Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Scholar Award

The Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Scholar Award is awarded to a limited number of incoming bilingual freshmen. Candidates will have maintained a GPA of 3.5 during their 7th and 8th grade years and have met all the requirements of the award. Our Lady is caring, faithful and compassionate. These are traits we look for in a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Scholar.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Maintained a 3.5 GPA during scholar’s 7th and 8th grade academic years.
  • Speaks fluent Spanish and English.
  • Active participant in their Parish.
  • Submits an application and completes the HSPT test by December 4, 2021.


  • Scholar applicants will notify the Admissions Office of their eligibility for this award and then will be sent an application.
  • Scholar applicant will be required to submit their application by 5:00 p.m. March 1, 2022:
    1. Essays to multiple questions.
    2. A letter of recommendation from his/her Pastor.
  • Based on the essays and letter of recommendation, the Scholarship Committee will select applicants and their families to participate in interviews in early March. Applicants will be required to wear business attire for the interview.
  • Once an applicant has been chosen to interview for the scholarship, the applicant will be interviewed by the Chair of our World Language Department. Part of the interview will be conducted in the Spanish Language.
  • Scholar applicants will be notified of the results on March 19, 2022.
  • Scholars and parents will sign an agreement detailing the requirements of the award.


  • Scholars receive one-half tuition for four years if the Scholar maintains the award.
  • Scholars have class registration priority.

Maintenance of Award

  • Scholar must maintain a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during his/her four years of attendance at St. Vincent de Paul High School. If a scholar falls below a GPA of 3.5, the scholar risks loss of the award.
  • Scholar must complete 50 hours of community service per year.
  • Scholar must maintain a flawless discipline record. Award may be rescinded for violations of any Student Handbook policies including excessive tardiness or absences.

Complete and submit the online application to start the admissions process.  Submitted applications are charged a non-refundable application fee of $100. Payment is processed by Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.

Incoming Students
Rolling Admissions for 2020-2021 school year are ongoing.  Please contact the Director of Admissions for grade level specifics.

Kerry Pedersen, Interim Director of Admissions, at (707)763-1032, ext. 113 or

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The High School Placement Test is an exam used by the school to identify where your student is academically and to help us place them in appropriate classes. This test will be held on the St. Vincent de Paul campus on December 5, 2020 and January 16, 2021

Students should take the examination at the school they are most interested in attending.  Scores may be sent to other high schools in the Diocese as requested by the applicant on the day of the entrance examination.  (SVHS offers the HSPT test free of charge for those who apply to SVHS, for those who would like to take the test at SVHS but are not applying there is a $40 fee. Please contact Kerry Pedersen, Interim Director of Admissions, at (707) 763-1032, ext. 113 or for more information.

Please print the School Recommendation form and fill out the Applicant section.  A teacher, school counselor or principal should complete the form.  The form should be mailed, faxed or emailed directly from your student’s current school to St. Vincent de Paul High School by February 1, 2020.  One letter of recommendation per applicant is required.

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Please print out the Transcript Request Form and give it to your student’s current school. The completed transcript form should be mailed directly from your school to St. Vincent de Paul High School by Feb. 1, 2021.

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Once you have completed a St. Vincent de Paul High School Admissions Application, you are then eligible to apply for financial aid.  For more information, please visit the Tuition and Assistance page. The application for financial aid will be available online November 15, 2020.

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For assistance please contact:
Kerry Pedersen
Director of Admissions
(707) 763-1032, ext 113
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Admissions Calendar

Online Application opens on 9/15

Open House
October 3, 2021

Priority Application
November 1, 2021

Placement Test
December 4, 2021

Priority Application Notification
January 12, 2022

By Invitation

Application Due
January 31, 2022

Notification Day
March 1, 2022