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OLSH is proud to offer a variety of merit and need-based scholarships. These opportunities have been made possible through the generosity of our loyal donors.

Merit-Based Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students based on specific criteria and do not require a demonstration of financial need. Some of these awards require an application. Applications will be available this winter.
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 of 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.
The St. John Neumann Scholarship
The St. John Neumann Scholarship is a four-year renewable merit scholarship awarded annually to two incoming freshmen. This scholarship is reserved for those who have a deep intellectual curiosity, are committed to excellence in their academic work, and will undertake the most rigorous academic programs at OLSH. To be considered for this scholarship, students must apply to and be accepted to OLSH, submit their seat deposit, and demonstrate academic and leadership potential at the elementary/middle school level. Students will be selected based upon the materials in their application file (including but not limited to standardized test scores, middle school grades, and behavior/conduct marks) as well as their performance on the placement exam. Selected students will receive a $7,500 academic merit scholarship per academic year to OLSH, provided renewability criteria are met annually. The scholarship awarded may not exceed the amount of tuition when combined with other scholarships or grants received, and recipient families will be responsible for the remaining tuition as well as all fees.
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 $500 renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to incoming freshman students, and is renewable annually provided renewability criteria are met.
OLSH Merit Scholarship
Entering OLSH freshman and transfer students will be eligible for awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The top 10 OLSH students in the rising sophomore, junior, and senior classes in the current school year will also be eligible for scholarships. 
Susan Fahey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of OLSH’s beloved Spanish teacher, Miss Susan Fahey, who passed away 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.  The amount of the scholarship is determined annually. The winner is selected by the OLSH World Language Department, in conjunction with the OLSH administration.
John A. Mihaloew Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually to an OLSH student entering his or her senior year of study, who demonstrates creativity and “out of the box thinking”, and who has made a significant impact at OLSH and/or in the community. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded in the spring of the student's junior year, and does not require an application process as the recipient is selected by a committee.

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated financial need, as well as other specific criteria.  All of the awards require a parental application for financial aid submitted via FACTS, and some of them include the completion of separate individual scholarship applications, which will become available this winter.
Sr. Mary Christopher Moore '63 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates a sincere desire to be known, transformed and inspired as a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. The scholarship has been set at $2,000, renewable annually in part or in full throughout the student’s tenure at OLSH.
Sr. 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 '39 Endowed Scholarship
The Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis '39 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 shows an enthusiasm for learning, especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject areas . This scholarship is a renewable annual financial award of $2,000, if the student maintains the scholarship’s eligibility requirements.
William J. Wolf Endowed Scholarship
The William J. Wolf Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of OLSH benefactor William J. Wolf. It will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman girl who is Catholic, demonstrates financial need and exceptional academic ability, and was enrolled at a Catholic elementary school. The scholarship is a renewable annual financial award of $3,000, if the student maintains the scholarship’s eligibility requirements.
Frank J. Smida Jr. Annual Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit a working-class family with demonstrated financial need who have a strong desire to provide their children with a Catholic education. This $2,500 renewable scholarship will be awarded annually to incoming freshman students, and is renewable annually provided the recipient maintains the eligibility requirements.
Michael McNally '07 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit a student who has experienced a life-changing personal or family challenge or hardship. The scholarship awardee will have demonstrated perseverance and courage to overcome, and/or an acceptance of their circumstances with faith, hope and love.  The scholarship of $1,000 per school year is renewable through the recipient's senior year.
The Poleski Family Endowed 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. Download the application here.

*"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.
The Collier Family Incentive Scholarship
The Collier Family Incentive Scholarship benefits a student completing his or her freshman year who is in need of tuition assistance for the sophomore year of study. The recipients are drawn from the Poleski Scholarship pool of applicants. This scholarship will be awarded on an as-needed basis (as determined by the benefactor) 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.
Sr. Mary David Krasowski Endowed Scholarship
The Sr. Mary David Krasowski scholarship will be awarded annually to two rising OLSH sophomores with demonstrated financial need, a level of understanding and appreciation of the Felician Core Values that sets him/her apart from their peers, and the ability to articulate the importance of those values in living a life of exceptional Christian leadership, stewardship, and service to all. The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 for each student's sophomore year at OLSH. Download the application here.
Mary E. Falbo Petrucci ‘47 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Antoinette M. Petrucci, in honor and memory of her late mother, who was a member of the OLSH class of 1947.  The $1,000 scholarship will be given to a rising 11th grader at OLSH with preference to a student who is a member of St. Joseph Church in Coraopolis, and is renewable for the 12th grade when the recipient remains in good academic standing. There is no application for this scholarship as the recipient is selected by a committee.
Click below to download a pdf list of OLSH scholarship opportunities.
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Questions regarding scholarship applications? 
 
Contact:
Director of Admissions
(412) 262-3300
 
Admissions Assistant
(412) 424-4615