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Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who perform at the top of their class on the Saint Joseph High School Entrance Exam. These incoming freshmen must also have scored in the top percentiles in prior standardized tests and must have achieved high marks on their previous report cards. 

Please note that Saint Joseph High School attracts many high achieving students and, therefore, not all students who meet the above considerations may receive academic scholarships. 

Students who earn a scholarship must maintain a 4.0 GPA in order to retain their scholarship throughout their four years at Saint Joseph High School. All freshman honors and Advanced Placement courses are weighted; therefore, freshmen enrolled in honors or Advanced Placement courses may exceed a 4.5 GPA.

Students who receive an academic scholarship may also be eligible for financial aid. 

Below is a list of the available scholarships.



Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

No Application Necessary

 

Full Tuition Academic Scholarship

Saint Joseph High School offers a full tuition academic scholarship to incoming freshmen based on the Entrance Exam score.  To be eligible for consideration for this award, the student must apply to Saint Joseph High School by the November deadline and earn a perfect score on the Entrance Exam.  A student does not need to apply for this scholarship.  A student awarded this scholarship receives notification of the award with an offer of admission and is designated a Sacred Heart Scholar.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year and is renewable for an additional three years, provided that the student maintains an overall weighed grade point average of 4.0 and remains in good standing at Saint Joseph High School.

 

 

Excellence in Academic Scholarship

Saint Joseph High School offers Excellence in Academic Scholarships to incoming freshmen based on the Entrance Exam.  To be eligible for consideration for this award, the students must apply to Saint Joseph High School by the November deadline.  Students do not need to apply for this scholarship.  Each student awarded this scholarship receives notification of the award with an offer of admission and is designated a Sacred Heart Scholar.  Scholarship awards range from $3,000 - $10,000.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year and is renewable for an additional three years, provided that the student maintains an overall weighed grade point average of 4.0 and remains in good standing at Saint Joseph High School. 



Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Applications Necessary

 

Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, given in honor of Eric August ’05 and Michael Partipilo ’05, offers a one-time $1000 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must be the son of an alumnus and must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year only.

Required essay:  How do I plan to carry on the Saint Joseph High School tradition?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.org, include student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 


 

Saint Joseph Scholarship Award

The Brothers of the Sacred Heart Scholarship, the David Bixel Memorial Scholarship, and the General Scholarship Account fund this $1000 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year and is renewable for an additional three years, provided that the student maintains an overall weighed grade point average of 3.5 and remains in good standing at Saint Joseph High School.

Required essay:  How do I see Saint Joseph High School benefitting my personal growth?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 

 

Brother Ronald Cairns Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the Saint Joseph Fathers Club in honor of its long-time moderator Brother Ronald Cairns, offers a $1200 award to an incoming freshman who has need of financial assistance and demonstrates academic promise based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year and is renewable for an additional three years, provided that the student maintains an overall weighed grade point average of 3.0 and remains in good standing at Saint Joseph High School.

Required essay:  What will I contribute to Saint Joseph High School?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 

 

Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard ’05 Scholarship

This scholarship, established in memory of Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard ’05, offers a $2500 award to an incoming freshman who has need of financial assistance and demonstrates academic promise based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  A student living in Colonia, NJ, or Woodbridge, NJ, receives preference in the awarding of this scholarship.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year and is renewable for an additional three years, provided that the student maintains an overall weighed grade point average of 3.0 and remains in good standing at Saint Joseph High School.

Required essay:  What are my educational goals at Saint Joseph High School?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 

 

Dr. James M Kunkel ’68 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offers a one-time $1000 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year only.

Required essay:  Why do I wish to attend Saint Joseph High School?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 

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Thomas G. Kunigonis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offers a one-time $1000 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year only.

Required essay:  What do I hope to accomplish with a Saint Joseph High School education?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 


Pop Ryan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offers a one-time $1500 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year only.

Required essay:  What are the characteristics of an ideal Saint Joseph High School student?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email. 

 


Brother Robert Sheeley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offers a one-time $250 award to an incoming freshman based on the Entrance Exam score, previous standardized test scores, and current and historical grades.  The student must have attended Saint Augustine of Canterbury in Kendal Park and must submit the required essay by the January 15 deadline.  Notification of the scholarship award takes place by February 15.  The scholarship is applied to the freshman year only.

Required essay:  How did Saint Augustine prepare me to thrive at Saint Joseph High School?

Submit to scholarship@stjoes.orginclude student name and essay title in subject line of the email.