Thanks to my school’s involvement with the Southwest Scholars program and the financial support I received through it, I found myself realizing that St. John’s was not just another small liberal arts college. It was not just a better place—it was the only place for me.
Supporting Southwest Scholars
Through partnerships with select high schools, Southwest Scholars introduces St. John’s to students in the American Southwest, breaks down barriers to admission, and gives more students from this underserved region a chance to experience the transformative power of a liberal arts education.
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Your gifts are expanding St. John’s reach, making our distinctive education more accessible to students—and educators—across the six states of the American Southwest.
Southwest Scholars has allowed Menaul School to strengthen our students’ connections to great ideas. Tutors have led workshops to get our faculty thinking about how to get our kids thinking. These trainings are force multipliers for our instructors—and that is necessary in a state like New Mexico, where schools and students often lack advantage.
Chris is a teacher with Menaul School, Albuquerque, NM.
Attending the Graduate Institute is life-changing, no matter where you are in life. I found myself constantly exposed to new and brilliant ideas, but just as often found myself rethinking ideas I thought I’d understood long ago. As a teacher working with ambitious and curious students, my experience at St. John’s has exposed me to the higher aims of education, and I feel better equipped to open the doors of wisdom and wonder.
As a teacher at a Southwest Scholars partner school, Aaron received a scholarship to study at the Graduate Institute.
I am very grateful for Southwest Scholars, as it allowed me to connect with a school that already felt like home given its similarity to my own educational upbringing at Loveland Classical. The many helping hands in combination with the scholarship have been the driving force in my ability and desire to attend St. John’s College.