With a commitment to support those who keep us safe in our community, Saint Stephen’s provides annual Upper School scholarships for qualified students whose parents are currently employed as first responders in Manatee or Sarasota counties. The grant covers tuition costs for all four years of high school, given that the student maintains eligibility by meeting academic and other requirements.

Although up to three full scholarships are awarded each year, Saint Stephen’s may be able to provide limited tuition assistance to additional, qualified candidates through its regular financial aid program. All current eighth grade students who are interested in the scholarship program are encouraged to apply. By offering these scholarships, we seek to honor the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice these families make in our community. Qualifying positions include firefighters, EMTs, EMS, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, FBI, and FDLE posted in Manatee or Sarasota counties.
To be eligible for consideration, a student must:

After submitting a regular admission file, candidates for the First Responder Scholarship must submit their essays and interview with the Director of Admissions and the Director of the Upper School no later than Jan. 31. Candidates must also complete the financial aid application. Candidates are notified of their status no later than Feb. 7.

To inquire about this program, please contact Chi Klein, Director of Admissions at 746-2121 ext. 1321 or cklein@saintstephens.org