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Augustine Scholars

St. Augustine, the patron saint of Archbishop Carroll High School, is one of the great thinkers of the Christian tradition.  A man of learning, he found true contentment when he combined intellect with faith in God. He also found both his faith and his knowledge strengthened by forming a community.


The Augustine Scholars are those students who, upon application to Archbishop Carroll, demonstrate exceptional academic promise, qualifying for honors-level courses, and who indicate a willingness to grow in fellowship with other exceptional students. Augustine Scholars are particularly interested in positioning themselves to attend highly selective colleges and universities. 


Candidates have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to the Archbishop Carroll Community and to society. Augustine Scholars take an interest in and show an aptitude for leadership; demonstrated leadership experience in church and/or volunteer activities desirable. We are pleased to be able to offer academic merit scholarships to many Augustine Scholars.


Becoming an Augustine Scholar:

  • “B” average for 7th and 8th Grades
  • Above grade level HSPT scores (or comparable standardized test scores)
  • Favorable discipline/attendance reports
  • Exemplary teacher recommendations

Augustine Scholars are expected to…

  • Attend Lions’ Academy the summer before 9th grade, engaging in fun activities designed to prepare them for the differences between academic success in middle school and in high school;
  • Engage in regular meetings and field trips with Scholars in all grades, designed to nurture intellectual curiosity and provide fellowship amid the rigors of highly challenging college preparatory coursework;
  • Meet with mentors from the Villanova University Alumni Association;
  • Participate in free selective college application activities, including college trips and SAT prep;
  • Receive additional college counseling.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Attend all Augustine Scholar gatherings.


Since its inception in 2007, Augustine Scholars have attended many of U.S. News and World Report’s most selective colleges on substantial scholarships, including:


American University

Boston College

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Georgetown University

George Washington University

Morehouse College

Mt. St. Mary’s University 

Pennsylvania State University

Spelman College

University of Maryland

University of Virginia

Xavier University-OH