At The Aquinas Institute, academics are highly valued. Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible for a number of scholarships. Scholarships are also awarded based on a student’s performance on the placement exam.
Academic Scholarships for High School Students Entering Aquinas at Grade 9 The Aquinas Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence
- Any new student entering 9th grade at Aquinas with an average of 92 in his/her previous year’s core courses (English, social studies, math, science and religion, if applicable) will receive a $1,000 scholarship for his/her first year at Aquinas. AQMS 8th graders moving up to 9th grade are not eligible for this scholarship, please see Class Rank (High School).
Scholarship for Class Rank (High School) The Robert B. '49 and Mary Hastings Academic Scholarship
Returning Aquinas students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the following scholarships based on class rank:
- $2,000 – Class rank #1
- $1,000 – Class rank #2-5
- $750 – Class rank #6-10
- $500 – Class rank #11 – up to top 10% of returning class
9th Grade Placement Exam ScholarshipsThe Kenneth P. Schleich ’46 Placement Exam Award
- All 9th grade test takers, including current AQ 8th graders are eligible
- Students with the top 5 scores on this exam receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship