Boniface Scholars

The Boniface Scholars Fund will award scholarships to high school seniors graduating from Loyola Academy, Marian Middle School, St. Cecilia, St. Louis Catholic Academy or Most Holy Trinity. Applicants must have participated in the Graduate Support program throughout high school and should be in good standing with the program. Residential scholars in good standing in the St. Louis Boys Hope Girls Hope program are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility
To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a high school senior graduating from Loyola Academy, Marian Middle School, St. Cecilia, St. Louis Catholic Academy or Most Holy Trinity or a residential scholar in the St. Louis Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) program.
  • be in good standing with the Graduate Support program or BHGH.
  • have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • be planning to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited, college, university, or trade/technical school and be pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.
  • demonstrate unmet financial need, as determined by the Community Foundation using commonly accepted methods of determination. This includes considering the postsecondary school’s cost of attendance (including indirect costs), the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution from the student provided FAFSA Student Aid Report, grant/scholarship aid offered via the school’s financial aid award letter, and private scholarships reported by the student.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Selection
Selection will be based on the student’s contributions to the communities in which they live, the quality of the essay, the student’s academic record, a reference that indicates the student is in good standing with the Graduate Support program or BHGH, and consideration of financial and unusual circumstances.

Renewal
Recipients may reapply for award consideration for up to three additional undergraduate years. To be considered, a renewal application must be submitted in a timely manner, the student must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better, and the student must continue to have unmet financial need. Preference for renewal will be given to students who have remained active in the Graduate Support program by participating in quarterly check-ins with the team.

Notification
Application status will be changed from submitted to either offered or denied in December. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their My Scholarship Central account. Funds will be sent to recipients’ schools in December.

Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at scholarships@stlgives.org or 314-880-4960.

Eligibility, financial need, and award amount for this scholarship program will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation. This scholarship program, as component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Donor
Boniface Foundation
Award
Up to $10,000 Renewable
Deadline
03/31/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your FALL transcript for the current academic year. The transcript should show your name, school, grades, and cumulative GPA. If you previously uploaded an earlier transcript, please upload a new transcript to your General Application and change your answer to the GPA question. If your college choice has changed, please update that on the General Application as well.
  2. List any extracurricular school activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. List any work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  4. List any community activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  5. ESSAY: Tell us about your gifts and talents and how education will help you further develop those gifts and talents. How will you use your gifts and talents to make a difference in your career? This essay is your opportunity to tell the scholarship application review committee about yourself. (500 words or less)
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