Scholarship Opportunities

St Joseph High School offers several academic scholarships to incoming freshman. To be eligible for these scholarships, prospective students must take either the first or second entrance exam and place in the 90th percentile and above. Scholarship recipients are notified via their acceptance letter (sent via mail December 13, 2019) and are invited to a scholarship reception in January. There are four categories of merit-based awards:

The Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year, half-tuition scholarship offered to entering eighth grade students who score 98% or above on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.

The Principal’s Scholarship
The Principal’s Scholarship is a $16,000 award over four years ($4,000 per year) and is awarded to those students who score between 94–97% on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.

The Cadet Scholarship
The Cadet Scholarship is a $12,000 award over four years ($3,000 per year) and is awarded to those students who score between 90-93% on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.

These awards are renewed each year, provided the student maintains a cumulative academic average of 90% or better, and maintains a positive and responsible presence within the St Joseph community.


Additional Scholarships (External)

Liptak Scholarship - need-based award of $4,000 over four years ($1,000 per year), which is awarded by the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. The award is determined by the Financial Aid Committee at St Joes.

Notify our admissions office of your involvement in the Cardinal Shehan Center to receive an application. Recipients must have attended a Cardinal Shehan Center Program during their elementary school years.

Scholarship FAQs

How are scholarships determined?

To be eligible for a St Joseph High School scholarships, freshman students must take either the first entrance exam on October 26 or second entrance exam on November 9 (in their 8th grade year) and place in the 90th percentile (using the National Percentile Score "NP", not Local Percentile Score, "LP") and above.

Student grades and recommendations must also reflect excellent academic effort and behavior.

Are athletic scholarships available?

St Joseph High School does not offer athletic scholarships to incoming or returning students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

Can I qualify for a scholarship if I miss the application deadline?

Scholarships will not be guaranteed to those who submit an application after the deadline. The financial aid committee will determine if funds are still available to support an award on a rolling basis.

What other tuition assistance is available?

Students may apply for need-based tuition assistance through our FACTS financial aid application. Click here to learn more.