St. Junípero Serra Scholars

Every year, Serra identifies a select group of incoming freshmen whose academic and co-curricular achievements truly stand out. These exceptional young Padres are acknowledged as St. Junípero Serra Scholars.

St. Junípero Serra Scholars receive a $6,000 scholarship, renewable each year they attend Serra and meet the criteria established for the program. Students are identified by Serra’s Admissions Committee to receive this honor.

The general profile of a scholarship recipient is a young man who has:

  • Grades of A- or better in each of the core subjects of English, math, history, and science in seventh and eighth grades
  • Outstanding recommendations from teachers for his academic achievements, moral character, and conduct
  • High School Placement Test scores in the 90th percentile or above on multiple measures
  • Standardized test scores from seventh and eighth grades that are consistent with his academic profile
  • Demonstrated initiative and/or leadership in extracurricular and community activities

Serra is proud to welcome a new cohort of St. Junípero Serra Scholars each year. If you have questions about this program, please contact the Admissions Office.