St. Paul Educational Trust and St. Paul Catholic School Scholarships

Merit and need-based scholarships are offered by the St. Paul Educational Trust and St. Paul Catholic School. The deadline for the 2021-2022 school year scholarships has passed. Information about scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in early spring. For your information, here is information about the scholarships that were awarded last year.

Merit Based Scholarships offered by the St. Paul Educational Trust

Any parishioner planning to attend St. Paul School or a Catholic high school in the metro Detroit area is eligible and encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships.

The William A. Cardinal Scholarship
In accordance with the wishes and generosity of late St. Paul parishioner William A. Cardinal, the St. Paul Educational Trust has initiated a full tuition scholarship for a St. Paul Catholic School student entering the 8th grade. William A. Cardinal desired that a merit-based scholarship for a student exhibiting outstanding academic achievement, leadership and character be instituted and granted on an annual basis.  St. Paul Catholic School 7th grade students are eligible to apply. Applicants must have an “A” academic average and include each of the following as part of the scholarship review process:

  • Letter of Recommendation from a St. Paul Catholic School teacher
  • Copy of report cards for 6th grade and first semester 7th grade
  • List of extra-curricular activities including sports, volunteer work, active service in Mass and any other applicable service
  • Write an essay expressing your thoughts on the following two topics:
    • Please reflect on your experience at St. Paul Catholic School.
    • What are some of the key lessons you have learned and value you have received from a  Catholic education?
    • Please share your thoughts on how you plan on giving back as a result of your gift of a Catholic education.
    • How do you plan to carry forward what you learned and experienced during your time at St. Paul Catholic School?

The Joseph and Alice Wright Scholarship 
St. Paul Parish fifth graders, who plan to attend St. Paul Middle School in the fall, are eligible to apply for a $1,500 grant, which is given annually to a deserving young parishioner entering the sixth grade at St. Paul School.  The tuition grant is renewable each year for the three years of middle school, provided the student maintains a “B” academic average.

Any fifth grade member of the parish is invited and encouraged to apply for the scholarship.  The student must write a letter of application for the scholarship and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher as well as copy or his or her most recent report card.

Monsignor Francis X. Canfield Scholarship
Any eighth grade member of St. Paul Parish who plans to attend a Catholic high school is eligible to apply. The Canfield Scholarship is $3000.00, has been awarded each year since 1985 and was originally called the St. Paul Parish Scholarship. It was renamed in 1991 to honor the late Monsignor Canfield, who served as pastor of St. Paul Parish from 1971 to 1991 and died in 1998. In order to be eligible, the student be a current eighth grader in any school and a member of St. Paul Parish. A complete application must include a letter from the student in his or her own words telling the committee about oneself and indicating the following:

  • Why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship.
  • What high school you will be attending.
  • If you are receiving any additional scholarships.
  • A letter of recommendation from the parent(s).
  • Two student recommendation forms from teachers. The recommendation forms are available in school office.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

The Canfield Scholarship may be renewed yearly at the student’s initiative by writing a letter to the Scholarship Committee, maintaining a 3.0 academic average and submitting a most recent report card.

Couzens Family Scholarship 
Any eighth grade member of St. Paul Parish who plans to attend a Catholic high school is eligible to apply. The Couzens Family Scholarship is $2000 and was awarded for the first time in 1997 and is named for long-time parishioners. In order to be eligible, the student be a current eighth grader in any school and a member of St. Paul Parish. A complete application must include a letter from the student in his or her own words telling the committee about oneself and indicating the following:

  • Why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship.
  • What high school you will be attending.
  • If you are receiving any additional scholarships.
  • A letter of recommendation from the parent(s).
  • Two student recommendation forms from teachers. The recommendation forms are available in school office.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

The Couzens Family Scholarship may be renewed yearly at the student’s initiative by writing a letter to the Scholarship Committee, maintaining a 3.0 academic average and submitting a most recent report card.

