Providing Scholarships and Related Financial Assistance for Low-Income, Minority Students at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco

Applicant Information

We invite interested and qualified students to apply for New Roads Education Fund Scholarships and Related Financial Assistance.

We have a preference for students who have a disciplined elementary and middle school preparation for doing college preparatory work, with the requisite study habits and work ethic. Learning at St. Ignatius is a community-based, interactive process, and we look for applicants with interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, and awareness of the needs and gifts of others.

For this reason, while we will not reject qualified non-Catholic and/or public school applicants, we have a preference for students who come from Catholic Elementary Schools in the Bay Area; who have the disciplined preparation for academic work traditionally associated with the Catholic Primary school system; and for students from the Middle School Magis Program at SI, who consistently exhibit during the year-round, after-school, weekend and summer programs that they have mastered the skills and possess the qualities necessary to compete within the college preparatory environment.

We also favor students who will be the first in their family to attend college.


New Roads Education Fund Scholarships are generally need-based, and provide the student with the amount needed, up to a full scholarship, for tuition at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. The scholarships are granted year-to-year, and are renewable based on continuing satisfactory academic performance. Scholarships are paid directly to the school’s Business Office in the name of, and to the account of, the student at the beginning of each semester.

Financial Assistance

Supplemental grants for need-based non-tuition expenses and fees, including but not limited to books, equipment, dues, activity charges, advanced placement classes, summer school sessions, and SAT preparation, are provided directly to the schools’ Business Office in the name of, and to the account of, the student, on timely notice from the school’s Financial Assistance Program Manager. The student and his or her family are responsible for keeping the Financial Assistance Program Manager informed about their needs. Any problems should be immediately brought to the attention of the New Roads Education Fund for prompt resolution.