“The Minnesota State Grant allows me to receive a higher education and achieve my goal of being a social worker. Without the Minnesota State Grant college would not be a possibility.”
The story at The College of St. Scholastica
There were 912 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 31 percent of all St. Scholastica undergraduates.
- The average State Grant award at St. Scholastica was $5,165.
- In total, more than $4.7 million in State Grant awards were made to St. Scholastica students.
There were 837 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 28% of all St. Scholastica students.
- The average Pell Grant award at St. Scholastica was $4,183.
- In total, more than $3.5 million in Pell Grant awards were made to St. Scholastica students.
"Without the Minnesota State Grant system, there is no way that I would be able to pursue my dreams of becoming a Physician Assistant. I come from a small town and it is so rewarding to have the opportunity to pursue my dreams at The College of St. Scholastica. The grant money helps to lessen the amount of loans, debt, and burden placed on my family and I. I am a huge believer in making your dreams come true. Anything that positively supports a young person's dream is priceless and worth supporting."
"The State Grant has made college more affordable for me and allows me to receive an education at a college of my choosing. The Minnesota State grant program has also affected many other students in my immediate cohort, and has dictated whether or not they can be in school."
“The Minnesota State Grant program has affected my ability to attend St. Scholastica by helping ease the financial burden that college often places on students. With this grant I don’t have to worry about getting another job, and it allows me to focus on my responsibilities as a student and build connections with those around me.”
"Without the Minnesota State Grant I would not be able afford more than one class a semester. Because of this grant I am able to attend the private university that has the major I want and a program that is tailored for a working adult. I still work full time and apply for scholarships to make my educational goals possible. I grew up in a lower middle class home without financial support for college. This grant really supports the 'American Dream' and helps to narrow the income gap by allowing students like me access to higher paying jobs through education."
“I chose St. Scholastica because I wanted to attend a really great school; the State Grant makes it possible for me to go here. I am not eligible to take student loans and I work 60 hours a week to pay for school.”
“With this grant, I was able to afford to live on campus, which is huge and has allowed me to experience campus fully and focus on my studies. It also helps relieve the financial burden on my father, who is a single parent.”