Tuition Assistance Scholarships
Bishop Fenwick High School welcomes students from diverse academic, social, economic and religious backgrounds. We are devoted to developing moral character, self-discipline, and perseverance. Our mission, with the funds available to us, is to help as many families as possible afford a Catholic education. Bishop Fenwick is blessed with many generous benefactors whose donations make our scholarship program possible. Last fiscal year, we provided nearly $300,000 in tuition assistance scholarships benefiting over 139 students.
Students receiving tuition assistance scholarships are expected to exhibit by their actions and attitude the four Falcon talons: Integrity, Faith, Service, and Compassion. Students and their families are also expected to be active volunteers at Bishop Fenwick High School. Students receiving tuition assistance are subject to loss of aid due to disciplinary and/or academic issues.
Bishop Fenwick High School offers merit based scholarships, scholarships based on financial need, and promotes scholarships that are available to our students through outside organizations.
Merit scholarships are non-need based and typically recognize academic achievement. The Father Krusling Placement Scholarship and the William & Mary Akers Placement Scholarship are awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate high academic achievement on the High School Placement Test and are renewable for an additional three years if the student maintains First Honors academic status.
Tuition Assistance Scholarship Application Process
Tuition assistance scholarships require submission of an online form through FACTS. The FACTS Grant and Aid Application must be completed and submitted online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HHZG. Deadline to submit for the 2019-20 school year is November 19, 2018. Applications received after November 19, 2018 will be reviewed and awards will be allocated based on any remaining funds.
FACTS is contracted by Bishop Fenwick High School to process tuition assistance scholarship applications and provide financial recommendations. The FACTS recommendation is then reviewed by the Bishop Fenwick High School Scholarship Committee and a determination is made based on the amount of available funds. All information is kept in strict confidence. Families who submit both forms by the stated deadline and who qualify for assistance will receive notification in January regarding tuition assistance and scholarship packages.
To learn more about FACTS click on FACTS Grant & Aid Info Sheet
Need Based Scholarships
Bishop Fenwick offers numerous named and endowed scholarships; some with specific criteria for distribution. For a complete list of all available scholarships click here: BFHS Scholarships
Additional scholarships are available through outside organizations that require separate application, include specific criteria and have varying application submission dates.
Bishop Fenwick High School is a provider for the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program. The Ohio EdChoice Program provides students from identified underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The student must first be accepted to Bishop Fenwick for the next school year to apply for an EdChoice scholarship. Once accepted to Bishop Fenwick, students interested in applying for an EdChoice Scholarship must submit the following to the Bishop Fenwick Admissions Office no later than April 1:
- A completed and signed EdChoice Scholarship Request Form or EdChoice Scholarship Renewal Form.
- Current proof of address (copy of a qualified utility bill as indicated on form).
- Copy of your student’s birth certificate.
- Copy of all custody/guardianship documentation for the student.
Those families interested in applying for low income priority must complete the Income Verification Form and submit it directly to the Ohio Department of Education by April 30.
Your student’s EdChoice application will be considered complete once all the above have been received. Bishop Fenwick will then submit your student’s information to the Ohio Department of Education through the secure Web-based EdChoice Scholarship application system. The Ohio Department of Education determines qualification and will notify parents if a Scholarship is to be awarded.
Forms and additional details are available through the Ohio Department of Education directly at 877-644-6338 or visit their website http://EdChoice.ohio.gov
Kyle Babcock Memorial Scholarship: Requires application made directly to the West Chester Foundation. The Application is available online at www.wclfoundation.com or by contacting the foundation at 513-874-5450. This application is submitted directly to the West Chester Foundation with a deadline of January 31.
Greg Lemmel Memorial Scholarship: Student from St. Susanna Parish. Requires application made directly to the West Chester Foundation. Application and information is available online at www.wclfoundation.com or by contacting the foundation at 513-874-5450. The application is submitted directly to the West Chester Foundation with a deadline of January 31.
Knights of Columbus #1610 offers two scholarships to current 8th graders who will be attending Bishop Fenwick High School and meet certain criteria. Information and application can be found at www.council1610.org/scholarships. The application is submitted directly to this council.
The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union offers fifty $1,000 scholarships to Catholic families in Ohio in support of Catholic education to assist students in Catholic grade or high school. Scholarship details, application form and teacher recommendation forms can be found on their website: http://ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships.
The Karen Carns Foundation pledges that a child will never be removed from his or her environment of a private elementary or high school education due to a life-changing event that affects the family’s financial situation. The Scholarship Fund is mainly available to families who experience a life-changing event (death, disability, etc.) within the past 12 months who could not continue their child’s private education without assistance. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need as reported by FACTS. Additional information about this scholarship and foundation can be found at www.karencarnsfoundation.org.
The Aubrey Rose Foundation awards several $500 scholarships to area 8th graders which are given to the private high school of their choice and are chosen based upon an essay written on how you have affected people around you in your life at your grade school and/or at home. In Aubrey’s three short years of life, she had affected quite a few people with her will to live and her beautiful smile and these scholarships are awarded in her memory. Scholarship applications and essays are due in January. Additional details and an online application form can be found at http://aubreyrose.org/aubrey-rose-foundation-scholarships/