First Responder and Law Enforcement Student Scholarship


Facfulty teaching studentOne of the core values of Saint Stephen's Episcopal School is to provide service to our community. This is reflected by the volunteer work contributed by our students and the involvement of our faculty and staff with community organizations as we strive to fulfill our mission of valuing "responsible global citizenship and…an active respect for our community."


It is our goal to further our ability to serve our local community by providing up to three scholarships for deserving students whose families have demonstrated a commitment to our community by their given professions. We want to honor the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice these families make to our community by awarding their child a full, four year, Upper School scholarship for grades 9 – 12.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • The student must be entering 9th grade for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • The student must have a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted, cumulative GPA for the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year
  • The student must be a resident of Manatee or Sarasota counties
  • The student must complete an interview with the Director of the Upper School and Director of Admissions
  • The student must receive a qualifying score on the 9th grade entrance exam which is administered by Saint Stephen's
  • The student must demonstrate active engagement in community service and extracurricular activities
  • The student must provide a written essay of no more than 250 words on either:
    • what he/she hopes to gain by attending Saint Stephen's or
    • why he/she wants to attend Saint Stephen's or
    • what he/she will contribute to the life at Saint Stephen's
  • One or both parents/legal guardians must be employed as an EMT, EMS, or firefighter in Manatee or Sarasota counties OR
  • One or both parents/legal guardians must be employed as a law enforcement officer with the Manatee or Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, or a local city police department that is located in Manatee or Sarasota counties


Application Deadline: Applications must be received no later than January 31. Award decisions will be made by February 7. Applicants should also complete tuition assistance application by January 31. Although up to three full scholarships will be awarded, Saint Stephen's may be able to provide limited tuition assistance to additional, qualified students. All interested students are encouraged to apply.


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