Donor-Supported Scholarship Funds

A number of additional scholarship opportunities exist to ensure accessibility to and affordability of a Detroit Cristo Rey college preparatory education, including:

  • NEW: Theresa Maxis, IHM – Reflecting Detroit Scholarship
  • NEW: Detroit Cristo Rey President’s 313 Scholarship
  • Mary Fran Gilleran Scholarship
  • James Schembrie Scholarship
  • James & Lynelle Holden Scholarship
  • Fr. Clemente Kern Scholarship
  • McNish Foundation Scholarship
  • Coyne Foundation Scholarship
  • Robert M. Morand Foundation Scholarship
  • and others

Contact the Detroit Cristo Rey Business Office at 313-843-2747 for additional details.

Theresa Maxis, IHM – Reflecting Detroit Scholarship

Available to Incoming & Returning Students

(all school eligibility requirements must be met in advance)

Theresa Maxis, IHM was the co-founder of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, one of the religious sponsors of Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Theresa Maxis, IHM, the daughter of a Haitian refugee, was also a co-founder of the Oblates of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world. As a woman of color during the mid-1800s on the then Michigan frontier, she demonstrated incredible grit, determination and perseverance in the face of innumerable obstacles.

The Theresa Maxis, IHM – Reflecting Detroit Scholarship aims to empower Black and African American students by offering financial assistance to pursue their high school education at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. The scholarship is committed to promoting diversity and creating access for hard working individuals seeking a college preparatory, coeducational, Catholic education. We target 10 scholarships valued up to $1,000 each to be awarded annually.

Scholarship Criteria
  • Applicants must identify as Black or African American.
  • Applicants must write a brief essay on how they have demonstrated grit, determination and perseverance in the face of obstacles.
  • Financial need may be considered during the selection process.

Interested students should submit their application with an essay for review by the Scholarship Committee by filling out the online form as soon as possible (preference for early applicants), but no later than May 31.

DCR President’s 313 Scholarship

Available to Incoming & Returning Students

For Incoming Students – Freshmen & Transfers

(all school eligibility requirements must be met in advance)

In an effort to reach out and offer a college preparatory, coeducational, Catholic education to more hardworking students across the city and to demonstrate our commitment to the residents of Detroit, Detroit Cristo Rey High School announces the President’s 313 Scholarship for incoming freshmen. We will target at least 3 scholarships valued at $500 each awarded to incoming freshmen each academic year.

Scholarship Criteria
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from their most recent grades from their grade school or middle school.
  • Applicants must write a brief essay on the 1 most significant reason they want to attend Detroit Cristo Rey High School.
  • Applicants must reside 3 or more miles from Detroit Cristo Rey High School, but within the outer boundaries of the City of Detroit, including Highland Park and Hamtramck.

Interested students should submit their application with an essay for review by the Scholarship Committee by filling out the online form as soon as possible (preference for early applicants), but no later than May 31.

For Returning Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

(all school eligibility requirements must be met in advance)

In an effort to reach out and offer a college preparatory, coeducational, Catholic education to more hardworking students throughout our community, Detroit Cristo Rey High School announces the President’s 313 Scholarship for sophomores, juniors and seniors. We will target at least 3 scholarships valued at $500 each awarded to returning sophomores, juniors and seniors each academic year. Returning students are eligible to receive this scholarship once.

Scholarship Criteria
  • Applicants must write a brief essay on the 3 Core Educational Beliefs from our religious sponsors that resonate with them the most, and why.
  • Applicants must provide their most current 1-page resume.
  • Applicants must write a brief essay on the 3 Core Qualities that they most often demonstrate, whether in school, on the job, at home, or in the community, with specific examples of each. Our Core Qualities include D: Dignity & Discipline, C: Character & Compassion and R: Respect & Responsibility.

Interested students should submit their application with an essay for review by the Scholarship Committee by filling out the online form as soon as possible (preference for early applicants), but no later than May 31.