The story at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

State Grant

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.

View a fact sheet about Saint Mary's students and the State Grant.

Pell Grant

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.

“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.

Jordan Malikowski
Hometown:
Royalton
School:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Class of
2021
Major:
Accounting
Extra-curriculars:
Vice president of Serving Others United in Love (SOUL), treasurer of the Deprecor Club, vice president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor)

“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.

Ruba Kenyi
Hometown:
Rochester
School:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Class of
2018
Major:
Psychology
Extra-curriculars:
Member of Black Student and Allies, member of Multicultural Committee, First Generation Initiative study assistant, worked as a food server in cafeteria and volunteered for Buddies

“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.”

Sara Schoenthaler
Hometown:
White Bear Lake
School:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Class of
2015
Major:
Marketing and Management
Minor:
Public Relations
Extra-curriculars:
Guard for the women’s basketball team, works for the Athletic Department, supervises intramurals

“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.

Peter Borash
Hometown:
Royalton
School:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Class of
2013
Major:
Environmental Biology
Extra-curriculars:
Participates in the Honors program, runs NCAA cross country, works as a resident advisor, volunteers with Buddies (a program for the mentally and physically disabled) and belongs to the Biology Club.