The 5th Annual Hermits Day of Giving benefited the following initiatives: KTIB Hermits for Life Scholarship, Oscar Mike: Third Semester Opportunity Fund, Innovation & Experiential Learning Fund, and the Hermits Athletics Facilities for the Future Fund.
Please explore this page for more information on each fund and
thank you for your support of Hermits Day of Giving.
KTIB Hermits for Life Scholarship
At St. Augustine Prep, we’re dedicated to making quality education accessible to all. Our Keep Them in Blazers program is the key. With your help, we break down financial barriers, ensuring deserving students can experience the transformative power of a St. Augustine Prep education.
Today, we shine a spotlight on the Hermits for Life Scholarship, a part of KTIB. This scholarship, founded by thoughtful alumni from 2009 to 2014, aims to provide full tuition to students who exemplify character, intellect, and discipline.
They’ve already pledged over $25,000. Today, let’s match their generosity with another $25,000 from the Prep family for the KTIB Hermits for Life scholarship. Join us in shaping brighter futures!
Why support Keep Them in Blazers?
• 70% of our students receive financial assistance.
• Over $3.2 million in aid is granted annually.
• Your contribution fosters academic excellence, caring faculty,
a unique campus experience, exceptional athletics, and enduring values.
Oscar Mike: Third Semester Opportunity Fund
What is Oscar Mike? It is a military expression meaning “on the move to a destination.”
For St. Augustine Prep, Oscar Mike is our fund that directly supports the students on our transformational Third Semester experiential learning programs. Third Semester is the Prep’s signature innovative academic experience that fosters empathy and global engagement. These courses offer Prep students an opportunity to study in an immersive environment which may include foreign and domestic travel, practical or professional study, social work, or intense academic research.
Your gifts increase student aid, access, and opportunity to participate in these local, domestic, or international experiences. Last year alone, Oscar Mike supported nearly 50 students across 10 different courses!
HERMITS DAY OF GIVING CHALLENGE
An anonymous donor has agreed to once again donate $25,000 to the Oscar Mike: Third Semester Opportunity Fund in honor of Day of Giving if we reach 350 donors. Help us reach our goal and unlock this transformational gift!
Innovation and Experiential Learning Fund
The mission statement for St. Augustine Prep is, “Setting Hearts on Fire with a Passionate Search for Truth, Unity and Love.” It is within this search that we ignite the spark of a flame that intensifies throughout our young men’s lives. For an increasing number of young men, there is a need to light their fire by innovating traditional academics, fueling their passion to think differently in order to positively impact the world.
It is in this vein that St. Augustine Prep fosters a spirit of experiential learning, innovative teaching, and entrepreneurship during a student’s most transformative years. By uniting core Augustinian values and real-world applications, the Prep provides life-changing, inclusive learning opportunities to produce incredible outcomes for Hermit Brothers who have the power to enhance our world.
Offering these dynamic opportunities grounded in faith, the Prep provides educational experiences that are recognized nationally and enable the school to be a leader in this space. Furthermore, we invest in the Prep’s most important asset, our people. Providing professional development opportunities to faculty and staff in this area ensures they are best prepared to educate our students.
Hermits Athletics - Facilities for the Future
Supporting Hermits Athletics provides the foundation for our young men as they develop into the leaders and change-agents of tomorrow. With a storied tradition of athletic success, the school is home to many of its own fields and facilities, ensuring that our scholar-athletes realize their full athletic potential. Hermit Athletic Experience equips the mind, body, and spirit, fostering mentalities of excellence while providing life-changing learning opportunities on and off the field.
Your support is essential for the investment in the construction, renovation, and reimagination of athletic facilities, specifically upgrading our weight rooms and locker rooms. The school recognizes a need to build and adapt space centered on meeting the needs of our athletes and advancing our reputation. Together we can create facilities that separate us from our competitors and rival our aspirational schools.
Small upgrades today can lead to transformative changes tomorrow. For Hermits Day of Giving, we are asking for your help in adding weight training and cardio equipment, as well as locker room upgrades. However, what if the future had this equipment in a larger Navone Athletic Facility with state-of-the-art indoor training facilities and locker rooms for outdoor sports? Together we can make that possible!
Thank you for supporting Hermits Day of Giving!
Year after year, the St. Augustine Prep community UNITES around a common goal of supporting the Hermit Brotherhood.
The Hermit Brotherhood also celebrates our Corporate Partners for their continued support of the Mission of St. Augustine Prep.