Scholarships & Financial Assistance
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP/PLACEMENT TEST (non-renewable)
Scholarships will be based on your percentile scored on the test:
Freshman Scholar “Saint” Award: 98-99% - $1,500
Freshman Scholar “President” Award: 96-97% - $1,250
Freshman Scholar “Principal” Award: 94-95% - $1,000
Freshman Scholar “Blue and Gold” Award: 92-93% - $500
Freshman Scholar “Commended” Award: 90-91% - $250
Awarded to incoming freshmen from Archdiocesan parish schools who have parents that are alumni of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas, and/or St. Joseph High Schools. Based on the current student’s academic merit and extra-curricular leadership involvement. Designated freshman year award, $500. This is a separate scholarship from the Special Scholarships.
APPLICATION PROCESS – Incoming freshmen applying for a scholarship must submit a COMPLETE on-line application, which includes:
- An online application.
- A cover letter explaining why you should be considered for a scholarship addressed to the Scholarship Committee.
- Answers to the questions in the application.
- One (1) letter of recommendation from the student’s grade school teacher, administrator, or parish priest. This letter may be sent directly to Diane Pyle or may be included with your uploaded documents. There is no template for this letter of recommendation. If the writer would like to email this separately, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A Copy of an Eighth-grade first-semester report card.
Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Andrew Erker Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is named for and established in memory of Andrew Erker, a 2004 graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas. This scholarship is established to assist a student who exhibits the qualities that Andrew was most known for: friendship, perseverance, and reaching the full potential of his abilities. Designated freshman year award, $1,000.
Kyle Ernst Foundation Scholarship
Designed for the recipient who gives 100% towards school, shows leadership both in school and extracurricular activities, is outgoing, supportive, and an enjoyable classmate, shows kindness to others and is a good friend to all, and lives his or her faith every day: designated freshman year award, $1,000/up to four available.
John W. Farmer Memorial Scholarship
John Farmer was a freshman at Saint Thomas Aquinas when he was stricken with a brain aneurysm in January 1997. Established in memory of John through contributions of his many friends and relatives, the scholarship is designed to recognize a student who demonstrates concern for others, has a positive outlook, and shows friendship to all…the one about whom all would say, ‘He is my friend.’ The candidate is someone who tries hard, has character, embraces challenges, and lives life to its fullest.” Designated freshman year award, $1,000.
George Jansen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is named for and established in the memory of a longtime supporter of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, George Jansen. Mr. Jansen was an enthusiastic presence at many events, even before his three children were students here and after they had graduated. It is given to a young person who supports their classmates in all that they do. Designated freshman year award, $1,000.
Hap Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of parent and Board of Trustees member Mr. Hap Kelly through contributions of his many friends and relatives, this scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman who represents values and experience in service, achievement, and character. Designated freshman year award, $500.
Janet Koch Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Janet Koch Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Saints parent Janet Koch, is to provide annual scholarships for young women who need financial assistance to attend Saint Thomas Aquinas High School as an avenue to achieve their dreams. As a tribute to Janet’s enthusiasm for athletics and activities, candidates will be young women for whom extra-curricular activities --- whether music or athletics, leadership roles, or drama -- are a significant part of their lives. $1,500 each year of attendance.
Tim Lillis Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Tim Lillis Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Saints faculty member Tim Lillis, is to provide annual scholarships for young men who need financial assistance to attend Saint Thomas Aquinas High School as an avenue to achieve their dreams. As a tribute to Tim’s enthusiasm for athletics and activities, candidates will be young men for whom extra-curricular activities are a significant part of their lives. Designated freshman year award, $1,000.
Anita & Tim Link Faith & Reason Scholarship
Established to recognize students who exhibit generosity toward others and genuine support of those around them while also possessing high academic achievement qualities. Designated freshman year award, $1,500/up to ten available.