The Ronald M. Hubbs Scholarship Fund was created in 1997 by family and friends in his loving memory.  Ronald M. Hubbs, former Chairman of the St. Paul Companies, Inc., and lifelong advocate for literacy, played a crucial leadership role in bringing the issue of adult literacy to public awareness and action.  Scholarships from the Hubbs Scholarship Fund will be awarded to students at the Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul. 

    The fund was created to provide scholarship awards to adult learners who are preparing to enroll in a degree granting post-secondary education program.  Up to three scholarships of a minimum of $1,000 plus a stipend for books will be awarded annually, to be paid to the enrolling academic institution subject to the conditions of the grant.  The Scholarship Awards will be recognized at the Hubbs Learner Recognition Event held the first week of June.


    • Applicants must be adult learners who have recently completed or will complete an Adult Basic Education program such as the GED, Occupational Preparation, College Preparation, or a skills brush-up program, by July 1st of the year in which the award is made.

    • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an on-site undergraduate degree granting post-secondary education program in the year in which the award is made.  Scholarships not used within one year of the award date will be cancelled.

    • Applicants must be students enrolled in programs offered by the Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul during the current school year.

    • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



    Selection will be based on the following criteria:

    • excellent academic work

    • outstanding contributions within a community.  (Students and teachers are encouraged to consider community in its broadest sense.  This could be a geographic community but it could also be the community of school, faith, ethnic group, etc.)

    • clear educational goals and post-secondary plans

    • financial need

    Special circumstances such as barriers or hardships experienced by the student will also be taken into consideration.

    The most successful nominations include specific examples or stories and as many details about the nominee as possible, including data on outcomes.


    The Scholarship Committee reviews all scholarship application materials and makes recommendations regarding the annual scholarship recipients.



    • Hubbs Center Adult education teachers recommend a deserving student(s) for the award.  (Only two recommended students per teacher, please.)

    • The following material must be submitted ONLINE by May 1:

    1)      Student Scholarship Application Form (submitted by student). Click here to go to the online application .

    2)      Teacher Recommendation Form (submitted by teacher). Click to go to the teacher recomendation form.


    • Award recipients/nominators will be notified by June 1.

    • Once selected, award recipients must complete additional paperwork, before the process is complete.

    • Questions – contact Ruth Rodriguez at Ruth.Rodriguez@spps.org or 651-744-7611.