Scholarships and Internships

Please check this site regularly for updates on diversity related scholarships. For a full list of scholarships please visit the CSS Scholarship Directory.

For questions please contact Chris Davila, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at cdavila@css.edu or 218-723-7013.

Ordean Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 24th, 2019Amount: up to $3,000Criteria:✓ Residency: An applicant must be a current resident of the City of Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, or one of the townships that abut the city of Duluth. The applicant must have resided in that city/township for 12 consecutive months during the last five years. Additionally, the recipient must not have been enrolled at a Duluth-area college/university during this 12 month residency period. Note: College/university enrollment does not include CITS or PSEO registration. ✓ Academic status: An applicant must be a junior or senior level student during the 19-20 academic year and be fully accepted into one of the following majors: Accounting, Education (Elementary Education or Secondary Teacher Licensure), Management, Organizational Behavior, Nursing, Post-Baccalaureate Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Computer Information Systems or Health Information Management. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required at the time of application. Once a student has been awarded a scholarship, the student must continue to satisfy the department’s academic requirements. ✓ Income: Applicants must demonstrate financial need through the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student) and satisfy low income guidelines as per the City of Duluth. ✓ Enrollment: Recipients must be enrolled in 12+ credits per semester during the 19-20 academic year to qualify for the Ordean Scholarship program. Students taking accelerated classes should contact me to review enrollment/disbursement requirements.

2019-2020 Travelers Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019 Award: VariesCriteria:✓ Undergraduate Native American students or students of color, with preference given to juniors and seniors majoring in one of the following insurance-related fields: mathematics, applied economics, management, finance, and the liberal arts. ✓ Applicant must be attending St. Scholastica full-time (12+credits) in the day program or the Extended Studies program during the 2019-2020 year✓ Applicant must be a U.S. citizen ✓ Applicant must demonstrate financial need (through the results of the FAFSA) and academic ability✓ This scholarship is awarded annually. Previous award winners are eligible to reapply. Alternate recipients will be selected by the selection committee in case the chosen recipient(s) declines the award or becomes ineligible✓ The award amount varies and is in addition to (exclusive of) other scholarship or grant awards

HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP) awards funds to students enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. Scholarship support includes payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend.After completion of graduation/training, recipients can fulfill their service commitment at a number of approved health care facilities currently experiencing a critical shortage of nurses. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each additional year of service.Deadline: May 21, 2019Award: VariesCriteria: ✓ Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;✓ Be enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;✓ begin classes no later than September 30, 2019;✓ Be free from any federal judgment liens;✓ Be free from any other existing service commitment;✓ Not be overdue on a federal debt.

Sue Fischer Scholarship for Nursing Excellence

Deadline: May 17, 2019Award: VariesCriteria: ✓ Applicant must demonstrate some degree of financial need.✓ Applicant must be a full or part-time student enrolled in a baccalaureate degree nursing program and have accumulated enough credit hours to be at least at a Junior level. The applicant also may be an associate degree student returning to school or transferring for a baccalaureate degree nursing program or graduate degree nursing program.✓ Applicant must be in good academic standing, minimum 3.0 GPA.✓ Applicant must have demonstrated a commitment of service to others through employment, volunteer service, community service, etc.✓ Applicant must be a resident of the state of Minnesota.✓ Applicant must be enrolled in a higher educational institution in Minnesota.APPLICATION MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN OR LEGIBLE AND IN BLACK INK

Attn: Management Students: Two Sr. Ramona Scholarship Opportunities.

Sister Romona Ewen and Thomas W. Wedige Scholarship

Deadline: April 26, 2019Award: $800Criteria:✓ This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship for a CSS Management student enrolled in the day school program. ✓ Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate students during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply. ✓ Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.✓ Recipient must be a full-time student (12 or more credits per term) during the 2019-2020 academic year.✓ Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial need. ✓ Preference is given to a student with proven leadership skills in an extra curricular activity.

Sister Romona Ewen (David Kuefler) Scholarship

Deadline: April 26, 2019Award: $800Criteria:✓ This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship for a CSS Management student enrolled in the day school program.✓ Junior or senior undergraduate students during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.✓ Applicant must have a GPA of 2.3 or greater.✓ Recipient must be a full-time student (12 or more credits per term) during the 2019-2020 academic year.✓ Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial need.


