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Leader/Scholar Award Information

Eighth grade boys and girls who are in exemplary academic and disciplinary standing and are involved in the community are invited to apply for our Leader/Scholar Award!

To be considered for the award, you MUST:

  • Identify yourself as someone who has outstanding leadership qualities
  • Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 during your seventh grade year and no grade lower than a B in your core classes (English, Math, Science, History, and Religion, if applicable)
  • Be involved in at least two extracurricular activities in your school or community
  • Have an exemplary disciplinary record at your present school
  • Take the Entrance Exam at St. Laurence on December 4, 2021

CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THIS FORM If you are interested in the St. Laurence High School Leader/Scholar Award. The student must nominate himself or herself by filling out this form.

The nomination form is the first part of the process – if you do not fill it out, you will not be considered for the award. Parent nominations will not be accepted. The student nomination consists of a brief message about why you are nominating yourself and some basic information. Additionally, please note that students must create a Gmail account in order to submit their nomination. You can find instructions on how to create a Gmail account here.

Upon filling out the nomination form, you will receive an email from Mrs. Storino with the official application. All required elements must be uploaded in order to submit the application. The application cannot be completed without the following:

  • Student personal gmail account This is necessary for correspondence and uploading documents. School emails cannot be used as they will not accept incoming emails from outside the school.
  • Current school’s principal name and email address This is required for the administrator recommendation form. Once the application link is sent, the student should tell their principal to look for an email from a representative from St. Laurence High School.
  • GPA
  • A Leadership Essay (200-250 words) in response to one of the following prompts:
    Reflect upon a time when you had to think outside the box in order to solve a problem.
    Discuss how social media impacts you as a leader.
    Reflect upon a time where you overcame adversity and used leadership to succeed.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator.
  • A copy of your final grades from 7th grade and any grade reports from this year.
  • A 2-3 minute video answering the question “Would you follow you?” Feel free to get creative!

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for submission. If the student meets the criteria, he or she will be scheduled for a personal interview.

Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, November 9th 2021.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, November 16th 2021.

Interviews will take place on or before Sunday, November 21st 2021.

Leader/Scholar Award Winners will be announced after the Entrance Exam.

Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Laura Storino

St. Laurence High School abides by all applicable policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the IHSA. In doing so, St. Laurence High School does not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations of IHSA policy may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school. In recognition of our shared ministry, we and other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago also do not promise, predict or otherwise allude to specific dollar amounts regarding tuition assistance or financial aid before a student takes the entrance exam. We will promote the best attributes of our own school while respecting the legacy and traditions of other Catholic high schools.