Santa Clara University has invited students attending Cristo Rey Network schools across the country to apply for one of five new Cristo Rey annual scholarships to attend Santa Clara.
Beginning with the 2019 freshman class, the scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, and course-related expenses such as books, supplies, and equipment.
“Given the growth of the Cristo Rey Network, the stellar quality of their students, and alignment with Santa Clara’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, we believe that this is a win-win situation,” said Mike Sexton, vice president for enrollment management at Santa Clara.
Santa Clara University is part of a national network of Cristo Rey partners, committed to recruiting, supporting, and graduating economically disadvantaged students, many of whom are first-generation college students and/or students of color. The Cristo Rey high schools provide a corporate work-study program with real world experience in addition to rigorous academic and spiritual preparation.
The new scholarships are need-based, and will be coordinated with federal, state, local, and other SCU institutional aid to provide up to $276,000 per student over their four years.
Students interested in the scholarship should apply by January 7, 2019. Additional info is available at https://bit.ly/2zSuIUV.
“Santa Clara offers great support for students who are the first in their family to pursue a college degree,” said Eva Blanco Masias, dean of admissions at Santa Clara and president of the National Catholic College Admission Association. “These scholarships will increase access to Santa Clara for talented students across the country. Students will graduate debt free, allowing them to fully participate in all curricular and co-curricular opportunities of a highly ranked institution, without any financial burden to their families.”