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Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Application Process


SCHOLARSHIP/TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: 2017-18 Scholarship Brochure
 
FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS: Letter of Explanation
Online Application
Required Cover Letter for Submission
 
TRANSFER STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS: Letter of Explanation
Online Application
Required Cover Letter for Submission

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 2015 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, using the student's first and last name as the subject line, to taxinfo@marianchs.com
    (For those who do not have access to a scanner, it is acceptable to submit a hard copy with your essays and we will scan it for you.)

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
  TRANSFER STUDENTS

Ongoing
  INCOMING FRESHMEN

Friday, January 27, 2017
 
Failure to meet the deadline will result in ineligibility
for scholarships and/or tuition assistance.
While many scholarships and tuition assistance 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.


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.

Every effort is made to notify students of their awards prior to registration.