The following scholarships are for incoming freshmen and are awarded based on criteria specified in applications available on the Mount Carmel website on December 1, 2018, deadline January 25, 2019:
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. ($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 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. (Varies, $1,500 and above)
The Coach “E” Scholarship honors the life and legacy of beloved coach and teacher Mr. Curt Ehrenstrom ’79 and is awarded to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated potential in science and who is committed to Caravan Values. ($2,500, need-based, renewable)
The Thomas Grojean ‘56 Scholarship was established by Tom and Theresa Grojean for the purpose of supporting students who exhibit strong academic potential, but lack the necessary financial resources. (Varies, $5,000 and $10,000)
The John J. Hrisney ’63 Scholarship is an endowed 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. ($10,000, renewable)
The Stella Myers Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman who has demonstrated strong work ethic outside of the classroom. ($1,500, renewable)
The Robert ‘36 and Norma Sommer Memorial President’s Scholarship – This is a need-based award given to one incoming freshman based on financial need and academic potential. ($10,000, 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!
Big Shoulders - Students who are current recipients of Big Shoulders funding should consult with their principal to determine if the award is valid into high school. Mount Carmel will consider all other students for application after review of financial need. Families cannot apply independently. www.bigshouldersfund.org
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation - $5,000 annually. www.dmsf.org
Holy Family Chicago Scholars (HFS) - Number and amount of awards each year varies, renewable.