The Boniface Scholars Fund will award scholarships to high school seniors who graduated 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.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- be a high school senior who graduated from Loyola Academy, Marian Middle School, St. Cecilia, St. Louis Catholic Academy or Most Holy Trinity or you must be 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 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.
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.
Application status will be changed from submitted to either offered or denied in June. 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 email@example.com 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.
- Boniface Foundation
- Up to $10,000 Renewable
- Supplemental Questions
- 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.
- List any extracurricular school activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- List any work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- List any community activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- 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)
- Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
- Enter your EFC that is on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
- UPLOAD: Please upload next year's Financial Aid Award Letter from the college you will attend. This document will be required before an award can be determined and should include: college name, applicant name, loans, grants and scholarships offered.
- What school issued the award letter that you uploaded?
- Please list any scholarships that you have received that are not on your financial aid award letter. Include the name of the scholarship, the organization providing the scholarship, and the award amount per year.
- Upload documentation from the school you plan to attend that shows your total cost of attendance.
- Where will you live during the academic year for which you are applying?
- List the names of any siblings, their age(s), and what school(s) they are attending (if any)
- If you wish to inform the reviewers of any unusual financial circumstances, including costs associated with your education or educational loans already incurred for or by you, please provide here. Please note that tax forms, W-2s or other documentation may be requested to verify information on the FAFSA Student Aid Report.
- GRADUATE SUPPORT STAFF OR BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of your Graduate Support advisor or the BHGH Alumni Manager who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL SECOND RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
- SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I certify that the information I have provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I authorize the St. Louis Community Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information that applies to the consideration of this application. My signature also signifies that, if awarded, I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the St. Louis Community Foundation of any changes to my college plans and that I understand that some portion of scholarship awards I receive from any source may be considered taxable income if the total amount exceeds the cost of tuition and course related fees, supplies and equipment.
- Show 12 more