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SMA Onward Scholars Application 2020-2021

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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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Student Contact Information

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

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment

Middle School Transcript

Your most recent official middle school transcript, including 6th-8th grade marks, must be provided with your SMA application. 

Personal Statement

Read the Onward Scholars mission statement below. In a cohesive 500-750 word essay, please answer the question below it in the space provided.

The Onward Scholars Program promotes academic excellence, fosters an environment conducive to genuine peer support, exposes students to leadership opportunities that instill a love of service, and empowers goal-driven young men and women by providing resources that build skills for their path to higher education and lives of purpose.

Optional Letter of Recommendation

You are encouraged, but not required, to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your Onward Scholars application. The letter should be written by a principal, pastor, teacher, moderator, or other community leader and is separate from any letters of recommendation required for the SMA admissions application. The letter should include observed examples of your commitment to leadership and/or service.  It is also a good opportunity to provide context for a particular aspect of your application if needed. Letters are due to onwardscholars@smabelles.org no later than Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in order to be included with your application.

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