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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.





Academic Scholarships

Sign up to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Little Flower.  The HSPT is used for both determination of merit scholarship awards and placement. There are three possible dates for you to register:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 9a.m-12p.m.
  • Monday, October 28, 2019 3:30p.m.-6:30p.m
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 9a.m.-12p.m

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. 

Legacy Grant
Grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to all girls whose mother, grandmother, or aunt 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.

For more information about scholarship requirements please view the attached file below.

Registrations for the Fine Arts Scholarships are due October 24, 2019.

Please click here to apply 



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 and closes August 30, 2019 Families must re-apply each year. You will receive notice of tuition assistance from Little Flower, not FACTS within 10 days of Application verification. Applications close August 30th.



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 who want the very best high school education for their daughters.  

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 who want the very best high school education for their daughters.  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 dedication to the the service of our men and women in uniform who want the very best high school education for their daughters. 



Howley Foundation Scholarship

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
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 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  
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

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

Children First America

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 application deadline information will be updated soon.

Ellis Grants 

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.  
You have until January 1, 2020 to apply for assistance for the 2020/2021 academic year. Students are required to maintain a 75 average in their subjects.
Northeast Catholic Alumni Association
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
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.