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Scholarship Opportunities

At Santa Margarita Catholic High School, it is our desire that every student have the opportunity to receive a well-rounded Catholic education. With the rising cost of education, we are committed to helping families provide a Santa Margarita education for their student(s). One of every four students at Santa Margarita receives tuition assistance.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers awards in the form of tuition assistance and scholarships – these are awards that do not have to be repaid. Tuition assistance awards are based on financial need. Additionally, privately-funded scholarships are awarded to students based on need, academic excellence, leadership, service, talent and other criteria. Tuition assistance combined with privately funded scholarships can provide up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition at SMCHS. Please see below for specific application criteria and information. Student loans are offered through Your Tuition Solution.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

Educational Financing Made Easy – Student Loans

With Your Tuition Solution, paying for your child’s education is easier than ever. Your Tuition Solution’s convenient payment plans give you a wide range of options such as:

  • Financing from $2,000 to $50,000
  • Payment terms from 24 to 84 months
  • No application fees or initial payment (applicants see all their payment options with no credit impact until they select a plan and move forward). The online application is quick and simple.

To learn more about Your Tuition Solution’s flexible plans, compare payment options or apply online, visit yourtuitionsolution.com today. Download the brochure.

Applying for Scholarships

UPDATE 1/27/2021:  Eagles Giving to Eagles, Ted Prenovost Good Guy, and Martinez Family applications will remain open until February 1st, 8:00 AM.

UPDATE 1/19/2021:  There are a few scholarships that are still open to applicants until January 28th, 8:00 AM - See list below for scholarships that are listed as "OPEN".

UPDATE 1/11/2021: The Buckles Family Scholarship just added with due date of January 28th, 8:00 AM.

Remaining "open" scholarship applications may be scanned as a PDF and emailed to Mary McGeeney at mcgeeneym@smhs.org or dropped off at the Advancement office by 8:00 AM, Thursday January 28th. If you choose to submit your application via email, we ask that you also mail the original copy to the SMHS Advancement office.

Students may apply for a maximum of two scholarships. For scholarship questions, please contact Mary McGeeney at 949-766-6080.

It is recommended that students take time and diligence when completing their applications. Their responses should reflect the history and criteria of what the scholarship represents. Many of the applications are forwarded to committees and donors for review.

Students may be awarded one scholarship only.

Many of the scholarships require a FACTS application. If parents have already completed a FACTS application for tuition assistance for the upcoming school year, you do not need to complete a second FACTS application.

Pro Tips:

  • Print in ink if writing your application answers by hand - No applications in pencil please
  • Double check applications for misspellings and correct use of grammar - Remember these are academic scholarships and should reflect your best work.
  • Single sided applications only - Do not turn in double sided applications.
  • If you are sending your application electronically, please scan as a PDF. Please do not take a picture with your phone.
  • Expand on your answers by giving concrete examples.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

  • Thank you notes must be written in ink on a greeting card or stationary.
  • Don’t forget to proofread your thank you note.
  • If you do not have access to a greeting card or stationary for your thank you note, please see the Advancement office for a card.

Available Scholarships

Available scholarships through the generous gifts of our donors, Santa Margarita is proud to offer the following SMCHS tuition scholarships and college scholarships:

Class of 2025 Academic Scholarships

Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025

Class of 2023, 2024 & 2025

Class of 2022, 2023 & 2024

Class of 2022 & 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021