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Scholarship Program

Saint Hilary Scholarship Program

Saint Hilary School believes that a Catholic education changes a child's life forever and provides them with a strong religious, moral and academic foundation for success in their future life. Many families cannot afford the cost of Catholic education for their children due to flat salaries coupled with the high cost of living increases within the Bay Area. Saint Hilary School would like to offer these families assistance in realizing their dream of sending their children to a local Catholic school.

Saint Hilary is able to offer assistance through the generosity of our parish and school families, by utilizing one of our scholarship programs listed below.

Sharon Lewis Educate A Child Scholarship Fund

The Sharon Lewis Educate A Child Fund was the first scholarship fund to be created exclusively for Saint Hilary School students. It was established by Sharon Lewis, a longtime parishioner of St. Hilary Church, in order to assist families within Marin City and the Canal District who would otherwise be unable to afford a Catholic education. Sharon's passion for Saint Hilary School and its ability to offer a Catholic education for all who wish to attend drove her to tirelessly fundraise each year for this fund. This program provides tuition assistance for the balance remaining after awards from The BASIC Fund and Archdiocesan Family Grants.


Victoria Ann LaRocca Financial Aid Fund

Victoria Ann (“Tory”) LaRocca graduated from St. Hilary School in 2014. Her passion for life, compassion for others and indelible spirit is a model for all of us. [Insert quote from Nick LaRocca]. To honor Tory’s spirit this fund was established. All proceeds from Saint Hilary School’s Annual Crab Feast (which was re-named in Tory’s honor) go to the Victoria Ann LaRocca Financial Aid fund which provides tuition assistance to Saint Hilary families for the tuition balance remaining after awards from the BASIC Fund and Archdiocesan Family grants are given.


Donald O'Connor Scholarship Fund

The David O’Connor Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 after the death of its namesake, David O’Connor, a longtime parishioner of St. Hilary Church. Mr. O’Connor grew up in impoverished circumstances without indoor plumbing in a rural area of Oregon. Through the kindness of a neighbor, he was able to attend the University of Oregon and went on to a successful career in the business world. The O’Connor family paid forward the kindness of this neighbor by establishing a scholarship fund to assist families from Marin City who would otherwise be unable to afford a Catholic education at Saint Hilary School. The recipient of the David O’Connor scholarship must be a graduate of Horizon Community School in Marin City. The program provides tuition assistance for the balance remaining after awards from The BASIC Fund and Archdiocesan Family Grants.


To apply for tuition assistance for the balance remaining after awards from the BASIC Fund and Archdiocesan Family Grants, please complete the following Saint Hilary School Tuition Assistance Form attached and submit to Dr. Marie Bordeleau at mbordeleau@sainthilaryschool.org. The Saint Hilary Scholarship Committee will review the application submitted by mid-April and send award information to recipient families by late April.

Tuition Assistance Application

If you have questions regarding Saint Hilary's Scholarship program and would like to apply for assistance from any of these funds, please contact Dr. Marie Bordeleau, Principal at mbordeleau@sainthilaryschool.org or 415.435-2224.