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Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance Forms

The Office of Catholic Education has switched from Smart Aid to FACTS to process all applications for financial assistance. The application is available online at the link below. Families must re-apply each year for Financial Assistance.

Click here to apply to FACTS

For more information about financial assistance, please contact:
 
Mrs. Pam McPeak '78
Admissions Director
215-637-1800, Extension 295
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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
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BLOCS
 
BLOCS works within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania EITC & OSTC guidelines, using an outside scholarship administrator to determine eligibility for scholarship grants. Over the past several years, funds for scholarship support have increased. Unfortunately so has the demand, which continues to significantly exceed supply.

As a result, filing of an application and payment of an application fee does not in any way guarantee the awarding of a BLOCS scholarship. The application period for the 2018/2019 school year is now open. To apply for BLOCS you must complete the FACTS application.

Click here to apply to FACTS

Music Scholarship Auditions

Archbishop Ryan High School Music Department is offering instrumentalists the opportunity to audition for music scholarships.  Auditions are open to 8th graders that will be attending Archbishop Ryan High School in the following Fall. Auditions for the 2019-20 school year will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00am. 
 
To register for a Music Scholarship audition, please contact:
 
Mr. Ted Blohm
(215)637-1800, Extension 242
Theater Arts Scholarship
 
Theater Arts Department Scholarship auditions are open to 8th graders that will be attending Archbishop Ryan High School in the following Fall. Auditions for the 2019-20 school year will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. (date to be announced).
 
For more information about Theater Arts Scholarship Auditions, please contact:
 
Kim Williams

Ryan Art Scholarship

Archbishop Ryan High School is offering the opportunity for 8th grade students who will be attending Ryan in 2019-20 school year to be awarded a scholarship for their art talents. All entries are due by Friday, November 30, 2018, and should be delivered to the Archbishop Ryan Office of Admissions.

 For more information contact:

Teresa Kramer, Art Teacher
 
Mrs. Pam McPeak '78
Admissions Director
215-637-1800, Extension 295

 

The criteria are as follows:

  • A self-portrait
  • One piece that shows the understanding of linear perspective
  • One piece that the student believes best demonstrates their talents. 

 

The student’s name must be on each piece of work.  All work must be original and will be returned.

Grand Prize: $10,000 Scholarship ($2,500 a year for 4 years)
First Prize: $8,000 Scholarship ($2,000 a year for 4 years)
Second Prize: $4,000 Scholarship ($1,000 a year for 4 years)

The Maguire Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Maguire Foundation, in partnership with the Faith in the Future Foundation, will award $3,000 per-year scholarships to at least six students in each of the eighteen qualifying Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools. The current program is specific to eighth graders entering the high school Class of 2023. The scholarship is renewable for each of the four years of high school, given that the Maguire Scholar maintains standards consistent with the qualification listed below.

The application deadline for the Class of 2023 is October 31, 2018. Families must apply for Financial Assistance with FACTS more information to follow.

Click here to apply to FACTS

Maguire Foundation for High School Scholars 

Sergeant Patrick McDonald Scholarship Fund
 
The Sergeant Patrick McDonald Scholarship Fund is an external scholarship and was established to honor the late Patrick McDonald, a 1996 Archbishop Ryan graduate and Philadelphia Highway Patrol Sergeant. Patrick lost his life in the line of duty in 2008.
 
As a result of the incredible love and generosity from Patrick's family, friends, co-workers and the local business community, this fund was established. Click Sergeant Patrick McDonald Scholarship Fund, to learn more.
 
The application is available below.
 
Monsignor John Mitchell Scholarship
 
Cardinal Justin Rigali, then Archbishop of Philadelphia, announced on Monday, March 3, 2008, that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia had received a bequest to fund a scholarship in honor of Monsignor John T. Mitchell.  Monsignor Mitchell served as a priest of the Archdiocese from 1939 through 1981. During that time, he was the Pastor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis de Sales Parishes in West Philadelphia, where he was known for his faithful ministry to African American Catholics.  In light of this, the Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund will support high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need.  One (or more, if economically feasible) one-year scholarship(s), up to $2,500, will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee.
 
Student recipients must reapply each year. The application will be available soon.
Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
The Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship is an external scholarship open to all students, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious beliefs. Our only intent is to help families with the education of their children. A selection committee has been established and all scholarships will be awarded based on the financial need and merit of the applicants.
 
