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Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA)

We are a scholarship and mentoring program with the objective of helping students:

  • attend an academically strong high school
  • grow academically and personally through the combined assistance of
    • chosen high school
    • family support
    • mentor support
  • be accepted into college
  • be prepared to succeed in the college atmosphere

Scholarship

  • Our scholarship will be $2500 for each of the four years of the student’s high school
  • for students to attend one of seven schools that provide excellent college preparatory curriculums.

Mentor

  • mentorship is unique to the Student/Partner Alliance scholarship program
  • all mentors are carefully screened
  • all mentors are offered workshop training and ongoing staff support
  • mentors offer support and guidance to student mentees for four years of the students’ high school

Helpful Information

Partner Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a scholarship?
  • We accept incoming high school freshmen who plan to attend one of the schools with which we are affiliated:
  • We are a financial need based scholarship. Generally, total family annual income is under $50,000.
  • We expect a GPA of at least 2.5.
What is the application process?

1. Apply and register at one of the following high schools: 

  • Hudson Catholic Regional High School
  • Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair)
  • Benedict’s Preparatory
  • Vincent Academy

2. Contact the school’s Financial Aid Office for a link to our program application

3. Fill out our application online. Make sure to answer every applicable question in order to be considered.

4. In order for your application to be considered complete, you must upload the following documents to the upload portal at the end of your application:

  • Your 2020 Signed Federal 1040 Tax Return, including Schedule 1 or C if included in your tax return.
  • 2020 W2 forms for all working family members 
  1. Have a teacher or guidance counselor fill out the recommendation form off our website. Give the link Have them submit it directly to Student/Partner Alliance via email (erodriguez@studentpartneralliance.org) with the student’s name in the subject line.

You will be contacted for a virtual interview if you meet our requirement

What are the deadlines?
  • The online link to the application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available through the financial aid office at the school to which your child has applied. The application may only be filled out and submitted online and will be considered complete once ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are submitted. The complete application, including the required financial documents must be received by our deadline date of March 15, 2021.
  • We will notify you and your child by email in June of 2021 so it is critical that you provide your current and valid e mail.
Is the scholarship transferable?
  • The scholarship is only transferrable if the student plans to attend a school we are affiliated with. For example, if John is attending St. Benedict Prep however his family plans to move then his scholarship could be transferred to Immaculate. Please contact us directly in advance to discuss, a transfer of scholarship is not automatic.
Is the scholarship fund mailed to my house?
  • The scholarship funds are sent directly to the school. You should see a difference calculated in your monthly bill. If not, please contact the school and us in the office.
My child is currently a sophomore at a public high school and plans to transfer to one of the schools you are affiliated with, is he/she eligible for a scholarship?
  • Generally we do not take students who have finished their first year of high school. However, there are some exceptions, you can call us to discuss.
If my child is already receiving aid, do I have to reapply to the scholarship every year?
  • No, you do not need to reapply once your child is admitted to the program. The scholarship lasts for every year of high school as long as they maintain steady attendance and a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
What do I do if my financial situation has changed since last year?
  • You must upload any documentation that supports your change in household income. We still need the first 3 pages of your 2020 Tax Return, but you may also include 2 most current paystubs, letter from your employer letterhead indicating the change in your income, unemployment determination letter, etc. The application cannot be considered without a 2020 Tax Return.
Who do I contact if I still have questions about the scholarship process?
  • Please contact our Executive Director: Ms. Margaret Momber at mmomber@studentpartneralliance.org.

Benefits of a Mentor

Research shows a young adult who has a mentor is 55% more likely to enroll in college and 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs.  (www.mentoring.org)