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Scholarship Opportunities

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A private school education is a significant financial investment and sacrifice. But the opportunities Benedictine and Saint Gertrude provide today and the benefits your child will experience tomorrow are invaluable.

We know a Benedictine or Saint Gertrude education is a significant financial commitment for any family. Over 60% of BSoR students receive a share of our $2.9 million tuition assistance budget, which includes over 60 named and endowed scholarships. We hope you will take the time to explore the many scholarship opportunities outlined below. 

If you have any questions about any of the scholarships or about our tuition assistance program, please contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804-708-9504 or at glilly@benedictineschools.org.
In the simplest form, our tuition assistance program and various scholarships allow us to enroll the best student body possible for both schools. - Greg Lilly, Director of Admission

Benedictine Scholarship Opportunities

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Freshman Merit Scholarships for Incoming Students

    Each year, rising freshman applicants are invited in early January to submit an essay for one of three freshman merit-based scholarships. This scholarship represents half the cost of a current year's tuition which is renewable for the three following school years provided the student remains in good academic/behavior standing. Prospective freshman who wish to apply for a merit scholarship must meet the following criteria:
    • Have completed all admission requirements including application, 3 recommendations, SSATs, and interview
    • Have maintained a minimum overall grade point average for the 8th grade of 90 or B+ (whichever is to the student's advantage) with no grades below a C
    • Submit a handwritten essay on a given topic.
    Note that there is a strict deadline on applying for a freshman merit scholarship.
  • Frank Parater Middle-Class Scholarship for Incoming Students

    In 2017, Benedictine College Prep introduced the Frank Parater Middle-Class Scholarship Program. Named for 1917 Benedictine graduate Frank Parater who is being considered for sainthood, the Parater Scholarship is designed to help middle-class families realize the dream of seeing their sons become Benedictine men. It does so by covering $9,000 of tuition each year. 

    The Parater scholarship is renewable for the three following school years provided the student remains in good academic/behavior standing.
  • Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students

    Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School have a collection of 83 scholarship funds. As of June 30, 2022, these endowed scholarships were valued at $14.2 million.

    Endowed scholarships are awarded to current students based upon academic performance, specific scholarship criteria, and an essay.

    Only currently enrolled Cadets and Gators are eligible to apply each January for these named and endowed scholarships. Typically, over $120,000 is awarded each year.
  • Tax Credit Scholarship

    The Virginia Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program provides state tax credits for persons or businesses making monetary or marketable securities (such as stocks or bonds). These are donations to approved scholarship foundations that provide scholarships to eligible students (at or below 300% of the poverty level) for qualified educational expenses incurred in attending eligible nonpublic schools.

    Last year, 34 eligible Benedictine students received assistance via this program. The amount of assistance received distributed due to the generosity of our donor base was nearly $145,000.

    There is no guarantee of participation. Additionally, proof of eligibility must be ascertained through a review of various financial documentation (such as the most recent tax returns). For more information on this program, please contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804.708.9504.
  • Corporate Internship Program

    Select Benedictine students may participate in the Corporate Internship Program (CIP) which provides substantial tuition relief in exchange for participants' working for local business sponsors. Students are selected to participate in the program for all four years, and tuition relief is generally based on the amount of labor that is required of the student.

    All of the work obligations take place during off-school hours, and some work may be more physical in nature than others. Each CIP participant will perform a total of 1,000 hours prior to graduation. Students will either intern directly with their sponsors or perform community service in the name of the sponsoring corporation(s) if the corporation is not suitable for under-16 work.

    For more information on this program and to see if it may be feasible for you, contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804.708.9504.
  • Scholarships Awarded by Your Parish or Church

    Please check with your local parish or church for available scholarships awarded directly through them. We encourage all incoming and returning students who are active members of their church or parish to apply.

Saint Gertrude Scholarship Opportunities

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Saint Scholastica Scholarships for Incoming Students

    Saint Gertrude High School awards a number of Saint Scholastica scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate outstanding potential and embody the spirit and ideals of the school’s mission and core values. Applicants will be considered not only on their academic success (including transcripts, tests scores, and a written essay), but also on their leadership experience, community service, and extracurricular activities. Financial need may be a secondary consideration. The scholarships will be renewable for all four years provided the student continues to be academically qualified and an active and participating member of the SGHS community.

    Click here for the application and recommendation form. All materials are due by January 21. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the director of admission in early March.
  • Frank Parater Middle-Class Scholarship for Incoming Students

    In 2017, Benedictine College Prep introduced the Parater Middle-Class Scholarship Program which has enabled over 60 Richmond-area families to send their sons to Benedictine who otherwise may not have been able to. After Benedictine and Saint Gertrude unified under the Benedictine Schools of Richmond in 2020, Saint Gertrude started its own Parater Scholarship program. 

    The Parater Scholarship is designed to help middle-class families realize the dream of seeing their daughters graduate with an esteemed Saint Gertrude education. It does so by covering $9,000 of tuition each year.

    The Parater Scholarship is renewable for the three following school years provided the student remains in good academic/behavior standing.
  • Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students

    Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School have a collection of 83 scholarship funds. As of June 30, 2022, these endowed scholarships were valued at $14.2 million.

    Endowed scholarships are awarded to current students based upon academic performance, specific scholarship criteria, and an essay.

    Only currently enrolled Cadets and Gators are eligible to apply each January for these named and endowed scholarships. Typically, over $120,000 is awarded each year.
  • Alumnae Tuition Assistance Awards

    These award opportunities are offered to incoming and returning students whose mother or grandmother attended Saint Gertrude High School. The purpose of these awards is to help daughters of alumnae who otherwise cannot afford a Saint Gertrude education. An awards committee, made up of the president and a member of the SGHS Alumnae Board and the head of Saint Gertrude High School, selects the recipients according to the information submitted.

    Click here for the application. The application deadline for this scholarship is January 21.
  • Catholic Woman’s Club Scholarship

    Each year, the Catholic Woman’s Club offers scholarships to our students. The scholarships are based on scholastic ability, financial status, leadership ability, and community service. To qualify the student must be an SGHS rising sophomore, rising junior, or rising senior who will be returning to Saint Gertrude High School for the 2022-23 school year. Click here to access the application.

    Applications are due April 25. The Scholarship Committee will present the scholarship awards at the SGHS Awards Ceremony in May.
  • Tax Credit Scholarship

    The Virginia Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program provides state tax credits for persons or businesses making monetary or marketable securities (such as stocks or bonds). These are donations to approved scholarship foundations that provide scholarships to eligible students (at or below 300% of the poverty level) for qualified educational expenses incurred in attending eligible nonpublic schools.

    There is no guarantee of participation. Additionally, proof of eligibility must be ascertained through a review of various financial documentation (such as the most recent tax returns). For more information on this program, please contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804.708.9504.
  • Corporate Internship Program

    Select Saint Gertrude students may participate in the Corporate Internship Program (CIP) which provides substantial tuition relief in exchange for participants' working for local business sponsors. Students are selected to participate in the program for all four years, and tuition relief is generally based on the amount of labor that is required of the student.

    All of the work obligations take place during off-school hours, and some work may be more physical in nature than others. Each CIP participant will perform a total of 1,000 hours prior to graduation. Students will either intern directly with their sponsors or perform community service in the name of the sponsoring corporation(s) if the corporation is not suitable for under-16 work.

    For more information on this program and to see if it may be feasible for you, contact Director of Admission Greg Lilly at 804.708.9504.
  • Scholarships Awarded by Your Parish or Church

    Please check with your local parish or church for available scholarships awarded directly through them. We encourage all incoming and returning students who are active members of their church or parish to apply.