Scholarships and Financial Aid

John Carroll High School 2021-2022 Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

DIOCESAN SCHOLARSHIPS:

LOUIS V. GERSTNER, JR. DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP

In order to apply for this scholarship, your incoming freshman student must have taken the Dec. 4, 2020 Placement Test at their feeder school or the Dec. 5, 2020 Placement Test on the campus of John Carroll High School. This scholarship is only available for incoming freshmen for the 2021-2022 school year.

This is a four-year renewable scholarship if qualifications are met each year. This scholarship is worth $11,000 each year and is given to three incoming ninth grade students. The criteria for the scholarship includes a student’s middle school records, recommendations from the student’s current principal, guidance counselor, and a teacher, completed FACTS application, GPA of 3.0, 25 hours of community service completed in eighth grade, extracurricular participation, a 500-word essay on his/her community service and future plans, and a completed application. Deadline: April 2, 2021

Application: Gerstner Scholarship Application for 2021-2022

NORMA T. PACE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Norma T. Pace Scholarships are funded through the generosity of the Norma T. Pace Foundation through the Diocese of Palm Beach. Scholarships will be awarded by the principal of each participating school. Each school will have the opportunity for three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per year. Students must maintain at least a “C” average in their classes, evidence of good citizenship, and service to the community in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship. These scholarships are awarded by John Carrol and are available to students in all grade levels. No application needed. Students chosen by administration. 

 LUMEN CHRISTI SCHOLARSHIPS and SECOND COLLECTION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the Diocese of Palm Beach allots funds to each of its schools to be allocated as scholarships to families with demonstrated financial need through FACTs (or another comparable program).  The individual scholarship amounts are at the discretion of the school but will be reported annually to the Office of Catholic Schools. All Diocesan/parish schools receive a portion of the funds generated each year by the Lumen Christi Gala and annual Second Collection for Catholic Schools in January. In order to receive scholarship funds from either of these Diocesan fundraisers, families must complete a FACTS Aid and Grant application for John Carroll High School found at www.johncarrollhigh.comDeadline:  April 2, 2021 

JCHS-PROVIDED SCHOLARSHIPS:

 JCHS ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS: $1,000 each (renewable each year and 12 available)

This is a scholarship opportunity for eighth grade students who excel academically. Three $1,000 JCHS Academic Merit Scholarships will be awarded to three students at each of our feeder schools (St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Helen Catholic School and St. Anastasia Catholic School), totaling nine scholarships. There will be three additional scholarships at large – either for qualified students from feeder schools or for any qualified candidate. The criteria for the scholarships will include the student’s Placement Test score, sixth and seventh grade report cards, first quarter eighth grade report card, and a completed application. This is not a financial needs-based scholarship. The application will be available on the school’s website in January 2021. Deadline: April 2, 2021

JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE

Due to the generous donations of our alumni, family, and friends of JCHS, we are able to assist qualifying students with tuition assistance. The application to apply for this assistance is through FACTS Aid and Grant. Roughly 50% of our students receive some level of tuition assistance from the school – as a sign of our commitment to making a Catholic education affordable for all. Deadline: April 2, 2021

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS:

StepUp For Students

StepUp For Students (SUFS) is a scholarship funding organization that helps provide the Florida Tax Credit and Family Empowerment Scholarship programs in which students can obtain tuition assistance based on their family’s income. Renewing families should check the SUFS website to confirm automatic renewal. Please do not delay, as funding is limited.

FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, awarded as part of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program through the Florida Department of Education, is available for students who have previously attended a public school prior to applying for JCHS.  It is based on family income, and students can earn up to $6,500 in tuition assistance. Please click HERE to see if your student qualifies for the scholarship and then contact StepUp for Students regarding how to apply for the 2021-2022 school year.

McKAY SCHOLARSHIP

The McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program provides scholarships for eligible students with qualified disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having an intellectual disability; a speech or language impairment; a hearing impairment, including deafness; a visual impairment, a dual sensory impairment; an orthopedic impairment; an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder. Click HERE to learn more about how to apply and deadlines.

GARDINER SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students, with qualified disabilities, a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account, and more. The program is directly administered by state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations, such as StepUp for Students. Parents, if you receive the McKay Scholarship, you will need to provide the name of your school district, the last school your child attended, and your social security number to John Carroll. Please click HERE to learn more information regarding who is eligible for this scholarship, how to apply and deadlines.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

ST. HELEN PARISH TUITION ASSISTANCE

This is for St. Helen parishioners only.

If financial assistance would enable your child to attend JCHS for the 2020-2021 school year, St. Helen Parish would like to help you through the St. Helen High School Tuition Assistance Ministry. Interested parents may retrieve an application at the St. Helen’s Church Office. Questions regarding the program and dates may be directed to Teresita Collins at 772-696-0079.