Divine Child High School offers the following academic scholarships to incoming freshmen:
The top five incoming freshmen, based upon standardized test scores and junior high grades, will receive a scholarship valued at 50% of tuition. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains an “A-” average or higher each year. Students must apply for admission by December 15 to be considered for this scholarship with scholarship winners are announced in late January.
Students who score exceptionally well on standardized tests (such as STAR or NWEA testing) and achieve an A- average or higher are eligible for merit scholarships. These awards are awarded as follows:
- $1,500/year for students who score between the 95th and 99th percentile.
- $1,250/year for students who score between the 90th and 94th percentile.
- $1,000/year for students who score between the 85th and 89th percentile.
Academic scholarships are renewable if a student maintains Honor Roll status, meaning the total value of the scholarships range from $4,000 to $6,000 over four years. Scholarship announcements are included with the student's acceptance letter.
The top incoming freshmen whose parent or parents are Divine Child High School alumni are invited each year to compete for a four-year tuition assistance scholarship equal to $3,000 per year. Students must score at or above the 85th percentile (composite score) on their latest standardized test plus achieve an A- average or higher in grades. If more than five students achieve this requirement, the five students with the highest composite test score will compete. Students interview with the selection board. Two freshmen will be selected in February for this scholarship each year. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains an “A-” average or higher each year. Students must apply for admission by December 15 to be considered for this scholarship.
Three Schmenk Scholarships are offered each year to incoming freshmen. Students complete an essay question on why they value a Catholic education. Two recipients receive a $3,500 scholarship good for freshman year. One student who also demonstrates financial need receives a $3,500 scholarship each year, or $14,000 over four years. Students who are offered an acceptance to our Class of '25 in late January can participate in this competition.