Alumni Referral Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship can make a world of difference.
A referral from you can help to kickstart a student’s potential. If you know a high school junior, senior or college transfer student who is Tommie material who lives in a U.S. state other than Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin, please refer them to St. Thomas. If they’re admitted, they get a $1,000 scholarship – and the opportunity to do more good in the world.
If you have any questions, please see the FAQs listed below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Answering your questions about the Alumni Referral Scholarship
The future Tommies must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose home address is in a U.S. state other than Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, because this scholarship is donor-funded and the gift can accommodate those states.
No. Alumni referrers can reside anywhere. To be considered an alumnus or alumna of St. Thomas, you must have earned your undergraduate or graduate degree from St. Thomas or earned credits during at least one semester of a degreed program.
There is no limit on the number of students you refer, as long as the students meet the location criteria and you submit the form before the deadline.
Each referred student can only receive one $1,000 scholarship.
Yes! Your child, your niece or nephew, your neighbor, one of the players on your team, your nanny, the kid that works at the local grocery store -- as long as they live in eligible states, and you think they are Tommie material, they all qualify to be referred by you.
We are currently accepting referral applications for future first-year students who will begin attending St. Thomas for academic year 2022-23 or beyond. Referrals for first year students must be submitted by January 15 of the student's senior year.
Referrals for transfer students will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be subject our scholarship award cycle.
The Admissions team will reach out to all referred students, even if they haven't yet applied to St. Thomas. Students not applying for admission in the current year will not be eligible for the year’s referral scholarship but will be added to our database and included in future communications from our admissions team.
Half of the scholarship will be applied to their fall semester. The other half will be applied to their spring semester.
Yes! More than 50 percent of students learn about St. Thomas because of a friend or family member's recommendation.
The University of St. Thomas is grateful to the Irvin Kanthak estate for providing funding for this scholarship program. Visit our Scholarship and Student Achievement web page to learn more about how you can impact future St. Thomas students.