THE ST. CECILIA ACADEMY PRINCIPAL’S SCHOLARSHIP
This four-year scholarship is designed for students whose families have a great financial need 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. The recipients must apply each year for tuition assistance with FACTS. If the family has a change in the financial assessment and displays less or no demonstrated need in subsequent years, SCA reserves the right to reallocate tuition assistance to families who qualify for tuition assistance. Please make a reservation to sit for the exam by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two dates for the Principal’s Scholarship Essay Exam: January 14 at 3:30 p.m. or January 30 at 3:30 p.m.
at St. Cecilia Academy. To apply for this scholarship, families must do the following:
- Submit the student’s application, recommendations, and transcripts by January 15, 2020
- Take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
- Submit the tuition assistance application to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (provided online at www.factstuitionaid.com/FACTS/gaapp)
THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRE AN ESSAY:INCOMING FRESHMENBased on the student’s financial need and that require a written essay. 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. This essay is due by Feb. 20, 2020 via mail, delivery, or e-mail email@example.com.
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.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.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.
AFTER APPLYING FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE THROUGH FACTS, QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WHO DEMONSTRATE FINANCIAL NEED MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING FINANCIAL AWARDS:
The Alma Wehby Memorial Scholarship – Designated for a family with financial need. Established in memory of Alma by her sister, Elizabeth, who was dedicated to supporting Catholic education. The scholarship started in 2014 through a bequest in Elizabeth’s will.
The Andrea and Samantha Wheatley Scholarship – Awarded to a qualified minority Asian student expressing financial need.
The Anne Louise Eidell Wall Scholarship – For incoming students demonstrating financial need, especially minority students.
The Dr. Henry Schmitt Scholarship – Awarded to a St. Cecilia student with several siblings whose family is committed to providing a Catholic education for their daughter.
The Guadalupe Scholarship – Awarded to a qualified minority Hispanic student with financial need.
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 Janelle Nickens Warwick Scholarship – Provides tuition assistance for young women with financial need.
The Jesse and Anita Harris Scholarship – Provides need-based tuition assistance for a student from Christ the King Parish School. Established in 2008 by the Bodell Family.
The Karen and William Goodyear Scholarship, in memory of Dolly Schultz – Karen wanted to honor her mother, so this SCA alumna and her husband created the scholarship for deserving young women who demonstrate financial need.
The Kathleen Dyer Abbey Scholarship – In memory of “Kathy,” who graduated in 1982, and who was an exceptionally caring and loving young lady. The award goes to qualified students who exhibits those same qualities.
The Margaret Bost Scholarship – For deserving students from Holy Name and St. Joseph parishes.
The Mary Friel Brown Scholarship – Mary Friel Brown, a 1932 graduate, established this scholarship through a bequest in her will for students who need and qualify for financial need.
The Mary Sue and Joel Cheek Scholarship – Great supporters of Catholic education who wanted to help students with a demonstrated financial need.
The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League’s Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship – In memory of beloved graduate of the Class of 1951, for an incoming Catholic freshman based on academic, extracurricular and financial qualifications. 4-year award.
The Pamela Hathcock deZevallos, Flora Bentley deZevallos and Willie Bentley Horstmann Scholarship – Awarded to a student with interest in both academics and athletics based on financial need.
The Patrick and Ann Marie McRedmond Scholarship – Established in 1987 for students who need and qualify for financial assistance.
The Regina Higdon Scholarship – Memorial scholarship designed to help graduates of Christ the King School who maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and exhibit a love for the arts. The Community Foundation provides the application and funding at www.cfmt.org/request/scholarships/higdon. Applicants for this award must apply directly to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The St. Cecilia Academy Alumnae Association Scholarship – Legacy award for the daughter, granddaughter, or sister of an alumna of St. Cecilia Academy with demonstrated financial need.
The SCA Class of 1971 Scholarship – 4-year award to a good student with demonstrated outside interests in service, sports, music, fine arts, etc.
The SCA Class of 1976 Scholarship – 4-year award to a student with a commitment to service.
The SCA Class of 2011, 150th Anniversary Scholarship -Tuition assistance for young women with financial need.
The Sara Hynes Lea Scholarship – Provides tuition assistance for young women with financial need.
The Sr. Annunciata Roesslein and Sr. Louise Marie Roesslein Scholarship – For students with qualified financial need.
The St. Jude Fine Arts Scholarship – Incoming freshman who is especially interested in the fine arts, theater, or forensics.
ADDITIONALLY, QUALIFIED 10TH, 11TH AND 12TH GRADE APPLICANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING
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. Requires two letters of recommendation and essay.
The Beverly Deal Ammarell (’69) Scholarship – This is a new scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time in 2020. 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. 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.