Herbert C. Klippen Memorial Scholarship in Management

Deadline: April 26, 2019Award: Varies, based on endowment earnings.Criteria:✓ Must be a junior or senior during the 2019-2020 school year.✓ Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) student in the day-school program during the 2019-2020 school year.✓ Applicant must be majoring in Management and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.✓ Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of Duluth, MN.✓ Applicant must have demonstrated leadership ability.✓ One letter of recommendation from a St. Scholastica faculty member is required.✓ This award is made in addition to (exclusive of) other scholarship or grant awards.✓ This scholarship is awarded yearly. Previous award winners are eligible to reapply.

Quip Diversity Scholarship open for STEM Majors

The Quip Team reviews applications, choose winners and runner ups, then invite them to their office in San Francisco for a full day of all expenses paid learning and mentor-ship. Deadline: May 1, 2019Winner: $5,000Runner Ups: $1,000Criteria: See the link for full criteria.

Albert Gonska Achievement Award

Deadline: April 18, 2019Award: VariesCriteria:✓ Full-time (12+ credits per semester) undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior students enrolled in the traditional day school program during the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply✓ Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate potential for academic success, including satisfactory GPA progress✓ Applicants must have demonstrated leadership skills.✓ The award is in addition to (exclusive of) other scholarship or grant awards✓ This is an annual award. Previous award winners are eligible to reapply✓ Alternate recipients will be selected by the selection committee in case the chosen recipient declines the award or becomes ineligible✓ One letter of recommendation from a St. Scholastica faculty member is required.

St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: May 3, 2019Award: VariesThe St. Cloud Hospital Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund was established to be an ongoing memorial to the school. The purpose of the fund is to support nursing education and recruitment of viable candidates into the profession through financial assistance. Criteria: Enrolled in an undergraduate or technical program in the nursing field, Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0, Demonstrate involvement in alumni association, community and/or school activities.

The Native American Political Leadership Program, Semester in Washington

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.

Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship Foundation Deadline April 18 2019

Award: $1,000/Semester renewableCriteria:✓ Be in the top fifty percent of the graduating class of Carlton County, and have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, or be a past graduate of a Carlton County high school or a resident of Carlton County who has earned a GED. Current college students applying for the first time must be residents of Carlton County.✓ Must show participation in school and community activities.✓ Must demonstrate financial need.✓ Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters, for a total of $8000. Each year the Scheidler Foundation Board will review the academic records of current scholarship recipients and renewal forms will be mailed to those eligible.
Application is attached. Applications and all supporting information (including copies of the required IRS 1040 forms), must be postmarked by April 18, 2019 and addressed to:
Floy Gilman Scheidler Foundation1201 Tall Pine Lane, Suite 1Cloquet, MN 55720
Questions can be directed to Linda Suer at 218-879-9541 or suerlinda01@msn.com

B. Davis Scholarship, Deadline May 24, 2019, Award $1000

Criteria: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Deadline June 14, 2019

Award: Up to $1,000Criteria: 1. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.2. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic below: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Frank Budd, M.D. Scholarship Deadline: May 10, 2019, Amount: $750

Criteria: Must reside in the MN counties of St. Louis, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or WI counties of Douglas or Bayfield. Must be a verifiable Vietnam veteran or relative of a Vietnam veteran (including step family). Completed at least 26 academic credits in an accredited program. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Must be a verifiable, full-time, registered student at a college within the United States. Award is based on essay of the subject provided. To apply: See attachment, or email bbohn@css.edu to obtain an application
VietnamVeteransMemorialScholarshipFrankBudd.pdf

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Deadline: May 10, 2019, Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Must reside in the MN counties of St. Louis, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or WI counties of Douglas or Bayfield. Must be a verifiable Vietnam veteran or relative of a Vietnam veteran (including step family). Completed at least 26 academic credits in an accredited program. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Must be a verifiable, full-time, registered student at a college within the United States. Award is based on essay of the subject provided. To apply: See attachment, or email bbohn@css.edu to obtain an application.
VietnamVeteransMemorialScholarship.pdf


PAST DUE

Two Scholarships for Healthcare Majors

Founders' Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019Award: $1,000This $1,000 scholarship, granted in two $500 annual gifts, is designated for residents of Lake County, Minnesota or a graduate of Lake Superior School District who are pursuing an education in the health care profession.

Dr. Jerry Church Community Health Sustainer's Award

Deadline: April 1, 2019Award: $1,000Named for one of Two Harbors’ best-known physicians and designed for residents of Lake County, Minnesota, graduates of a Lake, Cook or St. Louis County High School who are seeking a career in rural health care, this $1,000 scholarship is gifted in two annual $500 sums.

