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 transfer students are not eligible to compete.  

Eligibility   Students applying for the Class of 2025.

  The following must be complete by December 11:

  • completed admissions application
  • paid admissions application fee
  • completed additional information form 
  • submitted student essay
Application Window  Scholarship applications are accepted December 14, 2020 - January 8,       2021.
Where to Apply

 The scholarship application will be available on your child's admissions           checklist.

Supporting Documentation

 Supporting documentation such as art portfolios and essays are due               January 8, 2021 at 4 pmScholarship Applications received without   supporting documentation will not be considered. 

Scholarship Day  Audition/Presentations for Performing Arts and Leadership Scholarships     will be held January 23, 2021, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Families will be contacted with   specific appointment times by January 15. 


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.