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Donor support makes impossible situations possible

Top Priority: Scholarships

Expanding Access

Many promising students can't attend St. Thomas due to insurmountable financial barriers.

Generous donors who fund scholarships break down those barriers, making way for a student to have the full transformtional St. Thomas experience and fulfill their potential. 

Because helping every student achieve their full potential is at the core of our mission as a Catholic university.

 

Priority One: Scholarships

Affordability is the #1 reason students don’t enroll at St. Thomas.

Providing financial aid to 97% of undergraduate students is insufficient to meet the need of all qualified students who want to become Tommies.

More than 35% of enrolled students still have significant financial need after scholarships, grants, work study and federal loans. This gap often forces students to:

  • take on excessive loans
  • opt out of living on campus with peers
  • work extraordinarily long hours, jeopardizing academic success
  • delay graduation
  • withdraw from school

Be a Difference-Maker

Our financial aid team has found that a scholarship of $6,000 per year closes the financial gap for potential Tommies.

You can be a difference-maker with immediate impact by contributing to our general scholarship fund or by creating a named annual scholarship.

For lasting impact, create a named endowment that will provide support to promising Tommies for years to come.

Promising Students Need Your Support

21%
of St. Thomas students are Pell grant eligible, meaning they have high financial need
35%
of St. Thomas students find that scholarships, work study and federal loans don't cover their college expenses
#1
Reason for withdrawal form college is financial need
Undergraduate orientation groups meet for a meal on the lower quad

Indebted, But Not Forever In Debt

Together we can prevent students from dropping out with debt and no degree.

Your gift – at any level – will help new and current students get their degree so they can become morally responsible leaders who will make the world a better place.

If scholarship support shows a student that someone cares about them, someone wants them to go to school, imagine - just imagine what that could do.

Erin '22