Did you know that SMPA is currently supporting 240 students succeeding in middle school, high school, college and beyond? Our Golf-Fore-Kids Scholarship Tournament provides 6% of the 1.7M it costs annually to fulfill our 12 year-commitment to support our graduates from the time they enter our middle school academy throughout high school and college. David […]
Every student who attends Saint Martin de Porres Academy is awarded a $16,000 scholarship – the cost of attending SMPA for one year. Scholarship certificates are framed and presented at a special ceremony attended by the students and their families at the beginning of the school year called Scholarship Night.
“What I want to say to the donors is thank you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in me. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I’m going to show you guys that investing me is the best thing you’ve ever done.”
Saint Martin de Porres Academy graduate and Sacred Heart Academy student Judith Suffard was awarded a $1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.
“With less money, colleges have less money to enroll lower-income kids. So some of them are going out and recruiting more affluent kids actively. Others are probably not admitting the lower-income kids. I find this really worrisome because investments in education, historically, have really paid for themselves. And the idea that we’re making it harder for lower and middle-income Americans to go to flagship public universities strikes me as really short-sighted and self-defeating.”
David Leonhardt, New York Times columnist, as quoted in College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels of Economic Diversity on NPR.