The following scholarships are for incoming freshmen and are awarded based on criteria specified in applications. To access an application, please click the scholarship name and fill out the linked form. Deadline for application is Janaury 14th.
The Fr. David Dillon, O.Carm. ‘57 Scholarships - Students who score in the 98th or 99th percentile on the HSPT will receive a full-tuition scholarship for all four years, based on continued strength in academics and commitment to Caravan Values.
The Nicholas A. Iosue Academic Scholarships - Students who score in the 85th to 97th percentile on the HSPT will receive a tuition reduction scholarship of 25% for all four years, based on continued strength in academics and commitment to Caravan Values.
The Gilmore Legacy Scholarship– For students whose father, grandfather, or great-grandfather attended Mount Carmel. ($1,000, renewable)
The Shoulder to Shoulder Scholarship - $1,500 for the first sibling and $3,000 for the second sibling concurrently enrolled at Mount Carmel High School, renewable.
The St. John of the Cross Scholarship – Is a need-based award for students of Hispanic heritage. This award is determined by committee selection. No application is required. ($2,000, renewable)
Public Safety First Responder Scholarship – is an award for students whose parents serve as police officers, firefighters, or paramedics. This award is also available to students who have a parent currently deployed in the U.S. military. ($1,000, renewable)
The James Barda Leadership Award honors Jim Barda who passed away the summer before his anticipated graduation from Mount Carmel. Established by family members and the Class of 1963 friends. Barda Leaders are held to high expectations inside and outside of the classroom. ($2,000, renewable)
B.P.A.C. Scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1959 who grew up in the South Shore neighborhood. This scholarship is available to graduates of St. Philip Neri School. ($1,000 and above)
The John J. Hrisney ’63 Scholarship is an endowed need-based scholarship established by John Hrisney to assist students who fit the profile of a Caravan man and who are committed to bettering themselves and the Mount Carmel community. ($1,500, renewable)
The Hynan Family Award supports families who have three or more students enrolled in Catholic schools. ($2,000, renewable)
The Lenti Legacy Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated leadership in the community and in the classroom. ($2,500, renewable)
The McDonald Family Award is an endowed scholarship awarded on the basis of financial need. Interested students submit essays regarding why they have chosen to attend Mount Carmel and how their work ethic can propel them toward their goals. ($1,250, renewable)
The James McHugh Family Scholarship is awarded to one incoming student each year who is a direct descendant of an alum and who presents a strong case for how his heritage has shaped who he is and what his goals are. ($1,500, renewable)
The MC President’s Scholarship – This award is given to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated success in the classroom and community. This scholarship is determined by committee selection. No application is required ($10,000, renewable)
The Stella Myers Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated a strong work ethic outside of the classroom. ($1,500, renewable)
The Frank Swiderski, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to one to three incoming freshmen who have an interest in the arts and need financial assistance. ($5,000, renewable)
Families with students in 7th and 8th grade should also check with the organizations listed below for potential awards. Many of these scholarship partners have fall deadlines in place, so it is important to plan ahead and make inquiries early!
Students who are current recipients of Big Shoulders funding should consult with their principal to determine if the award is valid in high school. The application opens on January 14, 2020, at 8:00 am. Mount Carmel will assist with information and applications at the school at 7:00 am. www.bigshouldersfund.org
Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society-
All scholarships are available to graduating, qualifying children of active, disabled, retired or deceased firefighters or paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department. Application deadline March 31, 2020.
$2,000, one-time award. www.cfdgoldbadgesociety.org
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation -
$5,000 annually. Application deadline October 18, 2019. www.dmsf.org
Folds of Honor Scholarships -
Assistance available to children of fallen or disabled service members. Application open February 1, 2020- March 31, 2020
- Awards vary, renewable. Applications will be available in February 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year
Holy Family Chicago Scholars (HFS) - Number and amount of awards each year varies, renewable.