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Scholarships/Financial Aid

Scholarship and Financial Aid Mission Statement

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) is a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women. SHA is committed to creating a school community which supports our core values of spirituality, academic excellence, leadership, service, and community. We enroll and graduate a highly capable and diverse student body each year. We strive to make the SHA experience as affordable as possible for as many as possible by managing tuition costs. We are also committed to attracting and retaining the most talented student-scholars. To support these commitments, SHA is proud to offer a balance of various merit and need-based scholarship opportunities.

We believe that talented, confident young women-scholars raise the level of expectation and performance for all students. Each year, SHA manages a very talented applicant pool for the incoming class. We accept a cohort of students with strong leadership and academic potential who are required to complete a rigorous curriculum and earn a New York State Regents diploma with distinction. As a result, SHA’s merit scholarships are primarily directed to incoming students who have the highest performance on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE) and/or TACHS exam.  

We also believe that different experiences and perspectives shape and define SHA’s dynamic learning environment. Our commitment to financial aid is rooted in the belief that an inclusive school community enhances the educational experience of all students.  We recognize that every family is different. In that spirit, Sacred Heart Academy is committed to a review of every financial aid applicant’s individual situation.

Merit-Based Scholarships

The St. Joseph Scholarship is the highest and most prestigious award offered to incoming students. This partial scholarship recognizes proven academic achievement as demonstrated on the Entrance Exam.

Other partial scholarships are awarded at various levels each year based on the applicant pool. 

Need-Based Scholarships

The Dear Neighbor Scholarship is a full tuition need-based scholarship awarded to an 8th grade student with preference to a young woman from the Hempstead/Uniondale/Roosevelt area who displays a desire, along with the academic ability, to succeed and become a contributing member of the Sacred Heart community. To be considered, an applicant must list Sacred Heart as her first choice school on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam, have an 85% or above grade point average, complete a FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) application* and submit two letters of recommendation. The scholarship is renewable for all four years provided the student maintains a weighted grade point average of 85% or higher and is an active participant in the school community. Applicants who do not receive the Dear Neighbor Scholarship may still be eligible for Financial Aid. Please click here for the Dear Neighbor Scholarship Application.

*Please contact the Sacred Heart Academy Bursar at (516) 483-7383 ext. 325 for the school code and password. 

The Sacred Heart Alumnae Association Scholarship is a partial need-based scholarship available to 9th grade students with a Sacred Heart alumna connection. To be considered, an applicant must list Sacred Heart as her first choice school on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE) or the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS), have an 85% or above grade point average, complete a FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) application* and submit three letters of recommendation. The scholarship dollar amount, averaging $2,000, is determined by the Alumnae Association Scholarship Committee and is based on demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for all four years provided the student meets the necessary criteria. Applicants who do not receive the Alumnae Association Scholarship may still be eligible for Financial Aid. Please click the link below for the Alumnae Association Scholarship Application.

*Please contact the Sacred Heart Academy Bursar at (516) 483-7383 ext. 325 for the school code and password. 

Financial Assistance Application Process

To confirm candidature for all Need-Based/Financial Aid Scholarship opportunities, students are required to complete the following process:

  1. Parents/Guardians of Financial Aid candidates are required to complete a FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) application and submit their 2019 tax return at www.fairapp.com by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, without exception. *Parents/Guardians seeking financial aid with FAIR must apply YEARLY to be considered for aid for the next school year.

 

  1. Alumnae Association and Dear Neighbor Scholarship candidates are also required to submit the appropriate application, three letters of recommendation and their parent’s 2019 tax return to Sacred Heart Academy by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, without exception.

 

  1. Award notifications for Financial Aid and Scholarships for incoming freshmen are reflected on SHA’s admission acceptance letters mailed in mid-January.

 

  1. To maintain Financial Aid and/or Scholarships, parents/guardians of candidates are required to submit their 2019 tax return to Sacred Heart Academy’s Finance Office by Friday, May 1, 2020, without exception.

 

Applications for financial aid have no bearing on admittance. 

*Please contact the Sacred Heart Academy Bursar at (516) 483-7383 ext. 325 for the school code and password.