious commitment to a career in the field.

Dorothy Mazur Nursing Scholarship ($500)
Practical Nursing students who will be enrolled in the second or third semester of the program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Scholarship ($500)
Supports a student currently enrolled in at least one EAP course. A current student may also qualify if they have completed at least one EAP class in the past.

Esch Construction Scholarship ($1,000)
Supports a BIPOC student (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) in a Career and Technical Education program.

Graco Manufacturing Technology Scholarship ($2,000)
Manufacturing Technology AAS degree, Machine Tool diploma, or CNC certificate students enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Jung Family Scholarship for Child Development Studies ($500)
Students in good standing in the Child Development program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.  Preference for first generation students and students who have volunteer experience working with children.

McGough Construction/K. McCabe Scholarship ($500)
Students enrolled in a construction trades program at Saint Paul College, with demonstrated financial need, underrepresented populations in the trades and serious commitment to their construction industry career.

Nazim Alley Memorial Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa ($500)
Student in PTK with outstanding academic performance and actively participates in chapter events and activities

O’Keefe Millwork Scholarship ($500)
Cabinet Making students in good standing academically.

Pipefitting JATC Scholarship ($1,500)
Student in good standing; enrolled in the second semester of the Pre-Pipefitting day program; minimum 2.5 GPA; and recommendation from a Pre-Pipefitting instructor.

Tipler Family Endowed Scholarship ($1,250)
For students enrolled in the second semester of a trade program (other than an electrical program). Students must be in academic good standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Renewable for two additional semesters depending on good academic standing and minimum 3.0 GPA.

Truck Technician Scholarship ($500)
Supports students enrolled in the Truck Technician program.

Zach & Chelsey Schwartz Scholarship ($500)
Supports a student who is socioeconomically disadvantaged
and has experience living or working in diverse environments and/or who has demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations.
Preference is given to a student of color.

Fall and Spring Semester (8)

Donovan Schwichtenberg Scholarship ($500)
Full-time students in any program with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Gene Haas Scholarship ($2,000)
This scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolling in a CNC Toolmaking program at Saint Paul College.

John Erik Brandenburger Scholarship in Culinary Arts ($1,000)
Culinary Arts student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and financial need

Kopp Family Foundation Scholarship ($500)
Students who are ineligible for traditional financial aid but have demonstrated financial need and completed FAFSA form. Current students must be in good standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Kowalski’s Market Scholarship ($500)
Culinary Arts student at Saint Paul College. For the purchase of culinary tools.

Nelson Wood Shims Scholarship for Carpentry Students ($1,500)
Carpentry student at Saint Paul College with demonstrated financial need.

Richard Anfang Scholarship ($500)
Full-time students in any program with a 2.0 GPA and financial need

Xcel Energy Scholarship for STEM Students ($1,000)
STEM education students with minimum 2.5 GPA and are traditionally underrepresented students.

Fall or Spring Semester (6)

Bob Christopherson Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Full-time Welding students with at least 6 credits at Saint Paul College

Carl L. Eastvold Scholarship for Career and Technical Programs ($500)
Full-time students in trades programs with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

George Christen Scholarship ($500)
Massage Therapy or Personal Trainer students who have completed at least one semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Ken and Ruth Wilson Endowed Scholarship ($500)
Students must have completed one semester of the Machine Technology program in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.

Richard A. Newman Memorial Scholarship ($500)
First-year Plumbing students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Ujamaa Pathways to Prosperity Scholarship ($625)
A first-semester student who has completed the Ujamaa program AND is recommended by an Ujamaa staff member.May renew for 1 semester based on Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Fall, Spring and Summer Semester (3)

Friends of Saint Paul College Scholarship ($500)
Students in any program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Saint Paul College Alumni & Friends Scholarship ($500)
First generation college students in any program with demonstrated financial need.

Saint Paul College Faculty and Staff Scholarship ($500)
Students in any program in good academic standing with financial need

Fall, Spring or Summer Semester (4)

3M MAP Scholarship for Electromechanical Systems ($2,500)
For students entering or currently enrolled in the Electromechanical Systems program. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED and have a minimum 2.50 GPA.

Priority preference for students who have participated in a 3M MAP sponsored program in High School or Junior High School. Preference is also given to underrepresented communities (women, minorities, veterans) and those who show an economic need.

Carpentry Program Scholarship ($500)
Carpentry students in good academic standing and with financial need.

Fargo Family Scholarship ($500)
Full-time, single-parent students in the Business Administrative Professional, Child Development Careers or Practical Nursing program.

Robert Erickson Scholarship for Part-Time Students ($500)
Part-time adult students in any program.  Priority given to students who are also working part or full time.

Science Scholar
Program Application

This up to $16,000 renewable scholarship program is designed for students in science programs who have high potential and low income. The application window for Fall admission to the Science Scholars program is 4/1 through 6/30. The application window for Spring admission to the Science Scholars program is 10/1 through 11/15.

External Scholarships

Scholarships are also available through local, state and national organizations. We are notified about these scholarships periodically and you can find more information about the scholarships and how to apply below. Individual applications are required for each scholarship and the application dates will be different for each scholarship.

*Disclaimer* – Please use your best judgement when applying for these scholarships. We are not responsible for the content of external websites and any scholarships offered are not associated with or managed by the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation.

The Chairish ‘Design Your Future’ Scholarship ($2,500)

Our Design Your Future scholarship is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields.

  • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students
  • Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required
  • Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S.

Deadline: January 1st & June 30th

Minnesota Aspiring Teachers of Color Scholarship

The Minnesota Aspiring Teachers of Color Scholarship (ATC) is a pilot program created to provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to become teachers, have demonstrated financial need, and belong to racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the state’s teacher workforce.

Deadline: June 17

Beauty School Students Scholarships

Various scholarships for LGBTQ+ students interested in Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Care programs. Deadlines are throughout the calendar year.

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

The award is intended to help women who are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) as undergraduate or graduate college students studying in the United States. The scholarship winner will be asked to provide proof of current/future college enrollment.

Deadline: January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30 every year. Scholarships are $500 or $1,000.

LeadMN Scholarships

Deadlines are November 1 and April 1 for nine different scholarships administered through the LeadMN organization.

Deadline: November 1 and April 1

Powder Coating Institute Scholarship

Open every January with an early March deadline, the Powder Coating Institute, headquartered in Kentucky, offers scholarships to engineering and business students nationwide. Check out their criteria on their website.

Tiwahe Foundation – American Indian Family Empowerment Program

Deadline: Round One – January 1 – March 15. Round Two- July 1 – September 15 every year

PFund Foundation – LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Deadline: January 17- March 17, 2023. Scholarships

Bold is the largest independent scholarship provider in the US offering a vast directory of available scholarships for students throughout the year.

Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

The $10,200 Cat Zingano Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.

Deadline: March 17, 2023

Mary Jane Young Scholarship

This scholarship provides at least two awards annually to re-entry transfer student parents in the St. Catherine College for Women baccalaureate program.

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023

Wordtips Scholarships

Wordtips is a resource for historically underserved students to find available college scholarships.

Last Mile Education Fund

Last Mile Education Fund collaborates with investors and partners to fill critical financial gaps for students pursuing tech and engineering degrees. Awards are made available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to review by the Last Mile Education Fund and our investment partners.

Funding is available for emergency situations, grant awards and scholarships.

Deadline: Varies by fund

Addiction Scholarship

Are you a full-time college student in the U.S.? Do you have a passion for raising awareness about the dangers associated with substance abuse and addiction?

If you answered “yes” to both questions, you’ll want to enter the Scholarship Contest. Three scholarships will be awarded to qualified college students who write the winning essays (for first, second, and third places).

Deadline: This scholarship is cyclical and awarded at the beginning of every Spring and Fall Semester unless otherwise noted on their webpage.