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Scholarships

Every Little Bit Helps!

There are many scholarships available to help cover the costs of private and continuing education. Here at St. Catherine of Siena Academy our Counseling Department collects and distributes information about prime scholarship opportunities for our STARS.

During November, MI Student Aid will provide tips and tricks for filling out scholarship applications, as well as other resources that can make college accessible, affordable, and achievable for Michigan students. Visit https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid, fill out the survey, and MI Student Aid will match your information with its scholarship database.

Open Scholarships

Below is a list of open scholarships at this time. It will be updated as information becomes available. A complete list of scholarships may 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.

LMCU Scholarship Contest 
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Each year seniors are invited to apply by answering a specific essay question with the possibility of winning a $2,000 scholarship. This year’s essay prompt is: A Day in the Life. Describe one day in your life from the past year. 
Contest Rules 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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.
Access the application at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/

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

More scholarships can be found at:
https://www.goingmerry.com
https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

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.

Counselors

Claudia Sitto
Grades 9-12: Last Name A – H
csitto@saintcatherineacademy.org
248.946.4848 ext: 137

Hutham Tankersley
Grades 9-12:  Last Name I – Z
htankersley@saintcatherineacademy.org
248.946.4848 ext:138

“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

“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

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

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

SCA Parent

“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

“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”

SCA Parent

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent

“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

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18