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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 in all disciplines, and who indicate a willingness to grow in fellowship with other exceptional students. 

It is our expectation that Augustine Scholars are particularly interested in positioning themselves to attend highly selective colleges and universities.  We are pleased to be able to offer academic merit scholarships to many Augustine Scholars.

Augustine Scholars...

* Attend a summer institute before 9th grade, when they engage 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 and a counselor, 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.

Augustine Scholars are expected to…

* Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
* Attend all Augustine Scholar gatherings;
* Uphold the characteristics of the International Baccalaureate
* Learner Profile and the discipline expectations of Archbishop Carroll.

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:

Boston College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Morehouse College
Mt. St. Mary’s College
Pennsylvania State University
Spelman College
University of Maryland
University of Virginia
Xavier University-OH