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Scholarship Information

St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s Counseling Department does what it can to help launch our STARS successfully from high school to college. To make that possible, many students require financial assistance. One of the ways students can make college more affordable is by earning scholarships!

Below is a list of currently open scholarships and resources to find more. A complete list of scholarships can be obtained from the counseling bulletin board or from Mrs. Sitto and Mrs. Tankersley. New scholarships are posted on the counseling office window each week.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes middle school and high school students based on their volunteer efforts in their communities. This program provides an opportunity for schools to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism throughout the school community and recognizes students in grades 5-12 who have distinguished themselves through volunteer work and outstanding acts of community service.

Deadline: 11/10/20
Apply by completing an on-line application at https://spirit.prudential.com

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love.” Write an essay explaining what you think the Pope means by “civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will you build that civilization going forward?
Open to students grade 9 -12.

Deadline: November 16, 2020
Submit essays online at MaryknollSociety.org/Essay

National Honor Society Scholarship

NHS student members who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the NHS Scholarship this year. Applicant must be:
• A high school senior
• An active NHS member in good standing
• Currently enrolled at a school with an affiliated NHS chapter
• Graduating in spring of 2021
• Planning to enroll at a postsecondary college or university in fall 2021

Deadline: December 1, 2020
Access the application at http://www.nhs.us/scholarship. Click on the application guide.

MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

The MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance honor the best student-athletes in Michigan with 32 scholarship awards of $1000 each. Seniors with a 3.50 or better GPA who have earned a varsity letter in an MHSAA-sponsored sport are eligible to apply.

Deadline: December 4, 2020
Access the application at https://www.mhsaa.com/scholarship

2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Deadline: January 5, 2021
Access the application at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Deadline: February 1, 2021
Access the application at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/

Scholarship/Grant Searches

Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, contains a database of federal financial assistance opportunities—grants, loans and work-study programs. Services include a Financial Aid Wizard and Scholarship Search.

Fastweb
This free online site lets you search for scholarships based on specific characteristics such as college, ethnicity, gender, activities, area of study and interests. Members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities. Additionally, members can access financial aid tips and job and internship matches: www.fastweb.com

MeritAid
MeritAid is a comprehensive resource for merit-based scholarships. Students can subscribe to weekly scholarship alerts with 5-10 college scholarship announcements.

“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

“[SCA] builds upon your faith and strengthen you academically throughout the four years in high school so that you are more than ready when you move on to college.”

Zina

“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

“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 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

“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

“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”

MaryKatherine

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

SCA Parent

“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.” 

MaryKatherine

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent