Undergraduate Scholarships

St. Olaf – Sponsored

Scholarship opportunities funded by or through St. Olaf College, available exclusively to St. Olaf students.

Federated Insurance Leadership Scholarships

Federated Insurance, Owatonna, MN has made a gift to St. Olaf College that will allow the awarding of two $1,000 scholarships for each academic year. Federated prides themselves on EQUITY, TEAMWORK, INTEGRITY AND RESPECT. These are the demonstrated skills they will look for in the applicants.
Deadline: TBA

Ken Olsen Internship Funding for Sociology/Anthropology Majors

Funding for So/An majors completing internships during any semester, over Interim, or during the summer. Awards are generally in the $300 to $500 range, depending on the number of successful applications.
Fall Deadline: September
Interim Deadline: November
Spring Deadline: December
Summer Deadline: April

Peace Scholars Seminar in Norway

The Nobel Peace Forum consortium sponsors a Peace Prize Forum Scholars program. The goal of the program is to inspire and engage students and citizens to become full participants in peacemaking efforts around the world. Two students from each of the five Norwegian Lutheran colleges that make up the consortium will be selected as scholars and awarded a seven-week educational experience in Oslo, Norway, designed to deepen their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.
Deadline: January

Sidney Rand Scholarship
The Rand Scholarship is designed to foster and support undergraduate research in the life and culture of Norway. The scholarship is offered to a Saint Olaf student who presents the best proposal for a 300-level independent research course focusing on some aspect of Norwegian life.


St. Olaf-Affiliated

Externally funded scholarship opportunities which require advising or nomination by a St. Olaf faculty/staff member.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program pays tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. **A student can inquire about this opportunity, but must be nominated by the college. Please contact Matt Richey if interested.
Application Deadline: December 1st
: Matt Richey

Mayo Clinic:  Vann Fellowship for Biomedical Ethics Research
The Jim Vann and Lee Stanton Vann fellowship will fund one undergraduate student for Biomedical Ethics Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, during the summer of 2014.  The work of Vann Fellows will be supervised by physician and research mentors within the Mayo Clinic Program in Professionalism and Ethics.

Application Deadline: December TBD
Advisor: Dana Gross

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
In 2013, the Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Application Deadline: March TBD
: Dana Gross

Phillips Scholars Program
The Phillips Scholars Program supports potential student leaders (Sophomores only) with outstanding academic credentials who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Six competitively-selected Phillips Scholars are eligible to receive $16,000: a $6,000 junior-year scholarship; a $4,000 summer stipend to support the development and implementation of a self-designed service project to address unmet needs in Minnesota communities; and a $6,000 senior year scholarship contingent on the successful completion of the summer project. Interested students should meet with Nate Jacobi several months before the deadline to discuss their application.
Information sessions: TBA
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
Advisor: Nate Jacobi


Direct Apply

Opportunities listed by area or population without nomination processes, for which one can apply directly to a foundation or organization.

Funding Opportunities

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