Merit Scholarships

All Grade 9 applicants to Holy Child applying for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply for the following merit awards

Cornelia Connelly Merit Scholarship


$10,000 a year for 4 years of high school

Our most prestigious merit scholarship recognizes academic excellence and candidates who demonstrate wisdom,
confidence, and friendship.

To be considered, please submit the following:

  • An essay (no more than 500 words). This year's topic:
    Cornelia Connelly willed her students to "meet the wants of the age." What does that mean to you? What are the
    wants of our age?
  • A creative video that is not longer than two minutes and exemplifies meeting the wants of the age.
  • A reference from a coach, mentor or other adult that knows you well and who can attest to your character,
    academic qualifications, and your commitment to service and social justice. References should be sent as an
    email directly to Kristen Parrott Mulvoy '91 with the subject "Cornelia Connelly Scholarship" and full
    contact information.




Annalea Ricci Scholarship

$6,000 a year for 4 years of high school

In honor of a beloved educator who spent 19 years teaching in Holy Child's Science Department, this scholarship is awarded to students with strong backgrounds and continued interest in the STEM field.

To be considered, imagine you are applying for a grant and submit one of the following:

  1. Create a video about a STEM project you would like to pursue. Consider photos from various projects, as well as narration and music. Be creative!
  2. Write a proposal about a STEM project you would like to pursue and why it matters to you.

"Actions, Not Words" Scholarship

$6,000 a year for 4 years of high school

Holy Child Schools work for Christian principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life and there is an understanding that our actions speak the message of the Gospel. At Holy Child, we strive to serve those in need as a community, and empower students to serve faithfully.

This scholarship is awarded to those who are already modeling virtues of justice, peace and compassion – in her home, her community of faith, her school, and in the world.

To be considered, please submit one of the following:

  1. Create a video about how you serve. Consider photos from various projects, as well as narration and music. Be creative!
  2. Write a reflection about how you serve and why service matters to you.

Excellence in the Arts Scholarship

$6,000 a year for 4 years of high school

To be considered, please submit a portfolio of work containing the following items for either the visual or performing arts.

Visual Arts

  • Two of your most successful works in any medium from the past two years.
  • One imaginative 2D artwork in any media complete with an artist statement on a separate sheet explaining your ideas. No smaller than 11x14 inches.

Performing Arts

  • A video of yourself performing two contrasting pieces; one to demonstrate technical ability and one expressive.

Alumnae Legacy Scholarship

$6,000 a year for 4 years of high school

This award is given to the daughter, granddaughter, niece or sister of a current Holy Child student or graduate of the network of Holy Child schools.

Recognizing that joy and balance are the hallmarks of a Holy Child education, in an essay 500 words or less please explain the ways in which you would joyously approach your education at Holy Child, take full advantage of the opportunities available to you and how a Holy Child education will help set you on the path to realizing your personal goals.

Merit Scholarship Submissions
For any questions, please contact Kristen Parrott Mulvoy '91 at (914) 967-5622, extension 227.