Financial Aid and Scholarships
Announcing two new scholarships available to the registered, qualifying members of the class of 2017!
The Hallahan Alumnae Scholarship Foundation is a four-year renewable scholarship open to any registered member of the class of 2017 that resides in Philadelphia. Click here to Download the Application Instructions. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2013.
Gwendolyn Washington Tearte graduated from Hallahan High School in 1948. This grant is named and made in her honor by The Tearte Family Foundation. Mrs. Tearte’s sister, Charlotte Washington, graduated in1949. The grants are valued at up to $44,000 through 2020 to serve twenty students.Recipients agree to be designated as a Tearte Scholar and to participate in activities when made available. Upon college graduation, Tearte Scholars will consider making a charitable contribution to the Tearte Family Foundation, The Gwendolyn Tearte Grants, so that the grant exists in perpetuity. The Tearte Foundation will fund these grants through 2020. Click here to Download the Application Instructions. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2013.
Additional Opportunities for Scholarships/Grants
These are grants that you can look into that are not specifically attached to Hallahan, but have been awarded to past and present students.
- Pennsylvania Family Institute (Family Choice Scholarship Program)- http://www.pafamily.org/index.php?pID=31
- Lacey Gallagher Scholarship- http://www.thelaceyfund.org/
- Philadelphia Foundation- https://www.philafound.org
- Bridge Foundation- http://www.bridgeedu.org/
- B.A.E.O – Black Alliance for Education Options http://www.baeo.org/
- North Catholic Alumnae Association
- Patti Henry ‘78 Scholarship
- A high quality Catholic education should be available to students throughout the Archdiocese, regardless of ability to pay.
- To apply for financial aid from BLOCS, the Office of Catholic Education, the Faith in the Future Foundation, and Hallahan submit the Common Tuition Assistance Application. Applications are being accepted after October 15, 2012. Deadline March 15, 2013
- Download the 2012-2013 Common Tuition Assistance Application (English Version)
- Esta solicitud sencilla se revisará para determinar su elegibilidad para recibir financiamiento de los diversos programas administrados por BLOCS, OCE, FIFF y algunas de las escuelas de la Arquidiócesis.
- Arquidiócesis de las escuelas de Filadelfia Solicitud común
- Listed below are just a few Grant, Scholarship and Financial Aid options. Check back regularly for current forms, additional tuition assistance opportunities and conscious of application deadlines.
Hallahan is one of few Diocesan high schools that offer families a Financial Aid Night where we are available to assist parents with: November 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Filling out the Financial Aid Forms
- Looking over completed forms
- Making sure the proper supporting documents are provided.
- Providing additional opportunities for scholarships and grants.
This evening is generally held in late February, early March, and although not necessary, it is strongly advised that you attend, and recommended that you get your taxes done prior to this date, so that we may better be able to assist you.
John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School Alumnae Academic Scholarship
Each fall a scholarship test is administered to any eighth grade student who has registered for Hallahan. Academic scholarships are awarded to the students with the highest scores. The Hallahan Alumnae Association provides funds for these academic scholarships. Read more about the entrance exam registration.
The Mary McMichan Grant
The Mary McMichan Grant in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to incoming ninth grade students for their freshmen year. These students must be a daughter or granddaughter of a Hallahan graduate. Applications are available and must be filled out completely. Necessary information includes, the graduate’s full name, both maiden and married, current address, relationship and year of graduation. Once the application has been submitted, the information will be verified, and the applicant notified accordingly.
Download the Mary McMichan Application
Charles E. Ellis Grant
The Charles E. Ellis Foundation provides grants to girls who have financial need and meet the criteria set by the Ellis Foundation. Eligibility is limited to qualified female students in good academic standing, who reside in Philadelphia, live in a one-parent house-hold and request assistance. Grants are generally not available to incoming freshmen. Application forms are available through the Finance Office. All applications must be sent by the applicant to the Ellis Foundation directly. Download the Ellis Application for the 2012-2013 school year
Hallahan Financial Aid
Each year the Institutional Advancement Office raises funds for tuition assistance. These funds are distributed on an as-needed basis. An application and documentation must be submitted on or before April 15. Financial Aid forms are available in the tuition office. The amount of financial aid available depends on donations received.
- Financial Aid may vary from year to year and has to be reapplied for annually
- Filing Financial Aid does not guarantee financial assistance.
- In order to qualify for assistance at Hallahan you must apply using the Common Financial Aid Form
Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)
Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) raises scholarship funds for income qualified students attending elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Each year, as a result of the generosity of our donors, thousands of children receive scholarship support to attend these excellent schools. BLOCS work within the State of Pennsylvania EITC guidelines and uses an outside scholarship administrator to determine eligibility for scholarship grants.
Please note that scholarships, grants and financial aid do not:
- Get applied up front, but are divided by the number of months tuition is paid which is ten months (i.e. if you get a $1000.00 award, you would deduct $100.00 monthly.)
- Get applied toward school fees. All diocesan high schools have their own set of fees which may vary from school to school. Grants, scholarships and financial aid do not get applied to school fees.