Actions Not Words.

All 9th grade applicants new to Holy Child applying for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to apply for the following merit awards.

Application deadline is December 5.

The Cornelia Connelly Merit Scholarship

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$10,000 a year for 4 years of high school

Our most prestigious merit scholarship recognizes outstanding academic excellence and character.

To be considered, please submit the following:

  • An essay (no more than 500 words). This year's topic: "What about Holy Child’s philosophy of education do you appreciate and how does it fit with who you are as a student?" Please cite your work if necessary.

  • A creative video that is no longer than two minutes, expressing who you are, what you value you most and what goals you have set for yourself.
  • A reference letter from a coach, mentor, instructor- someone who knows you well and works with you outside of school. Someone who can attest to your outstanding work ethic and character, and is able to cite specifically why your candidacy for this scholarship should be considered. Submissions of this kind should be sent as an email to mcross@holychild.org with the subject, “The Cornelia Connelly Merit Scholarship” and full contact information.

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"Actions, Not Words" Scholarship

$6,000 a year
for 4 years of high school

In the Society of the Holy Child Jesus School Network, there is an understanding that our actions speak the message of the Gospel. At Holy Child, we strive to serve those in need as a community, and empower students to serve faithfully.

This scholarship is awarded to those who are already modeling virtues of peace, love, understanding, compassion, and mercy–in her home, her community of faith, her school, and in the world.

To be considered, please submit one the following:

  1. Create a video about how you serve. Consider photos from various projects, as well as narration and music. Be creative!
  2. Write a reflection about how you serve and why service matters to you.

Submissions of this kind should be sent as an email to mcross@holychild.org with the subject, “Actions, Not Words Scholarship” and full contact information.

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Visual Arts Scholarship

$6,000 a year
for 4 years of high school

To be considered, please submit a portfolio of work containing the following items.

  • Two of your most successful works in any medium from the past two years.
  • One imaginative 2D artwork in any media complete with an artist statement on a separate sheet explaining your ideas. No smaller than 11x14 inches.
  • One still life drawing in pencil. Include three objects showing the surface on which they are standing, any shadows cast by the objects and the background (size: 11x14 inches).
  • A written analysis of a famous artwork (no more than 500 words). Include a copy of the artwork and write an analysis of the visual elements that you see as well as description of the artists’ intent. Please cite your work if necessary.

Submissions of this kind should be sent as an email to mcross@holychild.org with the subject, “Visual Arts Scholarship” and full contact information.

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Alumnae Legacy Scholarship

$6,000 a year
for each year attending 

This award is given to the daughter, granddaughter, niece or sister of a current Holy Child student or graduate of the network of Holy Child schools.

Recognizing that joy and balance are the hallmarks of a Holy Child education, in an essay 500 words or less please explain the ways in which you would joyously approach your education at Holy Child, take full advantage of the opportunities available to you and how a Holy Child education will help set you on the path to realizing your personal goals.

(Applicants new to Connelly School of the Holy Child currently in grades 5-8 may apply.)

Submissions of this kind should be sent as an email to mcross@holychild.org with the subject, “Alumnae Legacy Scholarship” and full contact information.

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Performing Arts Scholarship

$6,000 a year
for 4 years of high school

To be considered, please submit submissions via a link to YouTube or Vimeo, where you can publicly or privately host your video. If you are unable to post a video, please contact Ms. Fager for other options. Candidates will be selected for an audition after review of the videos.

Students may audition or present a portfolio for one of the disciplines below: 

  • Musical Instrumental: two contrasting pieces; one to demonstrate technical ability and one lyrical or expressive;
  • Vocal: two contrasting pieces from the following genres – classical song in English or a foreign language, jazz, musical theatre;
  • Dance: one piece, in any form, no more than two minutes;
  • Theatre: two contrasting monologues no more than one minute each (must be memorized).

Submissions of this kind should be sent as an email to mcross@holychild.org with the subject, “Performing Arts Scholarship” and full contact information.

 

 

Merit Scholarship Application