Click here for the Financial Aid Appeal Form for 2023-2024.
This form is available to families who have completed the financial aid application and have received a determination from Saint Mark's regarding tuition assistance. If you would like to make a financial aid appeal, please return this form to the Financial Aid Review Committee via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible for consideration of additional funds. All appeals will be reviewed in a timely manner and decisions will be communicated to families upon completion.
Financial aid is available for all students. If you are a current family and receive financial aid you are required to re-apply. All families reapply annually. If you already have a FACTS account for tuition and/or financial aid from previous years/another school (elementary school, etc.), please feel free to use your same log-in credentials.
*Registration for the Class of 2028 Saint Mark's High School Placement Test (HSPT) will open on Monday, August 28th, 2023. Should a student be awarded an Academic Scholarship, it is required for the student to accept their scholarship by completing an enrollment agreement and deposit by 1/31/24.
Academic Scholarships will be available for rising freshmen (Class of 2028). These scholarships will be awarded to students based on their performance on the HSPT and a review of their academic records. It is required for a student to have a completed Saint Mark's application and HSPT on file in order to be eligible for an academic scholarship review. Academic scholarships automatically renew annually as long as the student is not on academic/disciplinary probation.
*DEADLINE: 11/15/2023 Merit-Based Scholarships will be available for rising eighth grade students (Class of 2028). Awards of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) will be allocated to scholarship recipients in each category. ACADEMIC AWARDS:
Excellence in Mathematics
Excellence in Science
Excellence in English
Excellence in History
Excellence in Theology
Excellence in Technology
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS:
Excellence in Art
Excellence in Instrumental Music
Excellence in Performing Arts (vocals, acting, dance)
FAITH & SERVICE AWARDS:
Commitment to Catholic Faith and Life
Commitment to Community Service
Commitment to Leadership
The application for our merit-based scholarships will be posted at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back at that time.
*DEADLINE: 11/15/2023 Cheerleading Scholarships will be available for rising 8th grade students (Class of 2028). Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) will be allocated to scholarship recipients.
Applicants will be able to submit a video recording of their audition, which may highlight stunting, pyramids, tumbling, jumps, dance and/or choreography, etc. A one-page essay is also required - highlighting achievements, accolades and the ability to perform excellence in this activity. Cheerleading scholarships will renew annually if the student remains actively involved on our cheerleading team and is not on academic/disciplinary probation.
The application for our cheerleading scholarship will be posted at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back at that time.
*DEADLINE: 11/15/2023 Esports Scholarships will be available for rising eighth grade students (Class of 2028). Awards of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) will be allocated to scholarship recipients.
Students who have achieved a national/world ranking or have won competitions would be eligible for scholarship consideration. A gaming resume will be requested. Esports scholarships will renew annually as long as the student remains actively involved in our Esports program. Contact Mr. Ruffini via email at Cruffini@stmarkshs.net or 302-772-4509 with questions about our Esports program.
The application for our Esports scholarships will be posted at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back at that time.
*DEADLINE: 11/15/2023 Ice Hockey Scholarships will be available for rising eighth grade students (Class of 2028). Awards of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) will be allocated to scholarship recipients.
A video recording of a highlight video or a video that shows the applicant's skating and stick skills will be required. A one-page essay will also be required - highlighting achievements, accolades and the ability to perform excellence in this extracurricular activity. Ice Hockey scholarships will renew annually if the student remains actively involved on our Saint Mark's Ice Hockey Team, remains involved in the team's community service initiatives and is not on academic/disciplinary probation.
The application for our ice hockey scholarships will be posted at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back at that time.
*PRIORITY DEADLINE: 11/15/2023 This grant is available to all students who have a parent/guardian employed in a full time capacity at a Catholic institution.
The Saint Mark's Catholic Education and Ministry Grant is available to all students. Families are required to reapply annually. Please note, families applying for this grant should specify their employment upon the completion of our financial aid application.
This grant program has been designed to thank the members of our community who have answered the call of service for the church and to ensure there is a pathway for Catholic education for their children. It aligns directly with our vision: To serve as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
Please review the general requirements and complete the application at the following link: click here
The Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund is available to all students. Named in honor of Stephen McGowan, a 1996 graduate of Saint Mark's who was killed in Iraq in 2005 while serving in the army, the Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund is a dedicated pool of financial aid dollars set aside to assist active duty military and veterans in making a Saint Mark's education possible for their children.
We want all veterans and active duty military members to know that there is a path for their children to attend Saint Mark's. It is an honor to be of service to those who have served us and to do so while commemorating the life and the sacrifice of Cpl. McGowan. Thank you for considering a gift to this special fund! Click here to donate to the Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund.
If you are an active duty military member, or veteran, who would like to apply for assistance through this fund, please ensure you specify your service while completing our financial aid application. Proof of veteran status or active military duty will be required.
The Diocese of Wilmington Education Trust Fund, Vision for the Future is available to all students. Please note, these awards are not Saint Mark's Financial Aid Awards. They are separate awards based on Diocesan criteria. This fund offers tuition assistance to low-income families that struggle to afford the full cost of tuition. Parents are required to apply through FACTS online at online.factsmgt.com/aid. All required documents must be uploaded and sent to FACTS electronically. FACTS representatives are available to guide parents through the application process and to answer questions by calling 1-866-441-4637.
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