Student Success

MLK-CC_MG_0179Scholarships are essential to the success of University of St. Thomas students. Our goal is to increase scholarships to ensure access to a diverse population and compete for student leaders of faith and character. This initiative includes much-needed funds for scholarships and endowed faculty chairs. Endowment funds and student scholarships are critical to UST’s future. Providing a quality education relies heavily on our ability to recruit and retain exceptional faculty. Endowed chairs provide this essential support. Endowed programs also ensure that vital academic and extracurricular activities are protected from fluctuations in the economy and in tuition revenue. This stability is vital to UST’s growth as a dynamic academic center capable of attracting the country’s leading educators and students.

Scholarships Make a Difference

In today’s economy, many students find it challenging to afford a high quality, private-university education. in the 2016-2017 academic year, UST has awarded nearly $19.5 million in institutional aid to students. The vast majority of UST’s first-time freshmen receive scholarships or financial aid, and a large percentage of the student body receives federal Pell grants, which have strict need-based guidelines. For most students, scholarships are key to achieving their academic goals, and UST seeks philanthropic partners to help expand scholarship opportunities.Students-CC_MG_0761  

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Our Donors


Trini Mendenhall

The Mendenhall Summer Institute at the University of St. Thomas closes the gap between high school and college for recent high school graduates. The five-week program, finishing its sixth run, helps incoming freshmen adjust to the rigors and challenges of college life. The program started in 2008 with a […] Read More »

Our Students


Jaqueline DeLeoń

When Jaqueline DeLeoń '14 was in high-school, she knew her family did not have the means to pay for college. It was a hard reality, but she did not give up. DeLeoń applied to the University of St. Thomas and earned several scholarships—most funded by generous donors. She also worked to […] Read More »