Board of Governor's Scholarship

Application Information

The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering will offer one $10,000 scholarship to an entering first year student who has excelled both inside and outside the classroom while in high school and intends to pursue a degree in engineering starting in fall 2017. This award is renewable for three more years for a total of $40,000.


  • Applicants must be high school seniors during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Applicants must be accepted to attend St. Thomas as an undergraduate in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible non-citizens, undocumented or DACA (deferred action for childhood arrival) students.


The scholarship recipient must continue to express an academic interest in the field of engineering and officially declare a major in one of the following undergraduate engineering programs by the end of the second year at St. Thomas: computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or 3-2 liberal arts engineering. In addition, the recipient is expected to be active in one of the engineering student professional organizations and periodically represent the School of Engineering at events.

Recipients must maintain a 3.0 institutional GPA to renew their scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed for three years.

Application Process: 

Students who have been admitted to the University of St. Thomas and met the scholarship eligibility requirements listed above will be invited to submit an online scholarship application and essay.

Please note, you will be asked to complete the information below when applying for the Board of Governor's Scholarship.

  1. Provide up to a two-page essay that describes:
    • Your personal goals and vision
    • Examples of things you've done that demonstrate how you are currently living out this vision
    • What attracts you to the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering
    • How you believe an engineering degree from the University of St. Thomas will allow you to grow
  2. A list of leadership roles, accomplishments, awards and achievements

Please compile your materials before entering the application site as it does not allow you to save an incomplete application. We recommend first typing your responses in a document and then copying and pasting into the application.

Important Dates:

  • March 10, 2017
    Deadline for online scholarship applications, including your essay and list of accomplishments.
  • Late March 2017
    Finalists will be selected and asked to interview with the scholarship committee. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from these finalists.
  • April 2017
    Announcement of scholarship recipient.
  • May 1, 2017
    Deadline for acceptance of all scholarships.

For further information:

Don Weinkauf, Dean of Engineering
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 962-5750