In 2017-2018, four out of five of our students received tuition assistance from the school, totaling over $1,000,000! Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy seek to partner with all parents who desire the high level of Catholic education that is offered. Therefore, the school provides tuition grants to numerous students. The Catholic parishes of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Deanery sponsor this school and allow us to provide financial grants from our current operational budget.
The largest amount of financial aid awarded is in the form of grants that are based solely on need. Financial need is based on family income, expenditures, number of children in the family, and other parochial tuition costs incurred. Students who receive named scholarships are also eligible for grants. Grants range from $250-$2,500 depending on need.
All parents who want to be considered for financial grants must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB and send all supporting documentation to FACTS as instructed. There is a $30 fee to apply for the grant assessment, paid directly to FACTS. FACTS is an independent company that processes the application and supporting documentation in order to produce a Needs Assessment report for the school. This enables us to be sure that our awards are distributed in the most equitable way possible. If you need assistance filing electronically, contact the Finance Department. Be assured that strict professional confidentiality is maintained with regard to your family’s financial information.
Do you want to get a jump-start on your financial aid application for the 2018-2019 school year? The application period opens on November 5, 2017 at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB. You must also mail or fax your 2016 or 2017 tax return and 2017 W-2’s to FACTS in order for your application to be complete. Please note it takes approximately two weeks for FACTS to process your tax documentation and the school cannot process a financial aid award until the tax documentation is received. The deadline for application is December 15, 2017 for incoming freshmen and January 19, 2018 for all other students. Remember that all families must reapply each year.
CLASS OF 1966: One - $250 Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school student in financial need. This scholarship is renewable for four years. The recipient must have strong Chrisitan values and hold a 2.75 GPA or above. The Class of 1966 prefers the recipient come from the academy at Cardinal Stritch.
CLASS OF 1968: One — $250 Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school student in financial need.
RICK DAVENPORT: One — $300 Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school student in financial need.
PAUL & MARY DUSSEAU: One — $300 Scholarship. The recipient should be an incoming freshman from St. Ignatius Parish. If no students from St. Ignatius Parish qualify, a student from St. Jerome Parish will be selected.
PATRICIA L. BAUMGARTNER: One — $500 Scholarship. The recipient must be an incoming freshman associated with the Epiphany of the Lord Parish (formerly Sacred Heart), demonstrate strong Christian values and be very likely to contribute to the growth and enhancement of the Cardinal Family.
CHRISTY BOSCH: One — $1,000 Scholarship. The Christy Bosch Scholarship is for the student who, in spite of obstacles, has demonstrated perseverance in pursuing his/her Catholic education. Obstacles could include disability, difficulty in learning, or other special needs.
DRLIK FAMILY: One - $500 Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school student in financial need who is involved in the music program.
RONALD DEMKO: One — $500 Scholarship. The recipient must be an incoming freshman with a strong academic work ethic and be in financial need.
DERR: One — $500 Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school student in financial need.
ANDREW TRAVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: One — $1,200 Scholarship. The applicant must be an incoming freshman. The family must demonstrate financial need to be eligible. The student must maintain a GPA greater than 3.25, and participate in two extra curricular activities during the school year. The student will have exceptional honesty and integrity. This scholarship is renewable through senior year provided the scholarship criteria is maintained.
JOSEPH BALL & KATHLEEN BALL VARGA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP: One - $500 Scholarship. The applicant must be an incoming junior or senior who comes from a family with minimal income and is considering a future in Political Science, Social Work, or Religious Studies. The student must exibit leadership skills at Cardinal Stritch and in their community. Applicants must submit an essay on how they will affectively work in collaboration with those in the community.
CHERYL (ZAM) MOORE ’70 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Two — $500 Scholarships. The recipients must be incoming freshman who possess the following qualities: natural leadership skills, artistic vision, passion for volunteering for school functions, and demonstrates pride in being a member of the Cardinal Family.
GOETZ FAMILY: Two — $500 Scholarships. The recipients must be incoming freshman from Epiphany of the Lord Parish (formerly Sacred Heart).
JAKE KARAOL A.C.E. SCHOLARSHIP: One - $500 Scholarship. The applicant must be a current junior who will be a senior next year. The student must demonstrate qualities of being Active, Committed, and Engaged (A.C.E.). To apply, applicants must write an essay on how they qualify and receive a nomination from a faculty or staff member.
MARTIN & BARBARA VIETH: Two — $500 Scholarships. The recipients must be incoming freshman in financial need. All qualified applications will be forwarded to the Vieth family for review and selection.
FRANK SR. & RUTH MANNING: Four — $1,000 Scholarships. The recipients must be incoming freshman in financial need.
DAVID DONOVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Two — $1,000 Scholarships. Recipient and family must have financial need and demonstrate the desire to overcome obstacles in their lives. It is preferred that the student is actively involved in school extra curricular activities.
PAUL MIERZEJEWSKI ’71: One — $1,000 Scholarship. The recipient must be an individual who shows artistic promise and has a desire to develop that talent at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School.
LILLIAN D. METZGER: One — $2,000 Scholarship (renewable for three years). The recipient must be an incoming freshman in financial need, a member of an East Side parish and complete a written essay. The scholarship is renewable at $1,250 per year for three additional years, as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.
JOE AND JEANETE MLYNEK FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Two — $2,000 Scholarships. Priority given to an incoming freshman. The applicant must have a strong desire to attend Cardinal Stritch. The applicant must participate in school life to include school clubs, sports, dramatics, etc. The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA, and provide a teacher recommendation. All qualifed applicants will be forwarded to the Mlynek family for review and selection.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $5,000 Scholarship (renewable for three years). The incoming freshman must demonstrate superior academic excellence. The scholarship is automatically renewable for the remainder of the recipient’s high school education at CSCHS, as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA. Students must take the placement test and name Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School as their first choice to be eligible. To apply, applicants must submit an essay describing their academic achievements and goals for the future.