Each year the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE), in coordination with other campus offices, works with UST sophomores to compete for a substantial scholarship. In an effort to increase male and student of color applicants, the Phillips Family Foundation is allowing schools to nominate up to two finalists who will compete for six $16,500 awards. This is an opportunity for Tommies to serve their communities, gain leadership skills, build their resumes and earn scholarship money for education.

The Phillips Scholars Program supports potential leaders with outstanding academic credentials who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Six competitively selected Phillips Scholars, each nominated by one of 16 Minnesota private colleges and universities are eligible to receive a $6,000 junior-year scholarship, a $4,000 summer award to support the development and implementation of a self-designed service project to address unmet needs in Minnesota communities, $500 project resource funding, and a $6,000 senior-year scholarship contingent on the successful completion of the summer project.

Qualifications:

  • Current sophomore
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • History of participation in campus activities
  • Have an interest in community service and volunteering

Each Phillips Scholar receives:

  • $6,000 scholarship for their junior year
  • $6,000 scholarship for their senior year
  • $4,000 stipend for summer 2016
  • $500 project-resource funding

The scholarships from The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation are administered through the Minnesota Private College Fund. When selected, the 2015-2017 UST Phillips Scholar will become part of the rich history of former Tommie Phillips Scholars.

Interested sophomores should stop by OSLCE in AQU 313 to learn more about the scholarship and connect with potential community partners. For more information or to request the application form please contact ServiceLearn@stthomas.edu.

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