Merit Scholars Program

As SLUH moves into our third century of educational leadership, we are excited to introduce a new Merit Scholars Program that deepens our commitment to financial accessibility and intellectual excellence. This program will provide both academic merit recognition and partial tuition awards beginning with the Class of 2024. 

The Fr. Gerald “Gerry” Sheahan, SJ Scholars

Fr. Sheahan Scholars are designated based on their mandatory Scholastic High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores. Beginning with the Class of 2024, applicants who score in the top 5 percent qualify for the following:

  • $5,000 award for a score of 99 percentile in Total Basic Skills
  • $4,500 award for a score of 98 percentile in Total Basic Skills
  • $4,000 award for a score of 97 percentile in Total Basic Skills
  • $3,500 award for a score of 96 percentile in Total Basic Skills
  • $3,000 award for a score of 95 percentile in Total Basic Skills

Named for the transformative principal who oversaw a wide range of academic innovations to SLUH during his 1955-67 tenure, the Fr. Sheahan Scholars represent the school’s commitment to and recognition of academic leadership.

The Fr. Claude Heithaus, SJ Scholars

Fr. Heithaus Scholars represent several top Scholastic High School Placement Test (HSPT) scoring black and minority applicants not named Fr. Sheahan Scholars. The scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the HSPT score. At least one will be awarded to a qualifying African American applicant.

Named for a 1916 alumnus and bold advocate for racial justice who paved the path for the first black student at SLUH a year before the integration of St. Louis Catholic Schools, this renewable scholarship continues SLUH’s commitment to racial equity and inclusion.

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