Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS | STEP UP FOR STUDENTS

  • FLORIDA TAX CREDIT / FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIPS (FES-EO) 

This scholarship is available to students, regardless of household income, who are residents of Florida and eligible to enroll in a public high school.  Students can receive a scholarship of $7,800 on average to attend a private school that best meets their academic needs.  Applications open each year in the spring. For new and renewing families, please visit www.stepupforstudents.org for more information. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship are the same application.  

  • FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNIQUE ABILITIES  (FES-UA)

This scholarship is available to students, regardless of income, ages 3 to 22, who are residents of the state of Florida and eligible to enroll in a Florida public school with diagnoses outlined in the FES-UA Handbook.   Scholarships can be used for tuition at an eligible private school, specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, contributions to a prepaid college account, and more. The FES-UA Scholarship also covers any students formerly enrolled in the McKay Scholarship program—please log in 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. 

Click Here: Step Up for Students Scholarship Application Checklist 

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 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 need-based financial scholarship. The application is available on the school website under the admissions>scholarships section.  Deadline: April 5, 2024.

Click Here: JCHS ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • PRINCIPAL’S EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP $2000 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. Gerstner Scholars are not eligible to receive a monetary award for this scholarship. However, the top three students will be recognized. No application is necessary.

  • JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE 

Tuition assistance is available for qualifying students in all grade levels, thanks to the generous donations of our alumni, family, and friends of JCHS. The application to apply for this assistance is through FACTS Aid and Grant. Roughly 50% of our students receive some tuition assistance in addition to the state scholarship directly from JCHS as a sign of our commitment to making Catholic education affordable for all. Families must apply for SUFS, and awards are based on need and funding availability. 

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 yearly. Through the Louis V. Gerstner Foundation, scholarships totaling $35,000 per grade level are available, with students receiving scholarships up to $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. Families must apply for Step Up for Students. The application is available on the school website under the admissions>scholarships section. Deadline: April 5, 2024; 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; JCHS awards these scholarships available to students in all grade 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 plans to attend a Catholic High School 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. Deadline: April 1, 2024

  • LUMEN CHRISTI SCHOLARSHIPS and SECOND COLLECTION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the Diocese of Palm Beach allocates funds to each school 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 PARISH 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 Fund. Additional information with an online link is available on the Church website. Questions regarding the program can be directed to the St. Helen Parish Office at 772-567-5129.  www.sthelenevero.org  Click on the MINISTRIES TAB and locate the CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE page.