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Onward Scholars Application 2018-2019

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Thank you for your interest in Onward Scholars at St. Mary's Academy!  Please complete the application below. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Student Contact Information


Parent(s')/Guardian(s') Contact Information

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment

Please upload a letter from your parent/guardian describing why you are deserving of this opportunity and how, specifically, the Onward Scholars program can help your family.*
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Middle School Transcript

Please upload a copy of your most recent official middle school transcript, including 6th-8th grade grades. An original, signed copy must be provided as part of the SMA admissions application.*
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Student Essay

In a cohesive 500-750 word essay, please answer questions 1-6 below in the space provided:

1) Why do you want to attend St. Mary's Academy?

2) Why are you a qualified candidate for the Onward Scholars program?

3) What aspirations do you have after graduation from St. Mary's Academy?

4) Describe any community service activities, volunteer work, and/or special projects you are involved in.

5) Describe any strengths, personal accomplishments, and/or achievements.

6) Describe any challenges you have faced and overcome in your life.  How have these experiences shaped who you are today?

Letter of Recommendation

The Onward Scholars application is not complete until a letter of recommendation has been provided on your behalf by your principal, pastor, or a community leader.  The letter is separate from any letters of recommendation required for the SMA admissions application. The letter should speak to their experience of you as a student and leader.  Letters are due to onwardscholars@smabelles.org no later than Wednesday, January 16, 2019.