Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students
All current students are encouraged to apply for Endowed Scholarships. A variety of scholarships are offered each year, which have many different criteria.
Many scholarships require some level of financial need. Due to the large number of applications, each family wishing to be considered for scholarships listing financial need as one of the criteria must also complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application. FACTS forms must be postmarked no later than the February 2023 deadline. For additional information, about the FACTS application, please contact Lupe Tellez.
Central Catholic’s scholarship program is a distinguishing characteristic of the school. Hundreds of people have made sacrifices to establish named scholarships for the benefit of current students. Currently there are over 80 endowed scholarships at Central Catholic High School. These scholarships have been set up in honor of or in memory of loved ones. Students receive these scholarships at a breakfast in May each year.
Application Opens: November 22, 2022
Application Closes: January 9, 2023
Late applications will NOT be accepted. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail mid-March.
Endowed Scholarship FAQ
What types of scholarships does Central Catholic offer?
Central Catholic offers two types of scholarships, those where financial need is one of the award criteria and merit-only scholarships, where the applicant is evaluated solely on their academic achievements and engagement in the life of the school (activities, clubs, service etc.). Some scholarships are awarded for only one year, some are awarded to just freshmen, and some are renewable for more than one year.
What is the scholarship award process?
Many of our scholarships have financial need as a criteria, so those scholarships are awarded in conjunction with our tuition assistance award process. Using the information from the FACTS form that all families must complete if they want tuition assistance. In addition to financial need, the committee prioritizes the applications according to other criteria as specified by the scholarship donor.
The merit award process is similar, except data from the FACTS form (relating to financial need) is not taken into account during the evaluation and selection process.
Is this process confidential?
Yes. We do not share the data used to evaluate tuition assistance and scholarship applications, primarily because the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the sharing of this information.
Does Central Catholic give athletic scholarships?
No, Central Catholic does not award scholarships based solely on athletic accomplishments. However, sometimes our students who participate in sports receive scholarship awards, both merit and need-based. The scholarship committee considers engagement in the life of the school (clubs, leadership, student life etc.) when evaluating scholarship applications. We estimate that 99% of our student body participates in at least one club or activity each year (activities, clubs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Masses, retreats etc.). 100% of our student body participates in service, which is also considered in our evaluation process.