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Where girls listen, learn, love and lead

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Academic Scholarships & Financial Aid

Academic/Merit-Based Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded upon admission to Benedictine Academy in the ninth grade. The admissions committee selects students for scholarship eligibility based on:

  • Prior academic performance and future academic promise
  • Personal Interview
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Results of the COOP Entrance exam 
  • Potential of the student to contribute to the Benedictine Academy community
  • Demonstrated interest in joining the Benedictine Academy community

No applications are available for Benedictine Academy scholarships; instead, students must attend one of our various Open House Events and be personally interviewed by a member of our staff.  All students who attend an Open House event qualify for review of their scholarship potential so long as they meet all the above requirements.

Scholarships are funded primarily through the generous donations of the Benedictine Academy community, including alumnae, parents, faculty, staff and friends.

The Saint Benedict Scholarship
The Saint Benedict Award – a full tuition award named for the founder of the Benedictine Order and whose tradition is taught at Benedictine Academy.  This award is given to the top student in the applicant pool for the ninth grade. The student is selected based on her prior academic performance and future academic promise, personal interview, letters of recommendation, and COOP testing results.  This award is renewable each year provided the student maintains the required academic performance. The recipient of this scholarship is required to take a full Honors and, if appropriate, AP curriculum.

The Saint Scholastica Scholarship
The Saint Scholastica Award – a three quarters of tuition award is named for St. Benedict's twin sister who closely shared his tradition and beliefs.  This award is given to the second highest ranking student in the applicant pool for the ninth grade.  The student is selected based on her prior academic performance and future academic promise, personal interview, letters of recommendation, and COOP testing results.  This award is renewable each year provided the student maintains the required academic performance. The recipient of this scholarship is required to take a full Honors and, if appropriate, AP curriculum.

The Prioress Scholarship
The Prioress Award – a one-half tuition award named in honor of the Sister who oversees the Benedictine Community.  This award is given to the third highest ranking student in the applicant pool for the ninth grade.  The student is selected based on her prior academic performance and future academic promise, personal interview, letters of recommendation, and COOP testing results.  This award is renewable each year provided the student maintains the required academic performance. The recipient of this scholarship is required to take a full Honors and, if appropriate, AP curriculum.

The President’s Scholarship
The President’s Scholarship is awarded to top students in the applicant pool who have demonstrated their scholarship through strong performance on their prior academic performance and future academic promise, personal interview, letters of recommendation, and COOP testing. This award is renewable each year provided the recipients maintain the required academic performance. The recipients of this scholarship are eligible to enroll in our Select Honors Program.

The Benedictine Circle Scholarship
The Benedictine Circle Award is awarded each year to new incoming ninth grade students who demonstrate through their academic performance and contributions to their school or local community that they exemplify the true mission of Benedictine charism, which is to listen, learn, love and lead in the Benedictine Way.  This award is renewable each year provided the recipients maintain the required academic performance. 


The Shirlitha Owens – Pursuit of Excellence Award 
The Shirlitha Owens – Pursuit of Excellence Award is a full tuition award named after Shirlitha Owens ’90 who passed away in her Senior Year at Benedictine Academy.  The Admissions Committee selects one student every year to carry on Shirlitha’s legacy.  Each year we ask the principals from a selection of our sending schools to identify a worthy college bound financially needy student. Candidates who qualify are young college bound women who would value an education at Benedictine Academy but cannot apply because financially the Academy is not a consideration.

  • Student must complete a Benedictine Academy Application
  • Student must submit a transcript of your 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade grades   
  • Parents must submit copies of their most current W2’s and 1040’s  
  • Student must schedule a Parent and Student Interview with the Admissions Office
  • Student must submit 2 Letters of Recommendation: one letter should be from your Principal and one letter from a person of your choice who can testify that you are a young woman who strives for excellence.
  • Student must write an essay in regards to why they should be considered for this prestigious award

 

Need Based Scholarships  
Need based Scholarships are available through the following three different organizations. 

Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children  
Emla Rimelspacher Scholarship Fund
Student Partner Alliance

Benedictine Academy Need-Based Financial Aid
Benedictine Academy provides limited assistance for families who demonstrate need for financial assistance.  Proof of family income must be provided by both parents as well as an extensive application process.