The following scholarships are for incoming freshmen and are awarded based on criteria specified in applications. The scholarship process for the Class of 2025 will be open on December 5, 2020.
Cost Certain Scholarships (No application required)
The Fr. David Dillon, O.Carm. ‘57 Scholarship - All 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. $12,800 renewable, current four year value $51,200
The Nicholas A. Iosue Academic Scholarship - All 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. $3,200 renewable, current four year value $12,800.
The Gilmore Legacy Scholarship– is an award for all students whose father, grandfather, or great-grandfather graduated from Mount Carmel. $1,000 renewable, current four year value $4,000
The Shoulder to Shoulder Scholarship - is an award for families that have multiple students concurrently enrolled at Mount Carmel High School. $1,500 for the second sibling and $3,000 for the third sibling, renewable
Public Safety First Responder Scholarship – is an award for all 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. Verification is required. $1,000 renewable, current four year value $4,000.
Order of the Carmelites Catholic School Scholarship – is an award for all students who graduated from a Catholic Grammar School. $1,000 renewable, current four year value $4,000.
Please note: New scholarship beginning with the Class of 2025
Additional Scholarship Awards - Application Required
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, current four year value $8,000.
B.P.A.C. Scholarship is a need-based award 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. There are a limited number of B.P.A.C scholarships available. ($1,000 and above)
The John J. Hrisney ’63 Scholarship is a need-based scholarship designed 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, current four year value $6,000.
The Hynan Family Award is awarded to one incoming freshman and supports a family who have three or more students enrolled in Catholic schools. $2,000 renewable, current four year value $8,000.
The Michael J. Cummings Memorial Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award available to students at Mount Carmel High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has financial need, lives in a one parent household and completes the application and essay requirements. There will be (1) $2,500 renewable scholarship awarded, current four year value $10,000. The Burt P. Lewis Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship available to students at Mount Carmel High School. The scholarship will be awarded to one (1) student who has financial need, an interest in entrepreneurial business and complete the application and essay requirements. There will be (1) $1,500 renewable scholarship will be awarded, current four year value $6,000.
The McDonald Family Award is a need-based scholarship awarded to one incoming freshman that has submitted an essay regarding why they have chosen to attend Mount Carmel and how their work ethic can propel them toward their goals. $1,250 renewable, current four year value $5,000.
The James McHugh Family Scholarship is awarded to one incoming student each year who has a relative that was an MC alum and presents a strong case for how sports or extracurricular has shaped who he is and what he has learned from them. $1,500 renewable, current four year value $6,000.
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, current four year value $40,000.
The Stella Myers Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated a strong work ethic outside of the classroom. $1,500 renewable, current four year value $6,000.
The Thacker '58 Scholarship is a need based scholarship awarded to students of single parent households. $1000 - one year.
The Frank Swiderski, Jr. Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman who has an interest in the arts.
$5,000 renewable, current four year value $20,000.
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!
Big Shoulders- 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, 12, 2021 , 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, 2021.
$2,000, one-time award. www.cfdgoldbadgesociety.org
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation - $5,000 annually. Application deadline October 2020. www.dmsf.org
Folds of Honor Scholarships - Assistance available to children of fallen or disabled service members. Application open February 1, 2021- March 31, 2021.www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships1
High Sight - Awards vary, renewable. Applications will be available in February 2021 for the 2020-2021 school year. Deadline March 15, 2021.http://highsight.org/apply/
Holy Family Chicago Scholars (HFS) - Number and amount of awards each year varies, renewable.