Scholarships

At O'Hara, we aim to keep you and your family updated on all different scholarship opportunities that become available throughout the year! We will periodically update this page as the school year moves along with new potential scholarships that can be applied for, or opportunities to look further into. More Scholarships that can be applied for in the 2021-22 school year will be updated soon!
 

Merit Scholarship Application

Along with academic scholarships, Cardinal O’Hara offers Merit Scholarships as well! Once you have submitted your child’s application for admission, be sure to fill out the Merit Scholarship application! The following Merit Scholarships can be applied for right from your child’s admissions portal:

Academic Awards

  • Excellence in Mathematics
  • Excellence in Science
  • Excellence in English
  • Excellence in History
  • Excellence in Religion
  • Excellence in Technology

Fine & Preforming Arts Awards

  • Excellence in Art (must submit 3 samples of art work)
  • Excellence in Instrumental Music (audition is required to qualify for this scholarship)
  • Excellence in Performing Arts (may include vocal, acting or dance; please see below for audition requirement)

Faith & Service Awards

  • Commitment to Community Service
  • Commitment to Leadership
 
All applications require a different essay completed by the student for each individual scholarship you want to apply for. Click the button below to log into your child’s admissions portal and submit your merit application today! All applications, essays, and other materials must be received by December 1st, 2021.
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The deadline for the application is Friday, January 7, 2022.
 
This scholarship is awarded to multiple incoming freshmen attending Cardinal O'Hara High School per year who have demonstrated academic excellence (maintaining at least an 88 average GPA in grade school with no grade lower than an 80 in any class), involvement in school or their community, and financial need. The scholarship covers 25% of full tuition costs and students must maintain grades and school involvement to renew the scholarship each year. Candidates for this scholarship must also have demonstrated financial need for consideration, and tax returns must be submitted to the trustee. If you have not done so, please complete the FACTS financial aid application so family need can be evaluated. Click the following link to access the FACTS application: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.
Applications will be collected until Friday, December 3rd 2021.
 
Applicants must be related to or recommended by a STM alumnus.
The application deadline has not been set for the 2021-22 application as of yet. 
 
Applications, directions and deadlines are provided directly from the St. James Alumni Association. You must contact them for an application, however, details are not yet up on their website.
 
This scholarship is awarded to one (1) incoming freshman of Cardinal O'Hara High School per year, and is determined through reviewing student's academic records and standardized test scores, along with involvement in extracurricular activities and the desire to continue involvement at Cardinal O'Hara! The application deadline is April 8th, 2022.
 
This scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman of Cardinal O'Hara High School per year. Please note that a student's academic records, standardized test scores, and if applicable, scholarship test scores will be evaluated in the selection process of this scholarship. Candidates for this scholarship must also have demonstrated financial need of at least $5,000 for consideration. If you have not done so, please complete the FACTS financial aid application so family need can be evaluated. Click below to access the FACTS application.
 
The Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund supports high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need. One (or more, if economically feasible) one-year scholarship(s), up to $2,500, are awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. Student recipients must reapply each year. Please see the application application in the highlighted link above for details on application details and submission. The application deadline has not been set for the 2021-22 application as of yet.
 
Any 8th grade student with a mother/grandmother/sibling/aunt/cousin that has graduated from J.W. Hallahan will be eligible to apply for a scholarship of $1,500 per year to honor their commitment to Catholic education, and to further recognize the respected connection between all Archdiocesan high schools. The application deadline has not been set for the 2021-22 application as of yet.  
 
Ellis Tuition Assistance Grant
The Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women in the Philadelphia area enhance their high school experience and prepare for post-secondary success.  Each year, the Trust awards grants to eligible young women to support their education and life goals by providing tuition assistance for students attending independent high schools and parochial high schools. The application deadline has not been set for the 2021-22 application yet. 
 
Administered and awarded by the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Selection Committee to students participating in the Snider Youth Hockey Program, this scholarship will cover the full or partial cost of tuition and school fees. Books, uniforms, etc., are not covered. The Breakaway Scholarship is renewable each year of high school if the student continues to meet the eligibility requirements.
 
Click here for access to the FACTS financial aid application.
Priority consideration will be given to all applications filed by December 31, 2021.