Applications for the Sweeney Scholarship are due by April 30 each year. For more information, click Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.
The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls
 
The Charles E. Ellis Trust for Girls helps eligible young women in Philadelphia excel in high school and be prepared for post-secondary success. For girls attending parochial high schools, we award grants to help cover the cost of tuition. 
 
Grants from The Ellis Trust are awarded to girls entering grades nine through twelve who meet the following criteria:
  • Live in Philadelphia, in a household where one or both parents are absent, or mentally or physically disabled.
  • Meet the family income eligibility requirements for reduced-priced lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
  • Have grades of ·C· or better in major school subjects.
  • Are making academic progress toward timely graduation.Can prove their dependency status (name appears on their family's tax return or DPA document).
  • Are In a family that does not own property other than their primary home. 
 
Applications for the Ellis Trust tuition assistance grants for girls attending parochial high schools are available beginning on January 1, 2019. Link to the application will be available at that time.
 
The deadline to apply for parochial school tuition assistance will be March 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about the Ellis Trust, CLICK HERE.

"Norphan" Scholarship

We are Alumni of Northeast Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA) known as the "Norphans". Our goal is to assist families with the ever increasing cost of a Catholic education in the Philadelphia area. We strive to help those most in need of financial assistance.
 
We ask for presidents & principals of Archdiocesan High Schools in the 5 county Philadelphia region to encourage sons and daughters of North Catholic alums to apply for Norphans Grants. Our Alma Mater may be closed, but the Falcon Spirit shall never die.
 
Please click the link below for more details.
Children First America
 
Children First America, Delaware County PA is organized for the purpose of distributing scholarships to needy families of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will not limit it’s scholarships to children who attend one school only.
 
Recipients are free to choose the schools of their choice whether private, public or parochial. Click Here for more information.
Cardinal Dougherty Alumni
 
Bob Hughes Scholarship and Betty Ann Kempf Scholarship: The purpose of the Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni is to remember, honor, and celebrate all aspects of Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni. Another key goal is to give back to our surrounding soccer community and alumni members when financially possible.
 
These scholarships are named after the first coaches of the CD soccer programs and will be awarded to one young man (Bob Hughes Scholarship) and one young lady (Betty Ann Kempf Scholarship) currently enrolled in grades 8 through 11 at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on October 30, 2016. To be eligible for these scholarships the student must be a child or a grandchild of a CD alumni, play soccer and attend a Catholic school. The criteria to be considered for the scholarship is based on the student “exemplifying the qualities of education, dedication, good sportsmanship and team leadership”.
 
To apply for this $1,000.00 scholarship the student is required to submit an essay explaining how he/she demonstrates the criteria of this award as well the importance of education in their lives. Also, please include contact information of one coach, one teacher and a parent as well. Contact information should include: name, phone number and email address. Essays need to be no more than 1,500 words, be written in a Google or Word Document and are to be emailed to cdsocceralumni@gmail.com no later than Monday, October 1, 2018.
 

We Are CD Scholarship: We are proud to announce the inception of the “We are C.D.” Scholarship. This scholarship, which is sponsored by the 1980 Championship Team, will be awarded to two students at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Sunday October 28, 2018. To be eligible for this scholarships the student must be a Catholic school student in 8th through 11th grade, be a child or grandchild of a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate, be “a good role model, a positive influence in their community and work to her/his potential in school”. These applicants do not have to be soccer players.

To apply for this $1,000.00 scholarship the student is required to submit an essay explaining how he/she demonstrates the criteria of this award as well the importance of education in their lives. Also, please include contact information of one teacher and one parent. Contact information should include: name, phone number and email address. Essays need to be no more than 1,500 words, be written in a Google or Word Document and are to be emailed to cdsocceralumni@gmail.com no later than Monday, October 1, 2018.

The selection committees for these scholarships includes members of the Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni Committee and Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Hall of Fame members.

Questions should be directed to cdsocceralumni@gmail.com.

Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund

Daniel Boyle graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 1987. His career path eventually led him to the Philadelphia Police Department. In February of 1990, Danny entered the Philadelphia Police Academy. On February of 1990, Danny entered the Philadelphia Police Academy. After completing his studies, he was assigned to the 26th Police district at East Girard and Montgomery Avenues. 
 

On February 6,1991, Dan was killed in the line of duty.

The Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund was established at the suggestion of several of Danny's classmates. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist financially those families who may find the increasingly high costs of a catholic education difficult, or impossible, for their children.
 

The Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund is open to RYAN STUDENTS ONLY, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious beliefs. Our only intent is to help as many families with the education of their children. 

Please fill out the application below. Application period October 1, 2018 to November 9, 2018.