Saint Scholastica Scholarships for Incoming Students

New for 2017/18, Saint Gertrude High School will award 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. The deadline to turn in all materials for Scholarship is January 31. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the Director of Admission in early March.

Alumnae Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is offered to incoming and returning students whose mother or grandmother attended Saint Gertrude High School. The purpose of this scholarship is to help daughters of alumnae who otherwise cannot afford a Saint Gertrude education. A scholarship committee, made up of the President of the SGHS Alumnae Association, the Head of Saint Gertrude High School, and a member of the SGHS Alumnae Association selects the recipients according to the information submitted. The application deadline for this scholarship is January 31.

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 2017-2018 school year. The application is available in the download box to the right. The Scholarship Committee will present the scholarship awards at the SGHS Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer '26 Scholarship or
Ruth Miller Ambrogi '63 Scholarship Awards

Saint Gertrude High School is proud to offer the Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer '26 Scholarship and the Ruth Miller Ambrogi ’63 Scholarship to qualified applicants. The Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer '26 Scholarship award is applied towards SGHS tuition and a cash amount to the student. The Ruth Miller Ambrogi '63 Scholarship award is applied towards SGHS tuition.  

The criteria to apply for these awards, set by the Beckstoffer and Ambrogi families and Saint Gertrude High School, are as follows:
~The Beckstoffer Scholarship: the student must be a member of the junior class in her third year of attendance at Saint Gertrude High School.
~The Ambrogi Scholarship: is open to all current SGHS students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior class.
~The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
~She must be returning to Saint Gertrude High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

If your daughter meets these requirements, she is invited to apply. If you are unsure of your daughter’s GPA, please contact the Guidance Department at 804-358-9114 x 346.

The application includes a form that the student must complete detailing her contributions to SGHS. In addition, the student must submit a one page essay. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of educational specialists. For the Beckstoffer Scholarship, the top three applicants will be interviewed by the SGHS Head of School, a member of the Beckstoffer family, a faculty advisor, and the Director of Guidance.

Scholarship applications will be available online in March 2017. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Saint Gertrude High School Awards Ceremony on May 26.

St. Benedict Parish - Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program

Saint Benedict Parish invites all active members of the parish who are or will be attending Saint Gertrude High School or Benedictine College Preparatory in the Fall of 2017 to apply for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program.

These scholarships are funded from the proceeds of the St. Benedict Parish Oktoberfest.  Scholarships will be awarded based on commitment to and participation in parish life, including but not limited to Oktoberfest; involvement in school and parish activities; academic performance; and spiritual development.

All rising 9th - 12th graders who are active members of the parish and are planning to attend Saint Gertrude High School or Benedictine College Preparatory in Fall 2017 are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship application and instructions will be available for download from the St. Benedict Parish website in the Spring of 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee via e-mail at; use the identifier SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for girls grades 9-12