Affording Brother Rice

In Ministry begun by Jesus Christ and inspired by the vision of Blessed Edmund Rice, we stand in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice. The policies, structures, and climate of a Christian Brother Education witness and promote concern for all and we attempt to provide options and assistance to all that apply.

The Brother Rice Financial Aid Program supports the school’s commitment to finding and enrolling talented and diverse students from the area.  We award need-based financial and tuition assistance to over 60% of our student body each year. Upon admittance to Brother Rice, every effort will be put forth to make the education affordable. Need-based financial aid awards are not loans; they are grant awards that do not need to be repaid. In addition to need based scholarships, Brother Rice awards merit based scholarships based on a student’s HSPT test score results.

Financial Aid

Brother Rice High School Financial Aid Information

Through the generous contributions of Brother Rice alumni, friends, families, and organized fundraising events, the school offers financial assistance to qualifying families.

Brother Rice is prepared to help families that qualify for need-based assistance but also expects each family to stretch their financial resources to meet a fair portion of the tuition cost.

Families must apply and be evaluated by a third party assessment service, FACTS Grant & Aid. Consideration includes income level, family size, students in tuition-based schools, monthly family expenses, and special circumstances. To be considered for financial aid from Brother Rice, families must:

1. Be accepted at Brother Rice High School

2. Apply for financial aid using the online financial aid application from FACTS. Please note that your 2018 Federal Tax Return, 2019 W2s, and a current pay stub are required to complete the application.

When the family’s application is completed, the financial aid committee will review and determine the appropriate amount of tuition assistance to be awarded to the family for the upcoming school year. Brother Rice is committed to helping qualified families with financial assistance, however, resources are limited and therefore not all families who apply or qualify receive financial aid. Due to limited resources, applying for financial assistance as early as possible is suggested.

Families must reapply each year to be considered for assistance in subsequent years.

For the school code, search Brother Rice by our zip code of 48301.


For questions regarding financial aid please contact Mary Clack at 248-833-2052.

Archdiocese of Detroit Financial Aid Information 

The Archdiocese of Detroit extends tuition assistance grants to Catholic families who are active in their local parishes and have a son who will attend Brother Rice High School. The AOD has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to conduct the financial need analysis for the schools in the Archdiocese for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. As a result of the Stewards for Tomorrow Campaign and the establishment of the Archdiocesan Endowment, the Archdiocese of Detroit is able to offer this opportunity to many of the families in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Families who are eligible to apply for the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance through this process must complete an application online and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by April 16, 2020.

If you are submitting a FACTS application for Brother Rice Financial Aid – simply select your parish from the drop down menu when asked, and agree to download and provide the Pastor signature form.


For questions regarding financial aid please contact Mary Clack at 248-833-2052.



Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen & Transfers

Merit Scholarships:

Brother Rice Tradition of Excellence Scholarship Any student applying to Brother Rice who exhibits academic and character excellence, scores in the 97-99% on the high school entrance exam may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $4,500 for his freshman year and $3,500 each additional year totaling $15,000 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother Norbert Hueller Scholarship Named for our Founding Principal.  Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores a 94-96% on the high school placement test may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $3,500 for his freshman year and $3,000 each additional year totaling $12,500 over four years, provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother John Donnelly Scholarship Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores a 90-93% on the high school placement test may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $3,000 for his freshman year and $2,500 each additional year totaling $10,500 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother Eugene Kelly Scholarship Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores an 85-89% on the high school placement test and demonstrates academic and character excellence may qualify for up to $2,500 merit award for his freshman year and $2,000 each additional year totaling $8,500 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother Rice Freshman Distinction Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to the top High School Placement Test (HSPT) scorer at middle schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  To be considered for the scholarship, a student must take the HSPT in either November or December and earn a minimum score of 85 on the test.  The recipient of this scholarship will receive an additional $2,000 on top of his Brother Rice merit scholarship for his freshman year at Brother Rice.

