Scholarships and Financial Aid

John Carroll High School Scholarships and Financial Assistance Information for 2023-2024: 

DIOCESAN SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. LOUIS V. GERSTNER, JR. DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP:  

This scholarship is only available for incoming freshmen and is a four-year renewable scholarship if qualifications are met each year. Through the Louis V. Gerstner Foundation, scholarships totaling $35,000 per grade level are available with students receiving scholarships of either $10,000 or $5,000 per year at the discretion of the President/Principal.  

The criteria for the scholarship include a student’s middle school records, recommendations from the student’s current principal, guidance counselor, and a teacher, completed FACTS Aid and Grant application, GPA of 3.0 or higher, completed high school placement test in December, 25 hours of community service completed in eighth grade, extra-curricular participation, 500-word essay on their community service and future plans, and a completed application. The application is available on the school website under the admissions>scholarships section. Deadline: April 5, 2023; Attention: Corey Heroux

Click Here: LOUIS V. GERSTNER, JR. DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • 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. v.  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 to be eligible to receive the scholarship; these scholarships are awarded by JCHS and are available to students in all grades levels.  

Awarded; no application necessary.

  • COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN 

The Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (PBDCCW) is pleased to offer a $1,000.00 High School Scholarship Award for the academic year.  PBDCCW has offered scholarships to outstanding young Catholic women for over sixteen years.   Three scholarships are awarded each year to one young lady from the three Deaneries within the Diocese of Palm Beach who is planning to attend a Catholic High School in the Fall of 2022 as an incoming freshman. Please visit https://pbdccw.org/high-school-scholarship-progam for the application criteria and to apply.  Scholarship winners will be invited to receive their award from Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito at the PBDCCW Annual Convention Banquet in May 2023. Deadline: April 1, 2023

  • LUMEN CHRISTI SCHOLARSHIPS and SECOND COLLECTION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the Diocese of Palm Beach allocates funds to each of its schools as scholarships to families with demonstrated financial need through FACTs (or another comparable program).  The individual scholarship amounts are at the school’s discretion 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 the Second Collection for Catholic Schools in January. To receive scholarship funds from either of these Diocesan fundraisers, families must complete a FACTS Aid and Grant application for John Carroll High School. Awarded; no application necessary.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1. ST. HELEN PARISH TUITION ASSISTANCE 

This is for St. Helen parishioners only. If some financial assistance would enable your child to attend JCHS for the 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. 

JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • JCHS ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS: $1,000 each; renewable each year – 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 our feeder schools (St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Helen Catholic School, and St. Anastasia Catholic School). There will be three additional scholarships at large, either for qualified students from feeder schools or for any qualified candidate. The criteria for the scholarship includes 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 need-based financial scholarship. The application is available on the school website under the admissions>scholarships section.  Deadline: April 5, 2023.

Click Here: JCHS ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • PRINCIPAL’S EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 each; renewable each year – 3 available

This scholarship is awarded to the top three students with the highest high school placement test scores.  Students who take the first placement test are eligible to receive this scholarship.  No application is necessary.

  • 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 Catholic education affordable for all. Awarded based on funding availability. 

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • FLORIDA TAX CREDIT / FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIPS through Step Up For Students

Step Up 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 for private school tuition and fees based on their family’s income. For the 2022-2023 school year, a family of four could earn up to $111,000 annually to be eligible for a private school scholarship. Dependent children of law enforcement officers, reservist or an active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces are eligible regardless of income. New and renewing families, please visit www.stepupforstudents.org for more information.  Both the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship are the same application.  

  • FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP for Unique Abilities  

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for students with unique abilities provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products to design a customized educational program for the student. This is NOT an income-based scholarship. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a prepaid college account, and more. The FES-UA Scholarship also covers any students formerly enrolled in the McKay Scholarship program. Please login to www.stepupforstudents.org to see if your child qualifies. If you are a current scholarship family, please check your email regularly for updates on your scholarship renewal process. 

The Family Empowerment Scholarship is also available for siblings of FES-UA scholarship students.  If a student receives FES-UA, their sibling will qualify for the FES-EO scholarship, and this sibling eligibility scholarship is not income-based.  Once the FES-UA student is awarded the scholarship, a parent would apply for FES-EO for any siblings in the same family. More information can be found at www.stepupforstudents.org.  

  • AAA 

The AAA Scholarship is an income-based scholarship provided to assist families with private school tuition, books, and fees. This scholarship uses the same income guidelines as the Florida Tax Credit and Family Empowerment scholarship. Please visit www.aaascholarships.org for further information and to apply.