Academic Scholarships

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We are proud to apply a portion of our Aquinas Annual Fund to award annual academic scholarships to reward academic achievement and offset tuition costs for a number of STA students.  

Applying for Academic Scholarships

In addition to our grant program, incoming middle and high school students may qualify for merit-based academic scholarships based on testing scores and prior academic performance.

Headmaster Awards

Headmaster Awards are competitive merit-based scholarships determined by a student’s prior academic record, entrance testing and school recommendations. All applicants will be considered and no application is required.

Headmaster Awards are renewable awards that range from $500 to $2500 per year.

New students applying in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade will be considered for Headmaster Awards.  

Sixth grade awards are renewable for three years and may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Seventh grade awards are renewable for two years and may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Eighth grade awards may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Ninth grade awards are renewable for four years. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to maintain award.

Cadet Awards for Academics, Service and Leadership

Cadet Awards for Academics, Service and Leadership are competitive merit-based scholarships awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, leadership and/or service to their school and community.

Cadet Awards are determined by a student’s admission materials (transcript, entrance testing, letters of recommendation) AND a completed Cadet Award application and interview.

Cadet Awards are renewable and range from $500 to $5000 per year.

New students applying in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade will be considered for Cadet Awards.  

Sixth grade awards are renewable for three years and may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Seventh grade awards are renewable for two years and may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Eighth grade awards may be considered for renewal at ninth grade based on the same criteria for selection. Ninth grade awards are renewable for four years.  Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be active school community members to maintain award.

Applications for Cadet Awards will be sent to admitted students.

Academic Scholarship Questions?

Please contact Pam Kunkel, Director of Business Affairs, at 651-683-1510 or pkunkel@cadets.com.

“Kids here aren’t afraid to show their full potential, to work hard, and get good grades. My classmates and I push each other to do our best.”

—Saint Thomas Academy student