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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 to 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 2018-19 school year will be held in the fall (date to be announced).
 
For more information about Music Scholarship Auditions, 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 2018-19 school year will be held in the fall (date to be announced).
 
For more information about Theater Arts Scholarship Auditions, please contact:
 
Kim Williams

Ryan Art Scholarship

Archbishop Ryan offers the opportunity for students to be awarded a scholarship for their artistic talents.Scholarship are available to 8th graders that will be attending Archbishop Ryan High School in the following Fall. More information for 2018-19 school year scholarships will be available in the fall.
 
For more information about Art Scholarships, please contact:
 
Mrs. Pam McPeak '78
Admissions Director
215-637-1800, Extension 281

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 2022. 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 2022 will be announced. Families must apply for Financial Assistance with F.A.C.T.S. more information to follow.

Click here to apply to FACTS

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 is available below.
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, 2018. Link to the application will be available at that time.
 
The deadline to apply for parochial school tuition assistance will be March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. To learn more about the Ellis Trust, CLICK HERE.

Bob Hughes Scholarship & Betty Ann Kempf Scholarship

We are proud to announce the inception of the Bob Hughes Scholarship and Betty Ann Kempf Scholarship. These scholarships are named after the first coaches of the Cardinal Dougherty soccer programs and will be awarded to one young man and one young lady currently enrolled in grades 8 through 11.
 
To be eligible for these scholarships the student must be a child or a grandchild of a Cardinal Dougherty alumni, play soccer and attend a Catholic school. The criteria to be considered for the scholarships are based on the student “exemplifying the qualities of education, dedication, good sportsmanship and team leadership”.
 
Deadline date: TBA.  Please check back for any updates.

"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.
Monsignor John T. Mitchell Memorial Trust Fund 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 $2,000, will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. Student recipients must reapply each year.
 
Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship applications are due by March 15, 2018.  The application which is attached below should be completed and returned to: 
Attn: Francis A. Farrell
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarship Program
Office of Catholic Education
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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 Soccer 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.