Scholarship Opportunities for 7th and 9th Grade Entry

In addition to the tuition discounts for all Priory families, we have four scholarship opportunities available to new students joining us for 7th and 9th grade

Click here for 7th Grade application information and here for 9th Grade application information

The Father Paul Kidner, O.S.B. Scholarship (for new 7th graders)
($13,800)

This scholarship was established in 2023 in honor of Father Paul Kidner, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Louis Abbey who taught math for more than 50 years and served as the school’s second headmaster. Born in England and educated at Oxford, Father Paul was famous for his dry sense of humor, frugality, and industry. He loved opera, Missouri streams, and Cardinals Baseball—and taught all his students how to be serious, love Jesus, and have fun at the same time.

The Kidner Scholarship is awarded to new 7th grade students whose academic profile and personal character stand out. The Kidner Scholar will:

●      have achieved a top score on the SSAT
●      have earned superior marks in 5th and 6th grades (as applicable)
●      possess outstanding character and leadership qualities as outlined in his application and referenced in enthusiastic letters of recommendation
●      have provided a well-written and thought-provoking essay
●      have performed well in a personal interview with the Admissions Committee
●      have a strong desire to receive a Catholic Benedictine formation, as illustrated by the 12 Hallmarks of a Benedictine School

This scholarship provides an annual half-tuition award (excluding fees), provided the student maintains a 3.5 GPA or higher, fulfills all chaplaincy, retreat, service, and athletic requirements, participates fully in at least one student club or organization, and avoids serious disciplinary infractions.

** This award is always 50% off current tuition.

The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Saint Louis Priory School Admissions Committee from among all applicants for admission. Candidates will be asked to complete an on-campus interview. Scholarship application deadline is January 9, 2024. Applications can be sent to  Saint Louis Priory School, 500 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

The Saint Benedict Scholarship (for new 7th graders)
($10,000)

The Saint Benedict Scholarship was established in 2023 for new 7th grade students who exemplify intellectual curiosity, eagerness for moral and spiritual growth, and an enthusiastic commitment to building up community at home, school, neighborhood, and within his faith community. He will exemplify Saint Benedict’s ideal of the novice: full of good zeal, love of God, and respect for neighbor.

The Saint Benedict Scholar will:

●      have demonstrated an openness to moral and spiritual growth, hospitality and good stewardship, and an eagerness to be part of the Priory community
●      have provided a well-written and thought-provoking essay
●      have demonstrated uncommon commitment to his family, school, and spiritual community
●      have a strong desire to receive a Catholic Benedictine formation, as illustrated by the 12 Hallmarks of a Benedictine School

This scholarship provides an annual $10,000 award for each recipient (excluding fees), provided he fulfills all chaplaincy, retreat, service, and athletic requirements, participates fully in at least one student club or organization, and avoids serious disciplinary infractions.

Candidates for the Saint Benedict Scholarship will need to complete a separate application by January 9, 2024, in order to be considered. All applications will be reviewed by the Saint Louis Priory School Admissions Committee and recipients will be notified in their offer of enrollment. Applications can be Saint Louis Priory School, 500 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

The Headmaster Award (for new 7th & 9th graders)
($4,000 - $9,000)

This award is offered to new Form I and Form III students who demonstrate strong academic potential through their performance on the SSAT, transcripts, and application essay. 

This merit award provides a student with an annual scholarship of $4,000 – $9,000, provided he maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher, fulfills all chaplaincy, retreat, service, and athletic requirements, participates fully in at least one student club or organization, and avoids serious disciplinary infractions. The total award amount will be determined in the recipient’s first year of enrollment and carry forward annually under these conditions. 

The Saint Louis Priory School Admissions Committee will select award recipients from among all applicants for admission to Form I and Form III. No additional application or interview is required for this reward.

The Monsignor Slattery Scholarship
($10,000)

This scholarship was established in 2023 in honor of Monsignor Robert P. Slattery, the founding pastor of Saint Anselm Parish. Saint Anselm Parish and Saint Louis Priory School were established to serve families of the Archdiocese, and this scholarship program reinforces that mission for everyone currently enrolled in Archdiocesan schools.     

The Monsignor Slattery Scholarship is given to new 9th grade students who meet the following criteria:

  • are Catholics who have completed PSR or received the sacrament of Confirmation
  • are students of any faith currently enrolled in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of SaintLouis for more than one year

The Monsignor Slattery Scholar will:

  • have demonstrated an openness to moral and spiritual growth, hospitality and good stewardship, and an eagerness to be part of the Priory community
  • have provided a well-written and thought-provoking essay
  • have demonstrated uncommon commitment to parish or Catholic school community
  • have a strong desire to receive a Catholic Benedictine formation, as illustrated by the 12 Hallmarks of a Benedictine School

This scholarship provides an annual $10,000 award for each recipient (excluding fees), provided he fulfills all chaplaincy, retreat, service, and athletic requirements, participates fully in at least one student club or organization, and avoids serious disciplinary infractions. 

Candidates for the Monsignor Slattery Scholarship will need to complete a separate application by Dec. 9, 2023, in order to be considered. All applications will be reviewed by the Saint Louis Priory School Admissions Committee and recipients will be notified in their offer of enrollment. Applications can be sent to Saint Louis Priory School, 500 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Questions?

Contact Admissions at 314.434.3690, ext. 101. 


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