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.