Merit Scholarships

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Saint Mary's School offers three merit-based scholarships each year. The Blanche Robertson Bacon and Honors Scholarship is awarded to one boarding student from outside the Triangle area. The Capital Scholarship is awarded to one student from the Raleigh area. Saint Scholarships are awarded to boarding and day students.

These scholarships are solely dependent on an applicant's merit and do not consider a family's financial need. Students who apply for a merit scholarship are also eligible to apply for our need-based aid assistance. Applicants must adhere to the dealines and listed requirements in order to be considered for these scholarships.

Blanche Robertson Bacon & Honor Scholarship

Blanche Robertson Bacon and Honors Scholarship

The Blanche Robertson Bacon and Honors Scholarship recognizes an incoming 9th or 10th grade boarding student from outside the Triangle area who demonstrates a strong academic foundation and a dedication to her community and rewards her with full tuition, room and board.

To be considered for this scholarship students must

  • Exhibit leadership skills and outstanding character
  • Demonstrate academic success and extracurricular involvement
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be among the top 15% on a SMS approved national test

Application Process and Deadlines

Part 1: Merit Application and Admission Application | January 30
All applicants who are interested in applying for the Blanche scholarship are required to complete the merit application. This application must be completed by the student and submitted to our office no later than January 30. A completed application is also required by January 30 in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Part 2: Personal Recommendation | January 30
A personal recommendation is required for all merit applicants. This recommendation must be completed by someone outside of the applicant's immediate family who knows the student well (e.g. advisor, coach, priest). One additional letter of recommendation will be accepted but is not required.

Part 3: Interview
Selected Blanche applicants will be invited for an on campus group interview with the scholarship committee.

The Blanche Robertson Bacon and Honors Scholar will be notified on March 4. The student will be required to complete enrollment by March 15 to accept the award. All scholarship applicants will be notified of admission decisions at that time and will be required to complete enrollment by April 10.

Please see the important deadlines section of our website for additional need-based aid information.

Capital Scholarship

Capital Scholarship

The Capital Scholarship is awarded to an incoming 9th grade student from the Raleigh area who has demonstrated a genuine interest in fully integrating herself into the Saint Mary’s residential community. Recipients of this scholarship are required to board all four years at Saint Mary's. This student receives a $15,000 each year.

To be considered for this scholarship students must

  • Demonstrate a strong desire to live and learn in a residential community
  • Actively promote community among her peers
  • Exhibit a strong moral and academic standing

Application Process and Deadlines

Part 1: Merit Application and Admission Application | January 30
All applicants who are interested in applying for the Capital Scholarship are required to complete the merit application. This application must be completed by the student and submitted to our office no later than January 30. A completed application is also required by January 30 in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Part 2: Personal Recommendation | January 30
A personal recommendation is required for all merit applicants. This recommendation must be completed by someone outside of the applicant's immediate family that knows the student well (i.e. advisor, coach, priest). One additional letter of recommendation will be accepted but is not required.

Part 3: Interview
Selected Capital Scholar applicants will be invited for an on campus group interview with the scholarship committee.

Please see the important deadlines section of our website for additional need-based information.

Saint Scholarship

Saint Scholarship

The Saint Scholarship is awarded to incoming 9th and 10th grade students with priority given to 9th graders. Students do not apply for a Saint scholarship, rather candidates for the scholarships are identified in the course of the admission process and must meet the criteria below.

To be eligible for a Saint Scholarship, recipient must:

  • Demonstrate a strong desire to be an active part of the Saint Mary’s community
  • Demonstrate a record of academic success
  • Value and demonstrate integrity and a strong moral compass

Scholarships range from $2,500-$20,000 and are awarded to select recipients as part of the admission process given the applicant meets the January 30 priority deadline. The scholarships are guaranteed for the duration of time enrolled at Saint Mary’s School given continued demonstration of good academic and social standing.

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