Admissions

Scholarships

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

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  • Submit the 22-23 FACTS Application by February 20, 2022

    Click here to fill out and submit the 22-23 FACTS Application.
    • To be considered for Tuition Assistance or Scholarships, you must complete this step.
    • SCA families are required to submit the FACTS Application each year in order to be eligible for Tuition Assistance or Scholarships.
    Information about the FACTS Application
    • To complete your FACTS Application, you must also submit the following supporting documents:
      • IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040-EZ U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
      • W-2 Wage and Tax Statement for both you and your spouse. 
    • FACTS will collect all supporting documents and create the report to send St. Cecilia Academy. 

Scholarships

Grades 7-12

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  • The Mother Frances Walsh Scholarship

    Mother Frances Walsh was one of the four foundresses of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation. She was a pivotal figure in the establishment and early history of St. Cecilia Academy and firmly dedicated to excellent Catholic education for young women. This award is to be given to a Catholic girl from a family with demonstrated financial need in grades 7-12 at St. Cecilia Academy.
  • The Saint Margaret of Hungary Endowed Scholarship

    St. Margaret of Hungary was an early Dominican who showed her love for Christ in overflowing charity and quiet acts of service to her neighbor. This fund will provide tuition assistance to SCA students with demonstrated financial need in seventh through twelfth grades.

Incoming Freshmen only

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  • The Principal's Scholarship Essay Exam

    This four-year scholarship is designed for students whose families have significant financial needs and whose daughter has high academic potential. With this scholarship, St. Cecilia pledges to give the family to whom it is awarded the full demonstrated need up to $10,000. 

    There are two dates for the Principal’s Scholarship Essay Exam:
  • The Agnes Eckhardt Nixon Scholarship

    Awarded to qualified students interested in the arts who, because of financial circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend. Established in 1990 by Agnes, an SCA graduate of 1940, who was a contributor to the arts.

    ESSAY REQUIRED
    The student must write a 250-word typed essay in answer to the question of, “As a St. Cecilia girl, how will you contribute to the St. Cecilia community in the interest area of the scholarship for which you are applying?”
    • We ask the student to indicate on the top of her essay the scholarship for which she is applying. 

    You may drop off your essay at the Admissions Office or you may email your essay to admissions@stcecilia.edu
    Deadline for Essays February 20, 2022
  • The Lisa Pendergrass Johnson Memorial Scholarship

    Honors Lisa, a St. Cecilia graduate of the Class of 1982, who demonstrated faith and service in her daily life.

    ESSAY REQUIRED
    The student must write a 250-word typed essay in answer to the question of, “As a St. Cecilia girl, how will you contribute to the St. Cecilia community in the interest area of the scholarship for which you are applying?”
    • We ask the student to indicate on the top of her essay the scholarship for which she is applying. 

    You may drop off your essay at the Admissions Office or you may email your essay to admissions@stcecilia.edu
    Deadline for Essays February 20, 2022
  • The Megan Whaley Scholarship

    Memorial award named after an SCA sophomore who was an exceptional athlete and excellent role model for many other students. This Community Foundation grant will provide assistance for girls who wish to attend and demonstrate need.

    ESSAY REQUIRED
    The student must write a 250-word typed essay in answer to the question, “As a St. Cecilia girl, how will you contribute to the St. Cecilia community in the interest area of the scholarship for which you are applying?”
    • We ask the student to indicate on the top of her essay the scholarship for which she is applying. 

    You may drop off your essay at the Admissions Office or you may email your essay to admissions@stcecilia.edu
    Deadline for Essays February 20, 2022
  • The Anne Louise Eidell Wall Scholarship

    For incoming students demonstrating financial need, especially students of color.
  • The Helen M. and George L. Smith Scholarship

    Award is based on the review of the grades earned in the first semester of 8th grade. Minimum B average required.
  • The St. Jude Fine Arts Scholarship

    Incoming freshman who is especially interested in the fine arts, theater, or forensics.

Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors only

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  • The Beverly Deal Ammarell (’69) Scholarship

    On the occasion of her 50th reunion, the Ammarrell family set up this Scholarship to honor their mother’s strength, her dedication to academic excellence, and her devotion to St. Cecilia Academy.

    The Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates a desire to study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, or the sciences.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    A cumulative minimum B average in all math and science classes is required, and the award is based on the review of grades earned throughout the recipient’s career at St. Cecilia Academy.
  • The Chip Dobbs Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a rising senior with financial need who demonstrates Chip’s characteristics of leadership, initiative and ability to overcome obstacles.
  • The Lisa Elcan Bruner Memorial Award

    Awarded to the senior voted The St. Cecilia Girl.
  • The Lynn Robert Fredericksen Memorial Scholarship

    Rising junior or senior who demonstrates interest in American history, Model UN or Youth Legislature with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Wieck Family Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who shows a commitment to SCA and whose family is encountering financial hardship but is committed to a Catholic education for their daughter.
  • The William T. Coakley Memorial Scholarship

    Rising senior who demonstrates interest and ability in entrepreneurship and has demonstrated financial need.

    ESSAY REQUIRED:
    Prompt will be shared here soon.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Two letters of recommendation 
Naomi Mejia '23 (left) is the current recipient of the Aurelia Varallo Scholarship, a four-year award of the Nashville Catholic Business Women's League.

Other Scholarships

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