SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AID
The deadline for all scholarship applications is November 1st, 2023. Scholarship applications will not be accepted after this date. Scholarships are available specifically for eighth grade students. Scholarships automatically renew annually, as long as the student meets the annual criteria for their award.

The priority due date for financial aid and grant applications is November 1st, 2023. The deadline for financial aid and grants is January 31st, 2024. Financial aid and grants are available for all students. Families are required to complete a financial aid and/or grant application annually.

Our scholarship, grant, and financial aid applications are accessible within our Saint Mark's online application. Scholarships, grants, and financial aid are allocated to students who have been granted admission to Saint Mark's High School.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

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  • Academic Scholarships

    Eighth grade students who take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Saint Mark's are guaranteed the consideration for Saint Mark's Academic Scholarships. Should a student be awarded an Academic Scholarship, it will be communicated within their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/24 to claim their award.

  • Excellence in STEM

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in STEM. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in STEM. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Excellence in English

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in English. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in English. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Excellence in History

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in History. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in History. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Excellence in Instrumental Music

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Instrumental Music. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in Instrumental Music and upload a video audition of the student playing the instrument they are most passionate about. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Excellence in Art

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Art. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in Art and upload three pieces of their best artwork. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Excellence in Performing Arts

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Performing Arts (vocals, acting, or dance). They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their ability to perform excellence in Vocals, Acting, or Dance and upload a video audition of the student singing, acting, or dancing. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Commitment to Catholic Faith and Life

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their exemplary leadership and commitment to their Catholic faith. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on how they live out their Catholic faith daily and serve as Stewards of the Church. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Commitment to Community Service

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Community Service. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their involvement in community service in a leadership role and how they have continuously made a positive impact in the community through advocacy, philanthropy, fundraising, and more. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Commitment to Leadership

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Leadership. They will also have the opportunity to elaborate on their innovative ideas, business excellence, and/or community involvement as one of our region's top middle school leaders. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Esports Scholarship

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Esports. If you have reached a local, regional, or national ranking, the application will request this ranking. Eighth grade students will also have the opportunity to upload a gaming resume. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Cheerleading Scholarship

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Cheerleading. Eighth grade students will also have the opportunity to upload an audition video and answer specific questions attributable to excellence in cheerleading. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Ice Hockey Scholarship

    Eighth grade students will be requested to answer questions specifically attributable to their achievements, accolades, and awards in Ice Hockey. Eighth grade students will also have the opportunity to answer questions about their ability to perform excellence in ice hockey and their goals/aspirations moving forward into high school. This application is accessible within the Class of 2028 application. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Scholarship recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.

GRANTS AND FINANCIAL AID:

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  • Catholic Education and Ministry Grant

    Families who work for a Catholic institution in a full-time capacity may apply for our Saint Mark's Catholic Education and Ministry Grant. Employment and the contact information of your supervisor will be requested within the application. Apply to Saint Mark's High School to access this application. Applications must be submitted by 1/31/2024 to be considered for this grant. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Grant recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Financial Aid

    Families with a financial need may apply for financial aid. If you are a current family and receive financial aid you are required to re-apply 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. Contact our Finance Office at Finance@stmarkshs.net or 302-757-8773 with questions. Click here to apply. The deadline to submit a financial aid application is 1/31/2024. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Financial aid recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund

    Active duty military members and veterans may apply for financial aid by way of our Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund. This fund honors the life of Stephen M. McGowan '96 who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. In honor of Cpl. Stephen McGowan, this fund ensures a pathway to Catholic education for the children of all active duty military members and veterans. Apply to Saint Mark's High School to access this application. Applications must be submitted by 1/31/2024 to be considered for this type of financial aid. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Financial aid recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • Everyday Heroes Fund

    Families who serve the community as police officers, firefighters, or paramedics in a full-time capacity may apply for financial aid by way of our Everyday Heroes Fund. Apply to Saint Mark's High School to access this application. Applications must be submitted by 1/31/2024 to be considered for this grant. If an award is made, it will be communicated to a student in their acceptance letter. Financial aid recipients are required to complete an enrollment agreement and deposit by 2/15/2024 to claim their award.
  • CDOW Vision for the Future Education Trust Fund

    The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's Vision for the Future Education Trust Fund Education Trust Fund 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. It is the policy of the diocese that tuition assistance will be granted to only those families whose children are officially registered at Saint Mark's High School or an additional school within the Diocese. For this reason, enrollment must be official before tuition assistance can be offered. FACTS representatives are available to guide parents through the application process and to answer questions by calling 1-866-441-4637.