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Valedictorian/National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship

A $1,000 merit scholarship for high school valedictorians and/or National Merit Semifinalist. All students who will graduate as the valedictorian of their class as well as all students who have been named National Merit Semifinalist will receive this scholarship.
This scholarship goes above and beyond Aquinas' Spectrum Scholarship Program. For example, you may receive an Academic Leadership or Monsignor Bukowski Scholarship for $12,000, plus this scholarship for an additional $1,000, for a total of $13,000 in merit-based scholarship money from Aquinas. The only scholarships that supersede this award are the Jerome C Byrne, the John E. Veleklasen and the R. Paul Nelson Full Tuition Scholarships.
This scholarship is renewable for four years provided the student maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Aquinas and submit a letter at the end of each school year detailing his or her service and volunteerism in their community, family and/or at Aquinas College.
To apply for any scholarship from Aquinas, please submit an application for admission to Aquinas College. You will automatically be considered for all scholarships that you qualify for by the Aquinas College Scholarship Committee. Be sure to send an official transcript and test scores in with your application. Aquinas will also need verification of your valedictorian status from your guidance counselor.
If you would like to see if you qualify for need-based financial assistance, be sure to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available around the beginning of December and can be obtained in your high school guidance office. Additionally, Aquinas has a financial need estimator online that is made available in the summer.
Aquinas College Honors Program
Should you qualify for this scholarship, you will also receive an application for the Insignis program at Aquinas. Insignis means "mark of honor" in Latin and provides a wonderful chance for students to challenge themselves academically and personally at Aquinas College. >>More on Insignis