Saint John's Prep is committed to enrolling a diverse, motivated and capable community of learners. Our financial-aid program, supported by our endowment and by scholarship resources, has the goal of making a Saint John's Prep education available to as many students as possible.
We understand that an education at Saint John's Prep is a significant investment and that each family enters into the admission process under different financial circumstances. Now more than ever, we encourage you to take that first step to learn what options are available for your family. Some important facts to consider:
- We are a diverse community and recognize each family has different financial assistance needs.
- In 2012-13, approximately 41% of Saint John's Prep students received financial aid.
- In 2012-13, over $687,700 of financial aid was awarded.
- Two types of financial aid are available: need-based and merit-based (see below)
- Each need-based financial aid award is different - some families qualify for $500, $1,000, $5,000, $7,500 or more.
- Think you can't afford private school education? Think again!
- Contact Jennine Klosterman, Admission Director and Financial Aid Coordinator, to discuss the scholarship opportunities available to you.
Who can apply?
Students, who are U.S citizens, entering grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the need-based and merit-based scholarships, as described below. Applications for these scholarships are reviewed and awarded by our Financial Aid Committee at Saint John's Prep.
How to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid/Scholarships
Due to a limited financial aid budget, families are encouraged to submit the financial aid application as early as possible. Please note: Financial aid is available only to U.S. citizens.
- Complete the Saint John's Prep Financial Aid application. Click here to download. Submit this with a signed copy of your Federal Tax return, along with a copy of your W2 forms to the Financial Aid Office. The address is listed on the Financial Aid application.
- The Financial Aid Committee will then calculate the amount of need-based financial aid. An award letter will be sent directly to the family.
- Please note: Every financial need award includes an optional work study award. The work study award is an opportunity for students to contribute to their tuition by working at the school. Day students may work at the school during the summer months, school vacations and during the school day. Resident students usually work after school or on Saturdays. Students typically do not work more than five hours per week during the school year.
- If you have any questions about the application or process, please contact Jennine Klosterman, Admission Director and Financial Aid Coordinator, at 320-363-2351 and she will guide you through this.
How to Apply for Merit-Based Scholarships
There are four merit-based scholarships available: The Headmaster Scholarship, The Froehle Science Scholarship and the Br. Paul Vincent-Niebauer Theatre Scholarship and the Saint John's Boys' Choir Scholarship. (See descriptions of each below.)
1. Headmaster Scholarship
Saint John's Prep provides a limited number of $1,000 Headmaster's Scholarships to outstanding students. Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities and overall contribution to the community. The Headmaster Scholarship is renewable up through graduation. Priority consideration will be given to students entering 9th grade. To apply for this award, students must submit a scholarship application by May 1st. Click here to download the application.
One $600 scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming ninth grade student who has a demonstrated interest in science as well as strong academic achievements and leadership. This award was established by alumni/ae of the school in honor of Prep science teacher and coach, Peter Froehle. To apply for this award, students must submit a scholarship application by May 1st. Click here to download the application.
3. Br. Paul Vincent Niebauer Theatre Scholarship
The Theatre Scholarship was established in honor of Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer, who greatly contributed to the Saint John's Prep community by teaching and directing theatre for thirteen years. Upper School students who have a strong demonstrated interest in theatre are encouraged to apply for this one-time scholarship of $1,000. Priority consideration will be given to students entering 9th grade. To apply for this award, students must submit a scholarship application by May 1st. Click here to download the application.
4. Saint John's Boys Choir Scholarship
Saint John's Prep is a long-time supporter of the Saint John's Boys' Choir. We are pleased to offer this exclusive scholarship to current members of the Boys' Choir. This $750 scholarship automatically renews each year, when entering grades 6-8, provided the recipient continues to demonstrate academic success, good character and leadership qualities. To apply for this award, students must submit a scholarship application by May 1st. Click here to download the application.
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Saint John's Prep maintains confidential financial aid records for all applicants. These records are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and occasionally by the head of school or business manager. All financial aid awards are confidential agreements between the recipient family and the school.
The Financial Aid Committee considers financial aid awards strictly confidential. Saint John's Prep does not share information with any other party. Because of this, families many not discuss financial aid with anyone other than a member of the Financial Aid Committee. Awards can be withdrawn for breach of this expectation.
Who can I call for help?
Contact Jennine Klosterman, Admission Director and Financial Aid Coordinator, at 320-363-2351. She will guide you through the above-mentioned financial aid and scholarship opportunities for you and your child(ren). All information will be held strictly confidential.