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Scholarships

Application Process

All applicants must be registered students at Seton Catholic or must have begun the application process.  Everyone must complete a CEA application before April 15. You may also apply on-line at www.fairapp.com.

Applicants may also apply for specific scholarships available to Seton Catholic students. In order to be considered for these scholarships, please print and submit the Seton Scholarship Application. You will also need a letter of recommendation from someone who knows your family and your children.  To make it easier for the person writing the letter, print and fill out a letter request.  Make sure you give them at least 2 weeks notice before the scholarship deadline.

The financial needs of our families exceed our financial aid resources. Therefore, awards do not eliminate tuition payments for a family. There are very few exceptions to this rule, and recipients are usually in a very narrow category designated by the donor of the financial aid funds. Families can also earn cash toward their tuition by purchasing scrip.

Families wishing to be considered for financial assistance based on need complete the entire FAIR/CEA form online (and submit the requested documentation fee).

The school code for the online application is 700 and the password is cea700.  Once you enter the on-line application the Seton School code is 703. Very few scholarships are awarded to late applicants.

Seton Endowment Scholarships

Applicants must file the FAIR/CEA application as well as the Seton Scholarship Application which is due June 30. Scholarship recipients are notified as scholarships become available.  Non-recipients are not notified. General Endowment Scholarships are available in addition to the two listed scholarships. All scholarships are dependent on funding.

Donna Olsen Scholarship – Named for a Seton Catholic Prep student who lost her long-fought battle against cancer, the Donna Olsen Scholarship was established in 1991. The school awards one $500 Olsen Scholarship per year. Essay should address the obstacles or special circumstances the student has overcome to attend Seton.

Michael Eubanks Scholarship – Established in 2001, the Alumni Association of Seton Catholic Prep offers this scholarship in memory of Michael Eubanks, class of ’86, teacher, athletic director and dean who died in a tragic car accident in May of 2001. There is one $500 scholarship offered each year for sophomores through seniors. Essay should address service to others and applicant’s Catholic morals and values.

Ronnie Felix Memorial Scholarship – Named for the son and nephew of a number of early Seton Alumni, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student living in Chandler, Mesa or Gilbert and is Hispanic. Applicants must have applied to CEA and then complete the Ronnie Felix Scholarship application.

Other Scholarships

Father Patterson Foundation – Named for Fr. Joseph N. Patterson, this scholarship is available incoming and returning Seton Catholic students, who must maintain a minimum of 75% average (2.8 GPA), show evidence of financial need and demonstrate Leadership and Community service. Patterson Foundation forms are available here or at the office and are due by June 7, 2017.

Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Awards – Students must be in the 8th grade to apply. This program includes the generosity of many contributors who have established perpetual funds through the Catholic Community Foundation, whose mission is to help carry on the work of Christ by fostering philanthropy. Awards are available to all 8th grade students who attend either public or Catholic elementary school. The single criterion is service: Christ-centered behavior evidenced through voluntary service. Recipients are awarded $8,000 ($2,000 per year for 4 years) for tuition to a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Phoenix. In order for students to be eligible for a Christian Service Award, they must first be nominated. The Application and Nomination form is available at www.ccfphx.org. Students must be nominated by an adult who is aware of their service activity. Family members are not eligible to make nominations. Nominations must be postmarked by October 1. After receipt and approval of the Nomination, an invitation to apply will be mailed.

Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Organizations

Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) was incorporated to obtain contributions and provide tuition assistance to the students at Seton Catholic High School and around the Diocese. You may apply on-line by April 15 at www.fairapp.com. The school code for the online application is 700 and the password is cea700.

Arizona School Choice Trust – Similar to CEA, but non-denominational, ASCT provides scholarships to families in need of some assistance. Relatives and friends etc. cannot recommend funds be designated to a specific child. For more information contact ASCT on the web at www.asct.org. Need based applications are due March 1.

Institute for Better Education – Similar to CEA, but non-denominational, IBE was the second STO existence back in 1998 when this private school tax credit program first began. Relatives and friends etc. can recommend funds be designated to a specific child. A parent cannot contribute for the benefit of their own child. www.ibescholarships.org.  Need based award applications are due March 18.

TOPS for Kids – Similar to CEA, but non-denominational, Relatives and friends etc. can recommend funds be designated to a specific child.  A parent cannot contribute for the benefit of their own child. Each student must be registered with the fund through an application process. Application and information is available at www.topsforkids.com. Applications open April 16.

Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund – Similar to CEA, but non-denominational, ASCT provides scholarships to families in need of some assistance. Relatives and friends etc. can recommend funds be designated to a specific child. For more information contact ASCT on the web at www.apesf.org.  Applications open on April 1.

Az4Education – Awards tuition scholarships based on financial need and/or student merit. Everyone is required to fill out a short application (online) every school year, which we review, then evaluate what funding assistance is available.  Applications open February 1.


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