Scholarship Opportunities

Saint Scholastica Scholarships for Incoming Students

Saint Gertrude High School awards a number of Saint Scholastica scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate outstanding potential and embody the spirit and ideals of the school’s mission and core values. Applicants will be considered not only on their academic success (including transcripts, tests scores, and a written essay), but also on their leadership experience, community service, and extracurricular activities. Financial need may be a secondary consideration. The scholarships will be renewable for all four years provided the student continues to be academically qualified and an active and participating member of the SGHS community.

Click here for the application and recommendation form. All materials are due by January 22. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the director of admission in early March.

Alumnae Tuition Assistance Awards

These award opportunities are offered to incoming and returning students whose mother or grandmother attended Saint Gertrude High School. The purpose of these awards is to help daughters of alumnae who otherwise cannot afford a Saint Gertrude education. An awards committee, made up of the president of the SGHS Alumnae Association, the head of Saint Gertrude High School, and a member of the SGHS Alumnae Association, selects the recipients according to the information submitted.

Click here for the application. The application deadline for this scholarship is January 22.

Catholic Woman’s Club Scholarship

Each year, the Catholic Woman’s Club offers scholarships to our students. The scholarships are based on scholastic ability, financial status, leadership ability, and community service. To qualify the student must be an SGHS rising sophomore, rising junior, or rising senior who will be returning to Saint Gertrude High School for the 2021-22 school year. Click here to access the application. Applications are due on Monday, April 12. The Scholarship Committee will present the scholarship awards at the SGHS Awards Ceremony in May.

Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer ’26 Scholarship or
Ruth Miller Ambrogi ’63 Scholarship Awards

Saint Gertrude High School is proud to offer the Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer ’26 Scholarship and the Ruth Miller Ambrogi ’63 Scholarship to qualified applicants. The Rosemarie Simonpietri Beckstoffer ’26 Scholarship award is applied toward SGHS tuition and a cash amount to the student. The Ruth Miller Ambrogi ’63 Scholarship award is applied toward SGHS tuition.

The criteria to apply for these awards, set by the Beckstoffer and Ambrogi families and Saint Gertrude High School, are as follows:

  • The Beckstoffer Scholarship: The student must be a member of the junior class in her third year of attendance at Saint Gertrude High School.
  • The Ambrogi Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all current SGHS students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior class.
  • The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • She must be returning to Saint Gertrude High School for the 2021-2022 school year.

If your daughter meets these requirements, she is invited to apply. If you are unsure of your daughter’s GPA, please contact the counseling and academic advising department at 804-358-9114 x 346.

The application includes a form that the student must complete detailing her contributions to SGHS. In addition, the student must submit a one page essay. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of educational specialists. For the Beckstoffer Scholarship, the top three applicants will be interviewed by the SGHS Head of School, a member of the Beckstoffer family, a faculty advisor, and the director of counseling services.

Scholarship applications will be available online in March. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Saint Gertrude High School Awards Ceremony in May.

St. Benedict Parish – Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program

Saint Benedict Parish invites all active members of the parish who are or will be attending Saint Gertrude High School or Benedictine College Preparatory in the fall of 2021 to apply for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship Program. These scholarships are funded from the proceeds of the St. Benedict Parish Oktoberfest.

Scholarships will be awarded based on commitment to and participation in parish life, including but not limited to Oktoberfest; involvement in school and parish activities; academic performance; and spiritual development.

All rising 9th – 12th graders who are active members of the parish and are planning to attend Saint Gertrude High School or Benedictine College Preparatory in fall 2021 are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship application and instructions will be available for download from the St. Benedict Parish website in the spring of 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee via e-mail at; use the identifier SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.