Home > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarships By Type > First In Family Scholarships > Saint Mary_S University First Generation Initiative Scholarship

Saint Mary’s University – First-Generation Initiative Scholarship

Our service to first-generation college students exemplifies the mission and vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The First-Generation Initiative provides access to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for qualifying students. It is designed to offer academic and personal support to first-generation college students as they transition into higher education. The initiative will also build the support structures necessary throughout the collegiate experience, so that students may reach their full potential and complete their bachelor’s degree.

Amount: Scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board along with books

Eligibility: All full-time undergraduate freshmen on the Winona Campus


- Minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- High financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
- Demonstrated leadership potential with involvement in school, church and the community
- Parents must not have a bachelor’s degree
- Preference will be given to graduates of Lasallian, Cristo Rey, San Miguel and Nativity schools

For more information, please visit our website.

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!


Latest College & Financial Aid News

University Suspends Free Yoga Class Over "Cultural Issues"

November 24, 2015

by Susan Dutca

The University of Ottawa recently suspended their yoga class after students raised concerns that the exercises were offensive and a form of "cultural appropriation." Instructor Jennifer Sharf, who teaches the class for free, feels "people are just looking for a reason to be offended by anything they can find." The Student Federation, who also happen to be the ones to invite Scharf to the [...]

International Men’s Day Cancelled Following University Male Student’s Suicide

November 19, 2015

by Susan Dutca

According to Breitbart news, a 21-year old student at the U.K.'s University of York committed suicide 24 hours before the university's cancellation of International Men's Day. After 200 feminist campaigners, students, staff and alumni expressed their fury over a professor's comments about International Men's Day, the university decided to not observe the November 19 holiday and instead continue [...]

International Men's Day Cancelled at University After Complaints Surface

November 17, 2015

by Susan Dutca

The University of York cancelled International Men's Day (IMD) on Thursday after outraged students, staff, and alumni protested comments made by a male faculty member and requested an apology for "the manner in which it [the release] was framed." Dr. Aidan Lee of the University’s Equality and Diversity Committee stated that "[although there's focus on] raising awareness about - and removing [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed