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 inspires the values and beliefs of a Catholic Jesuit education.

Hurtado Scholars Program Film from Rockhurst High on Vimeo.


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:

  • Improve academic and study skills
  • Expand artistic and cultural awareness
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Participate in sports and activities
  • Prepare for high school admission
  • Grow in Christian faith

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

Story from the 2017 summer here.

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Summer Coding:

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Contact Department

Marvin Grilliot
Hurtado Scholars Director
(816) 363-2036x584

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