Scholarships

We are proud to offer two selective scholarship competition opportunities for our 9th grade applicants. Please read below to find out the qualifications for applying, and the deadlines associated with the competition.

 

Academic Scholarships

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School will award a number of merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year who demonstrate a record of academic excellence, leadership and strong character in their middle-school years.  Financial need is not considered for these scholarships.  Receiving an academic scholarship does not disqualify a family from applying for financial aid.  These scholarships may be renewable each year.

Criteria for an Academic Scholarship:

  • Grades in core academic subjects are to be an A- (90%) average or better for the entirety of 7th grade and through the first half of 8th.
  • Students must mark JP the Great as “first choice” on the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
  • The HSPT score must be 90th percentile or higher.
  • The student must receive outstanding recommendations from their 8th grade teacher and principal. No additional recommendations are required, as we will review the recommendations from the school application file.

 

To apply for an Academic Scholarship:

  • Apply for school admission by the priority deadline, January 8, 2021. All supporting documents can be received by February 1, similar to the school application process.
  • Submit a typed, 500-1000 word essay about a current ethical, moral, spiritual, or social issue that impacts the human person. In the essay, include a personal reflection on how you and other young people can be part of the solution to improve the world.
  • Include a cover sheet with the following information: full name, home address, name of parent or guardian, email address, phone number, current school, current parish/church, “Academic Scholarship” as the scholarship for which you are applying, and the title of your essay.
  • Submit your scholarship application by mail or in-person to John Paul the Great by 3 pm on January 8, 2021. No electronic submissions will be accepted. No late submissions will be accepted.

Need-Based Scholarships

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available each year to incoming freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Criteria for a Needs-Based Scholarship:

  • To qualify to be considered for a need-based scholarship, the student must be eligible for financial aid through FACTS.  Being awarded a need-based scholarship does not disqualify a student from being awarded financial aid.  
  • Apply for school admission by the priority deadline, January 8, 2021. All supporting documents can be received by February 1, similar to the school application process.
  • Parents: Apply for financial aid through FACTS by the priority deadline, January 18, 2021. All supporting documents can be received by February 5.

To apply for a Need-Based Scholarship:

  • Submit a typed 300-800 word personal reflection on how you will make a difference at Saint John Paul the Great. Include information about your interests, community service activities, and faith life.
  • Include a cover sheet with the following information: full name, home address, name of parent or guardian, email address, phone number, current school, current parish/church, “Need-Based Scholarship” as the scholarship for which you are applying, and the title of your essay.
  • Submit your scholarship application by mail or in-person to John Paul the Great by 3 pm on January 8, 2021. No electronic submissions will be accepted. No late submissions will be accepted.