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Macdonald Scholars

St. Pius X–St. Matthias Academy

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The Mark & Donna Macdonald Family Foundation is pleased to offer an annual scholarship of $5000 to incoming 9th graders beginning in the freshman year of 2017-18 and continuing through the recipients Senior year at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy (PMA). The scholarship is valued at $20,000 over the four years.


Deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, March 10, 2017. (No exceptions).
Refer to criteria and qualification below for eligibility requirements.
Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., evidence of GPA.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submissions should be delivered to PMA Office. All submissions should be printed.
The recipients will be notified by mail and recognized at their 8th grade graduation or awards ceremony pending applicant’s school approval.


If you have any questions about the application, please e-mail


NOTE: Scholarship funds will be credited to the student’s tuition account, upon evidence of full registration in classes. Registration for Fall semester must be paid in full by May 20, 2017.


Award Components: Five (5) $5000 scholarships awarded to five (5) students selected by the Scholarship selection committee.


Criteria and Qualifications of the Scholarship

The Macdonald Family Scholarship is available to incoming 9th grade students. The selected applicants will meet the following qualifications:

  • Must have completed the PMA application for admissions and financial aid
  • Strength of Character, Integrity, and Citizenship
  • Demonstrate a 2.5 Academic GPA
  • A dedicated and hard-working individual
  • Display consistent academic growth and positive attitude towards school
  • Commitment to a spirit of teamwork and collaboration by a high level of participation in extra-curricular/outside activities during the middle school years (6th, 7th, 8th grade).


The scholarship is renewable each year that the student is enrolled at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy. In order to renew the scholarship, the student must be able to demonstrate the following each year while enrolled at PMA:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Strength of Character, Integrity, and Citizenship
  • Active in 2 or more extra-curricular activities per year
  • Active participation in PMA Ambassador & TACSC Leadership Program


Applications Process

Qualified applicants must complete the following process:

  1. Student must have completed the admissions process to St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy.
  2. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, pastor, or youth/community leader who is a non-relative that indicates the following:
    1. Their relationship to you, the applicant
    2. Why they feel you are the best qualified candidate for the scholarship
    3. Examples of how they have witnessed you demonstrate a dedicated an hard-working ethic
  3. Submit the complete application obtained from the PMA Main office together with the letter of recommendation by the deadline of March 10, 2017.
Click Below for the Macdonald Scholars Application