Scholarships

Scholarships

For Incoming Students

Academic Scholarships are awarded to the top scorers on the November Placement Exam. Students receiving an academic scholarship must maintain an overall average of 85 or above and maintain good behavior to renew the scholarship in the following years.

The St. Paul Faculty Scholarship Fund awards $1,000 scholarships annually to incoming freshmen. Students will be chosen based on academic standing and community and school involvement, and financial need. There is no application other than to apply for tuition assistance.

The John E. Tavera (JET) Memorial Scholarship is a one-year, $1,000 scholarship awarded to an eighth-grade student who is a resident of Bristol, and who has been accepted to and is registered to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, CT.  Like John, the recipient must exhibit a good-natured, fun-loving, and positive personality, and have an interest in athletics. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The next five scholarships have a financial need component.  In addition to the scholarship application, which should be returned to the St. Paul Catholic High School Finance Office on or before 2/1/2021, an application should be submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid by January 15, 2021. A link to the FACTS Grant & Aid online application is available at http://spchs.com/parents/tuition-assistance/. FACTS Grant & Aid is an independent consultant used by St. Paul Catholic High School to evaluate financial need. For renewable scholarships, the scholarship is renewable until graduation as long as all eligibility requirements continue to be met.

The Rev. Edmund O’Brien Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen based on academic promise, financial need, involvement in school/community activities, and strength of character. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The St. Paul/Southington Scholarship offers several renewable scholarships for members of Southington Catholic parishes who are entering their 9th-grade year at St. Paul Catholic High School. Priority for this scholarship is given to students who are members of a Southington parish, exhibit active membership at their church, show academic promise, and may have financial need. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The Sharon Mielcarz Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman girl who has been accepted to and is registered to attend St. Paul Catholic High School. Mrs. Mielcarz was caring, cheerful, enthusiastic, and optimistic. The ideal candidate would model those characteristics. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The Catholic Elementary School Graduate Scholarship Several four-year scholarships will be awarded annually to graduates of a Catholic elementary school within the Archdiocese of Hartford, and who will be entering the 9th Grade at St. Paul Catholic High School.  Priority for this scholarship will be given to those students who are active members of a Catholic parish, show academic promise, and have financial need. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The St. Paul Litchfield County Parish Scholarship Several renewable scholarships will be awarded annually to students whose families are members of a Catholic parish in Goshen, Plymouth, Thomaston, Torrington, or Winchester, and who are entering the 9th Grade at St. Paul Catholic High School.  Priority for this scholarship will be given to those students who show academic promise and have financial need. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

 

From Outside Sources

Many elementary schools, parishes, religious organizations, and various civic organizations offer scholarships for students entering St. Paul Catholic High School.

The Malerbo Memorial Scholarship Fund is managed by the Main Street Foundation and awarded to new and continuing students residing in Bristol. Applicants must apply annually.

The Lena M. & Peter L. Korotie Scholarship is managed by the Main Street Foundation and is awarded to students attending St. Paul Catholic High School. Students must show evidence of academic achievement, service to school and community, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who show particular interest in the areas of math and science.

The 4 Burns Scholarship is managed by the Main Street Foundation and is awarded to students from St. Joseph’s School, Bristol, who enter their 9th-grade year at St. Paul.

The Chloe D. Cafferty Scholarship Fund offers a $500 scholarship to children of current or deceased members of the Guild of the Blessed Sacrament of St. Matthew Church, Bristol. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need and academic excellence.  Contact St. Matthew Church for more information.

St. Ann Church of Avon offers a $1000 renewable scholarship to a qualified Hartford or New Britain resident who enrolls at St. Paul. Contact the Admissions Office for further information.

 

For Returning Students

St. Paul Catholic High School has scholarship opportunities for SP returning students. Each spring St. Paul awards Memorial Scholarships from funds that have been established through parents, alumni, and friends of St Paul Catholic High School. Students are nominated by faculty and administration. Scholarship amounts vary from $75 to $2,500 and are awarded to current St. Paul Catholic students.

 

FROM THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS) provides scholarships each year. One application is used to apply for all the FACS Scholarships. The FACS Scholarships are usually announced in late February or early March.

Scholarships received from the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools may possibly replace some tuition assistance and/or St. Paul’s need-based scholarship awards.

Scholarships that have been available in recent years include:

FACS Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Guidelines: 
Two $2,000 renewable scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to students entering or students currently attending St. Paul Catholic High School.

FACS Archbishop’s Scholarship Guidelines: A $2,500 renewable scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to residents of communities served by the Archdiocese of Hartford who are currently attending a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Hartford and have been accepted as an incoming freshman at St. Paul Catholic High School.

FACS Bishop Peter A. Rosazza Scholarship Guidelines: A $1,400 renewable scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to students who are of Hispanic descent, and are currently attending a Catholic School in 8th grade.

FACS Hartford Hope Scholarship Guidelines: This scholarship is only available to students who reside in Hartford.  The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise to residents of Hartford who are either current St. Paul Catholic High School students or are accepted, incoming freshmen.

FACS Jo and Gus Berkes Scholarship Guidelines: Two $2,500 renewable scholarships will be awarded to students entering St. Paul Catholic High School. They will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.

FACS Roberta S. and Bruce A. Wilson Scholarship Guidelines: One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise to a student entering or a student currently attending one of the Archdiocesan High Schools: East Catholic High School, Northwest Catholic High School, St. Paul Catholic High School or Sacred Heart High School. Preference is to be given to students who reside in Farmington, CT.

FACS St. Mary Scholarship Guidelines: The student’s family must be parishioners in good standing at the Annunciation Parish (St. Mary Church or Holy Spirit Church in Newington).  Applications must include the Pastor’s Certification and signature.  The numbers and amounts of scholarships are to be determined and will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise.