Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
Bishop Watterson High School offers a variety of financial assistance for students seeking a Catholic education. The following are the types of financial assistance available, with details about how to qualify for each type of assistance.
Scholarships and Eagle Grants
Bishop Watterson High School offers a variety of financial assistance for students seeking a Catholic education. Following are the types of financial assistance available, with details about how to pursue consideration for each type.
Merit-Based Scholarships: These types of scholarships include awards based on academic performance, service, and other qualifying criteria.
1. Scholar Search Test – All incoming freshmen are eligible to register for this test, administered once each year. The twenty-five students who earn the top scores are awarded one-year scholarships worth $750. Competition involves tests in English and Math. Scores from standardized tests may also be considered. All testing material is provided, and calculators are not permitted.
2. Dominican Sisters Scholarship – This scholarship is sponsored by Bishop Watterson High School in recognition of the many years of service given to the students and families of Bishop Watterson by the Dominican Sisters. Competition is by invitation, and the Dominican Sisters Scholarship test is administered once each year. Students earning the top ten scores on the Scholar Search test who attend one of the Bishop Watterson feeder schools are eligible to be invited. If a student is an active member of a feeder parish that does not have a grade school, that student will also be eligible. One four year, full-tuition scholarship is awarded to the winner of this competition. The winner is selected based on the scores from the Scholar Search test, the Dominican Sisters Scholarship test, and letters of recommendation provided by the grade school principal and one teacher.
3. Merit-Based Scholarships awarded through an application process -- Due to the generous support of many alumni and friends, we are able to offer a variety of merit-based scholarships for which your child may apply. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013. Requirements and grade levels vary so please read carefully.
Band Booster Scholarship Program & Application
Need-Based or Need-Preferred Scholarships: Due to the generous support of many alumni and friends, we are able to offer a variety of need-based or need-preferred scholarships for which your child may apply. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013. Should the program require filing with the Diocese through FACTS, that deadline is March 15, 2013. Requirements and grade levels vary so please read carefully.
Teresa Disbrow Franckhauser Scholarship Program & Application
Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Scholarship Program & Application
Sister Barbara Jinks Scholarship & Application
Mahaney Scholars Program & Application
Pongonis Family Service Scholarship & Application
Joanne L. Walsh Scholarship Program & Application
Eagle Grants: Families must complete and submit an application for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program on or before March 15, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year. Once financial need is demonstrated based on the results received from FACTS, assistance may be provided either from the diocese or from various resources available to Bishop Watterson. Students were awarded a total of $927,954 in scholarship support in 2012-13, including Eagle Grants, diocesan financial aid, work study awards, individual scholarship support, outside scholarships, COACE awards, and a significant pool of resources based on endowment income for which all families with documented financial need will be automatically considered.
In addition to the resources listed above, there are a number of scholarship programs available through the diocese and the feeder schools. Click here for more information about these alternative sources of assistance.
For more information regarding the FACTS program, click here.
Should any questions or concerns arise throughout this process, please contact Jenifer Bernard Rasor, Annual and Planned Giving Coordinator at 614-268-3041 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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