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Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Athletic Boosters Scholarship and the Star Academic Scholarship are available to current MSHS students in grades 9-12.  The applications are due by March 29, 2019 and are available here: 
There are a number of ways to gain financial aid and/or scholarships to help pay for your college tuition. It just takes research, patience and perseverance!
However please be careful and avoid "Scholarship Scams." According to, here are some great tips to keep in mind when researching financial aid opportunities:
Scam Warning Signs
  • You have to pay a fee
  • Money-back offers or guarantees
  • Credit card or bank account information  required
  • Provides "Exclusive" information
New Scholarships
Please see below for a number of upcoming scholarships open to Mary Star students. Please also view the College Links page for links to various college resources and financial aid pages. Please check with Ms. Pichler about how to apply for all of these scholarships listed below:


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.


META Foundation

META (Making Education the Answer) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing scholarships and mentorship to Latino youth in Southern California with the vision of increasing the opportunities for Latinos to become successful business and community leaders.

Financial Aid for College
Both two- and four-year colleges offer financial aid for students in the forms of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs.Financial aid comes in several forms including
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships (merit and other criteria-based)
  • Work/study programs (on campus work opportunities for students)
Scholarships -
There are various types of financial scholarships including:
·         Merit scholarships– given for academic achievement (high school GPA and/or college admissions test results). To be considered, you generally must apply to the college by a set date and additional applications are NOT necessary.
·         Criteria-based scholarships– given for a limitless number of reasons, each organization deciding its own criteria for scholarship awards.Another source is for a very large scholarship database.You can apply for any scholarships for which you qualify!
Please download the bulletins by visiting Senior Bulletins or Junior Bulletins: