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Academic Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

St. Joseph’s Academy proudly offers its Presidential Scholarship to applicants who are among the most academically successful candidates for entrance to the freshman class. Based on a standardized test score in the 99th percentile, plus an outstanding academic record, students chosen for this award receive $4,000 renewable each year. Recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75.

This award does not preclude any application for need-based financial aid; families remain eligible for tuition assistance. For more information, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management, Mrs. Dianne Dunning-Gill '88.

Jean-Pierre Medaille, SJ, Merit Scholarships

Each year, St. Joseph’s Academy awards up to fifteen merit-based, partial, renewable scholarships for 8th grade applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic excellence, diligence, aptitude for achievement, and leadership potential. For a student to be considered for the Jean-Pierre Medaille scholarship, she must have standardized test scores of 97% or above and express interest by checking the box on the essay questionnaire portion of the application. With the limited number of merit scholarships available, the selection process is very competitive. Recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.5.

Leaders in Diversity Scholarship

At St. Joseph’s Academy, the essence of unifying love and living in right relationship espoused by our foundresses, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cardondelet (CSJ), are the bedrock for our programs surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As a CSJ institution, we are called to move always “toward the love of God and the love of neighbor without distinction.” Throughout our history, the CSJs have “served the Dear Neighbor,” who may be of another culture, ethnicity, race, age, socioeconomic circumstance, or faith. This spirit and call to inclusive action continue to be expressed today, as we live out our school motto, “Not I, But We.” Christ calls each of us to love others, to be merciful as God is merciful; as a school community, we are called to do the same.

St. Joseph’s Academy’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion summons our community to recognize and to acknowledge the dignity of all people created in the image of God: acknowledging that each person brings many gifts to the community. We strive to exhibit a humility that engenders empathy and understanding, and to answer God’s call to develop a deeper sense of value and inclusivity as it relates to gender, race, faith, and socioeconomic circumstances, as well as individual talents and learning styles in a college preparatory environment.
In recognition of this work, St. Joseph’s Academy is proud to announce our Leaders in Diversity Scholarship Program, which recognizes applicant students who are:
  • 8th grade students of color 
  • Academically strong, as demonstrated by the student’s academic transcript
  • Proven leaders in their communities
  • Volunteering and performing community service 
  • Committed to active participation in our Student Diversity Club
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must choose St. Joseph’s Academy as their first-choice Catholic high school, and indicate on our application for admission their interest in this scholarship. The Admissions Office will send an additional form for the applicant to complete. Successful applicants will be invited to interview with the St. Joseph’s Academy Admissions Council and the Director of Diversity, Culture and Climate. Finalists will be chosen for this scholarship, benefits of which include:
  • A $3,000 Leaders in Diversity Scholarship, renewable each year she attends St. Joe and is considered in good standing at the end of each academic year
  • Active engagement in the Student Diversity Club
  • The opportunity to expand her leadership skills by regular involvement with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Directors 
  • Frequent exposure to and opportunities to meet directly with the Director of Diversity, Culture, and Climate 
Up to four (4) students will be awarded this scholarship per year. This scholarship is not based on financial need, and is supplemental to any additional academic scholarships and/or financial aid a student may receive as part of the St. Joseph’s Academy admissions process.  

Finance Department

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    Ms. Lisa Zobel 

    Chief Financial Officer
    (314) 394-4882
  • Photo of Lisa Cuppy

    Ms. Lisa Cuppy 

    Finance Assistant
    (314) 394-4884
  • Photo of Sandy Kemp

    Mrs. Sandy Kemp 

    Financial Aid Specialist
    (314) 394-4885
  • Photo of Vicky Norris

    Mrs. Vicky Norris 

    Finance Assistant and Testing Center
    (314) 394-4135

Lay Family Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund

Need based scholarship
This fund provides tuition assistance to an incoming freshman whose elementary school grade point average is 2.0 or above. The applicant must be committed to academic improvement, and her personal goals must include a college education. The family must apply for financial aid through the schools FACTS Grant and Aid link and be approved for financial assistance. 
While the family needs to pay a maximum of $1,000 per semester, this tuition assistance grant, coupled with other grants, provides the full balance of the student’s tuition each semester.
This award is renewable each year based on the following:
  • A written request from the family for renewal;
  • Academic progress and satisfactory conduct, as confirmed in writing by two of the student’s teachers and the student’s academic counselor;
  • Continued family financial need as verified by FACTS Grant and Aid; and
  • An expressed desire for a college education as evidenced by letters signed by the student and each parent or guardian.
Incentive award
To assist with the cost of books, classroom fees, and other miscellaneous expenses, the Lay Family Foundation will pay the sum of $300 for each semester that the recipient has a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, or beginning in the second semester, an increase in her grade point average over the prior semester of point three (.30) or more. This payment is made directly to the high school.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Beyond Sunday

As part of the Beyond Sunday campaign, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri is offering a scholarship program to support middle income families with tuition support for Catholic Elementary and High Schools in the St. Louis region. The program for grades 9-12 is the Beyond Sunday Fellows Program. The objective is to align the tuition support with continued Catholic community building among high school students which extends throughout their lives. Scholarship recipients will be named Beyond Sunday Fellows. The goal is to have Beyond Sunday Fellows in every Catholic High School.  For more information please visit www.rcfstl.org/beyond-sunday/scholarships.  

The open application period is usually late January to late February. Annual income re-qualification is required for all awards. 

Any incoming freshman who has received a Beyond Sunday Scholarship will receive a matching scholarship from St. Joseph’s Academy. 
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.  

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