Rewarding Accomplishment and Providing Opportunity
St. Mary's Prep offers a number of scholarships to prospective students. Out of all of the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit, we are proud to offer the most robust scholarship offerings of any other school. Please note, scholarships are available to incoming 9th graders ONLY- transfer students are not eligible for any scholarships noted below.
The Academic Merit Scholarship
$2,000-$4.000 per year
Merit Scholarships will be awarded solely on 7th and 8th grade (at least first quarter) academic performance. The office of Academic Affairs at St. Mary's Prep will calculate a custom GPA based on core classes and strength of schedule. Academic scholarships are reserved for the top 15% of applicants in the girls and boys divisions respectively. Academic scholarships will renew each year so long as the student maintains specific academic requirements as outlined in the scholarship letter.
The Brotherhood Scholarship
$1,000-$2,500 per year
The Brotherhood Scholarship is awarded to young men and women who have proven to be inspiring young role models and have exhibited exactly what it is to be a Christian. As indicated within the recommendations and information set to accompany a student’s application, recipients have exhibited positive behavior in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, church communities, and various other organizations the applicant has been involved with. Candidates who exhibit this type of behavior per the above documentation will be recommended to the scholarship committee as potential recipients.
Reverend Stanley Milewski Scholarship
$1,000-$3,000 per year
This scholarship program honors the mission of Reverend Stanley Milewski, which was to give deserving students an opportunity to be educated in the Catholic environment. This scholarship honors our relationships with elementary and middle schools in the metro Detroit area by rewarding high-quality students for their commitment to spiritual and academic achievement. This scholarship is renewable each year, provided the student is in good academic standing and is exhibiting the Christian behaviors expected of St. Mary’s Prep students.
The Parent Educator Scholarship
Students who have been accepted to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep, and have a parent or step parent currently working as a teacher or administrator in a public or Catholic school at least 20+ hours per week will be eligible for this scholarship totaling 50% off of the current school year’s tuition. Please contact the admissions office for specific details.
The First Responder Scholarship
Students who have been accepted to Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep, and have a parent or step parent currently working as a full time police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, or EMT will be eligible for this scholarship totaling 50% off of the current school year's tuition. Please contact the admissions office for specific details.
The Joseph Burkaki Scholarship
Established in 2019, this honors and preserves the important Polish heritage of the Orchard Lake Schools by providing scholarship awards to qualified students. The Fund utilizes annual distributions from the Fund, preserving the principal of the fund to aid future students and perpetually honor Mr. Burkacki. Student recipients, known as “Burkacki Scholars”, commit to appropriately promote the Polish traditions to the diverse population of The Orchard Lake Schools, and pledge their Christian service in support of the School’s overall mission. Recipient Qualifications: 1. The student is of Polish ancestry 2. Has a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (grade average will be officially calculated by St. Mary’s Prep) 3. Must be in 8th grade at the time of application (transfers may be considered in some circumstances). Please contact the admissions office for information and applications for this scholarship.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 1st.