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Scholarships and Eagle Grants

Scholarship Applications Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Bishop Watterson High School offers a variety of financial assistance for students seeking a Catholic education. Following are the types of financial assistance available, with details about how to pursue consideration for each type.

Merit Based Scholarships: These scholarships include awards based on academic performance, service and other qualifying criteria.

1.  Academic Scholarships and Principal’s Academic Awards: These scholarships are awarded based on the student’s score on the Entrance Test, standardized test scores and overall academic profile. The number and dollar amount of the scholarships will be determined by the number of qualified students.

2.  Dominican Sisters Scholarships: This is a four-year, half-tuition scholarship awarded based on the student’s score on the Entrance Test, standardized test scores and overall academic profile. Recipients must maintain a certain accumulative grade point average and conduct grade as well as participate in co-curricular activities for the renewal of the scholarship.

Note: A make-up Entrance Test will be given in the spring for students who cannot take the test on either of the two scheduled dates. However, this will delay the scheduling process and those students will not be eligible for these academic scholarships.

3.  Merit-Based Scholarships awarded through an application process - Due to the generous support of many alumni and friends, we are able to offer a variety of merit-based scholarships for which your child may apply. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2017. Requirements and grade levels vary so please read carefully.

Band Boosters Scholarship

Frank & Mary Lou Kreber Scholarship
Lisa Marryott Service Award Scholarship
Ronald R. Shay Service Scholarship

Need-Based or Need-Preferred Scholarships: Due to the generous support of many alumni
and friends, we are able to offer a variety of need-based or need-preferred scholarships for which your child may apply. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2017. Paper copies are required for all applications. Should the program require filing with the Diocese through FACTS, that deadline is March 15, 2017. Requirements and grade levels vary so please read carefully.

Adams Family Endowed Scholarship
Teresa Disbrow Franckhauser Scholarship
Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Scholarship
JC Scholarship
Sister Barbara Jinks Scholarship
Pongonis Family Service Scholarship
Billy Spitler Scholarship
St. Patrick Scholarship
Joanne L. Walsh Scholarship

Eagle Grants: Families must complete and submit an application for the Diocese of Columbus
Tuition Assistance Program on or before March 15, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. Once
financial need is demonstrated based on the results received from FACTS, assistance may be
provided either from the diocese or from various resources available to Bishop Watterson.
Students were awarded a total of $1,095,177 in scholarship support in 2015-16, including Eagle Grants, diocesan financial aid, work study awards, individual scholarship support, outside scholarships, COACE awards, and a significant pool of resources based on endowment income for which all families with documented financial need will be automatically considered.

In addition to the resources listed above, there are a number of scholarship programs available
through the diocese and the feeder schools. Click here for more information about these alternative sources of assistance.

If you wish to be selected for any of the above scholarships, please complete the following application and click all scholarships that apply to you. Additional requirements may be requested from you at a later date in order to determine the recipients of each scholarship.


For more information regarding the FACTS program, click here.