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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 2022 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.

CLICK HERE for the 2022-2023 Endowed Scholarship Application. Scholarship Applications are to be submitted online no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Late applications will NOT be accepted. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail mid-March.


2022-2023 Endowed Scholarship Application
 

Endowed Scholarship FAQ

Central Catholic offers two types of scholarships, those where financial need is one of the award criteria and merit-only, 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. Some are renewable for more than one year.

The process for choosing merit scholarship recipients is extremely competitive. Every year, the school receives several hundred applications for a limited number of awards. In addition, some of these merit-based scholarships have additional criteria that limits the number of qualified recipients even further. It is a difficult process that regrettably, necessitates the exclusion of many talented and engaged students, most with very high GPAs, from receiving scholarship awards.

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

Yes. We do not share the data used to evaluate tuition assistance and scholarship application information primarily because the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the sharing of these records.

No, Central Catholic does not award scholarships for athletes. However, sometimes our students-who participate in sports receive scholarship awards, both merit and need-based. More than 75% of the student body participates in at least one sport during their years at Central Catholic, so the likelihood of a Central Catholic athlete receiving a scholarship is quite high. The scholarship committee also 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, DEI, masses, retreats etc.). 100% of our student body participates in service, which is also considered in our evaluation process.

Scholarships

Jolyn Winczewski, Director of Scholarships
Phone: 503.230.1056, ext. 1126  | E-mail