St. Rita Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Young men in 8th grade may be awarded academic scholarships based on their scores on the St. Rita Entrance Exam held in December.  Students will be tested in (3) subject areas: Math, English and Reading, and their National Percentile (NP) score will determine the amount of the academic scholarship.  The test administered will be the HSPT (High School Placement Test).  The criteria below, updated to reflect the Class of 2024 and beyond, will be used to determine the academic award amounts:

  • 99+ National Percentile (NP) Score =  $5,000

  • 95-98 (NP) Score = $2,500

  • 90-94 (NP) Score = $1,500

  • 85-89 (NP) Score = $1,000

    *In order to qualify for an academic scholarship, students must test at St. Rita*

Legacy Scholarship

  • 8th graders whose father or grandfather graduated from St. Rita High School will receive a Legacy Scholarship.

  • $500 per year ($2,000 value over four years)

  • student must maintain a 2.5 GPA while enrolled at St. Rita in order to keep this renewable scholarship

  • student must exhibit good behavior and have no discipline or attendance issues with the Dean of Discipline Office

Brother Scholarship

  • Families with multiple sons enrolled at St. Rita at the same time will receive a $1,500 discount per son.

Catholic School Graduate Scholarship

  • 8th graders who graduate from a Catholic grammar school are eligible for this scholarship.

  • $500 per year ($2,000 value over four years)

  • student must maintain a 2.5 GPA while enrolled at St. Rita in order to keep this renewable scholarship

  • student must exhibit good behavior and have no discipline or attendance issues with the Dean of Discipline Office

  • student must submit a one-page essay on “the importance of Catholic schools in your life”. Essay is due when admissions applications are turned in. The application deadline is Monday, January 13, 2020. We encourage families to apply as early as possible.

  • students with any grades lower than a C-minus on their 7th and 8th grade report cards will not be eligible for this scholarship

  • *there will be a limited number of awards given per year, to be determined by the St. Rita Financial Aid Department.

Rose Award

  • 8th graders who take the St. Rita Entrance Exam are eligible for this award.

  • $1,000 per year ($4,000 value over four years)

  • This is a service award that is renewable all four years

  • student must maintain a 2.5 GPA while enrolled at St. Rita in order to keep this renewable scholarship

  • student must exhibit good behavior and have no discipline or attendance issues with the Dean of Discipline Office

  • student must submit a one-page essay on “the importance of serving your community and giving back". Essay is due when admissions applications are turned in. The application deadline is Monday, January 13, 2020. We encourage families to apply as early as possible.

  • student must fill out and submit the ROSE Award application. This application is due when all other admissions applications are turned in. The application deadline is Monday, January 13, 2020.

  • *there will be a limited number of awards given per year, to be determined by the St. Rita Financial Aid Department.

*Updated for the Class of 2024 and beyond

Other Scholarships

St. Rita partners with donors and scholarship programs to provide a variety of tuition grant competitions throughout the school year. These scholarship opportunities include interest in service, leadership, faith, art, music, STEM, and heritage, as well as other topics. Contests and their requirements are announced throughout the year and are available for current Freshmen-Seniors. Award amounts vary.

Other Academic Scholarships for sophomore, junior and senior year

  •  4.5+ grade point average = $2,500

  • 4.2-4.49  grade point average = $1,500

  • 4.0-4.19 grade point average = $1,250

  • 3.8-3.99 grade point average = $1,000

Financial Aid Information

All students who wish to enroll at St. Rita are welcome to apply for financial aid.  In order to be considered for financial aid, a family must apply online (above).  During the 2018-19 school year, the average amount awarded was between $2,000 and $2,500.  In order to receive aid a family must demonstrate need and the student must be able to make a positive contribution to the St. Rita Family and community through academics, activities, or both.  After filling out the online form for financial aid, it takes roughly three weeks for St. Rita High School to determine the amount of aid a family will receive for their son(s).

All students may apply for financial aid throughout their four years at St. Rita.  Through the generosity of St. Rita alumni, donors and benefactors, we are able to award over $1 million in financial aid, grants and awards to current St. Rita families.  

*Please Note:  When applying for financial aid, a copy of your most recent taxes will be needed.  It is acceptable to use last year's taxes to begin the process.


Financial Aid Q-and-A

Q: What is St. Rita's philosophy regarding financial aid?

A: St. Rita is committed to keeping the cost of a Catholic secondary education affordable for all families. As such we provide financial aid to families that that can show a demonstrated need. 

 

Q: What is “demonstrated need?”

A: A "demonstrated need" is defined as the difference between the total amount a family can be expected to contribute based on their financial situation, and the cost of tuition. All families attending St. Rita are expected to contribute something toward their child’s education.

 

Q: What percent of St. Rita students receive financial aid?

A: In a typical year, approximately 70% of students at St. Rita receive some kind of financial aid.

 

Q: What was the average amount of financial aid awarded last year?

A: The average financial aid award for the freshmen class for the 2018-19 school year was approximately $2,200.

 

Q: What effect does a financial aid application have on my child’s admission application?

A: None. Your child will be accepted based on the results of the Entrance Exam, their elementary school transcripts, and their completed application.

 

Q: When will I receive a decision regarding my financial aid award?

A: Your financial aid package will be made available after your child takes the Entrance Exam at St. Rita and is formally accepted, but prior to the registration process.

 

Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

A: To apply for financial aid, please see the Facts Management link at the top of this page.  You can contact Mrs. Rosemarie Boldt, Director of Financial Aid, at [email protected] for questions regarding Financial Aid.

 

Q: Do I have to re-apply for financial aid each year?

A: Yes you must apply each year due to the fact that your financial circumstances may change from year to year.

 

Q: Who has access to my financial information?

A: All financial information is highly confidential and only released to the financial aid committee.

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