Admissions

Scholarships

For Incoming Ninth Graders

Scholarships from Mount de Sales Academy

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  • St. Francis de Sales Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: Up to half-tuition per year
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Needed: No
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies by applicant class but multiple St. Francis de Sales scholarships are awarded annually
    • These scholarships are awarded solely based on High School Placement Test scores. All applicants are automatically eligible.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: $2,500 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Needed: No
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies by applicant class but multiple St. Thomas Aquinas scholarships are awarded annually
    • These scholarships are awarded solely based on High School Placement Test scores. All applicants are automatically eligible.
  • Golden Counsel Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: $1,000 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Needed: No
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies by applicant class but multiple Golden Counsel scholarships are awarded annually
    • These scholarships are awarded to applicants who exhibit high academic achievement. All applicants are automatically eligible.
  • Service & Leadership Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: $2,500 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Requirements: Please submit a one-page, one-sided Word or PDF document with the applicant’s full legal name, current school, and details of all service and leadership activities participated in from grades 6 – 8. Details should include level of involvement and frequency of each activity. At least one recommendation from an adult who has held an advisory or supervising role in the applicant's activities also needs to be submitted directly from the recommender. This recommendation should include the number of years the adult has worked with the applicant.
    • Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022
    • Submission: Please email application to mwood@mountdesales.org
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies by applicant class but multiple Service and Leadership scholarships are awarded annually
    • These scholarships are awarded to applicants who exhibit extraordinary service and leadership qualities outside of required school activities. Applicants will be asked to speak to the activities noted on their scholarship application during their candidate interview in January. 
  • St. Cecilia Music Scholarship

    • Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: $1,000 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if music class is on student's schedule and student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Requirements: Email mwood@mountdesales.org with your audition request and the following information:
      • Applicant’s full legal name
      • Current school
      • Instrument played (if applicable)
      • Number of years the applicant has been playing/singing
      • Number of years the applicant has taken private lessons
      • Name of applicant's current music teacher
    • Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022
    • Auditions: Applicants will be contacted in early January 2023 to schedule an audition. Auditions are NOT indicative of an admissions decision. St. Cecilia Music scholarships are awarded to students for both vocal and instrumental music.
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three (3) vocal and three (3) instrumental scholarships are awarded annually.
  • Fra Angelico Art Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen
    • Amount: $1,000 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if art class is on student's schedule and student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Requirements: Click here to review the scholarship requirements. Portfolios must follow all guidelines in order to be considered.
    • Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022
    • Submission: Email all submissions to mwood@mountdesales.org 
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three (3) scholarships awarded annually
  • St. Martin de Porres Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen of Hispanic/Latina ethnicity
    • Amount: $1,500 per year
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Requirements: Submit a typed essay with your full legal name on a Word or PDF document, written from the following prompt: Describe how your Hispanic/Latina heritage has contributed to your personal identity and view of life
    • Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022
    • Submission: Please email application to mwood@mountdesales.org
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: One (1) scholarship is awarded annually.
    • This scholarship was established for Hispanic/Latina students through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Ivan H. Garcia.

Scholarships Sponsored by a Foundation or Fund

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  • Guardians of Life Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen who are Catholic
    • Amount: $2,500 per year to a qualifying recipient
    • Renewable: Each year if student remains in good academic/conduct standing
    • Application Requirements: Click here to view the Guardians of Life Scholarship application requirements.
    • Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022
    • Submission: Email all application materials to mwood@mountdesales.org
    • Number of Scholarships Awarded: One (1) scholarship is awarded annually.
    • The Guardians of Life Scholarship is awarded to a student whose essay and project proposal promote a better understanding and non-violent initiatives to protect the unborn and help young women in need. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Guardians of Life Foundation.
  • Semper Fi Scholarship

    • Eligible Recipients: Incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, rising juniors, and rising seniors.
    • Important Requirement: Applicants must be practicing Catholics who meet requirements listed on the scholarship application. Students grades 9 - 12 may apply for a Semper Fi Scholarship. 
    • Amount: Allocated by selection committee.
    • Renewable: Possible. Annual application required.
    • Application Requirements: Application, parent essay, student essay, parish and pastor documentation, and completion of FACTS application. To view the Semper Fi Scholarship Application, click here
    • Deadline to Apply: January 6, 2023. Applications will be processed in January 2023.
    • Submission and Questions: Submit all application materials to the MDSA Business Office (Business Manager Tom Walter at twalter@mountdesales.org or 410.744.8498 ext. 110)
    • The Semper Fi Scholarship is established in memory of the many Marines who have remained “always faithful” to God, country and the Corps, and to acknowledge and support those Catholic families who have been faithful to living their Catholic faith.
  • Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship

    The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund recognizes significant contributions of teachers and administrators in Catholic Schools by supporting the education of their dependent children in memory of Colleen and Erin Marlatt.

    The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund is open to high school students who attend a Catholic high school or college students attending University of Maryland College Park.

    The Applicant must be the dependent child of a full-time teacher or administrator with at least three years’ experience, currently serving at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Visit www.colleenanderin.org
  • Knott Scholarship Funds

    The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic high school located in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships look to honor Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria. If the student does not meet all of the criteria, do not apply. Visit https://www.knottscholar.org/secondary-scholarships/ or call 443-325-7884.
  • Maryland Knights of Columbus

    The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several High School scholarships for its members and for Catholic Students in general.

    Awards may be applied to tuition payments only. Visit https://kofc-md.org/high-school-scholarships/ for descriptions, application information and eligibility. The application period is from October 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023. All applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than February 1, 2023.
  • Parish Resource

    Families are encouraged to check with their parishes regarding the possibility of limited tuition assistance for Catholic students attending Catholic schools.
  • The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation

    The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/theresaftruschel/home.
  • Scholarships for Current Mount de Sales Students

    Some scholarship opportunities arise for current Mount de Sales students. When application information for these scholarships becomes available, current families are notified.

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  • Photo of Mattie Wood

    Mrs. Mattie Wood 

    Director of Admissions
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    Towson University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.S.
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    Ms. Jennifer Blake 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
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    Mount St. Mary's University - B.A.

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