Band of Brothers Scholars Award Any student applying to Brother Rice, who exhibits excellence in such areas as Performing Arts, Innovation (including robotics, architecture), Communication Arts, Christian Service, Business, Visual Arts, Leadership & Character during his middle school experience may qualify for this award. The award is renewable each year, provided the student be in good academic standing, exhibits the Respect, Integrity, Character and Excellence that is instilled in all Brother Rice students, and fulfill the requirements of their specific award.

The Brother David MacIntyre RICE Award This award was established to provide a partial tuition scholarship for incoming freshmen students who show financial need, exemplify a strong desire for a Brother Rice Catholic education and who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in the pillars of our school; Respect Integrity, Character and Excellence.  This award is for freshman year only.  Amount of the award will be determined on factors, which may include financial need and the number of the awards extended. For questions regarding Academic Scholarships for incoming Freshman, contact the Admissions Department at 248-833-2020.

Need Based Awards: 

Incoming Freshman & Transfer Students wishing to be considered for need based scholarships must complete the 2020-21 Scholarship Application by clicking here. For priority consideration, please submit by February 7, 2020.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered based on award availability.

Please Note: All scholarship applicants must also complete the online FACTS Grant & Aid financial aid application to be eligible for scholarship or tuition assistance for the 2020-21 school year.

Ronald Kalczynski & Chain S. Sandhu Endowed Scholarship

RG Family Scholarship

William H. Harahan ’80 Memorial Fund

M. Reid MacGuidwin Scholarship Fund

John H & Richard H McGuckin Scholarship

Br. George Gremley Award

Fr. Joseph A. Grimaldi Award

Thomas W. Chisholm Sr. Educational Assistance Scholarship

Shepanek Scholarship Award


PER MHSAA GUIDELINES, BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT OFFER ANY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scholarships for Current Students

Current students wishing to be considered for scholarships awards must complete the Scholarship Application provided below.  This is a common application and will be used for most of the scholarships and awards as noted.  Awards that require a special application or supplement are noted after the name of each award. Some awards are based on nominations from Brother Rice faculty and staff, or require a separate application.  For priority consideration, please submit your application and letters of recommendation by February 14, 2020.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered based on award availability.

Application can be submitted to Mrs. Flynn in the Guidance Department or emailed to

Letters of Recommendation can be emailed to

Please Note: Parents/guardians of all scholarship applicants must also complete the online FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Aid Application to be eligible for scholarship or tuition assistance for the upcoming school year.  The online application is available beginning November 1, 2019 and is accessible through the forms link provided below. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Brother Rice Business Office at 248-833-2050.  

Click here for Scholarship Application Forms


The school ID for Brother Rice High School is 17921.


Albert & Phyllis Fracassa Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship honors the commitment and leadership of Albert and Phyllis Fracassa to the Brother Rice Community and the countless young men who have been touched by their example.  The recipient must demonstrate high character and a commitment to excellence as embodied by Coach Fracassa.

Alumni Association Scholarships

The Alumni Association awards multiple scholarships to students selected by the Alumni Association Award Committee. The student must display involvement in extra-curricular activities, exhibit leadership abilities, and maintain good behavior and academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5).  

Class of 1986 Endowed Scholarship

In 2011, members of the Class of 1986 formed this endowed scholarship in order to prepare the way for the next generation of Warriors.  The donating members of the class of 1986 volunteered their support of this scholarship as a way to give back to an institution that played an important role in their formation as young men.

James O. Flynn Division Scholarship  (Complete Supplement to Application) 

The James O. Flynn Division on the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Oakland County, MI have funded an award to be given to a Brother Rice freshman to be applied toward his sophomore year. The student shall be of a Catholic faith and at least 25% Irish.  To be considered, applicants must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and participate in at least one extra-curricular team or sport at Brother Rice. The student shall perform at least ten community service hours towards a Catholic-based organization per school year.

Foundation Tuition Assistance Award 

In 2015, the Brother Rice Endowment Fund and Brother Rice High School joined efforts to establish the annual Rice in the D Men’s Night which support the growth of the Brother Rice Endowment Fund as well as annual tuition assistance for deserving Brother Rice students.

