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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
At SHC, it is our mission to provide a rigorous, Catholic education to students of all economic backgrounds. $3.7 million has been distributed to approximately 325 families for 2014-15.
If you are considering applying for financial aid at SHC, here are some things to know:
- Financial aid awards are primarily need based.
- Financial aid awards are given for one year and must be renewed each subsequent year.
- Financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions.
- Every family is eligible to apply for financial aid.
A complete financial aid application to SHC must include:
- Completed online application (online link provided below on October 1, 2014)
- Necessary tax documentation
- $27 processing fee
- Submission by December 5, 2014
(Please note that the December 5 deadline is for applying 8th grade families only. Returning 10th, 11th and 12th grade families must apply by February 6, 2015. Families that have both an applying 8th grader and returning student must meet the December 5 deadline. Late applications will be processed and reviewed, however, meeting the appropriate deadline is critical.)
At SHC, we have two types of four-year, merit-based scholarships that we grant to students entering the 9th grade who have shown exceptional academic and cocurricular achievement. We evaluate students for these scholarships based on admissions applications (there are no separate applications for these scholarships), and we notify students receiving scholarships with their acceptance. Scholarships will be automatically renewed every year as long as students maintain required academic and behavioral expectations.
Regents Scholarships are for students with superior performance on elementary school standardized tests and the High School Placement Test (HSPT), and demonstrated leadership at the grammar school level. Regents Scholarship recipients must be accepted into SHC's De Paul Scholar Program or Inquiry & Innovation Program, though not all invitees to these programs receive Regents Scholarships.
A limited number of President's Scholarships are reserved for top applicants that fall outside the strict academic parameters of the De Paul Scholar Program and Inquiry & Innovation Progam but possess exemplary personal qualities consistent with the mission of SHC. President's Scholarship recipients have a solid record of academic achievement and demonstrate leadership skills necessary to make a dramatic impact on student life at SHC.