Scholarships

Please note: All students are automatically considered for the President's and Dean's scholarships. No application is required. 

President’s Scholarship 

$800 is automatically awarded to any incoming freshman who selects Duchesne as their first choice school, attends a Catholic grade school, has a minimum 4.0 GPA, scores 90% or better on the Complete Composite ITBS in 8th grade, and has acceptable conduct. This award renews annually based on maintaining a 4.0 GPA and maintaining acceptable conduct.

Dean’s Scholarship 

$500 is automatically awarded to any incoming freshman who selects Duchesne as their first choice school, has a B or better in core 8th grade classes, scores 80% or better on the Complete Composite ITBS in 8th grade, and has acceptable conduct.  Students do no need to attend a Catholic grade school.  This award renews annually based on maintaining a 3.60 GPA and maintaining acceptable conduct.

To apply for one of our many scholarships listed below, simply fill out our

Standard Scholarship Application by March 31, 2022.

Alumni Association Scholarship 

$500 is awarded to an incoming freshman who is the child or grandchild of a St. Peter / Duchesne High School alum and selects Duchesne as his or her first choice school. If received in freshman year, this award is renewable for subsequent years by resubmitting an application and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. 

Anita Venvertloh Memorial Art Scholarship 

$500 is awarded to an incoming freshman interested in art education at Duchesne.  Along with this application, students must submit 3 to 5 samples of their best artwork; samples demonstrating proficiency in various media are preferred. This is a non-renewable award for 9th grade only.

Dr. Henry & Roseann Clever Scholarship 

$1,000 is awarded annually to a senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need. (FACTS financial aid application required)

Frank Kister Family Foundation Scholarship 

$4,000 ($1,000 for each of four years at DHS) is awarded to an incoming freshman who best exemplifies the spirit of Frank Kister with regard to community service and awareness of the needs and interests of others. The award is broken into payments of $1,000 for each year the student is enrolled at Duchesne.

Jan Schultehenrich Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 is awarded to a student who demonstrates good work habits and school citizenship, has a minimum 2.0 GPA, and has applied for financial aid. To be considered, the student's family must file the online FACTS financial aid application. The award is not renewable. 

Mary Lou Hannegan Scholarship 

Award amount varies between $500 and $1,000. This is awarded to an incoming 9th grade student who has the highest ITBS scores and demonstrates financial need as determined by the FACTS financial aid application. This is a non-renewable grant.  

Mel Plackemeier DAB Memorial Scholarship 

The Mel Plackemeier DAB Memorial Scholarship is in honor of alumni parent Mel Plackemeier and funded by donations in Mel's memory, our Duchesne Athletic Boosters, and the Plackemeier family. This $1,000 tuition credit is awarded annually to each of two soon-to-be seniors according to these selection criteria:

  • Student going into Senior year who has attended Duchesne for the three previous years
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • List of activities and involvement at Duchesne, including athletics, arts, and service
  • Essay of 300-500 words on the topic of “How my participation in co-curriculars has enhanced my years at Duchesne”
  • Teacher’s review of and endorsement signature on the essay

The student’s name, GPA, activities/involvement details, and the essay must be typed on plain paper in 12pt font and double-spaced. The application should be well-written; typos and grammatical errors will not be accepted. Please submit in an envelope marked “Plackemeier Scholarship” to Nancy Kohl in the Advancement office by the extended date of May 23, 2022. (For your convenience, applications left in the main office will be forwarded. Contact Nancy Kohl with questions: nkohl@duchesne-hs.org or 636-757-6925.)

Ron Kjar Service & Scholarship Award 

$1,000 is awarded to a senior with a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA who demonstrates a balance of community service and academic excellence. (The amount could be more, based on market conditions.) The application must be accompanied by recommendations from two faculty members attesting to those attributes, as well as a letter from a supervisor of a service activity.  Finalists may be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Scheidegger Challenge Fund for Tuition Aid 

Award amount varies between $500 and $1,000. This is awarded to students in all grades who demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the FACTS financial aid application.

Timothy O. Hill Memorial Scholarship 

$500-$1,000 is awarded to an incoming freshman based on school achievements, co-curricular activities, and service to the community. This is a non-renewable award for 9th grade only. The amount varies according to market conditions.

Victoria Reid Scholarship 

$1,000 is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need (FACTS required) and is of Hispanic heritage (50% or more – at least one parent must have origins in a Spanish-speaking country).  Applicants must complete the application and essay.  The award is not automatically renewable; an application must be submitted each year.


Some awards may not be available each year as they are subject to endowment results and income

In cases where tuition is being paid by more than one payor (i.e. divorce situations), both payors/parents need to complete financial agreement forms. All discounts, charges, financial aid, and scholarships are divided equally between both payors, unless written consent is received from both payors indicating otherwise.

If you have questions about our scholarships or the FACTS financial aid application, please contact Biill Kuhn, Business Manager, at bkuhn@duchesne-hs.org or (636) 946-6767, ext. 6911. 

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Koepke, Director of Admissions, at lkoepke@duchesne-hs.org or (636) 946-6767, ext. 6926.

 

FACTS online link

This must be filled out by March 31, 2022. Thank you.