American Public Media Group Internships, Deadline April 5, 2019


SFM Foundation Scholarships Deadline March 31st, 2019

Award: VariesCriteria: Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with an employer based in Minnesota or Iowa and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act or Iowa’s workers’ compensation law.Be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application.Have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, number of hours the applicant works and community service of the applicant are all considered.Be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from an accredited school.Demonstrate financial need.Submit a completed application.

VFW Auxiliary Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship, Deadlines October 1, 2018 & April 1, 2019, Award Varies

Eligibility: Applicant must be a full time nursing student in an Associate or Bachelor Degree School of Nursing, or prior to the start of a LPN program. The scholarship is designed to help fund the final year. Applicant must be a member of or eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW Auxiliary, or be a child or grandchild of a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars or VFW Auxiliary. Applicants must be a resident of the State of Minnesota, or a non-resident of Minnesota with a membership in the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, attending a Nursing School in Minnesota. A Reservist can be eligible IF they have been awarded a campaign or service ribbon which establishes eligibility for the VFW, or eligible under number 2. Scholarship funds provided by the VFW Auxiliary, Department of Minnesota will cover expenses of: tuition, books, laboratory and similar fees, and include online courses. Signed application, financial statement, and personal statement must be sent together.

UPS Foundation Scholarship, Deadline October 26th

Traditional day school undergraduate (freshman through seniors) students of color or first generation attending St. Scholastica full-time (12+ credits per term) may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have demonstrated financial need. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Capitol Pathways 2019 Student Application, Internship, Deadline is October 31st

2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute, Deadline November 1st

To promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.

Schroeder Scholarship, Deadline November 2, 2018, Award $2300

1. Applicant must be a new or returning undergraduate full time student at the College of St. Scholastica (Duluth campus) for 2018-2019; 2. Applicant must be a first generation college student; 3. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Minnesota resident; 4. Applicant must demonstrate financial need through the results of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA); 5. One letter of recommendation is required; 6. Recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The Lavine Minority Student Scholarship and the St. Scholastica Monastery Scholarship in Honor of Frances Lavine, Deadline November 2, 2018 Award Varies

Criteria: Full-time graduate or undergraduate female American Indian students may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in the traditional day-school program at CSS. If there are no qualified applicants, secondary preference will be given to: a. American Indian males b. Other females of color c. Other males of color. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

Sauber Scholarship for Lifelong Learning, Deadline November 2, 2018, Award $500

1.Applicant must be a new or returning undergraduate full time student at the College of St. Scholastica (Duluth campus) for 2018-2019; 2. Applicant must be accepted into a major of Biology, Chemistry, or Sustainability Studies and the Environment; 3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need through the results of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA); 4. Recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Charles E. House Scholarship , Deadline: November 9, 2018, Two - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded

Criteria: Applicant must be a full-time, undergraduate, Junior or Senior, pursuing a degree in ANY major at the College of St. Scholastica (any campus). Applicant must be currently working a minimum of 20 hours per week while attending CSS as a full-time student. Applicant must demonstrate financial need through the results of the FAFSA. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (FAFSA definition).

Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship, Deadline: November 15, 2018, Amount: $1,500

Must be a full-time student who is enrolled in a higher education institution in St. Louis County, or A resident of St. Louis County, MN, who is a full-time student enrolled in a higher education institution outside of St. Louis County, MN. Research paper is required. For questions or further information, contact Kathleen Cargill 218-733-7586 at kathleen@thehistorypeople.org

Marie H. Kribs and Elise Irene McAuley Scholarships Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018 Award: Two - $700 scholarships will be awarded

Criteria: 1. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (through the results of the FAFSA); 2. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (FAFSA definition); 3. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate AND graduate level degree-seeking students at the College of St. Scholastica who are living with a disability 4. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled for 6+ credits for fall semester. Graduate students must be enrolled for 3+ credits for fall semester to be considered for this scholarship. 5. Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and the academic requirements of the graduate program (as applicable). 6. Application materials should be returned to the address, email, or fax number listed on the top of the application.

Mettl's Scholarship for Emerging Leaders, Deadline December 14, 2018, Award $2000

Mettl scholarship for Emerging leaders is an attempt to identify and assist young leaders who have shown an exceptional flair for leadership and have the mettle to be dynamic business leaders of tomorrow. Criteria: Have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa. Have a proof of enrollment in a degree course from a recognized university or college. Employees of Mettl, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible.

