Saint Louis University has established the SLU Jesuit Community Scholarships, a new $1 million initiative for local Catholic high school students that is supported though contributions from the salaries of Jesuits who teach and minister at SLU. The scholarships are sponsored by the Marchetti Endowment Fund, which is named for the late Jesuit Father Jerome J. Marchetti, an alumnus and longtime professor and administrator at SLU.
Starting this fall, one student from each of the 28 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, as well as four Catholic high schools in the Metro East, will receive a scholarship to SLU. Annual award amounts will vary, depending on need.
“The Jesuit community remains a vital component of Saint Louis University,” said Jesuit Father Lawrence Biondi, president of SLU. “The Jesuits at SLU created the Marchetti Fund to advance the Jesuit and Catholic character of the university, and this new scholarship program certainly embodies that founding mission.”
Recipients can renew their scholarships each academic year if they maintain full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete 20 hours of service annually at their alma mater high schools.
“This new scholarship program is yet another sign that Saint Louis University remains deeply committed to Catholic education at all levels,” said Fr. Biondi. “We’re very pleased to assist local families who share our commitment.”
For more on the SLU Jesuit Community Scholarships, visit the Saint Louis Review.