Cretin-Derham Hall Scholarships

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Placement Test Scholars Award

All students who take their placement test at Cretin-Derham Hall, and score a national cumulative of 90% or higher, will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their 9th grade year.

There is no application for this scholarship. Placement Test Date for Class of 2024: January 11, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. No RSVP required.

Carondelet and Lasallian Scholarships

This scholarship opportunity is now closed.  Thank you to the many incoming 9th grade students who submitted an application for this scholarship.  The scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by the end of February.

The Cretin-Derham Hall Carondelet and Lasallian Scholarships honor incoming students who exemplify the values of faith, leadership, and service.

The award of $2,500 will be applied to 9th grade tuition and is renewable for all four years. The scholarship is independent of any tuition assistance awarded to the family.

There are three requirements to complete the application:

  1. Student submits a completed Application for Enrollment to CDH.

  2. Student submits a Scholarship Application and Essay (500 words or less).

  3. Student requests a Principal/Teacher Endorsement by providing a link to a short questionnaire. Please choose carefully as only one Principal/Teacher endorsement is required per application. 

Essay Requirements

Please upload a PDF file of your typed essay into your scholarship application.  We recommend the essay is finalized before starting the scholarship application. 

The essay must be 500 words or less and will be reviewed for content, clarity and general 8th grade writing skill.  By submitting this essay, you are promising that this is your own work.  Feel free to have an adult review your final draft.

Your essay should answer ONE of the following questions:

1.  What role does FAITH have in your life?

2.  How have you shown LEADERSHIP as a teenager?  (This does not have to be focused on or limited to traditional "elected" positions.)

3.  How do you SERVE your community?  How is serving others important to you?

 

Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February via mail.

If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Director Tony Leseman.

Schaller Raider Brigade Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is now closed.  Thank you to those students who submitted an application for this award.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by late February.

These scholarships are awarded annually to promote the value and benefits of JROTC and to encourage participation in the program.

The merit-based awards, ranging from $10,000 to $1,000 each year, will be applied to tuition and will be renewable for all four years with good standing in JROTC. 

The scholarship is independent of any tuition assistance awarded to the family.  There is no expectation of military service following graduation.

There are three requirements for incoming 9th grade students to complete the application:

  1. Student submits a completed Application for Enrollment to CDH.

  2. Student enrolls in the JROTC Program.

  3. Student submits a Scholarship Application and Essay (250 words or less). 

 

Essay Requirements:

Please upload a PDF file of your typed essay into the scholarship application.  We recommend the essay is finalized before starting the scholarship application. 

The essay must be 250 words or less and will be reviewed for content, clarity and general 8th grade writing skill.  By submitting this essay, you are promising that this is your own work.  Feel free to have an adult review your final draft before you upload the file. 

Your essay will answer this question:  What are your goals for participating in JROTC at Cretin-Derham Hall?

 

The Schaller Raider Brigade Scholarship Program was created by John Schaller ’71, a successful businessman, who credits JROTC as the foundation for his organizational and leadership skills that have propelled him in his career.

To retain the scholarship in subsequent years, the student will reapply annually, showing that they remain in good standing (see below), and will outline his/her goals for participation in JROTC during the upcoming year.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February via mail.

If you have any questions, please contact LTC James Fischer.

* Good Standing in JROTC

Students must continue to be in good standing in JROTC, as defined by the following:

  • Active involvement in JROTC co-curriculars, for example, earning a varsity letter in one of the teams
  • Three hours of JROTC service per trimester
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 with no incomplete assignments
  • A cumulative JROTC GPA of 3.0 with no incomplete assignments
  • Demonstrated leadership at CDH through service, honoring CDH values, following school policies, such as uniform wear, and overall attitude.

Students who do not meet the criteria above will have their scholarship placed in probation and may not be eligible to renew.

If a current recipient forfeits their scholarship, students who competed the previous year may be invited to reapply.