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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships

 

Criteria for scholarships are based upon academic achievement and a student’s performance on the high school entrance exam. All scholarships are renewable yearly based upon review of academic performance and conduct. All freshmen who apply to ICHS are automatically considered for academic scholarships; there is no separate application process. Scholarship awards are made in the acceptance letters, and must be accepted in writing by the end of January. We strongly recommend that applicants put ICHS first or second on the Co-Op list to be considered for an academic scholarship.

 

Blessed Mary Angela Merit Scholarships - Scholarships at $2,500 each are awarded to the top incoming freshmen based on academic achievement grades 6-8, COOP exam scores, as well as state standardized test scores. Students must maintain at least an 85 GPA at the end of each year, and have acceptable behavior, in order to renew their scholarships for the upcoming year.

 

Saint Pope John Paul II Merit Scholarships - Several scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen, the number and amount of the scholarships is dependent on monies available. Recipients would be selected from the pool of top applicants. These are renewable each year based on the student’s academic performance and behavior.

 

Sister Michele Krug- Rising juniors who have a GPA of at least 85 and whose families have demonstrated financial need are invited to apply for this scholarship. This is a one-year scholarship, and is not renewable.

 

Alumnae Scholarship – The ICHS Alumnae Association holds various fund raising events throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships for rising juniors and rising seniors. Amounts awarded and number of scholarships depends on the amounts raised each year. These are one-year scholarships; eligible students are invited to submit an application in the Spring. The criteria includes financial need, academic achievement, leadership, participation in school activities, and volunteerism over and above the requirement of 25 hours per year. Parents and guardians of the applicants will want to participate in some way in the fund raising activities of the Alumnae Association.

 

Newark Inner City Scholarship Fund – All ICHS students are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship funded by the Archdiocese of Newark. The Archdiocese of Newark offers financial aid to families based solely on financial need. To apply for the Archdiocese of Newark’s Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children, complete the application at www.sficnj.org. Application period is typically February through April.  For more information, click here for details or for Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship - Incoming freshmen of Italian descent (at least 25%) are eligible to apply for this four-year scholarship.  See the Columbus Citizens Foundation website at www.columbuscitizensfd.org for details and application deadlines. 

We encourage families to apply for other outside scholarships of which they may be aware, such as those funded by parishes, Knights of Columbus, and other organizations.

 

Financial Aid

 

Financial Aid is awarded strictly based on need. Applications for aid must be submitted each year, and W2s and 1040s (or their equivalent) must be submitted. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts all the financial need analysis for Immaculate Conception High School. There is a fee of $35 for this service, which is paid to FACTS Grant & Aid at the time the application is submitted. Applicants can apply online beginning September 23, 2018 at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3k4t0 .

 

The application deadline for incoming freshmen is November 25, 2018.  For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the application period is December 22, 2018 through February 3, 2019.

 

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262.

 

We encourage families to support ICHS Parents’ Association, Alumnae Association and Advancement events throughout the year, as these fund raisers provide significant contributions to ICHS’ scholarship and financial aid funds, as well as student activities. Your support can be through attending events, purchasing raffle tickets, making donations to tricky trays, working at the event, selling raffle tickets to co-workers if permitted, and investigating any matching gift opportunities with your company. Thank you for your support!