Today our students come from 92 different zip codes and 184 middle schools, on both sides of the river. Their parents range from corporate executives and university professors, to plumbers and cab drivers. While these young men live miles apart, in two-story homes and single-room apartments, they share one common theme: they have great intellectual ability.
A SLUH education is a tremendous gift, thanks to the support of our benefactors, but our current funding model is unsustainable. An additional $25 million in the endowment – or about 83 fully endowed scholarships – will secure the long-term viability of financial aid. It will enhance an already diverse mix of students, while allowing the school’s annual fundraising efforts to pursue new student opportunities and curriculum initiatives, as well as increased faculty compensation and professional development.
Antwine Willis '19, a financial aid student at SLUH who is attending Washington University in St. Louis on scholarship, developed the confidence and faith in himself, despite tremendous challenges, to become on of the dynamic leaders of his class.