Scholarships and Financial Aid
John Carroll High School 2020-21 Scholarships and Financial Assistance
1. You may now qualify for the Step Up for Students Scholarship! The first important change is that Step Up for Students will recognize and consider any changes in income due to COVID-19. While you previously may not have qualified due to excess income, you now have an opportunity to qualify. If your income has changed, you need to submit a letter from your employer stating loss of job or hours and proof that you have applied for unemployment. If you have already applied but have not received a reply yet, you should write that in a letter and attach it to the application.
2. Income tax forms are not required!
Due to the coronavirus, you do not need to submit completed tax forms for 2019 to qualify. All that is needed is a current earnings statement. Typically, a check stub will suffice. If you are earning less or not working due to Covid 19, just follow the guideline in item “1” above.
3. Once you qualify, you stay eligible for future years!
Once you qualify for this year’s scholarship, you will not need to “qualify” again regardless of your income. This change was just signed into law in the past few weeks. A student who receives the scholarship for the 2020-21 school year will retain it for the remainder of his/her time in high school, regardless of future income changes.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Distinguished Scholarship: $11,000
In order to apply for this scholarship, your incoming freshman student must have taken the December placement test. This scholarship is only available for incoming freshmen for the 2020-2021 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 the student’s middle school records, recommendations from the student’s current principal, guidance counselor and a teacher, completed FACTS application, a GPA of 3.0, 25 hours of community service completed in eighth grade, extra-curricular participation, a 500-word essay on his or her community service and future plans, and a completed application. Get the application HERE. Deadline: April 1, 2020
John Carroll High School Academic Merit Scholarships: $1,000 each and renewable each year
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. 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. Get the application HERE. Deadline: April 1, 2020
John Carroll High School Tuition Assistance:
Due to the generous donations of our alumni, family and friends, we are able to assist qualifying students with tuition assistance. The application to apply for this assistance is via FACTS Aid and Grant. Deadline: April 1, 2020
Step Up for Students:
Renewal students can begin their renewal application on November 1, 2019. You must complete your renewal application by December 15, 2019 and submit your award letter to John Carroll no later than February 1, 2019. New Step Up applicants can apply starting March 1, 2019. Please do not delay as funding is limited. Step Up For Students (SUFS) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is a scholarship funding organization in which students can obtain up to $7,111 in tuition assistance. Partial scholarships are also available. Renewing families should check the SUFS website mid-October. New applicants should check for applications HERE in February 2020. Need more information? Click HERE!
St. Helen Parish Tuition Assistance:
This is for St. Helen parishioners only. If some financial assistance would enable your child to attend John Carroll for the 2020-21 school year, St. Helen Catholic Church would like to assist via the St. Helen High School Tuition Assistance Ministry. Interested parents may retrieve an application at the St. Helen’s Church office. Questions can be directed to Teresita Collins at 772-696-0079.
Becky McIver Scholarship: $1,000
The Becky McIver Scholarship is available for one graduating John Carroll High School female athlete who is attending college in the 2020-21 school year. During her senior year at John Carroll, Becky led the volleyball team to win the state title. She also placed at the state level for both track and tennis. Her love and drive to compete at a higher level was insurmountable. Becky never wanted finances to keep young women from following their dreams. After graduating from John Carroll, Becky played volleyball at the University of Georgia. Click HERE for the application. Deadline: March 29, 2020