The Minnesota Private College Fund and The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation have announced the 2002-2004 Phillips Scholars Program.  This program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs.  Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.

Students from 16 Minnesota private colleges, including the University of St. Thomas, are invited to apply by submitting a proposed service project that will benefit a Minnesota community.  Examples of service projects from previous scholars include:

  • Provide summer activities for homeless youth in partnership with the Churches United   Shelter
  • Work with the Minnesota AIDS Project to provide HIV-AIDS support, education, programming and resources in central Minnesota.
  • Create a day camp with weekly themes at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in St. Paul.

Each campus selects a finalist to compete for one of five $14,000 Phillips Scholars awards that are awarded as follows:

$5,000 junior-year scholarship (2002-2003 academic year)

$4,000 summer stipend (summer of 2003)

$5,000 senior-year scholarship  (2003-2004 academic year)

Eligibility for the program includes:

  • 2.75 GPA or better
  • Junior status in the 2002-2003 academic year
  • Demonstration of current financial need
  • Commitment to designing a Minnesota-focused service project
  • Prepared to implement your service project during summer 2003 (for which you will receive a $4,000 stipend).

A Phillips Scholars information session will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Room 152, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Send an e-mail message to Peter Wareham or call (651) 962-6641 for more information or to reserve a place in the session.

In addition, you can visit the Phillips Scholars Web site to find out more about this program and print an application.

Your application for the scholarship must be received by the St. Thomas Office of Student Financial Services, Mail # CHC 156, by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002.  Your application will be reviewed the following week and you will be notified by Monday, March 18, regarding your status as a St. Thomas finalist.  The five winners selected from the finalists will be announced during the week of April 1, 2002.


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