There are a variety of programs available for families who require financial assistance. Any questions about any of the financial aid programs should be directed to Mr. Jim Segredo at firstname.lastname@example.org (630) 627-6930 x174.
Montini Catholic Legacy Scholarship
The Legacy Scholarship is a $1000 renewable award that is awarded to any eighth grade student who takes the placement examination at Montini Catholic on Saturday, December 7, 2019 and is accepted into the Montini Catholic Class of 2024. To be eligible for this scholarship, an eighth grader must have a mother and/or a father who is a graduate of Montini Catholic High School.
The Montini Catholic Legacy Scholarship is renewable for four years and the following is the criteria for the scholarship to be renewed each year.
- Student must maintain a minimum of a C average.
- Student must have a satisfactory conduct record.
- Student must have a satisfactory attendance record.
In addition, families who are in need of additional financial aid to be able to send their son or daughter to Montini Catholic are still eligible for other sources of financial aid and scholarships (Montini Catholic financial aid, Diocese of Joliet Education Foundation Grants, Montini Catholic Academic Scholarship Program, etc.) when receiving the Legacy Scholarship.
Montalto Family Scholarship
Steven '06, Alyssa '08 and Frank '11 Montalto, along with their mother and spouses, have established the Montalto Family Scholarship for an incoming freshman. This one-time, $2000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who resides in Westchester, demonstrates a need for financial assistance and has a B average during 8th grade. To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Montalto Famlily Scholarship Application and submit to Susan Fisch at Montini Catholic High School by Monday, March 2, 2020 along with a copy of your most recent 8th grade report card.
Fredrick & Ann Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Ryan Smith Foundation sponsors this scholarship that is named in the memory of Fredrick Smith who was very involved in St. Pius X (Lombard) parish activities and the grade school basketball program and his wife Ann Smith who taught 1st Grade at St. Pius X for 25 years. This is a $2500 renewable scholarship for four years. Students who are interested in applying must: be a St. Pius X student, complete the application, provide a 7th and 8th grade report card that reflects a minimum B average, demonstrate the need for financial assistance, demonstrate a commitment to extra-curricular involvement as a student at St. Pius X and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Families applying for this scholarship must also complete the FACTs application. Please send the essay portion of the application to Susan Fisch at Montini Catholic High School by Monday, March 2, 2020.
Montini Catholic High School Grant
The mission and passion of our founder St. John Baptist De La Salle in France during the 17th century was to provide education to the children of the poor. Today one of the criteria of a Lasallian School is to provide education to all children especially children of families who want a Catholic education but cannot afford today’s tuition rates. Montini Catholic High School offers need based grants.
- Applications must be completed online with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GQSQ
- Final Deadline for Financial Aid Applications: March 2, 2020
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) distributes hundreds of need-based scholarships and education program grants each year. The CEF generates its funding through an annual fall scholarship campaign, parish assessments, and donor directed planned gifts. This grant is applicable only to those families who are registered parishioners of a Joliet Diocese Parish.
- Families must apply online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GQSQ
- Final Deadline for Financial Aid Applications: March 2, 2020
Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship
This four year scholarship is available for students in the Class of 2024. Students must have financial need, attend a Catholic parish and have average to above average grades. To apply families must complete the FACTS application as well as the Kazma Family Foundation application. Please follow the links below for instructions and the application.
- Kazma Family Foundation Application Instructions
- Kazma Family Foundation Application - please complete in addition to the FACTS application
- Application deadline is March 2, 2020
Bishop Blanchette Scholarship
The Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Joliet annually offers a number of scholarships to students planning to or already enrolled in a Catholic high school in the diocese. Students in grades
8 - 11 that will be or are attending Montini Catholic High School are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Students must be registered in a parish with a local Council of Catholic Women, since it is these local councils which do the fund-raising. Students must also show significant financial need, and actively attend their parish. These scholarships are awarded on a year to year basis and grants are paid directly to Montini Catholic High School. To apply for one of these scholarships, students and their families must request the necessary forms from the President of their parishes CCW. (If difficulty is encountered in contacting the President of the local CCW, please call (815) 221.6249 or email email@example.com for the Office of the JDCCW.)
- The FACTS Aid & Grant Form is also required.
Note: Only one application and fee is required with FACTS to be considered for a Montini Catholic Grant, Catholic Education Foundation Grant, and Bishop Blanchette Scholarship. In order to complete a FACTS Application, you will need your 2018 Tax Return and 2018 W-2 form. The application fee is $30 for a FACTS Application.
LINK Unlimited Scholarship
LINK Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational services and mentoring to economically disadvantaged African American youth from the Chicago area. For more information go to www.linkunlimited.org. LINK is available to current 8th graders. The application deadline for the 2020-21 school year has passed.
Holy Family Scholarship Chicago Scholars
HFS Chicago Scholars provides partial high school scholarships for academically motivated yet economically disadvantaged young men and women. Criteria are based on conduct, GPA and rank on standardized tests.
- Application process opens on October 21st
- Applications can be downloaded at www.hfschicagosholars.com
- Deadline for the 2020-21 school year has passed
Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
The Illinois House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.
Current Montini Catholic and incoming students from families with limited financial resources are eligible to receive a tax credit scholarship. Please visit the Illinois Tax Credit Applicant page for more specific information on eligibility.
Montini Catholic Work Study Program
This program has a limited number of opportunities for student employment duringthe summer and the school year. Credits earned from participating in the Work Study Program are applied directly to the student's tuition account. For more information on this program, please contact Eric Scott, Director of Operations (630) 627-6930 x173 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete the Work Study Application and return to the Main Office, Attn: Mr. Scott.