La Salle offers a number of merit scholarships to incoming ninth-graders. Unlike need-based financial aid, merit awards are based on demonstrated academic ability, achievement, leadership, creativity, and service.
Students may apply for both merit scholarships and consideration for tuition assistance. (In order to be considered for financial assistance, families must apply for need-based consideration through the FACTS online application process).
Merit scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
- All students must complete the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in order to be eligible for a scholarship award.
- Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen only.
- Scholarships range from one-year, $1,000 awards, to four-year, $2,500 awards ($10,000 total).
- In order to retain multi-year scholarships, a recipient must maintain strong academic standing.
- The Scholarship Committee will consider applicant’s 7th and 8th grade GPA, HSPT score, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and quality of the applicant’s essay.
- Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship but recipients will receive no more than one scholarship.
- The application deadline has passed.
- Letters of recommendation were due January 12, 2018.
La Salle Presidential Scholar Award*
*Students do not apply for this scholarship. Recipients will be chosen based on criteria below and will be notified in March 2018.
- La Salle awards this scholarship to incoming freshmen based on HSPT scores and GPA.
- Recipients must earn a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA in 7th and 8th grade and score in the top 2% nationally on the HSPT.
- This scholarship is a renewable $2,500 award for up to four years, or $10,000.
- Selection based on commitment to public service, academic achievements, and potential for ongoing community leadership.
- Recipients will be recognized and honored for their proven ability to overcome life’s obstacles and hardships
- Applicant must carry at least a 2.0 GPA.
- The Z-Man Scholarship Foundation strives to cover portions of tuition, student fees, and Tri-Met passes for recipients