Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance on the entrance exam, and are available to all prospective McQuaid Jesuit students. Saint Francis Xavier (Xavier) Scholarships are awarded to the top five students applying for admission to sixth grade. These $500 scholarships are awarded for each of a student’s three years at McQuaid Jesuit middle school, and therefore total $1,500. Saint Ignatius Loyola (Loyola) Scholarships are awarded to the top 20 students who took the 9th grade Entrance Exam in December '16 and January '17 and for current 8th grade students who take the 9th grade Entrance Exam scheduled specifically for them on Friday January 27th, 2017 (Information Forthcoming). These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the students with the top 20 Entrance Exam results and is exists for four years at McQuaid Jesuit high school and therefore totals $4,000.
There are no separate or additional applications for Xavier or Loyola Scholarships. Rather, McQuaid Jesuit awards academic scholarships based on the results of the entrance exams administered by the end of January each year. Eighth graders in the McQuaid Jesuit middle school would qualify for a Loyola Scholarship in the high school by sitting for the high school entrance exam scheduled for the last day of mid-term exams. All Xavier and Loyola Scholars must consistently achieve Second Honors throughout the year.
Xavier and Loyola Scholar Programs
Xavier and Loyola scholars participate in a very special enrichment program over the course of their sixth grade and freshman years, respectively. Scholars are mentored by a member of the faculty who meets with them on a regular basis to review a variety of topics such as time management, co-curricular activities, spirituality, and McQuaid Jesuit life. The faculty member also coordinates special lectures and presentations by alumni working in a variety of career fields, service projects, and trips to art galleries and museums. Detailed information on the Xavier and Loyola Scholar Programs will be provided to the scholars at the time they are announced.
*Scholarships effective for the 2016-17 Academic Year