Opening the Door of Possibility for Students

With your generous support, students will discover their full potential, inspire others, and lead in their families, in their careers, and in their communities.

Support the Scholarship Initiative

About the Scholarship Initiative

Making education affordable and accessible is at the core of our mission at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of educators and the founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, strongly believed that education is the key to equality and progress.

Scholarships open doors to opportunities, not only to attend college but to experience it at its fullest. We believe every student has a right to an excellent education; and when that education is centered in a collaborative and close community of learners, our students find success beyond even their expectations.

Students tell us their lives are truly transformed because of these incredible gifts. Without the generosity of our benefactors, many students would not be able to afford college, much less attend a private Lasallian Catholic university dedicated to helping students reach their fullest potential. With a quality, faith-based education, these students will be prepared for the challenges facing tomorrow’s leaders.

Not only do the student recipients—and the communities they go on to serve after graduation—benefit from these gifts, so does the university. Scholarship support strengthens Saint Mary’s by allowing us to attract and retain the most promising students, enhancing the college experience for everyone by creating a more robust and diverse academic atmosphere.

Academic and merit-based scholarships help Saint Mary’s to remain competitive in attracting gifted and talented students. Saint Mary’s offers a number of scholarships to reward academic success as well as to nurture student leadership, creativity, and artistic talent. We believe talent, hard work, and dedication should be rewarded.

More than 99 percent of Winona Campus undergraduate students receive some type of need-based or merit-based scholarship. Your support helps to bring a Saint Mary’s education within reach for students, regardless of their financial situation.

At Saint Mary’s, we’re proud that we are able to bring a personalized, private education in line with the cost of the best public institutions. But if we are to attract more students with exceptional academic and leadership potential, we must also bring our scholarship awards to be competitive with our peers.

These awards signal to students and their families that they are wanted and valued by Saint Mary’s and are often the deciding factor for families whose incomes just miss qualifying for need-based aid. With your support of academic scholarships, we can attract more high-achieving students whose presence invigorates our classrooms and inspires the entire Saint Mary’s community.

While here, we want our students to be able to concentrate on their studies, free from the worries of financial stress; and we want our students to graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our goal is to eliminate financial barriers for promising students — tomorrow’s leaders.

Make an Impact

Our scholarship recipients have expressed gratitude in many ways. Many of these students go on to become scholarship donors, passing along the same opportunities they’ve had to new generations of learners. Named student scholarships can be established through an endowed or annual gift. These amazing legacies can perpetually honor loved ones by offering new life and new hope to tomorrow’s students. Make an impact today!


