If you’re a student in the eighth grade, college may seem like a distant dream – something that is still years away. In the meantime, you have tonight’s homework to think about, and four years of high school to get through. But college is closer than you think, and there are many things you can do — starting now — to make your college dreams come true. Choosing a quality Catholic high school education is one step you can take, and finding great mentors to help along the way is another. That’s where The Onward Scholars Program at St. Pius X–St. Matthias Academy comes in.
Students who are selected for The Onward Scholars Program receive four-year scholarships to attend St. Pius X–St. Matthias Academy in Downey, along with mentoring, college counseling, and enrichment activities. If you’re an eighth grader with a strong academic track record and the potential to be a leader in school and in your community, you could start high school as an Onward Scholar at St. Pius X–St. Matthias Academy. To learn more about the program, click here or if you’re ready to apply, click here. If you live too far away to be an Onward Scholar at St. Pius X–St. Matthias Academy, you can still find lots of useful links and resources to help you along on your journey toward college!