Gertrude and Donald McSorley Scholarship
The Gertrude and Donald McSorley Scholarship is a four year renewing scholarship for any eighth grade St. Paul Parish graduate, who will be attending a Catholic high school. The four-year scholarship is $1000 and continues throughout the student’s attendance at the Catholic high school so long as the student continues to maintain a B+ grade point average. The application requirements are that the student be a current eighth grader in any school and a member of St. Paul Parish. A complete application must include: A letter from the student in his or her own words telling the committee about oneself and indicating the following:

  • Why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship.
  • What high school you will be attending.
  • If you are receiving any additional scholarships.
  • A letter of recommendation from the parent(s).
  • Two Student Recommendation forms from teachers. The recommendation forms are available in school office.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

Deadline for all scholarship applications was April 15, 2021. 

Need Based Scholarships offered by the St. Paul Educational Trust

Eileen Hickey King Scholarship 
The King Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $2,000 per school year for any student at St. Paul School. Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The principal of St. Paul School shall select the recipient based on her awareness of the family’s financial need. The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

Arthur and Honoria Roshak Scholarships
There are two scholarships, which are tuition subsidies of $3,000 each per school year for any students at St. Paul School.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarships.  Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The principal of St. Paul School shall select the recipient based on her awareness of the family’s financial need. The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

The Shields Family Scholarship
Please note: There will not be a new Shields scholarship awarded until 2022.
The Shields Family Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $3,000 per school year for a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 at St. Paul School.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Students applying for the Shields Family Scholarship should also play at least one sport in the parish athletic program.  Parents of incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students desiring this scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The principal of St. Paul School shall select the recipient based on her awareness of the family’s financial need. The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

The FitzSimons Family Scholarship 
The FitzSimons Family Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $1,000 for an incoming or returning kindergarten or first grade student at St. Paul School. Parents who wish to be considered for this scholarship should write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The principal of St. Paul School shall select the recipient.

Deadline for all scholarship applications was April 15, 2021.

Need Based Scholarships offered by St. Paul School

Louis Olgiati and Barbara Marciniak Olgiati Family Scholarship –
Continuing Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Olgiati are funding a $2,000 scholarship for any student at St. Paul Catholic School. This scholarship has been funding as a recurring grant for ten years, so it will be offered each year through 2023.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring. Letters of application are due in the office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Lt. Col. David T. Fries Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship funded by Lt. Col. Fries in honor of our military. Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The Principal will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring. Letters of application are due in the office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Sylvia Marciniak Memorial Art Foundation Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
The scholarship is funded by Mr.  & Mrs. Louis Olgiati in memory of Mrs. Olgiati’s sister, Sylvia Marciniak, a Grosse Pointe artist. This is a $2,000 scholarship for any student at St. Paul Catholic School. The scholarship has been funded as a recurring grant for ten years, so it will be offered each year through 2023.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring. Letters of application are due in the school office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
The St. Paul on the Lake Knights of Columbus Council #12121 will be offering the Knights of Columbus Blue Ribbon Scholarship to deserving St. Paul Catholic School students during the 2020-2021 school year. Any student, in any grade, who is a parishioner at St. Paul, is eligible for the scholarship. Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring. Letters of application are due in the office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Leo Beil Scholarship
The Leo Beil Scholarship is a $700 scholarship for any student at St. Paul School. Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need. Letters of application are due in the school office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Joseph Bauer Memorial Scholarship (established 2016)
The Joseph Bauer Memorial Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $1,000 per school year for any student with financial need at St. Paul School. The scholarship is in loving memory of Joseph Bauer (1997-2015), graduate of St. Paul on the Lake School and beloved member of the parish and community. Any family desiring a scholarship should write a letter of request to the school giving details of financial need. The principal of the school shall select the recipient based on the situation of need. The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as need remains and the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.  Letters of application are due in the school office by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Deadline for all scholarship applications was April 15, 2021.