Benefactor Funded Scholarships

A. E. Dick '32 Memorial Scholarship
Alfred J. and Florence M. Bambenek Scholarship
Aloysius M. Mazig '65 Annual Scholarship
Alpha Phi Omega- Sigma Theta Chapter Leadership, Friendship, and Service Scholarship
Anne K. Locher Memorial Scholarship
Anton and Mary Ledworowski Scholarship
Archbishop Binz Scholarship
Arthur N. Flodstrom '64 Memorial Scholarship
B.J. Meixner Scholarship
Bachelor Completion Scholarship Fund
Bev and Phil Marek Endowed Scholarship
Bishop Patrick R. Heffron Scholarship
Br. Finbar McMullen Endowed First Generation Scholarship
Br. I Basil Rothweiler Scholarship
Br. Raphael Erler Scholarship
Brother Alphonsus Pluth '39 Scholarship
Brother Ambrose Trusk '43 Chemistry Scholarship
Brother Charles Severin Scholarship
Brother J. Francis Walsh FSC '45 Memorial Scholarship
Brother J. Raymond Long '43 Memorial Scholarship
Brother Julius Winkler '36 Scholarship
Brother Laurence Walther Memorial Scholarship
Brother Leonard Courtney '37 Scholarship
Brother Michael Collins, FSC First Generation Initiative Endowment Fund
Brother Urban Lucken '35 Scholarship
Brother William Mann, FSC Endowed Scholarship for the First Generation Initiative
Captain Jack Schneider '55 Scholarship
Catherine M. Ross Scholarship
Charles and Ellora Alliss Educational Foundation Scholarship
Charles J. Fiss Scholarship
Christian Brothers Scholarship
Christopher Anthony Van Horn Memorial Scholarship
Class of 1954 Anniversary Scholarship
Class of 1957 Billings-Hickey Scholarship
Class of 1959 Anniversary Scholarship
Class of 1960 Scholarship
Class of 1961 Scholarship
Clayton J. and Helen Dooley and Anthony and Irene Drvota Scholarship
Clifford-Hayes Endowed Scholarship
Cristo Rey Alumni Scholarship
Daniel E. '47 and Veronica M. Lucas Legacy Scholarship
David Kuhn '80 Memorial Scholarship
Delwiche Family Scholarship
Dominic and Rosina Polizzotto Memorial Scholarship
Dorothy Magnus Scholarship
Douglas and Ruth Robinson Scholarship
Dr. Christina D. Huck Scholarship
Dr. Jerome Speltz and Mrs. Laurine Speltz Scholarship
Dr. John Hoffman Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship
Dr. Samuel J. Cascio DDS B’48 Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Dr. William '39 and Jean Hendrickson Scholarship
Drs. Michael and Patricia Sommerville Endowed Scholarship
Evert Scholarship
F. Walter and Mary Ann Riebenack Scholarship
Faculty/Staff Endowed Scholarship
Father Andrew Fabian Scholarship
Frank and Helen Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund
Frankard Scholarship
Frederick Gardner Cottrell Ethical Leadership Scholarship
Fund for PsyD Dissertation Research (FPDR)
Gayle B. Goetzman Endowed Scholarship for Horsemanship
Gerald '62 and Patricia Papenfuss Scholarship
Gerald '63 and Lucia LaBonte Scholarship
Gostomski Family Foundation Scholarship
Greg Brosig '81 Memorial Scholarship
Harry J. Welch, Jr. Scholarship
Helen C. Semler Scholarship
Herbert Garvin Scholarship
Hermano Santiago Miller, FSC, FGI Endowed Scholarship
Hon. Donald E. Rysavy '70 and Jane (Lorang) Rysavy CST'72 First Generation Initiative Scholarship
IBM Scholarship Fund
Jack Nankivil Memorial Scholarship
James '69 and Marianne Coogan First Generation Initiative Scholarship
James E. '74 and Ann Hoey Endowed Scholarship
James E. Donovan '66 Education Scholarship
James F. Bachmeier '66 Memorial Scholarship
James M. '51 and Sophia Yang Annual Scholarship
James R. '60 and Judy Cramer CST'60 Cooney Endowed Scholarship
James R. Young '73 Memorial Scholarship
Jelinek Family Scholarship
Jerome W. Clark Memorial Scholarship
John F. and Christine E. Parmer / John C. and Carolyn Noonan Parmer Scholarship
John F. O'Connell Jr. B'46 Family Scholarship
John J. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
John Johnson Scholarship
John M. and Louise V. Healy Memorial Scholarship
Joseph C. and Marie F. Page Memorial Scholarship
Joseph E. Moss Annual Scholarship in the Ed.D. Program
Joyce-Regan Scholarship
Judson P. Letven Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Jul Gernes '61 Memorial Scholarship
