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Scholarships & Financial Aid

A Little Flower education is affordable and within your reach!

 

Many people don’t believe a private Catholic education is financially attainable for their daughters.  Little Flower takes great pride in its legacy of providing the most generous financial aid of all the Diocesan High Schools.  Thanks to the abundant generosity of our loyal alumnae and other Little Flower partners, a Little Flower education can be an affordable option.

 

FACTS is the software that Diocesan High Schools use for financial aid applications. Aid applications for the 2020-2021 year may be submitted starting October 1, 2019 through May 1, 2020. Families must re-apply each year. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

 

FYIs:

  • FACTS is no longer accepting faxed or mailed tax returns. All tax returns must be uploaded in the system.  
  • The application is $30 and must be paid by the family in order to submit the FACTS application.
  • Applicants can use the 2018 tax return. If a family uploads a 2019 tax return it will override the 2018.
 
You can access the FACTS website here: https://online.factsmgt.com/SignIn.aspx
 

All who have completed applications for Little Flower in the SchoolAdmin system and completed FACTS aid applications online by 12/31/19 will have financial aid decisions on or before 1/24/20.

 
 
 

 

LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMIC AND FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Little Flower Academic Scholarships

Scholarships ranging from $1,750 per year to full tuition are available. In order to be eligible for a Little Flower Academic Scholarship, prospective students must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Little Flower. The test is free of charge when taken at Little Flower. There are three possible dates to take the test at Little Flower:  

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 9am-12pm
  • Monday, October 28, 2019 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 9am-12pm

 

To register for the HSPT, go to http://hsptreg.stsusers.com

Little Flower’s Access Code: Z9

 

 

Saint Therese Scholarships

Partial scholarships ($7,000 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. 

Student Application and Teacher Recommendation deadline: November 18, 2019

Click here for Saint Therese Scholarship Student Application

Click here for Saint Therese Scholarship Student Recommendation Form
(This form is for use by teachers/administrators wishing to nominate a student for the Saint Therese Scholarship)

 

 

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.

Those interested in applying for any of the Fine Arts Scholarships must apply by October 24, 2019 by using this link: Fine Arts Scholarship Application.

 

For more information about scholarship requirements please view this link: Scholarship Requirements

AFFINITY RELATIONSHIP GRANTS

 

Throughout its history, working-class families in the City of Philadelphia have trusted Little Flower with their daughters’ education. We recognize and appreciate that decades-long relationship through offering various grants.

 

NOTE: Affinity Group grants may not exceed $2,000 annually for any student, despite eligibility. Little Flower Legacy grants may be added for a total of $3,000 annually for any student.

 

Little Flower Legacy Grant

Any student whose whose mother, grandmother, or aunt graduated from Little Flower will be offered a grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to thank these women for continuing our fine tradition.  

 

North Catholic/Cardinal Dougherty Legacy Grant

Beginning for the Class of 2024, any student whose parent(s) graduated from North Catholic or Cardinal Dougherty will be offered a grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to honor the storied connection between those schools and Little Flower.

 

Veterans Grant

Beginning for the Class of 2024, any student whose parent(s) are military veterans (active or retired) will be offered a grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to honor their service to our country.  

 

First Responders Grant

Beginning for the Class of 2024, any student whose parent(s) are First Responders (police, fire, emergency services) will be offered a grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to honor the service of our men and women in uniform. First responders have long supported Little Flower as the safest and best option for their daughters.  

 

Building Trades Grant

Beginning for the Class of 2024, any student whose parent(s) are members of the Building Trades in Philadelphia will be offered a grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to honor the contribution of these working men and women to our city. 

 

Municipal Workers Grant / Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Beginning for the Class of 2024, any student whose parent(s) are employed by the City of Philadelphia or the School District of Philadelphia will be offered a grant of up to $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to honor their service to the City of Philadelphia. 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

 

Our Lady of Port Richmond Matching Scholarship

Recommended students from Our Lady of Port Richmond (OLPR) are eligible for matching grant opportunities to reduce the cost of a high school tuition.

 

Year 1: OLPR provides $2,000, Little Flower provides $2,000 for a total tuition reduction of $4,000

 

Years 2-4: Little Flower will provide a $4,000 grant throughout the remainder of your daughter’s high school career to match the grant amount with which she entered.

 

Students recommended by OLPR must maintain strong academic standing (overall 85 B average or higher), excellent attendance and punctuality, exemplary conduct, participation in required service, and the family must have an history of timely tuition payments to be eligible for all Little Flower scholarships or aid.

 

 

Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School ‘Budding Scholars’ Math Partnership Grant

Beginning with the Class of 2024, Little Flower and Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School are engaged in a partnership to strengthen the mathematics skills of high achieving students so they can accelerate their high school studies. Students participating in Honors Algebra 1 in their 8th grade year at Blessed Trinity are eligible for the BT-LF ‘Budding Scholars’ grant of an additional $1,000 per year ($4,000 over the student’s 4 years) for successful completion of the Algebra 1 course. In addition, all students who achieve over a 90 final average and score an 85 or higher on the final exam will be eligible for accelerated math placement in their freshman year at Little Flower.

 

Students must maintain strong academic standing, excellent attendance and punctuality, exemplary conduct, participate in required service, and the family must have a history of timely tuition payments to be eligible for all Little Flower scholarships or aid.

 

 

Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) Archbishop’s Grant

This grant is for full time employees of the Archdiocese who work in a parish, school, or AOP setting. The grant is for high school tuition. In order to be considered employees must fill out the Archbishop’s Grant application (on the AOP website) and a FACTS application.

The deadline is December 31.

 

 

Maguire Scholarship and Howley Scholarship

Applications for the Maguire and Howley Scholarships are now available. Please direct prospects to https://aopcatholicschools.org/financial-aid/ and click the Merit Based Scholarships for high school students tab.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES
 

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. Deadline information will be updated soon. 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 the 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. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is typically early December.

 

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 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. Applications are due October 15, 2019
 

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     

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 application deadline information will be updated soon.

 

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. The online application for the 20-21 school year will be available online at www.ellistrust.org effective 1/1/20. The 20-21 submission deadline is 3/15/20. Students are required to maintain a 75 average in their subjects. Any questions may be directed to Marcia Johnston at the Ellis Foundation: Marciajohnston@philadelphiafutures.org / Ellis Trust School Tuition Assistance Grants Fact Sheet

 

 

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  http://www.norphans.org/

The Alumni of Northeast Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA), the Norphans, 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. Applications are due by November 22, 2019. Norphan Grant App