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Scholarships/Financial Aid 2022-2023

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
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 Scholarship

 

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. A scholarship recipient must maintain honor roll
status each year for her scholarship to be renewed. 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 incoming 9th 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 TACHS exam (Test for Admissions Into Catholic High Schools-CODE 695), 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, maintains honor roll status each year, and is an active participant in the school community.

 

 

 

Please click here for the Dear Neighbor Scholarship Application. 

 

Dear Neighbor Scholarship Application Packet

 

*Applications may be submitted to FAIR September 1, 2022 – November 30,
2022.

 

Important note: Applicants who do not receive the Dear Neighbor Scholarship may still be
eligible for Financial Aid


The Sacred Heart Alumnae Scholarship is a partial need-based scholarship available to incoming 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 Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS-CODE 695), 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 Scholarship Committee and is based on demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship is renewable for all four years provided the student meets the necessary criteria and maintains honor roll status each year. Applicants who do not receive the Alumnae Scholarship may still be eligible for Financial Aid.

 

Please click here for the Alumnae Scholarship Application.  

Alumnae Scholarship Application 2022-2023

 

*Applications may be submitted to FAIR September 1, 2022 – November 30,
2022.

 

 

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 2021 tax return
    at www.fairapp.com by Wednesday, November 30, 2022, without
    exception. *Parents/Guardians seeking financial aid with FAIR must apply
    YEARLY to be considered for aid for the next school year.
  2. Be sure to use Code: 133 and Password: SHA133 to create your account on FAIR
  3. Award notifications for Financial Aid and Scholarships for incoming freshwomen
    are reflected on SHA’s admission acceptance letters mailed in mid-January.

Applications for financial aid have no bearing on admittance.

 

*Please contact the Sacred Heart Academy Bursar at (516) 483-7383 ext.325 if you need any assistance.