There are many choices when selecting a high school. For those in the greater Alton region who are evaluating their options, the question of value may come up. For those who have been a part of the Marquette family, there are many reasons why a Marquette education has value not measured in dollars. However, on the question of actual dollar for dollar value - the graduates in the Class of 2016 were collectively awarded over $5 MILLION DOLLARS in scholarships. That is an astounding average of $59,000 per student for their college plans. We're not sure about you, but we think that's pretty amazing!
So, the next time someone asks "What's a Marquette education worth?" At least $59,000.
Marquette Catholic High School is a college preparatory high school. We do exactly that - prepare students to get into and graduate from college. We could not be more proud of our students and their parents, faculty and staff who supported them.
Here are just a few examples that are representative of the Class of 2016:
Matthew is a 2016 graduate who plans to attend art school then eventually go into law and patenting. He was ranked among the top 10% of applicants at The School of Art Institute of Chicago where there were 5000 applicants from every state and 52 countries.
He was awarded a Distinguished Scholar scholarship worth $84,000. He was also awarded the Otis Presidential Scholarship from Otis College of Art & Design (California) worth $15,000 per year.
Matthew will be attending Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York, where he has earned a merit scholarship worth $44,000.
Leah is a 2016 graduate who has been accepted into the Pharmacy Early Enrollment Honors Program at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
She has been awarded the university's Provost Scholarship. The Provost Scholar Program is the University's premier scholarship - offering full-paid tuition - that recognizes high achieving students for their academic accomplishments, leadership qualities and interview skills.
She has also received several private scholarships, including the Christian Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship for $2000 awarded to qualified students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.
Tim is a 2016 graduate who will be attending the University of Alabama this fall.
He has earned the University's Presidential Scholar, the school's highest merit scholarship possible.
Requirements for the scholarship include a first-time freshman student with a 32-36 on the ACT (or 1400-1600 SAT score) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
He has received a scholarship for the value of tuition -- $103,800 over four years / $25,950 per year -- to be used towards undergraduate or graduate law studies.