The 圣爱德华’s Society is a financial aid program that helps support tuition costs for academically-gifted children in grades 6-12. Each year a dozen or more qualified students are unable to attend 圣爱德华’s due to lack of available aid. Members of the Society agree to a minimum annual commitment of $20,000 and the understanding that the member will sponsor a student until he or she graduates. The School offers need-based financial aid only and matches donors and students once the family qualifies for aid.
Since its inception, support from the program has totaled over $3.资助96名学生. Without this support the academic potential of many of these students might not have been fully realized. We require sponsored students to maintain a C average or better, 参加课外活动, and demonstrate pride and enthusiasm in attending 圣爱德华’s School. Society scholars take full advantage of the opportunities offered. Several are accomplished artists and thespians and belong to many 俱乐部, 包括优等生社团, 许多人是从事多种运动的运动员.
We have funded some wonderful young people over the last 20 plus years and it has been rewarding for us to see them flourish at 圣爱德华’s. Many of our sponsored students arrived shy and apprehensive, probably not sure of what they had gotten themselves into, but they blossomed as they adjusted to the new challenges and opportunities. 这所学校提供了最高的学术水平, social and athletic opportunities for these young people. When our students have been accepted by elite colleges, that has been our ultimate satisfaction. There is something special to have one’s philanthropy up front and personal.
Graduate recipients of the 圣爱德华’s Society have gone on to attend universities such as Duke, 伦, 乔治•华盛顿, 哈佛大学, 利哈伊, 大米, 斯泰森毡帽, 宾夕法尼亚大学和弗吉尼亚大学, 维克森林大学和威廉姆斯学院.
Jay Lundy, 05年
圣爱德华会 offers a truly transformational experience. 就我个人而言, 圣爱德华’s provided me with a step-change opportunity and platform to pursue and achieve my highest ambitions in the classroom and beyond, 包括在哈佛的沙巴体育网站. I will be forever grateful to the generous support of the Society donors and look forward to the day where I join them in supporting other talented students through financial aid
As a 圣爱德华's Society scholar I was able to integrate into a strong academic institution where I met some of the best teachers and friends in my life. Making the decision and having the opportunity to go to 圣爱德华's set me up to be comfortable and confident in an academically competitive environment and, 最终, 席卷大学. 作为一名专业人士, I can look back and appreciate the platform I was given to push me to get me to where I am today.
圣爱德华会 gives some of the brightest, 最有才华的, and most deserving students the chance to advance their education to new heights. I can't imagine what my high school years would have been like without Saint Ed's - and Saint Ed's was only possible for me because of the generosity of the 圣爱德华's Society.
For more information on how you can become a member of the 圣爱德华’s Society, please contact 圣爱德华’s School’s Director of Development Kathy Savage at 772.231.5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.