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Affording a Little Flower  education



The percentage of LF students receiving financial aid


The generosity of our alumnae and other donors, coupled with external sources of tuition assistance, help us make a Little Flower education as affordable as possible.



Academic Scholarships
All 8th grade girls are encouraged to take the annual Little Flower Scholarship Examination, which will also serve as a placement test. Students who perform exceptionally well receive scholarships, which are renewable yearly provided they meet certain academic criteria. The fee for the Scholarship test is $25. Online registration is now closed, however, you may still take the test on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Please arrive at Little Flower between 8:15 and 8:30 to register in person. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The test should be completed by 12:00 pm.

Please bring two #2 pencils with you. Calculators are not needed. Uniforms are not required- comfortable clothes are encouraged!

Saint Therese Scholarships
Partial scholarships ($7000 over 4 years/$1,750 per year) are awarded to students demonstrating excellence in service and leadership, and who are working to the best of their intellectual ability. One student from each Archdiocesan elementary school may be recommended by her teacher or grade school principal. (Schools with more than 20 girls in their 8th grade class may nominate more than one student.) Non-Catholic schools may also nominate a student. Awardees are typically notified by February. 

Legacy Grant
Grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to all girls whose mother graduated from Little Flower to thank you for continuing our fine tradition. 

Fine Arts Scholarships
We offer three partial scholarships ($7,000 over 4 years/$1,750 per year) for students entering the Fine Arts Program in the ninth grade. There are specific guidelines for these scholarships each year including: enrollment in the Studio Art, Vocal Music or Instrumental Music program all four years, maintaining a specific grade point average, as well as a good discipline/attendance record. One scholarship is available in each of the following categories: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Art. Registrations for the Fine Arts Scholarships are due October 31, 2018.



 FACTS      Apply Online
One FACTS tuition assistance application is required to receive assistance from Little Flower, the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program, and Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). The fee for the application is $30, payable by debit or credit card.  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year opened October 1, 2018.  If you apply by December 31, 2018, you will receive notice of tuition assistance from Little Flower, not FACTS, beginning January 23, 2019. Families must re-apply each year.

Little Flower will be offering three Tuition Assistance Application Help Nights. Members of our staff will be available to assist you with your application on Wednesday, November 14, and March 7, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


The Maguire Foundation, in partnership with the Faith in the Future Foundation, will award $3,000 per-year scholarships to at least six students in each of the 18 qualifying Philadelphia- area Catholic High Schools. The scholarship is renewable for each of the four years of high school as long as the Maguire Scholar maintains standards consistent with the qualifications listed on the application. Families must also apply to FACTS.  The deadline is October 31, 2018.

Howley Foundation Scholarship  howleyfoundation.org
Nick and Lorie Howley formed the Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent of helping students, all students, regardless of economic means, receive the best education possible. The Howleys firmly believe that education is one of the most important catalysts to promoting positive change in individuals and society as a whole. The Howley Foundation awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic accomplishment and have significant financial need. Certain criteria are required to maintain the scholarship. Families must also apply to FACTS to be considered for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018. Please refer to their website for more information.

Snider Hockey Breakaway Scholarship  http://sniderhockey.org/scholarships
Students accepted into the Breakaway Scholarship program during their final year of middle school will receive a one-year scholarship to cover full or partial tuition and school fees at one of the high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if students continue to meet eligibility criteria. For more information on the Breakaway Scholarship, please click here.Interested students should contact our Coordinator of Middle School Programs, Erin Robinson, at ERobinson@SniderHockey.org or by calling 215-952-5271 to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply for the Breakaway Scholarship. 
Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship Fund  danielsweeneyfund.org  
The Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship is an external scholarship open to all students, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious beliefs. Our only intent is to help families with the education of their children. A selection committee has been established and all scholarships will be awarded based on the financial need and merit of the applicants. Applications for the Sweeney Scholarship are due by April 30 each year. For more information, please visit the website above.

Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni Scholarship https://cdsocceralumni.org/scholarship/

The purpose of the Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni is to remember, honor, and celebrate all aspects of Cardinal Dougherty Soccer Alumni. Another key goal is to give back to our surrounding soccer community and alumni members when financially possible. To be eligible for these scholarships the student must be a child or a grandchild of a CD alumni, play soccer and attend a Catholic school. The criteria to be considered for the scholarship is based on the student “exemplifying the qualities of education, dedication, good sportsmanship and team leadership.” To apply for this $1,000.00 scholarship the student is required to submit an essay explaining how he/she demonstrates the criteria of this award as well the importance of education in their lives. Also, please include contact information of one coach, one teacher and a parent as well. Contact information should include: name, phone number and email address. Essays need to be no more than 1,500 words, be written in a Google or Word Document and are to be emailed to cdsocceralumni@gmail.com no later than Monday, October 1, 2018.

Children First America  childrenfirstamericadc.org

Children First America, Delaware County PA is organized for the purpose of distributing scholarships to needy families of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will not limit its scholarships to children who attend one school only. Recipients are free to choose the schools of their choice whether private, public or parochial. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
The Charlotte Drummond Scholarship     Application will be available January, 2019. 
The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship is a legacy scholarship that keeps the spirit of Charlotte Drummond and her dedication to Catholic education alive by offering one $2,000 scholarship annually to a junior or senior. The deadline for application is typically early March.
Monsignor John T. Mitchell Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship
The Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund will support high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need. One (or more, if economically feasible) one-year scholarship(s), up to $2,000, will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. Student recipients must reapply each year. Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship applications are due by March 15, 2019.  

Ellis Grants  ellistrust.org 

Ellis Grants provide financial aid for girls from single-parent families or families with one or more parent who is certifiably disabled, living in the Philadelphia area. Specific income guidelines are available on their website.  Qualified students must apply online annually between January 1 and March 15, 2019. Students are required to maintain a 75 average in their subjects
Northeast Catholic Alumni Association  necathalumni.org
Daughters or granddaughters of dues-paying members of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are typically due by the end of January. Visit the website for more information.
Norphans Grant  necathalumni.org
The Alumni of Northeast Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA), the Norphan, provides $500 grants to children and grandchildren of North alums. You must complete a FACTS Financial Aid application to be considered for this grant. For more information, please refer to the Alumni website.