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Spring Merit & Character Awards

Spring Merit & Character (SMC) Awards celebrate the accomplishments of our hardworking students. A number of financial, merit, and character awards are presented each year. They are divided into three categories, including Application-Based, Nomination-Based, and Departmental Awards. 

Freshman, sophomore, and junior families, please note that the general application for all Application-Based Awards will open on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. You will receive an email with a link to the online application. The deadline for this application is Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application-Based Awards

By submitting a general SMC Award application, current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are placed into a pool to be considered for the following scholarships, each with their own unique criteria. Depending on the award, the information our scholarship committees take into account include grade level, GPA, participation in co-curriculars, financial need, character traits, and/or engagement in community service. 

Scholarship committees may include faculty, staff, and/or friends of Brebeuf Jesuit who established these awards in honor of their loved ones. Once the application deadline passes, our scholarship committees begin carefully sorting through all of the student applicants’ names and placing those who qualify into all of the appropriate buckets for further consideration. Award recipients are announced towards the end of each school year.

Nomination-Based Awards

Students may be nominated for the following awards by Brebeuf Jesuit faculty or staff members. Unless specifically noted in the description, these scholarships do not require an application process.

Departmental Awards

Individual offices or departments and their committees coordinate the selection processes for the following scholarships and awards. Unless otherwise noted in the description, these awards do not require an application or open-nomination process.