High School Academic Scholarships: Overview
Bishop Hendricken High School awards merit scholarships to students in each freshman class who show the greatest academic promise. There are multiple levels of merit scholarships available, and you will find descriptions of each level listed below. Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s performance on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam, as well as their grades from the 7th and 8th grade and good school citizenship. Only students who take the entrance exam at Bishop Hendricken are given consideration for merit scholarship review.
Bishop Hendricken offers over 20 merit scholarships to incoming freshmen based on their performance in the top 3-5% on the entrance exam taken here at Hendricken. While we do look at other academic criteria, please note that the entrance exam is the primary criteria.
The Dianne O’Reilly Scholarship – The Dianne O’Reilly Scholarship is a four-year full tuition scholarship that is awarded annually to the student who demonstrates the highest academic promise, the highest achievement on the entrance exam, and outstanding school citizenship.
President’s Scholarship – The President’s Scholarship is a $5,000- $6,000 scholarship awarded annually to incoming freshmen who place in the top 2% on the entrance exam and who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and good school citizenship. The scholarship is renewed annually for four years, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Christian Brothers Scholarship – The Christian Brothers Scholarship is a tuition scholarship ranging from $2,500 – $4000 annually, awarded to one or more students who place in the top 3-5% on the entrance exam, and who have a strong record of academic achievement and good school citizenship. These scholarships are renewed annually for four years, provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Principal’s Scholarship – The Principal’s Scholarship is a tuition scholarship ranging from $1,500-$2,000 annually, awarded to one or more students who place in the top 5-7% on the entrance exam, and who have a solid record of academic achievement and good school citizenship.These scholarships are renewed annually for four years, provided the recipients remain in good academic standing.
Other grants and scholarship awards are available based on financial need and academic performance, and that review is ongoing throughout the winter and spring months. Not all scholarships are listed here, but other specific scholarships available include:
Joseph Healey Scholarship – The Healey Scholarship is a full four-year tuition scholarship awarded annually to a student who demonstrates strong academic achievement and financial need. Financial need is a specific requirement; to qualify, families must submit a FACTS financial aid application by February 16, 2018. Applications for the Healey scholarship are by invitation only. Students who qualify for the scholarship, based on both academic criteria and financial need, will be invited to apply in March and the scholarship is awarded in April.
Alumni Scholarship – The Alumni Association awards one Alumni Scholarship annually to a rising sophomore. This scholarship is highly competitive and is based on need and academic achievement. In order for a student to be considered for the scholarship, his family must qualify for financial aid. Finalists are contacted by the Alumni Association and asked to submit an essay and then invited to interview with the Alumni Scholarship Committee.
Additional scholarships are private donor scholarships and may or may not be available each year. For all other scholarships, the Admissions Office will pre-qualify applicants based on specific criteria (financial need, hometown, etc.) and will notify the student if he qualifies and needs to complete a separate application process. Scholarship review is on-going from late January through May each year.
Please contact Mrs. Cathy Solomon, Director of Admissions, at 401-739-3450, ext. 163 for more information.