William H. Harahan ’80 Memorial Fund  

This fund was established in 2017 by the family of William H. Harahan’80, to honor the memory of Bill and his love for Brother Rice.  This Tuition Assistance Fund supports our mission to provide a Christian Brothers education to as many deserving students as possible.

Ronald Kalczynski and Chain S. Sandhu Scholarship 

This named scholarship honors two extraordinary men who exemplify a strong work ethic, dedication to discipline and passion for education. The endowed scholarship was established to assist young leaders who share these same traits and need financial assistance to attend Brother Rice.

M. Reid MacGuidwin Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of M. Reid MacGuidwin and presented by the JCM foundation and the MacGuidwin brothers:  Scott ’69, Mark ’70, Reid ’71, Jim ’74 and Keith ‘76, this award ensures availability of a quality Catholic education for academically capable students.

Patrick McDunn Excellence Scholarship 

This memorial scholarship honors one of the most beloved and influential teachers at Brother Rice.  For more than 30 years, Patrick McDunn taught English and writing to our students, and is credited by many former students for preparing them well for college courses.  Pat McDunn was inducted into the Brother Rice Hall of Fame in 2007.

IKE Onwuzurike Guardian Angel Fund (Merit based, apply through WIWD Foundation)  

This scholarship was formed in memory of Ikechukwu C. Onwuzurike ’14, an exemplary Brother Rice student and servant of God.  The recipient should embody the characteristics that IKE held dear; strong faith in God, selfless service to to others, and a curious passion for learning. Applicants are asked to submit an essay demonstrating personal knowledge of IKE – how he lived his life and impacted others – gathered from the book, “Losing Ike to God and How God Comforted Us” or by interviewing IKE’s family and friends. The recipient should reflect on how he is trying to incorporate IKE’s motto, “God First, Others Second, Self Last” into his daily life.  (Copies of IKE’s book are available in the ARC)   This Scholarship is funded by the WIWD Foundation. Recipients agree to volunteer at WIWD Foundation Events including the IKE Run and Rise and Praise (RAP) Concert.

Robert Stark ’64 Excellence Scholarship  

This scholarship was established to honor retired math teacher and long- time cross country & track coach, Bob Stark.  As a member of our first graduating class in 1964, Bob attended the University of Notre Dame and then returned home to Brother Rice to begin his teaching career. For more than 40 years, Bob coached and taught Brother Rice students how to excel at math and in life. 

Gerald C. Timmis III Family Scholarship: Complete Supplement to Application 

In support of Catholic education and the Warrior commitment to excellence, this scholarship was established by the Timmis Family for a student who demonstrates strong academics and financial need. Candidates should demonstrate leadership capabilities, a commitment to community service and profound generosity of spirit. Recipient promises to consider attending Kairos.  The scholarship will be applied to the student’s senior year tuition.

Jorge P. Torriglia Memorial Scholarship  (Complete Supplement to Application)  

This scholarship was established in 2015 by family and friends in memory of Jorge P. Torriglia ’05.

Jorge was devoted son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend and was deeply loved by his family, friends and Brother Rice classmates. Recipient must be a Kairos leader, participant, or intending to attend the Kairos retreat.

The Michael Sennett ’87 Count on Me Scholarship

In Memory of Michael Sennett ’87, a leader in the Brother Rice community (lacrosse, pep club and National Honor Society) and beyond. He was the captain of the Notre Dame Lacrosse Team and has been inducted into both the Michigan and  Missouri Lacrosse Hall of Fame. His classmates, teammates and family came together to create this scholarship in memory of Mike, a true Warrior, who passed away suddenly in April 2007. Recipients must be unselfish, have a heightened degree of responsibility, demonstrate leadership, and be self-confident and well-rounded (faith, family, academics, athletics, and community).

Shepanek Endowed Scholarship Fund  

This scholarship was established by the Chris and Suzanne Shepanek  in honor of their deep belief in Catholic education.  Applicant must have attended a Catholic primary or middle school and have a strong desire for a Catholic education.

Alex Thoresen Memorial Mission Trip Scholarship (designated application in November of each year) 

Established in 2018, this award provides a full scholarship for a student to attend the Brother Rice Peru Mission Trip.  The student should exemplify a strong desire for spiritual development and dedication to serving those in need. The spirit of this scholarship matches the importance Alex (Class of 2012) placed on performing random acts of kindness. The applicant should represent this spirit both in school and out in the community.

