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Financial Aid

90%

The percentage of LF students receiving financial aid

The generosity of our alumnae and other donors, coupled with external sources of tuition assistance, help us make a Little Flower education as affordable as possible.

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM LITTLE FLOWER

 

Academic Scholarships
All 8th grade girls are encouraged to take the annual Little Flower Scholarship Examination, which is offered in late October/early November. Students who perform exceptionally well receive scholarships, which are renewable yearly provided they meet certain academic criteria. The fee for the Scholarship test is $25.

Saint Therese Scholarships
Partial scholarships ($7000 over 4 years/$1,750 per year) are awarded to students demonstrating excellence in service and leadership, and who are working to the best of their intellectual ability. One student from each Archdiocesan elementary school may be recommended by her teacher or grade school principal. (Schools with more than 20 girls in their 8th grade class may nominate more than one student.) Non-Catholic schools may also nominate a student. Awardees are typically notified by February. 

Fine Arts Scholarships
We offer three partial scholarships ($7,000 over 4 years/$1,750 per year) for students entering the Fine Arts Program in the ninth grade. There are specific guidelines for these scholarships each year including: enrollment in the Studio Art, Vocal Music or Instrumental Music program all four years, maintaining a specific grade point average, as well as a good discipline/attendance record. One scholarship is available in each of the following categories: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Art. Applications are accepted through November 15th.

Legacy Grant
Grant of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to all girls whose mother graduated from Little Flower to thank you for continuing our fine tradition. 
NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID
 
FACTS      Apply Online
One FACTS tuition assistance application is required to receive assistance from Little Flower, the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program, and Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). The fee for the application is $30, payable by debit or credit card.  We recommend that you begin the application process in November of the year before the school year for which you are applying for assistance. The awards will be announced on a rolling basis starting in January. You will receive notice of tuition assistance from Little Flower, not FACTS.  
SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES
 
Northeast Catholic Alumni Association
Daughters of dues-paying members of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are typically due by the end of January. Visit Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund for more information.
 
Ellis Grants    Ellis Website 

Ellis Grants provide financial aid for girls from single-parent families or families with one or more parent who is certifiably disabled, living in the Philadelphia area. Qualified students must apply annually between January 1 and March 1. Students are required to maintain a 75 average in their subjects.    

Maguire Scholars Program    Application has closed
The Maguire Foundation, in partnership with the Faith in the Future Foundation, will award $3,000 per-year scholarships to at least six students in each of the 18 qualifying Philadelphia- area Catholic High Schools. The current program is specific to Freshmen entering the Class of 2022 as of Fall 2018. The scholarship is renewable for each of the four years of high school as long as the Maguire Scholar maintains standards consistent with the qualifications listed on the application. The deadline is typically mid-January. 

The Charlotte Drummond Scholarship Application Form 
The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship is a legacy scholarship that keeps the spirit of Charlotte Drummond and her dedication to Catholic education alive by offering one $2,000 scholarship annually to a junior or senior. The deadline for application is typically early March.
 
Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship Fund  
The Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Scholarship is an external scholarship open to all students, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious beliefs. Our only intent is to help families with the education of their children. A selection committee has been established and all scholarships will be awarded based on the financial need and merit of the applicants. Applications for the Sweeney Scholarship are due by April 30 each year. For more information, visit the Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.
 

Howley Foundation Scholarship

Nick and Lorie Howley formed the Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent of helping students, all students, regardless of economic means, receive the best education possible. The Howleys firmly believe that education is one of the most important catalysts to promoting positive change in individuals and society as a whole. The Howley Foundation awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic accomplishment and have significant financial need. Certain criteria are required to maintain the scholarship. Applications are typically due by early November. Click here to learn more.

 
Monsignor John T. Mitchell Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship
The Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund will support high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need. One (or more, if economically feasible) one-year scholarship(s), up to $2,000, will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. Student recipients must reapply each year. Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship applications are due by March 15, 2018.  
Children First America
Children First America, Delaware County PA is organized for the purpose of distributing scholarships to needy families of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will not limit it’s scholarships to children who attend one school only. Recipients are free to choose the schools of their choice whether private, public or parochial. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click Here for more information.
 
Norphans Grant
The Alumni of Northeast Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA), the Norphan, provides $500 grants to children of North alums. Submit this application to the Little Flower Admissions Office by December 11, 2017. You must complete a FACTS Financial Aid application to be considered for this grant.