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Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available at St. Paul High School, based on a combination of merit, service, and need. St. Paul scholarships are funded by private corporations, foundations, and individuals who are friends of the school. The criterion for awarding scholarships is defined by the donors and selections are made by the Scholarship Selection Committee in coordination with the Development Office.

It is expected that the students will remain in good academic and disciplinary standing. A student must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to qualify for a scholarship. A student may be withdrawn from the financial aid/scholarship program.Financial aid will be discontinued if tuition payments are not kept current. Families receiving financial aid will still be required to pay their portion of the tuition plus the required fees (i.e. registration fees, extracurricular fees, activity fees, mandatory parent service hours, etc.)  

 

How is a scholarship different from financial aid?

Financial aid is based on financial need. This must be demonstrated by submitting a financial aid application. A scholarship is based on merit or a combination of merit and need. A merit scholarship is offered for academic merit/service alone. A merit/need scholarship is offered based on academic merit combined with financial need.

 

How do I apply for a merit/need-based scholarship?

There are two parts to the merit/need-based scholarship application:

  1. There is no fee to apply.  In order to be considered for any financial need based scholarships, you must fill out the CEF application and provide income verification.  Click for Financial Assistance and CEF Application
  2. Submit scholarship application for students to the school office.  If your scholarship is renewable, you must reapply every year. Honors at Entrance scholarships are awarded based on the HSPT (High School Placement Test) score the student receives.  Valedictorian scholarships will be verified with the student's junior high school.
  3. Once the application is processed and all paperwork is verified the school you will be notified. You will be notified in writing by SPHS regarding your application and award status.

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Principal’s Scholar $ 3,000

This scholarship is awarded to the valedictorian of his/her 8th grade class. Taking the High School Placement Test at St. Paul High School in January or February is required. A letter from the principal is required as verification. The scholarship is renewable for all 4 years provided the student maintains a 3.75 GPA , enrolls in at least two honors courses each semester, serves as a student ambassador each year and is involved in extracurricular activities.


Honors at Entrance $ 1,500

Students scoring in the 90th percentile on the HSPT will receive Honors at Entrance scholarship award in the amount of $1500 per year provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, serves as a student ambassador each year, and is involved in extracurricular activities. Taking the High School Placement Test at St. Paul High School in January or February is required.


Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) $ 2,000

Through the Catholic Education Foundation, over $8,000,000 per year (in recent years) has been available to students in grades Pre-K through 12 attending Parish and Archdiocesan schools. Applications can be picked up in the school office.  CEF funding is transferable to another participating Archdiocesan high school.   All students are encouraged to apply - especially 8th graders who are still considering which high school they will be attending in the fall.  Late applications are NOT accepted.

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation $ 500 - $1,000

For the 2013-14 school year, St. Paul High School was awarded $33,000 from the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation to be used for scholarships to retain students who, without financial assistance, would be unable to remain in the school. These scholarship dollars are to be directed to those students who may be experiencing unanticipated financial hardships in their families. Awards are granted to students who are in need of financial aid, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and who have a history of Christian Service. Recipients must complete a minimum of 15 hours of Christian Service as an ambassador under the supervision of the Office of Advancement.


Bill Hannon Foundation $ 500 - $ 1,500

In 2013, St. Paul High School was awarded $50,000 from the Bill Hannon Foundation to be used for scholarships to retain students who, without financial assistance, would be unable to remain in the school. Awards are granted to students who are in need of financial aid, have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and who have a history of Christian Service. Recipients must complete a minimum of 15 hours of Christian Service as an ambassador under the supervision of the Office of Advancement.

Sara’s Hope Foundation $ 1000 - $ 3000

This scholarship was created by Dan & Patty (Chavez) Tate to honor Patty’s parents, Roland and Maryann Chavez who put their six children through St. Paul High School. This is a one-year scholarship which may be renewed. The recipient is chosen on the basis of an essay written by a ninth grade student by the Tate family and is based on a willingness to “Pay it Forward”. Must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA and is involved in extracurricular activities and write a monthly “Random Act of Kindness” essay.


Gardner Scholarship $ 500

Funded by the Gardner family in memory of their husband and father, Richard Gardner, it was designed to assist football players who maintain a 2.0 GPA or better and have demonstrated financial need. It is a renewable scholarship of $500 per year for up to three students.


Sisters of Mercy $ 500 - $ 2,000

Each year the school applies for a grant for emergency tuition. Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley’s passion for the poor, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are impelled to share their resources with the economically poor of the world, especially women and children.


Bishop Ryan Scholarship amount varies

This is a program funded by alumni, parents and other donors to help students to provide financial assistance for students demonstrating financial need. The awards can be long term or short term based on funds available and circumstance. The principal determines the need.


Support a Swordsman amount varies

This is a program funded by alumni, parents and other donors to help students to provide financial assistance for students demonstrating financial need. The awards can be long term or short term based on funds available and circumstance. The principal determines the need.

Tom Klemens Memorial Scholarship $ 500 - $ 1000
The Tom Klemens Memorial Scholarship is funded by Mrs. Pat Klemens, widow of Tom who passed away in 2006.  Recipients are selected based on need and must exhibit leadership qualities, be involved in extracurricular activities and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.  


Darren Sumabat Scholarship $ 500

This scholarship is funded by the Sumabat Family in memory of their son, Darren Sumabat, Class of 2003. It is given annually to an underclassman that has demonstrated financial need. Applicants for this scholarship must be faith-filled, hard-working individuals who have a positive attitude that are involved in St. Paul Activities.


Christopher Valdenegro Poetry Scholarship $ 500

Funded by Mr. and Mrs. Valdenegro in memory of their son Christopher, Class of 1990, this scholarhsip is open to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. The purpose of this scholarship is to foster the development of creative expression in young people. Applicants are required to write a poem of between 10 and 20 lines in length. The English Department judges all submissions and the winner is published in the St. Paul Genesian and winner announced at the Honors Assembly.


The Gene Zeller Scholarship $ 1500

This scholarship is funded by the sister and brother of former coach Eugene Zeller, who passed away in 2006. The scholarship is awarded to two students who maintain a 3.0 or better GPA and are motivated both academically and athletically.


Adam J. Rosales Memorial $ 600

This scholarship was created by the Rosales family in memory of their son Adam “Bub” Rosales. This is scholarship is available to any senior who has completed all four years at St. Paul High School with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students must have participated in extra curricular activities and Christian service. Interested seniors must fill out the application and submit an essay of no more than 750 words.