Hurtado Scholars Program

The Hurtado Scholars Program is an educational and leadership opportunity offered by Rockhurst High School to prepare middle school boys for success at a college preparatory high school and beyond.

Named for St. Alberto Hurtado, SJ, the Hurtado Scholars Program is inspired by a Chilean Jesuit priest who founded homes and offered education to impoverished boys throughout his native country in the mid-20th century.  Canonized in 2005, Fr. Hurtado's life and work as a Jesuit Catholic priest inspire our program's outreach to and accompaniment of young boys seeking opportunities for an excellent Catholic education.

Since it's inception, the Hurtado Scholars Program has proudly been a partner of the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph, and in particular with the Bright Futures schools of the Diocese.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Anthony Re

    Anthony Re 

    Director of Hurtado Scholars, Teacher
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 370
  • Photo of Vanessa Wiegman

    Vanessa Wiegman 

    Assistant Director of Hurtado Scholars, Teacher
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 243

Hurtado Scholars Program

Fr. Bill Sheahan, SJ, Reflection

2023 Impact Report

Marvin Grilliot Reflection

Bringing Light to Potential

The mission of Hurtado Scholars is to assist boys who have great potential, but for whom a Catholic, college preparatory education may be unattainable.  Hurtado Scholars will receive the training and experiences that enable them to be well prepared for a college preparatory high school.  Hurtado Scholars will:

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  • Develop leadership skills

  • Expand artistic and cultural awareness

  • Grow in Christian faith

  • Improve academic and study skills

  • Participate in sports and activities

  • Prepare for high school admission

Students will attend both the Hurtado summer and academic-year weekly program during their 6-8 grade years.
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