/  Scholarships

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.

For assistance accessing your SmartAid account, please contact the support desk at 1-800-360-8027 or at

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The Leonard Gigowski Scholarship provides generous financial support through a limited number of half-tuition and one-third-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of attendance at STM.

Leonard Gigowski 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.

Top applicants will then be invited for an interview. Please send all application materials to by January 7.


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
  • If familial hardship is financial, 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 submit all application materials to by January 7.

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

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?

Please submit all application materials to by January 7.

The Fine Arts Scholarship is offered to students interested in visual arts, performing arts, and/or music.

Fine Arts Scholarship Requirements:

  • Submit a PDF or Word document with the following information:
    • 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
  • Audition/interview for the scholarship in March
    • The Fine Arts Department will contact you to schedule.
  • Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 each semester, and be a member of a performing ensemble (band, chorus, strings) or take at least one art class each year or participate in two theater productions each year
  • Parents of recipients must become active members of the Fine Arts Booster Club

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

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On Tuesday, our school community celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a beautiful Mass planned and ministered by STM’s Latino Student Organization and World Languages department chair Mrs. Ann Marie Dorn. Padre Norberto Sandoval celebrated Mass with Father Christopher Klusman (TM ’95). After Communion, students in LSO performed a beautiful baile folklorico and baile Azteca. We are proud of all students for their months of hard work learning the dances, and extend special thanks to Mrs. Dorn for once again planning a wonderful Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass. ... See MoreSee Less

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