“The Minnesota State Grant means that I get a chance at success. I am provided with the opportunity to thrive not only in higher education, but also in life afterwards. In easing the financial burden of schooling, the Minnesota State Grant provides me with the ability to focus on learning and improving the world around us.”
The story at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
There were 358 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 22 percent of all Saint Mary's undergraduates.
- The average State Grant award at Saint Mary's was $4,771.
- In total, more than $1.7 million in State Grant awards were made to Saint Mary's students.
There were 474 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 28% of all Saint Mary's undergraduates.
- The average Pell Grant award at Saint Mary's was $4,072.
- In total, more than $1.9 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Saint Mary's students.
“It is hard to imagine my life without the Minnesota State Grant. I am really grateful to receive it and it makes school affordable. I don’t know if I would be getting a college education if I did not have the State Grant.”
“I am very grateful for the State Grant. Both my brothers attend community college and I am extremely fortunate to have the State Grant to attend private college at Saint Mary’s. It has made it much more affordable for my family.”
“I come from a large family that owns a dairy farm. For my siblings and me, college was only if we could find the funding to do it. Without the State Grant, I wouldn’t have been able to go to a school with a great environmental program and it would have been a few years before I could go at all.”