Outside Scholarships

Although CSB/SJU try to offer an affordable education with various types of aid, there can be gaps for students. We highly recommend that students seek out additional outside scholarships every year to help pay for educational expenses throughout their college experience.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. These are some suggestions for scholarships, but there are many, many more available to students.


Do not only apply for scholarships offering large amounts of money. The smaller amounts can be less competitive and therefore more achievable. Several smaller scholarships can add up to large amounts.

General Scholarships

Erickson Merkel Foundation $500-$1,500 We aim to select and reward scholarship candidates who exemplify the values of hard work, creativity, and service. Not just students who earn a high GPA, but the sort students who are putting themselves through school by working tenaciously.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship $10,000 (Renewable) Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
The Christophers Video Contest $100-$200 College students are invited to create a film or video (5 minutes or less in length) that best communicates the message and mission of The Christophers and its belief that one person can make a difference.
Scholarship America Dream Award $5,000-$15,000 Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started.

Underrepresented/Minority Scholarships

United Negro College Fund Varying Amounts

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country.

Human Rights Campaign Varying Amounts

A list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for LGBTQ and allied students.

A Scholarship for Women Who Want to Be the Boss $2,000

A scholarship for any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund $500-$5,000

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.

Gates Millennium Scholars Based on financial need

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

MnACC Scholarships $500-$2,500

Provided by the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color, these awards are available to any student of color from Minnesota who is attending a MnACC-member institution.

Page Education Foundation $1,000-$2,500

The Page Education Foundation was founded to support the academic and professional success of youth of color throughout Minnesota. We are pleased to say that for more than 30 years, the Foundation has been successful in doing just that.

Ron Brown Scholarships $10,00 (Renewable)

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships Up to $30,000 over four years

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Specific Field of Study/Careers

Education.com Scholarships for Future Teachers $5,000-$10,000 Providing scholarships for aspiring teachers with a dedication to education and demonstrated academic achievement.
National Society of Black Engineers Varying Amounts Providing scholarships and grants for students majoring in engineering fields.
Paralegal Scholarships Varying Amounts

Paralegals are integral parts of the legal system, so the vocation is supported by national and regional organizations. National professional paralegal organizations maintain financial aid funds, and additional resources are put-forth by individual, local chapters and affiliated foundations.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students $5,000 (Annually)

The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship $5,000-$10,000

For over 20 years, the makers of TYLENOL® have supported students pursuing degrees in healthcare by offering the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship.

International Students

International Student Scholarships Varying Amounts

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.