Patricia & Owen C. Zidar Memorial Scholarship (designated application in November of each year) 

In memory of Pat and Owen C. Zidar, this endowed scholarship is awarded each year to a junior who exhibits outstanding leadership, strong intellectual capability, Christian values, community service, strong work ethic, and personal integrity. This scholarship was established by the family in 1993 after the untimely death of Owen Zidar and now honors both Pat & Owen, for their generous and passionate support of Brother Rice at its mission to foster the growth of potential leaders who desire a catholic education.  The Zidar Scholarship recipient will receive full tuition for senior year at Brother Rice.

Adam G. House, Sr. Scholarship (Nominations only) 

This scholarship is supported by Adam G. House ’96 in honor of the quality Catholic Education he experienced at Brother Rice High School.  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student on the basis of “demonstrated improvement” and being “Christ-like to his peers.”

Neema Bastanfar ’99 Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only) 

In Memory of Neema Bastanfar ’99, this endowed scholarship is awarded each year to a freshman student with strong academic and leadership capabilities.  The recipient is selected by the faculty on an annual basis.  The Bastanfar family founded this memorial in loving remembrance of their son, Neema.

Business Entrepreneurship Alliance for Marian & Brother Rice (BEAM&R) (Nominations Only)

The BEAM&R Scholarship was established in 2011 and awarded each year to one Marian and one Brother Rice member of the BEAM&R student organization, based on their participation in the group and in DECA, an international organization of marketing students. The BEAM&R Scholarship is based on academic achievement, demonstrated participation and leadership in the organization, additional co-curricular involvement, and financial need.

Cullen G. Haffey Endowed Scholarship (Nominations only)

This Band of Brothers scholarship  will be awarded annually to a student(s) who has a record of academic achievement, has conducted  himself with the highest integrity, has a demonstrated  financial  need, is likely to be a leader in the classroom and the community and is a sophomore entering their junior year at BRHS. The award is renewable for senior year.

Susan Diehl-Jones Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)

In Memory of Susan Diehl-Jones, a longtime member of the Brother Rice Science Department and established by her husband, William Jones, this endowed scholarship is to be given to a sophomore who is interested in learning and demonstrates an interest and aptitude for science.

The Spencer Cole Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only) 

In Memory of Spencer Cole Mitchell, this endowed scholarship is supported by the Mitchell family. It is awarded to a junior on the basis of leadership and community service coupled with a good academic work ethic and a positive disciplinary record.

The Kevin E. Sczesny Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)

In Memory of Kevin E. Sczesny, this scholarship is supported by the Sczesny Family in memory of their son and brother, Kevin. This student is selected by the sophomore faculty and must be a young man who exemplifies the qualities of a typical “All-American Boy.”

Taunt Family Foundation Scholarship (Nominations only)

In memory of Elsie B. Omans Taunt, Joseph L. Taunt, Charles J. Taunt ’67, and Bruce J. Taunt ’68, this annual scholarship is presented to a freshman student(s) based on academic effort, as well as school and community service.

For questions regarding the above scholarships please contact Michelle Lievois at 248-833-2013 or ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Awards for College

These awards are given to graduating seniors for collegiate use.

Joseph J. Laurencelle ’86 Memorial Award  (Nominations Only) In memory of Joseph J Laurencelle ’86, this award is presented to a student who stands out because of his strong sense of motivation and leadership and whose greatest talent is his ability to inspire and motivate others. This award is meant for someone who is always encouraging others with a pat on his back and a student who is remembered for his excellence as a human being.

Jason Todd Evan ’00 Memorial Scholarship  (Nominations Only) In memory of Jason Todd Evan ’00, this endowed scholarship is named for the loving son, brother and loyal friend.  It is given to a Brother Rice High School hockey player after his eligibility has expired who displays Jason’s love for God, enthusiasm for hockey, and loyalty to his family and friends.

For questions regarding the above scholarships please contact Michelle Lievois at 248-833-2013 or

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