Phillips Scholars Program 2019-2021 Campus Deadline: January 18, 2019 Award: $ 16,500

($6,000 scholarship junior year, $4,000 summer stipend, $500 project resource pool, $6,000 scholarship senior year)Student Eligibility: Excellent academic record (GPA 2.75+), Sophomore in the 2018-2019 academic year, Demonstrate financial need, Aspires to address a significant need within a particular community, Demonstrate community and campus leadership experience, Have an interest and history in community service and volunteering, Be committed to designing and implementing a Minnesota focused summer 2020 service project focused under the theme "Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota", (320 hours over 8 weeks over the summer). Students will also be required to get together with the other Phillips Scholars in their cohort every other month to share ideas and resources, as well as learn from community organizations focusing their work on Minnesota's achievement/opportunity gap.Quote from a Phillips Scholars -"The Phillips Scholarship changed my life. Perhaps the most important thing I learned from being a part of the program is that I can impact the world. I learned that I can make a difference."

United Educators Foundation Scholarship Deadline February 1st, 2019

Award: $1,500Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in Education 2. Must be entering junior or senior year in Fall 2019 3. Applicants must be attending an accredited College or University in the state of Minnesota or be a United Educators Credit Union member or the child or grandchild of a member. This award is available to non-UECU members.

MN Masonic Charities Scholarships Deadline February 15, 2019

Award: Varies Criteria: Review the scholarship link above to view the various scholarship opportunities and requirements for each scholarship. Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or freshman, sophomore, or junior in college to apply.

MN Masonic Charities Deadline February 15, 2019

Award: VariesCriteria: Review the scholarship link to view the various scholarship opportunities and requirements for each scholarship. Must be a high school senior or freshman, sophomore, or junior in college to apply.

St. Mary's Hospital-Superior Auxiliary and St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships Deadline March 1st 2019

Award: $500-$2,500Eligibility: College students in their SECOND year OR HIGHER of college or technical college pursuing a degree in a healthcare related field are eligible to apply. - Applicant must be a resident of Douglas County for St. Mary's Hospital-Superior Auxiliary Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, high character, and demonstrated leadership. Applicants are also reviewed with an emphasis on past and current volunteer activities. Consideration is also given to demonstrated financial need, academic record and commitment to caring for the sick and injured. If you have questions, please contact the Essentia Health Volunteer and Auxiliary office atvolunteerservices@essentiahealth.org or by phone at 218-786-4420.

St. Scholastica Alumni and Sister Celeste Shoup Scholarship Deadline March 1st 2019

Award: VariesCriteria: 1. Son/daughter or niece/nephew of an Alumna/Alumnus2. Applicants must demonstrate potential for academic success including satisfactory GPA and/or class rank3. Enrolled as a traditional full-time student (12 or more credits per term) during the academic year for which the scholarship is made4. Students must apply each year (scholarship will not automatically be renewed)5. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need and complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

St. Luke's Volunteer Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 8th, 2019

Award: VariesCriteria: Be a graduate of a Minnesota or Wisconsin high school and be a current resident of a community where St. Luke's has a presence. (example: Duluth, St. Luke's; Silver Bay, Bay Area Medical Clinic; Mountain Iron, Laurentian Medical Clinic; Ashland, Chequamegon Clinic) . Be accepted and presently enrolled in one of the accredited healthcare programs listed below. Demonstrate an interest in a healthcare career. Have completed one semester post-secondary academic work in their accredited healthcare program before applying. Demonstrate scholastic ability with a GPA of 3.1 in their chosen field or cumulative work. Demonstrate quality of character and sensitivity to the sick.

U.S. Senator Tina Smith - Internship now paid Deadline March 15th, 2019

I’m excited to let you know that our internship program is now paid. In the St. Paul office, students will receive a $1,200 stipend that is spread out throughout the duration of the internship session. In the D.C. office, students will receive a $1,800 stipend – the pay is higher due to cost of living. They are paid twice per month – on the 5th and 20th – if those days fall on a holiday or weekend, they will be paid the business day prior. This is a victory for low-income students–like I was–who are unable to pursue unpaid internships due to the financial burden of having to work for free. I’ve attached an updated PDF of our program. Students are welcome to contact me if they have any questions. However, they should use the mninterns@smith.senate.gov email address – it’s easier for me to respond to internship questions through that email address, otherwise their email may get lost in the shuffle of all the other emails I receive daily. The deadline to apply for our summer session is March 15 – if you could help get the word out to students, I would really appreciate it. If your university is on handshake, the internship position is already posted there. I hope some of your students apply!