The St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship is a $5,000 merit-based award for incoming freshmen of exceptional promise. Eligibility is based on admission test scores and a student's overall application. It is not necessary to submit a separate application for this scholarship. The award is given for each of a student's four high school years. Students who receive the St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship may also qualify for need-based assistance, so we encourage families to apply for tuition assistance.