Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Scholarships & Financial Assistance
 
At Saint Thomas Aquinas, we believe that EVERYONE should have the opportunity to have a quality, Catholic high school experience. If you are in need of financial assistance, please click on the link below.
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas Financial Assistance Grant
Based on need, this fund provides financial assistance for families who might not be able to provide a Catholic secondary education for their children. Every family must re-apply each year by completing the FACTS Grant and Aid Assistance Application by April 15 of each year.
 
 
 
 
To apply for Financial Assistance, Please CLICK HERE
 
Guardian Angel Fund
This tuition assistance fund is designated for families in emergency situations who might not otherwise be able to provide or continue to provide Catholic education for their children due to loss of employment, serious illness, divorce or death of a parent. Contact Dr. Bill Ford, President, directly.

Contact Dr. Bill Ford, President, at 913-319-2404.

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

 

 

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
 

APPLICATION PROCESS – Incoming freshmen must submit a COMPLETE application which includes:  

  1. An online application.
  2. A cover letter explaining why you should be considered for a scholarship addressed to Dr. Ford.
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation from the student’s grade school teacher, administrator or parish priest.
  4. A Copy of Eighth-grade first semester report card.
Deadline for application is February 1. We are no longer accepting applications.

Applications submitted or postmarked after this date will not be considered. Submit the complete application packet to:

Office of Admissions - Scholarships Application

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

11411 Pflumm Road Overland Park, KS 66215

 
Alumni Scholarship Award
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.

Andrew Erker Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is named for and established in memory of Andrew Erker who was a 2004 graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas. This scholarship is established to provide assistance to 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 each and every day. Designated freshman year award, $1,000/up to four available.

Faith into Service Award
Awarded to any enrolled student at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School or an incoming 8th grader from an Archdiocesan parish who faithfully represents his or her parish, school and community through dedication and generosity to actions of charitable service. Designated freshman year award, $500.

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.

Frankovic Family Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of Judy Frankovic who was a teacher at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School for 25 years. It is given to a young person who has shown a love for and an emerging talent in the Visual Arts. Designated freshman year award, $1,000.

Goebel Family Scholarship
Awarded to recipients to provide annual scholarships for young men and women who are in need of financial assistance to attend Saint Thomas Aquinas High School as an avenue to achieve their dreams. Designated freshman year award, $1,000/up to 5 available.

George Jansen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is named for and established in the memory 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 are in need of 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.
 
Judy Frankovic St. Catherine of Bologna Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of Judy Frankovic who was a teacher at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School for 25 years. It is given to a young person who has shown a love for and an emerging talent in the Visual Arts.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lamont, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of the parents of Charles Lamont, Director of Special Services at Saint Thomas Aquinas. The scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits the qualities of hard work and perseverance in the classroom to reach their goals. Alice and Charlie Lamont were products of 12 years in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. They sacrificed to send their three children to Catholic schools and had a steadfast belief in Catholic schools.

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 are in need of 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 the qualities of high academic achievement. Designated freshman year award, $1,500/up to ten available.

Walsh Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to recipients who exhibit creativity and innovation in their school work and/or extra-curricular activities, as well as effort and determination to reach their potential. Designated freshman year award, $1,500/up to ten available.

Memorial Tuition Fund
Non-endowed contributions received by Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in honor or memory of a loved one are designated for tuition assistance awards to families based on financial need. Specific scholarships are non-renewable though others may be available in subsequent years. Financial aid application must be completed by the parents and received in the Office of the President no later than February 1 of each year.
 
 
All Scholarship Applications need to be submitted by February 1. Applications submitted after February 1st will not be considered.
 
You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all scholarships.
 
 

For more information, please contact Diane Pyle, Director of Admissions, at 913-319-2423.
 
Note: To be eligible for Freshman Scholarship Awards, students MUST test at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.