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Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Application Process


SCHOLARSHIP/TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: 2018-19 Scholarship Brochure
FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS: Letter of Explanation
Freshman Online Application
Freshman Cover Page to Attach to Essays
CURRENT AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: Letter of Explanation
Returning Student Online Application
Returning Student Cover Page to Attach to Essays

Three-Part Application Process


Part One - Online Application

The Online Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Application form can be found on the website under the Parent Tab and/or Admissions Tab. If there is more than one student from a family applying for a scholarship, a separate application is required for each.

PART TWO – TAX FORMS

The financial review committee will use your 2016 Federal (not State) Income Tax forms 1040 (both sides) and Schedule A to make a determination of financial need. To ensure confidentiality, please submit as follows:

  • Print your student’s first and last name on the cover page
  • Black out your social security number on all pages
  • Scan and send via email the first three pages only of tax returns, using the student’s first and last name and ID as the subject line, to taxinfocurrent@marianchs.com. Tax returns for incoming freshmen are sent to taxinfofreshman@marianchs.com.

(For those who do not have access to a scanner, please submit a hard copy of your tax returns with your essays. Please do not submit both electronically and via hard copy.)

PART THREE – PARENT AND STUDENT ESSAY

In addition to assessing financial need, the scholarship committee reviews each family’s commitment to a Marian Catholic education which is firmly grounded on the values of prayer, study, community, and service. Essays written by both the student and the parent allow the committee to assess the potential of the family to contribute to the ongoing strength of Marian Catholic High School. The essay also gives the parent the opportunity to give additional information that might be pertinent to the award process.

Essays are submitted by:

  • Downloading and completing the cover page with signatures
  • Attaching the cover page to hard copies of the essays
  • Delivering by hand or US mail to
    Sister Judine Hilbing, O.P., Director of Scholarships
    Marian Catholic High School
    700 Ashland Avenue
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411

SCHOLARSHIP/TUITION ASSISTANCE DEADLINES

While many scholarships and tuition assistance awards are renewable,
a new application must be submitted annually as part of the renewal process.

Each student in a family needs to submit a separate application and provide supporting documents.

Due Dates

The number of families seeking tuition assistance and the level of financial need exceed the funding dollars available for awards. The earlier you submit your application, the more likely it is that tuition assistance will still be available.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Early Application Process for Current Students
Monday, October 30, 2017
Final Deadline for Current Students
Monday, December 4, 2017
Early Application Process for Incoming Freshmen
Monday, January 8, 2018
Final Deadline for Incoming Freshmen
Monday, April 9, 2018
Early Application Process for Transfer Students
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Final Deadline for Transfer Students

A completed application will include online application, cover page with student name and ID number, essays from both parents and students, first three pages of tax returns with social security numbers blacked out, and required thank you letters from previous year.

Award Process

Entrance Exam Scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming freshman students scoring at 90% or above on the Entrance Exam. These scholarships range from $2,000 to $8,000 depending on the score.

Endowed Scholarships, Dominican Scholarships, and Sr. Simeon Fund awards vary from $1,000 to $8,000. The average award is $2,500. Applications for these awards are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee with outside consultants verifying financial documentation. The President of Marian Catholic has oversight of the award process and gives final approval to all scholarships and tuition assistance.