Scholarships

Oakland Catholic High School offers an array of scholarship opportunities, both merit and need-based. Scholarships are contingent upon application to Oakland Catholic High School as well as participation in our Scholarship Entrance Exam. Below is a list of some of the awards available to accepted students and their corresponding criteria.

Merit-Based Scholarship Awards

These scholarships are awarded to those students receiving one of the top scores on the Oakland Catholic High School Scholarship Entrance Exam. In addition, the recipient demonstrate strong academic standing and comply with any other stipulations set by the Scholarship Committee. Merit scholarships provide half tuition renewable awards contingent upon an annual cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.5, a clean disciplinary record, and involvement in the school.

  • Bishop's Scholarship
  • President's Scholarship
  • Principal's Scholarship
  • Eagle Scholarship
  • JOA Scholarship
  • Alumnae Scholarship*

*The Alumnae Scholarship adheres to all criteria stated above, and its recipient must be a relative of an alumna of Oakland Catholic High School or one of our sister alumna schools.

 

Named Scholarship Awards

Deborah L. Rice Scholarship, $1,000
Awarded to an incoming student from a single-parent household who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.

Dominic Silvaggio, Sr. Scholarship, $1,000
Awarded to a Catholic student in her junior or senior year of study who exhibits a strong work ethic, studies the Italian language, and receives a recommendation from either the Italian faculty member or the Chair of the Foreign Languages Department.

George Rudolph Scholarship, $1,000
Awarded to a student of any year who qualifies academically, demonstrates financial need, and is actively involved in extracurricular activities at Oakland Catholic High School.

Katherine Donahue Freyvogel Scholarships (2), $2,500 each*
Awarded to an incoming freshman who is a Catholic, demonstrates financial need, and exhibits motivation and a strong work ethic. Awarded once every four years, this scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains an overall "B" average, a good disciplinary record, and an enthusiasm for Oakland Catholic High School.

Katherine and Thomas J. M. Freyvogel Family Scholarship, $2,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies for acceptance to Oakland Catholic High School, demonstrates financial need, and exhibits motivation and a strong work ethic as evidenced by their grade school academic records. Awarded once every four years to a freshman, this scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains an overall "B" average, a good disciplinary record, and a love for Oakland Catholic High School.

Leading Ladies Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a student who qualifies academically, demonstrates financial need and exhibits leadership qualities.

Louise DiNardo Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who excels academically and demonstrates financial need.

Maribeth and Richard S. Donley Family Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student, in any year of study, who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.

Ruth Donnelly Egler Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.

Sarafina Spoltare Scholarship, $2,000 per year
Awarded every two years to an academically eligible freshman whose family meets the criteria listed below, this scholarship is renewable for all four years of a student’s time at Oakland Catholic High School.  Designed to honor its namesake, the daughter of immigrant parents, the scholarship serves as a means of allowing a young woman of immigrant background (an immigrant herself or first generation) to prepare for her future in the college-preparatory, faith-filled environment of Oakland Catholic High School.  Recipients of the Sarafina Spoltare Scholarship have met the following criteria of eligibility:

  1. Accepted to Oakland Catholic High School, committed to maintaining a strong academic performance, and of outstanding character.
  2. A member of a recently immigrated family or member of an underserved community.
  3. Demonstrated financial need via the FACTS application process.
  4. Submission of a well-written essay that articulates the impact that an Oakland Catholic educational experience will have on the applicant, as well as how she hopes to actively contribute to this unique all-girls academic experience as a student and future alumna.

Susan and Ron Petnuch Family Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a student in any year of study who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.

Susanna McGraw Freyvogel Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies academically for admission and shows a commitment to her studies through hard work and perseverance. (B-/C+ student)