Scholarships & Awards

Academic Scholarship

Students who score a CSQ of 100 or higher on the High School Placement Test and maintain an “A” average (93-100%), in core subjects, during the entire seventh grade and the first semester of eighth grade and have satisfactory marks in conduct and effort are awarded the Academic Scholarship of $1,000 for their freshman year. This scholarship is renewable annually, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average at Padua (for the Class of 2022 and future classes). Students in the Class of 2021 and prior are required to maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

Students do not need to fill out an application for this scholarship. All students are automatically considered when they release their 7th and 8th grade transcripts to Padua when applying for admission.

Placement Test Scholarship

Students may earn a $2,000-$6,000 renewable scholarship by being among the top scorers on one of the first three Padua placement tests given to eighth graders each year. This scholarship is renewable annually, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average at Padua. Our Important Dates page has all the details.

Music Scholarships

Talent-based music scholarships (both vocal and instrumental) are available. Students must audition for a music scholarship ($500-$1,000). Please complete the Vocal & Instrumental Scholarship Registration (available in the fall) by November 15, 2021. Auditions are held on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Applicants will be notified by email regarding audition time. Music Scholarship winners are notified by the end of December. Click here for audition information.

St. Francis Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is designed to assist incoming applicants who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education.  Recipients must show significant need and may be awarded $1,000 to $3,000, renewable each year, as long as the student maintains a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at Padua. To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application along with the St. Francis Scholarship Application (available in the fall) by November 15, 2021.

Work-Study Program

Students may be selected for employment by Padua Franciscan to do light custodial duties, immediately after school and during the summer months. A limited number of positions are available, and applications are available to Padua students (15 years of age and older) through the Padua Business Office.

C.Y.O. Work Program

This is designed to assist students who have demonstrated financial need. Students work during scheduled C.Y.O. athletic events at Padua. Students must complete the Padua CYO Work Program Application 2020-2021 (available in the fall) and must have the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment completed by November 15, 2021.  Limited spots are available.

Northern Ohio Italian American (NOIA) Foundation Scholarship

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, NOIA will offer scholarships to students of Italian heritage attending a Catholic high school in the diocese of Cleveland.  If you think your student qualifies, please contact the Admissions department for an application. You can find more information on NOIA here.

Pre-Payment Discount

Tuition will be discounted $250 if paid in full by July 31, prior to the start of the school year.

Sibling Discount

Tuition of each additional sibling in the family attending concurrently is discounted $1,500.

Miscellaneous Scholarships

A number of parishes, schools and organizations also award grants to high school students (i.e. Knights of Columbus, Czech Catholic Union, First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Catholic War Veterans and various Catholic elementary school Parent-Teacher scholarships.) You must inquire directly to the individual groups and organizations.