Diversity Grant

Who is Eligible?

Graduate students seeking a degree and taking courses at the University of St. Thomas (other than J.D. Law or Full Time MBA programs) that demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and who bring to the University of St. Thomas distinctive personal characteristics and/or who have overcome significant obstacles or hardships.

Application Criteria

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen seeking a degree at St. Thomas.
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your FAFSA results sent to the University of St. Thomas (school code 002345) and demonstrate financial need.
  • You must complete the Graduate Diversity Grant application and attach a personal statement indicating your reasons for requesting the grant.


New students must apply by August 1st for the fall term, January 1st for the spring term, and April 1st for the summer term.  Continuing students must reapply for the grant each academic year by August 1st.

Contact Office

Graduate Financial Aid Office


2017-2018 Diversity Grant Application

2016-2017 Diversity Grant Application

* Funds have been exhausted for students enrolled in Fall 2016.   Students beginning their enrollment in Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 are welcome to apply by the applicable deadline.