Endowment gifts are those that are made in support of a named scholarship or other area of endowment. These gifts become a permanent part of the school’s endowment and provide financial assistance to students in need of tuition aid…one in four families receive some level of financial assistance. These gifts also help fund other specified areas of interest. Endowment gifts are meaningful tributes to those they honor and treasured resources to those they benefit.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School recognizes the financial challenge for parents in providing a quality education for their children. We understand the difficulty and sacrifice necessary to meet the financial weight of tuition. It is our goal to keep tuition as low as possible while operating the school in a fiscally responsible fashion. St. Thomas Aquinas allocates a portion of its annual budget to provide St.Thomas Aquinas Grant Aid for qualifying families.

One in three families receive financial aid from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. You can directly help a student by designating your Aquinas Fund gift to Financial Aid. We hope you consider making the St. Thomas Aquinas High School experience a reality for more students.

Thank you for supporting our students.


For more information about Applying for a Scholarship, please contact:

St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Financial Aid Committee
197 Dover Point Road
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone: 603-742-3206
Email: Financial Aid Coordinator, Lisa Puffer or Associate Director of Admission, Mr. Matthew Emond.

The Michael Barr ‘07 Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Michael Patrick Barr, Jr. who died on January 1, 2022, from sudden cardiac arrest due to an unknown arrhythmia at the age of 33. A scholarship will be awarded to a well-rounded student athlete looking to experience all that St. Thomas Aquinas has to offer. Awarding of the Michael Barr Memorial Scholarship is contingent on certain financial criteria and a completed application, including a one-page essay. For more details, please click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023.

The Chad W. Young ‘13 Scholarship was established to honor Chad William Young, a scholar and athlete member of the class of 2013, who passed away on April 28, 2017. A scholarship will be awarded based on merit, students enrolled and pursuing French as a second language, demonstrated achievement in sports, arts, or community service, as well as the completion of an essay. For more details, please click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023.

Living Legacy Scholarship Fund

All members of the Class of 2026 are encouraged to apply for the Living Legacy Scholarship Fund. This is a scholarship opportunity made possible by a generous gift from the Class of 2012 and other generous donors. The recipient will receive $500.00 to be applied to his/her second semester financial costs. This is not need-based and does not affect any other financial aid the student may receive.

To apply, interested students should submit a one-page essay that describes his/her personal reflection, experience, or association with Lux in Tenebris. In other words, what does it mean to be a St. Thomas Aquinas High School student? Click here for more information and please note that essays must be emailed to Mrs. Sarah McCluskey by November 18th.