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Scholarships can change lives

We are building something truly special here in Minnesota! And we are grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends who have supported our goals with their time and talents. To continue our work, we invite you to explore giving to the funds listed below.

Gifts can be given now or become a sustainer and give monthly. Please check with your employers to see if they match employee contributions to charitable organizations. We are grateful for any amount of support.

Thank you for supporting the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas.


Curt Kietzer

Director of Development, School of Engineering
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Give to our funds

You can give online to any of the fund or scholarship designations listed below. Online giving is a convenient way to make a gift of any designation.

To learn more about ways to give or for a more detailed description of the activities supported by these funds, please contact Dr. Don Weinkauf, Dean of the School of Engineering at dhweinkauf@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-5760.

The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering will offer the Engineering Board of Governors Summit Scholarship – a $10,000 scholarship to a first-time, first-year student who has excelled both inside and outside the classroom while in high school and intends to pursue a degree in engineering. Making a gift to this fund will be used to support these students in their pursuit of an engineering career!


Our engineering and software students are active in a broad range of activities, from cutting-edge research to national student competitions. The Engineering Student Excellence Fund helps to ensure that they have the right equipment and resources to make the most of their experience at St. Thomas and develop the skills necessary for success in the future.


The Peace Engineering Fund has enabled engineering students to work with entrepreneurial communities in the developing world. And together with the people of these communities, St Thomas students use their engineering skills to create sustainable food, water and energy technology solutions to create a more peaceful and just world.


Engineering education provides teachers and to-be-teachers with an engaging, authentic integrated STEM knowledge base with a focus on engineering education. The capacity to accelerate every learner’s capabilities, interest and identity in STEM education is filled when educators have the financial support needed.


Not sure where to direct your gift? Give to the School of Engineering General Fund and have our Dean direct your gift to an area it is needed the most.


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Memorial Scholarships

Engineering memorial scholarships honor those people who have been part of the School of Engineering community.

  • John Povolny Endowed Scholarship
    John Povolny was one of the original founders of the School of Engineering at St. Thomas in 1985. For decades, he was a faculty member and adviser in School of Engineering programs, and served on the school’s Board of Governors.
  • Charlie Johnson Memorial Scholarship
    Charlie Johnson '21 was a mechanical engineering student who fully embraced international travel and the cultural awareness that comes from immersing oneself in the world. The Charlie Fund was established to provide study abroad experiences for students who otherwise could not afford to go.
  • Aaron Schuster Memorial Scholarship
    Aaron Schuster was a junior majoring in electrical engineering, class of 2013. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School.
  • Marlene Houliston STEPS Alumni Scholarship
    Marlene was the student services coordinator in the School of Engineering and worked at St. Thomas for many years.

Memorial Funds
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Matching Gifts Can Double Your Impact

Please check with your company’s Human Resources office to find out if it has a matching-gift program. For a quick search to learn more, including if your company has a program, and your eligibility, visit https://give.stthomas.edu/about/matching-gifts/index.html.

How to Mail or Transfer Funds

You can give via our website or you may mail your gift to us or you may use an electronic funds transfer (EFT).Mail your Gift
If you would like to send a check to make your gift, please complete the Giving Form and mail it with your check to: Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, Saint Paul, MN, 55164-0947.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Alumni can have gifts withdrawn from a personal or professional bank account or credit card and directed to a St. Thomas giving designation by an electronic funds transfer (EFT). Give a fixed amount monthly for a specific period or an indefinite period.

To initiate an EFT, complete the Giving Form and mail it to: Development Office, University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, St. Paul, MN, 55164-0947.

Questions? Contact Curt Kietzer at kiet1596@stthomas.edu or 651-962-6913.