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Scholarships

The following academic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and are not based on financial need. Candidates are awarded academic scholarships based on HSPT score. Academic scholarships are renewable each year based on current academic performance. No separate application is needed – the Scholarship Committee considers all accepted students.  Essay scholarships are awarded once for incoming freshman and are not renewable. Essays are due by the second Friday in January of your students 8th grade year. Award letters are mailed to selected candidates with their St. Catherine Academy acceptance letters. 

Academic Scholarships (based on the SCA Placement Exam / HSPT)

Academic scholarships are automatically awarded based on HSPT composite score. No application needed.

Pope Saint John Paul II Academy Scholarship -$5,000

  • A score of 99 and above will receive a $5,000 scholarship
  • Student must maintain a 3.75 GPA to have the scholarship renewed on a yearly basis

St. Scholastica Scholarship -$3,000

  • 95 to 98 will receive a $3,000 scholarship
  • Student must maintain a 3.75 GPA to have the scholarship renewed on a yearly basis

St. Katharine Drexel Scholarship -$2,000

  • 90 to 94 will receive a $2,000 scholarship
  • Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA to have the scholarship renewed on a yearly basis

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship -$1000

  • 85 to 89 will receive a $1000 scholarship
  • Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA to have the scholarship renewed on a yearly basis

Academic Scholarship -$500

  • 80 to 84 will receive a $500 scholarship
  • Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA to have the scholarship renewed on a yearly basis

Missionary Heart Leadership Scholarship

Missionary Heart Leadership Scholarship – incoming freshmen only

This scholarship seeks to recognize and reward those students who demonstrate the qualities of responsibility, integrity and leadership in service to their school and community.  These are characteristics emulated by those with a missionary’s heart in utilizing their talents to serve others.  Candidates must provide information on previous leadership and service activities in school, parish or community service.

Scholarship award $1,000.00

Requirements:

All components of the scholarship application MUST be received in paper format (no email submissions). The scholarship application may be dropped off or mailed to:

Admissions
28200 Napier Rd
Wixom, MI 48393

All of the following must be included in the submission in order for it to be considered:

  • 3 Service Activities: Complete an activities verification form for each activity (at the bottom of this page)
  • 400-600 Word Essay:

Jesus spent his public life going from town to town ministering to the people.  By doing so, he taught his disciples (and us) how to be Christian leaders.  What do you believe it means to be a leader and how do you use the gifts God has given you to serve others?

Deadline to submit materials: January 13, 2023

Related Documents

Activities Verification Form PDF

St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship

St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship – incoming freshmen only

This scholarship seeks to recognize students of outstanding virtue and character. Like St. Catherine of Siena, this young woman should exemplify a strength of faith that inspires others and demonstrate a life of virtue.

Scholarship award $1,000.00

Requirements:

All components of the scholarship application MUST be received in paper format (no email submissions). The scholarship application may be dropped off or mailed to:

Admissions
28200 Napier Rd
Wixom, MI 48393

All of the following must be included in the submission in order for it to be considered:

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation:
    • Family/Friend, School, Parish
    • Recommenders rank candidates according to the virtues/traits using the St. Catherine Scholarship Recommender Form (at the bottom of this page)
  • 400-600 Word Essay:

Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”  How would you answer Jesus if he asked you that question?  How do you live your life as one of his disciples?

Deadline to submit materials: January 13, 2023

Related Documents

Scholarship Recommendation Form PDF

 

Feminine Genius Scholarship

St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship – incoming freshmen only

For this scholarship students explore what a faith-filled woman looks like in her daily life and the influence her love for the Lord, her family, and her community can have on the world around her.

Scholarship award $1,000.00

Requirements:

All components of the scholarship application MUST be received in paper format (no email submissions). The scholarship application may be dropped off or mailed to:

Admissions
28200 Napier Rd
Wixom, MI 48393

All of the following must be included in the submission in order for it to be considered:

  • 400-600 Word Essay
  • Students write a 400-600 word essay reflecting on the prompt,

“The messages of contemporary culture often tell women that their value lies in how they look or what they accomplish. From a Christian perspective what is the source of a woman’s dignity and how does this influence her daily choices and affect the world around her.”

  • Include a minimum of 1 source in the essay

Deadline to submit materials: January 13, 2023

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”

Alumna

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”

Alumna, Class of '12

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherine just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love SCA and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“The community service, the focus on virtuous living, and the sisterhood really instills compassion and respect for all of humanity.”

SCA Parent