Merit Scholarships

St. Mary’s Academy offers a variety of merit scholarships to incoming 9th grade students based on an applicant's demonstrated excellence.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for applicants wanting to be considered for merit scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to take the HSPT at St. Mary's Academy on Saturday, January 15, 2022 (8:30AM-12:30PM). 

 

Principal Distinction Scholarship

100% tuition for 4 years

Valued at over $45,000 in total scholarship
Awarded to the Onward Scholar with the top HSPT scores

*Onward Scholars Program
75% tuition for 4 years
Valued at over $35,000 in total scholarship
Includes robust personalized mentoring and programming
Limited to 12 students
Based on excellence in:

  •     Academics (target 3.5 GPA or higher in core subjects-math, English/Language Arts, science, & social studies)
  •     Leadership
  •     Service
  •     Onward Scholars essays
  •     HSPT
  •     performance during Onward Scholars group and individual interviews

* Must submit the Onward Scholars application to be eligible. For information on prerequisites and how to apply, click here.

St. Joseph Distinction Scholarship
65% tuition for 4 years
Valued at over $30,000 in total scholarship
Limited to up to 15 students who demonstrate the highest level of excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  •     Leadership
  •     Community service
  •     Specified talents
  •     Academic excellence
  •     SMA interview

 
Belle Distinction Scholarship
25% - 50% tuition for 4 years
Valued at $11,500 - $25,000 in total scholarship
Limited to 10 students who demonstrate a great level of excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Community service
  • Specific talents
  • Academic excellence
  • SMA interview

 

Matching Scholarship
St. Mary’s Academy will match any parish or school award up to $500 per parish or school
Students do not need to apply for merit scholarships other than Onward Scholars.