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LionHeart Scholars
The LionHeart Scholarship Program provides tuition to Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) for students from Northside Residents OR recently homeless or housing-insecure students.

Why the LionHeart Scholarship Program?

Saint Mark’s core commitment is to play our part in the alleviation of homelessness and in the development of the near North Side. This springs from our commitment to social justice. Saint Mark’s has been working with MCTC for years to help students. Ten percent of MCTC students are homeless.

The Lionheart Scholarship Program fits perfectly with our missional goals. The Episcopal Marks of Mission ask us to

  • Respond to human need by loving service and to
  • Seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.

How is it Funded?

The scholarship is funded by generous Saint Markans donations at Christmas. The 2015 Christmas Appeal raised nearly $19,000 for the program. This allows Saint Mark’s to offer 8 full-tuition scholarhips to MCTC for the 2016-2017 school year. We look forward to continuing and growing the program with annual Christmas donations.

Brighter Futures

A two-year Associate's Degree has an average value of $15,000 per year in today's Twin Cities economy. Helping a student attain their degree allows them to reinvest their own time, talent, and treasure back into the community that has raised them up. This is a win-win for everyone—targeted community development through financial support for career development.

By donating to the fund you have turned your dollars into a scholarship for a student and also into a better life not only for the student, but also for their family, their community and our spiritual life.

Saint Mark’s and Saint Markans will also be enriched by this new relationship. Our LionHeart Scholars are admirable people, with dreams of helping others. Many of them are already doing so and have overcome many obstacles in order to do so. We look forward to meeting them, getting to know them better and providing continual encourgement.