OLSH

Scholarships

Scholarships Awarded to Incoming Freshmen

St. Francis and St. Clare Scholarships

The St. Francis and St. Clare Scholarships will be awarded annually to a well-rounded, motivated incoming freshman boy and girl who displays academic achievement, demonstrates leadership potential, exemplifies a life a true Christian presence, and is involved in extra-curricular activities and community service. The scholarship will be a one-time financial award of $1,000. This merit scholarship will not adversely affect other financial assistance that the student may receive.

St. Felix Scholarship

The St. Felix Service Scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman boy who displays academic achievement, exemplifies a life a true Christian presence, and a commitment of service to parish and community. The scholarship will be a one-time financial award of $1,000. This merit scholarship will not adversely affect other financial assistance that the student may receive.

Sister Mary Denise Bernas Scholarship

The Sister Mary Denise Bernas Scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded incoming freshman boy who manifests good character and judgment through a spirit of volunteerism in a school, parish, or community. This young man will demonstrate financial need. The amount of the scholarship is determined annually.

Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis Endowed Scholarship - New for 2017-2018

The Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis ‘39, former OLSH teacher and principal. It will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need and meets other eligibility requirements to be announced. This scholarship is a renewable annual financial award of $1,000, if the student maintains the scholarship’s eligibility requirements.

The William J. Wolf Endowed Scholarship - New for 2017-2018

The William J. Wolf Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of OLSH benefactor William J. Wolf. It will be awarded annually to four incoming freshman girls who are Catholic, demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic ability, and were enrolled at a Catholic elementary school. The scholarship is a renewable annual financial award of $2,000, if the student maintains the scholarship’s eligibility requirements.

St. Therese of Lisieux Annual Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a student who has been personally impacted by chronic illness and exemplifies resilience in the face of adversity. This $300 renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to incoming freshmen students, and is renewable annually provided renewability criteria are met.

OLSH Placement Test Achievement Scholarship

The OLSH Placement Test Achievement Scholarship is awarded to the top male and top female scorer on the OLSH Placement Test. To qualify, the student must take the OLSH Placement Test, offered in Spring 2016. The scholarship will be a one-time financial award of $500. This merit scholarship will not adversely affect other financial assistance that the student may receive. There is no application for this scholarship; all students who take the OLSH Placement Test are automatically considered for the award.

Scholarships Awarded to Current OLSH Students

The Susan Fahey Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of OLSH's beloved Spanish teacher, Miss Susan Fahey, who passed away on May 2, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The scholarship is awarded annually to an OLSH junior who is planning to take an upper-level language course in his/her senior year.

Poleski Family Scholarship

The Poleski Family Scholarship benefits a student completing his or her freshman year who is in need of tuition assistance for the sophomore year of study. This full-tuition* scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a love of learning as well as a propensity for helping people, and who exudes empathetic concern for others. The scholarship is renewable in the junior and senior years if the student maintains the scholarship's eligibility requirements.

* "Full-tuition" is satisfied by totaling any and all financial aid and scholarship support already received by the selected recipient and then adding financial support from the Poleski Family Scholarship Fund to address the remaining tuition amount due. Fees and other expenses will remain the responsibility of the scholarship recipient's family.

Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors

The Alison J. Michel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Alison J. Michel, a 1996 graduate of OLSH, who lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in 1998. It is awarded annually to an OLSH senior who embodies the traits of love, hope, faith, and joy -- key facets of Alison's personality. The amount of the scholarship is determined based on the proceeds of the Michel Family's annual flower sale. The scholarship also honors Alison's younger sister Katie who also lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in 2007.

Establishing or Supporting an OLSH Scholarship

If you would like to make a charitable donation to any of these funds or establish another scholarship fund, please contact Jenna Sheetz, OLSH Director of Advancement. For other ways to give the gift of an OLSH education visit our Invest to Transform and Endowment Funds pages.