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 a variety of merit scholarships available, and you will find descriptions listed below. Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s performance on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam, as well as their academic performance in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, as well as exemplary school citizenship. Only students who take the entrance exam at Bishop Hendricken are given consideration for merit scholarship review. Only candidates for entry into the 9th grade are eligible for merit scholarships.
Bishop Hendricken offers 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 $15,000 academic scholarship awarded annually to the student who demonstrates the highest academic promise, the highest achievement on the entrance exam, and outstanding school citizenship. The scholarship is renewed annually, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.
The President’s Scholarship is a $6,000 academic scholarship awarded annually to two incoming freshmen who place in the top 1-2% 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.
The Chaplain’s Scholarship is a $4,000 academic scholarship awarded to four 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.
The Principal’s Scholarship is a $2,000 academic scholarship awarded to five 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. Students are screened automatically for scholarships based on their parent’s FACTS application for financial aid and the student’s personal and academic profile. Please note that there are NO athletic scholarships available nor awarded to students.
Private donor scholarships may or may not be available each year. For all other scholarships, the Admissions Office will pre-qualify applicants based on specific criteria and will notify the student if he qualifies and needs to complete a separate application process. Scholarship review is on-going from early February through May each year. For more information, please contact Mrs. Solomon at the number below.
Contact & Information
Mrs. Cathy Solomon
Director of Admissions
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