Salesian is committed to delivering an unparalleled Catholic, college preparatory education to young people of all economic backgrounds. In order to ensure affordability for all and fulfill our educational mission, Salesian offers a variety of scholarships and tuition grants to qualified students. Students are informed of scholarships and grants in their acceptance package.


Each year, Salesian College Preparatory awards merit scholarships to students. A Scholarship Committee selects recipients based on their academic performance, leadership potential and co-curricular involvement.

Scholarship applications are due by February 4, 2021 and are reviewed by the Salesian Scholarship Committee.

Interested students may apply for academic and merit-based scholarships. Most scholarships are renewable each year, up to all four years. See scholarship application guidelines below for details and deadlines.

The following scholarships are offered to students that meet the specified requirements:

  • Don Bosco Scholarship- 4.0 GPA or higher (requirement)
  • Merit Scholarship- 3.0 GPA or higher (requirement)
    • Service and Leadership Scholarship
    • Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship
    • Science, Technology or Math Scholarship
  • Academic Honors at Entrance Scholarship

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (510) 234-4433, ext. 1416.


How do I apply for scholarships ?

Interested students can apply for a maximum of two scholarships.

Completed scholarship application forms must be submitted with the other admissions application materials by February 4, 2021.

Scholarship recommendation letters must be sent directly to the admissions office.

All admissions applications materials along with scholarship application forms can be delivered or mailed to:

Salesian College Preparatory
Office of Admissions
2851 Salesian Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Please contact Christina Karabinis, Admissions Director, with any questions at or (510) 234-4433, ext. 1416.


Bay Scholars - Scholars

Bay Scholars is a non-profit foundation that supports many of our Salesian students. Bay Scholars exists to make it possible for promising low-income students across the Bay to have access to and flourish at successful college preparatory Catholic high schools. The organization seeks out young scholars who shine academically, engage actively in society and demonstrate outstanding promise and a willingness to give back to their communities.

Bay Scholars provides $3,500 annual scholarships for low-income incoming freshmen that are accepted to its program. Bay Scholar scholarship recipients receive support throughout all four years of high school.

If you are an incoming freshman family and wish to apply to Bay Scholars:

Click Here to Visit the Bay Scholars Website

Tuition Grants (Need-Based)

Salesian College Preparatory is committed to providing all students the opportunity to attend a college preparatory school, regardless of their financial situation. Salesian College Preparatory works continually to increase the amount of tuition assistance available for families. Approximately 60 percent of Salesian College Preparatory students benefit from need-based tuition grants.

Click Here for Tuition Grant Criteria and Application Information


Tuition Grants Coordinator
Eileen Howard
(510) 234-4433 ext. 1204