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 7th grade and the first semester of 8th grade and have satisfactory marks in conduct and effort are awarded the Academic Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is renewable annually, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.30 cumulative 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 $1,000-$7,000 renewable scholarship by scoring in the 90th percentile or higher nationally on one of the first three Padua placement tests given to 8th graders each year. This scholarship is renewable annually, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

Music Scholarships

Talent-based music scholarships (both vocal and instrumental) are available. Students must audition for a music scholarship ($500-$3,000). Please complete the Vocal & Instrumental Scholarship Registration by November 17, 2024. Auditions are held on Saturday, December 7, 2024. Applicants will be notified by email regarding audition time. Music Scholarship winners are notified by December 31, 2024. 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 Financial Aid Application along with the St. Francis Scholarship Application by November 15, 2024.

Fund A Dream Scholarship

Fund A Dream is a special tuition assistance scholarship program funded by the Catholic Community Foundation. Through this initiative, donors are paired with deserving students. Each student is granted a $2,500 scholarship, reducing their annual tuition fees for one school year, thanks to funds raised at the Alleluia Ball. Apply in mid-February AFTER you’ve been accepted to Padua. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2024.

Work-Study Program

Students may be selected for summer employment by Padua Franciscan to do light custodial duties 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 Program Application  and must have the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment completed by November 15, 2024.  Limited spots are available.

Northern Ohio Italian American (NOIA) Foundation Scholarship

NOIA offers scholarships to students of Italian heritage who demonstrate financial need and are attending a Catholic high school in the diocese of Cleveland. The full list of criteria can be found here. If you think your student qualifies, please complete the NOIA Scholarship Application, and send to the Padua Admissions department by November 15, 2024. NOIA will review the application and winners will be notified in the Spring 2024. You can find more information on NOIA here.

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.