Merit-Based Scholarships

St. Mary's Ryken awards merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen in the areas of academics, leadership, service and fine arts. Merit-based scholarships are four-year scholarships and therefore high school transfer students are not eligible to compete.  

The application to compete for merit-based scholarships will be available on your child's admissions checklist from December 12, 2022 - January 9, 2023. This year's scholarship competition for the Class of 2027 will be held at SMR on January 28, 2023.  All students wishing to compete must do so in person.  Scholarship decisions will be communicated with admissions decisions in February. 

The scholarship award process is very competitive due to the large number of applications received. Please take note of the requirements and also note that there are separate deadlines for financial aid applications and merit-based scholarships. All SMR Scholarship Committee decisions are final and not subject to review or appeal.