Julian and Dorothy Wera First Generation Endowed Scholarship
Katherine MacKinnon Fiss Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
Kelly Family Scholarship
Ken Wiltgen Scholarship
Kenneth R. Sirinek M.D., Ph.D. '65 Endowed Scholarship
Kevin E. Kolis '74 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Klein Family Endowed Scholarship
Knights of Columbus Owatonna Council No. 945 Scholarship
Kristen A. Riebenack Memorial Scholarship
L. W. Mack '66 Scholarship
Lanoga Corporation Scholarship
Laura Kulzer Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence A. '66 and Rill Ann Reuter Endowed Scholarship
Lawrence E. Lisack '70 Endowed Scholarship
Lawrence J. Wlazik '73 Scholarship
Lillian Davis Hogan Scholarship
Lottia Murbach Scholarship
Lt. Thomas F. Meagher CPD Scholarship
Mabel Magnus Memorial Scholarship
Marian Scholarship
Marjorie and William Galvin '50 Scholarship
Mark Carey '67 Scholarship
Maurice Joseph Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Max E. McGrath '49 Scholarship
Merchants Bank Scholarship
Merrill Scholarship
MHS Diversity in Psychology Scholarship
Michael '66, Susan (Haeny CST'66) and Lisa Whalen Endowed Scholarship
Michael M. Feeney '64 Scholarship
Minneanalytics Annual Scholarship
Monsignor Julius C. Haun Scholarship
Msgr. Roy Literski Endowed Scholarship
Need Based Scholarship Endow
Oberton First Generation Annual Scholarship
Ochrymowycz Family Foreign Language Scholarship
Officer Denis O'Leary, CPD Scholarship
Orris & Evelyn Johnson - Jerry & Delilah Keenan Families Scholarship
Paul '50 and Elaine Drack Family Scholarship
Paul D. and Rita H. Oliaro First Generation Scholarship
Paul T. Madigan '55 Scholarship
Peltier Hein Family Scholarship
Peter D. Pearson '70 Endowed Scholarship
Peter F. Wentink '68 Memorial Scholarship
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia / Kevin P. O'Connell '73 Scholarship
Phil Cochran Memorial Undergraduate Faculty Scholarship
Philanthropy & Development Alumni Scholarship
Philip H. Corboy and Mary A. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship
Philip M. Morris '42 Scholarship
Piscitiello Family FGI Endowed Scholarship
Raymond H. Groble, Jr. '39 Scholarship
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Scholarship
Richard T. Wojcik '60 Ethics in Business Scholarship
Robert A. '61 and Marilyn (Wolf CST '61) Janka Annual Scholarship
Robert C. Skemp '49 Endowed Scholarship
Robert Hough '40 Memorial Scholarship
Robert J. and Lucille G. Stiever Scholarship Fund
Robert J. Reardon Memorial Scholarship
Robert M. Woods Memorial Scholarship
Rocco J. Corso '67 Scholarship
Ryan Waddick Memorial Scholarship
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Legacy Endowed Scholarship
Sandra Lee Fox Sullivan CST'66 Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship
Sandy and Dick Pope Annual Scholarship in Business
Sauer Family Foundation Stipend
Scholarship Support
Schuler Family Endowed Scholarship
Sean and Julia (Edmunds) '94 Farnan Family Endowed Scholarship
SGPP Faculty Staff Scholarship
Sieve Family Scholarship
Silchuck Family Scholarship
Sister Giovanni Scholarship
St. Jude Alumni Scholarship
Stanley J. Getch '64 Endowed Scholarship
Stephen '69 and Michelle Hujar Annual Scholarships
Stephen '69 and Michelle Hujar Endowed Scholarship
Steve Kieselhorst, Jr. Scholarship
Susan Ann Wall '97 Memorial Scholarship
T.R. Hennessy Scholarship
Terry and Margaret Meyers Scholarship
The Millie Fund (Annual Scholarship)
The Millie Fund (Endowed Scholarship)
The Rotary Club of Winona Service Above Self Scholarship
The Wasie Foundation Scholarship
Thomas Etten Scholarship
Thomas J. Linder '81 Memorial Scholarship
Tim Burchill Scholarship
Timothy L. Stapleton '95 Memorial Scholarship
Tozer Scholarship
Wagnild Family Scholarship
Wells Fargo Scholarship
Wilde Family Annual Scholarship
Wilde Family Endowed Scholarship
William L. Hedrick Jr. '81 Memorial Scholarship
William R. and Edna B. Ross Scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship