Merit Scholarships

All Grade 9 applicants to Holy Child applying for the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to apply for a Merit Scholarship.

Merit Scholarship Deadline - December 7, 2018
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, please complete the family portion of the admission application and merit scholarship supplements by this date.
All recommendations are due by December 14.

Students may apply for multiple scholarships, but if selected, will only receive one award. Please complete a separate form for each scholarship.



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) on the following topic:
    Holy Child Schools offers an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a love of
    learning and academic excellence for all students. Our founder, Cornelia Connelly said that what "one is called
    to do, she is called to do with all her might." How do these words inspire you? What do you anticipate "doing
    with all your might" as a Holy Child student?

  • A creative video that is not longer than two minutes and exemplifies your answer to the above topic.
    iPhone quality videos are welcome!

  • A reference from a coach, mentor or another 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 to MeritScholarships@holychildrye.org with the subject "Cornelia Connelly Scholarship" and full
    contact information.

submit - cornelia connelly

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. A written 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.

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