Scholarships at Lancaster Catholic

We strive to make a Lancaster Catholic education affordable for those committed to our mission, regardless of financial ability.
 

Unique opportunities are available for incoming 9th graders: 

Cook
To honor the memory of Dennis M. Cook '86 who perished at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, his loving family has established a scholarship at Lancaster Catholic High School. If selected, and provided the student maintains standards, the Dennis M. Cook '86 Scholar will receive a renewable, four-year scholarship* at Catholic High that completely meets the student's financial need.

The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman student who has shown an aptitude for studies, has made a positive impact in his/her current school and/or community, and has a strong personal desire for a Lancaster Catholic education but lacks the financial resources necessary to pay tuition. 
 
This student will endeavor to maintain at least a “B” average while involving himself/herself in the school community by participating in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity.

The recipient of the Dennis M. Cook '86 Memorial Scholarship will be selected by Mrs. Judith G. Cook, Dennis' mother, in consultation with LCHS personnel. Students interested in applying for the Dennis M. Cook '86 Memorial Scholarship must submit an essay describing the following:
  • Why he/she would like to attend Catholic High
  • What extra-curricular activity/activities he/she might pursue during their time at Catholic High
  • How the student plans to make a positive impact on the Catholic High community
  • Why the student feels he/she would make a good candidate for this award
The length of the essay is at the discretion of the applicant. There is not a minimum or maximum word requirement, although the student should clearly and succinctly cover the above criteria in the essay.
 
*A renewable four-year scholarship means that the scholarship will continue for four years provided that the student meets the standards of the scholarship requirements and remains an upstanding representative of the memorial scholarship.
 
All students applying for this scholarship MUST apply for financial aid through the online FACTS application. Scholarships applications can be submitted in your Admissions Portal by Tuesday, February 1st for consideration.
This special scholarship has been established by Shirley A. Bielmyer class of 1960 to provide a $4,000 annual scholarship towards tuition at Lancaster Catholic. Shirley is interested in making a difference in a student’s life by providing them a Lancaster Catholic education. She is committed to her faith and in sharing her treasures with our youth.

The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman student who has shown an aptitude for studies and has a strong personal desire for a Lancaster Catholic education but lacks the financial resources necessary to pay full tuition. He/she will be a regular church attendee and active in parish life. This student will endeavor to maintain a “B” average while involving himself/herself in the school community by participating in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity.

Recipients of the Shirley A. Bielmyer ’60 Scholarship will be selected in consultation with Shirley A. Bielmyer. Students interested in applying for this scholarship must upload an essay describing why he/she would like to attend Catholic High and what extra-curricular activity/activities he/she would pursue. In addition, a letter of recommendation from the student’s pastor needs to be mailed to Catholic High.
 
All students applying for this scholarship MUST apply for financial aid through the online FACTS application. Scholarship applications should be submitted through your admissions portal by Tuesday, February 1st for consideration. 
We strive to make a Lancaster Catholic education affordable for those committed to our mission, regardless of financial ability. Families may apply for the need-based scholarships each year by completing and submitting the FACTS application. Priority is given to Catholic families who are active in their parish.

Merit Scholarships
Recognizing excellence in our young people, we are pleased to provide the following scholarship opportunities for freshmen who excel in the following areas:

Top 5 applicants with the best overall academic achievement levels as indicated by their cumulative grades and standardized test scores will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Excellence in Education Awards (Merit-based application and corresponding essay must be completed.)
  • Excellence in Mathematics
  • Excellence in Science
  • Excellence in English
  • Excellence in History
  • Excellence in Religion
  • Excellence in Technology
 
The Fine & Performing Arts (Merit-based application and corresponding essay must be completed.)
  • Excellence in Music
  • Excellence in Art
  • Excellence in Theatre
 
Faith & Service (Merit-based application and corresponding essay must be completed.)
  • Commitment to Community Service
  • Commitment to Catholic Faith and Life
 
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to obtain a letter of recommendation reflecting “excellence” in their selected area. Scholarships applications can be submitted in your Admissions Portal.

Additional Information

  • Families may apply for the need-based scholarships each year by completing and submitting the FACTS application. Priority is given to Catholic families who are active in their parish.
  • Scholarships applications can be submitted in your Admissions Portal by Tuesday, February 1st for consideration.

Transfer Tuition Grant Available for Incoming Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Students who transfer from a public or private school into 10th, 11th, or 12th grade can qualify to receive a Transfer Tuition Grant. The student will receive $2,000 in their first year and $1,000 in their second year.

 

The Details: 

 
Students who are accepted for entrance to LCHS in 10th through 12th grade and thus are transferring from another school in the region (i.e. counties included in the boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg) are eligible to receive an annual tuition reduction during their first two years of enrollment.
 
The full program guidelines are below:
  • The Tuition Transfer Grant applies only to students entering 10th through 12th grade who transfer from:
    • Any other school in the region
    • Homeschool
  • In the first year of enrollment, families eligible for the Tuition Transfer Grant would receive:
    • $2,000 tuition reduction.
  • In their second year of enrollment (applies only to 10th and 11th-grade students) families eligible for the Tuition Transfer Grant would receive:
    • $1,000 tuition reduction.
  • The Tuition Transfer Grant will accrue and be applied in equal monthly increments from September to June for students who remain enrolled and current with tuition payments. The grants apply only to tuition charges for eligible, currently enrolled students at Lancaster Catholic High School and are not transferable nor redeemable in cash.

Neumann Scholarship


Please review the Newmann Scholarship guidelines below.