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Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial Aid offered to Incoming Freshman:

Principal’s Scholarship $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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid offered to Returning Swordsmen:

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation $500 - $1,000

For the 2021-22 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 2021, 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.

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 - $1,000
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 scholarship 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 $1,500

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.

Richard Michael Madrid (Class of '71) Memorial Scholarship amount varies

For the 2021-2022 school year, St. Paul High School was awarded $20,000 from the Madrid Family Foundation to be used for 5 student-athlete scholarships to retain students who, without financial assistance, would be unable to remain in the school. These scholarship dollars are directed to at least 5 students, male and female, who may be experiencing unanticipated financial hardships in their families. Rick Madrid was a St. Paul All-Star football player who graduated in 1971. He passed into eternity in August 2021.

Awards are granted to students who are in need of financial aid, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and who play at least one sport.