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STM offers a variety of tuition assistance options including merit-based and need-based scholarships. Approximately $1 million in aid and scholarships is awarded annually to students and 90% of current families receive some form of financial aid. Many scholarships require financial information. Click below to access the financial aid application through SmartAid. Smart Aid is a third-party company that provides St. Thomas More with an independent assessment of each family’s financial need.

Questions about scholarships?

This scholarship is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
 
The Leonard Gigowski Scholarship provides generous financial support through a limited number of half-tuition and one-third-tuition scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years of attendance at STM. Students applying for the Gigowski Half-Tuition Scholarship must submit the additional documentation listed below, along with a SmartAid application. Families interested in the Gigowski One-Third Tuition Scholarship must complete the SmartAid application.

Leonard Gigowski Half-Tuition Scholarship Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Submit a PDF or Word document with answers to the following categories:
    • What is your current involvement in any clubs, organizations, athletics, etc.?
    • What leadership roles have you held in these groups?
    • Have you received and awards or recognition for achievement or leadership?
    • Have you been involved in any community service? If so, please describe.
    • What are your career goals?
  • In 500 words or less, explain why personal character is important and how you see yourself as a student leader.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, administrator, coach, priest, clergy, or club moderator.
  • Provide evidence of financial need by completing a secure online financial aid application via SmartAid.
    • On your SmartAid application, indicate your interest in this scholarship.

 

This scholarship is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
 
The Gail Guszkowski Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who display persistence and determination when faced with significant personal adversity or familial hardship.

Gail Guszkowski Memorial Scholarship Requirements:

  • Students self-select or can be nominated by grade school personnel or other personal referral
  • Complete a secure online financial aid application via SmartAid
    • On your SmartAid application, indicate your interest in this scholarship.
  • Submit a PDF or Word document describing your hardship, how it affects you, how you cope with it, and what it has taught you in 500 words or less*

*Please note that application details are highly confidential and kept in strict confidence.

This scholarship is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
 
The Jennifer Ramus Scholarship provides assistance to students who demonstrate financial need and participate in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club at St. Thomas More beginning their freshman year.

Jennifer Ramus Scholarship Requirements:

  • Join SADD and participate as an active member
    • Goals of SADD
      • To provide students with prevention and intervention tools to deal with the issues of underage
        drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse, violence, and other destructive decisions;
      • to create, implement and promote activities that will cause students to think about their actions
        and decisions; and
      • to reach the hearts and minds of other people and to help them take a positive approach to life
  • Provide financial information via SmartAid
    • On your SmartAid application, indicate your interest in this scholarship.
  • Submit a PDF or Word document with your answer to the following questions:
    • As a prospective member of SADD, what ideas do you have to engage the STM student body in avoiding destructive decisions?
    • How will you be a positive influence to your peers?

The Fine Arts Scholarship is offered to students interested in visual or performing arts.

Fine Arts Scholarship Requirements:

  • Submit a PDF or Word document to scholarships@tmore.org by March 1, 2018, with the following information:
    • Clearly indicate which fine arts areas you would like to be considered for: art, music, and/or theater
      • Students may audition for multiple areas of fine arts, but can only receive the scholarship for one area
    • List any past fine arts experience, including private lessons, classes, or camps attended
    • What you hope to accomplish as a student in fine arts during high school
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one must be from a current teacher
  • Auditions by appointment on March 17, 2018
    • The Fine Arts Department will contact you to schedule
  • Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 each semester, and be registered for a fine arts course (performing arts or visual arts) at the time of audition. Additionally, students must continue to take at least one fine arts course or participate in two theater productions each year
  • Parents of recipients must become active members of the Fine Arts Booster Club

 

Application materials received after the deadline of March 1, 2018, will not be considered.

The Legacy Scholarship is available to qualifying children or grandchildren of graduates from Don Bosco, Pio Nono, St. Francis Minor Seminary, St. Mary’s Academy, or Thomas More.

Legacy Scholarship Requirements:

  • Student must be the son/daughter/grandson/granddaughter of an alum of one of St. Thomas More’s predecessor schools
  • Submit a PDF or Word Document with the following information for each parent or grandparent alum of an acceptable predecessor school:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Relationship to Student
    • Class Year
    • School Attended
  • Legacy Scholarship recipients are required to do the following:
    • Maintain a “B-” cumulative grade point average (2.65)
    • Be involved in at least one extracurricular activity per academic year
    • Stay off of the academic and disciplinary probation list
    • Volunteer at the annual Thomas More Open golf outing

Please send all application materials to scholarships@tmore.org

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