“Minnesota is my home. Thanks to The Minnesota State Grant I have the confidence to finish my dual degree at the university where I feel I really belong. The grant program is helping me achieve my academic goals.”
The story at St. Catherine University
There were 1,150 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 29 percent of all St. Catherine's undergraduates.
- The average State Grant award at St. Catherine's was $4,377.
- In total, more than $5 million in State Grant awards were made to St. Catherine's students.
There were 1,450 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 36% of all St. Catherine undergraduates.
- The average Pell Grant award at St. Catherine was $4,112.
- In total, $6 million in Pell Grant awards were made to St. Catherine students.
"The Minnesota State Grant has allowed me to focus my attention on my classes and extra-curriculars. With these experiences, I am confident that I will be able to graduate and give back to the state of Minnesota for its generosity in funding part of my education."
“With the Minnesota State Grant program I am able to take the courses and courseload needed to pursue my major and career in nursing. The grant has alleviated the financial stress of school’s cost and affordability, which in turn has given me the opportunity and time to focus on my studies and extracurricular activities.”
“The Minnesota State Grant program has allowed me to focus on being successful both in and out of the classroom. If it was not for this program I would not be able to attend a school where I am supported by everyone I come in contact with and where my success is of the utmost importance.”
“The State Grant has helped me focus on my academic success without worrying about paying for school. The grant has allowed me to be as involved as I can be on campus.”
"The State Grant has made it possible for me to attend St. Kate’s, since I come from a low income family. This grant has opened doors for me at St. Kate’s. It has made it possible for me to be active on and off campus without being financially stressed.”
"The State Grant program has given me a chance to not only attend college, but to attend a school that I didn’t think would be financially possible for me. I’m incredibly grateful that I am able to focus on my education, rather than how I intend to pay for it.”
“The State Grant is important to me because I need money to go to school; it decreases the amount of financial stress I have. I’m trying to do all of this on my own, so grants also reduce the amount of worry my family has that I’ll end up with a huge amount of debt when I graduate.”