St. Dom’s Tuition Assistance Program Ensures the Future of Catholic High School Education for Lewiston-Auburn Students.

By Jim Boulet
Director of Admissions

In 1941, Fr. Herve Drouin founded St. Dominic High School for families seeking a Catholic high school education in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Now a regional school, St. Dom’s offers that same opportunity to families from all over central Maine. Today more than ever, families from Augusta to Gray and from Norway to the coast, are looking for educational alternatives where the moral and spiritual growth of the student are accompanied by a rigorous college preparatory academic program.
Each year, an average of 95% of St. Dom’s graduates go on to post-secondary education. The beneficiaries of a low 1-12 teacher to student ratio, each student at St. Dom’s is personally challenged to achieve increasing levels of personal excellence through College Preparatory, Honors, Advanced Placement and Virtual High School courses. Outside the classroom, over 90% our of our student body participates in a wide array of extra-curricular activities
Meeting the cost of such a quality, private education, however, is a challenge for many families. Part of Fr. Drouin’s vision was to insure that St. Dom’s would be affordable to every, regardless of means. Above and beyond the parish subsidy received by our Catholic families, St. Dom’s extends additional merit and financial aid through the G. Michael Welch Endowment Program. This program, named after St. Dom’s former principal and outlined below, provides further financial assistance to those families needing help in meeting tuition costs. In essence, families pay what they can afford in sending their children to St. Dom’s. It is our sincere desire that finances not be an obstacle for any qualified student to attend St. Dom’s.
As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, come to learn more about the educational opportunities that await you at St. Dominic Regional High School. We will be hosting a “St. Dom’s Information Night” on February 4th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.


THE G. MICHAEL WELCH ENDOWMENT

Need Based Tuition Assistance

St. Dom’s offers tuition aid for those families who demonstrate financial need. The system is designed to examine multiple financial factors involved in a family’s finances and make a determination as to that family’s ability to afford private education. The St. Dominic Financial Aid Committee then verifies the determined amount of tuition assistance to award for each family.
 
Merit Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are available to those 9th grade applicants who demonstrate high achievement on the STS High School Placement Test and show exemplary performance in the classroom.

Welch Scholar

Merit-Based Scholarships are also available for sophomores, juniors and seniors at St. Dom’s. The criteria for these scholarships are based on academic achievement, school involvement, extra-curricular activities and the completion of an essay: “What has the St. Dominic Experience meant to me as a student and as a person?” Formal applications to be recognized and awarded as a “Welch Scholar” are available at the school annually.

Dion Family Scholarship
Through the generosity of the Dion Family Foundation, ten in coming 9th graders are selected each year to receive a $1,000 scholarship. These scholarships are awarded on a merit and need based structure. Once awarded, the student may be eligible to receive this award each year while enrolled at St. Dom’s.

To schedule a visit or to learn more about St. Dom’s, contact our Admissions Office at 782-6911 ext. 2110 or [email protected]

Anne Elizabeth Murphy Lampal Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to current St. Dom’s sophomores and juniors for the next academic year who can display financial need and must show academic promise and a commitment to enriching the community of St. Dominic Regional High School.


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