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All private high schools, including Catholic high schools, have a tuition students must pay in order to attend.  In cases where the tuition is a challenge or a potential barrier for a student or family, Catholic high schools will work with the family to identify forms of financial aid.  In addition, there are tax credit scholarships and outside organizations like those listed below which offer scholarships for students.  No student should ever let tuition prevent him/her from attending the right school.  Please review and contact the organizations described below in order to learn more about and/or apply for available scholarships.

High School Scholarship Support

Big Shoulders Fund
Big Shoulders Fund (BSF) provides need-based scholarships to Catholic school students in Chicago neighborhoods. Students may receive a scholarship in high school through one of two ways: 
  1. If you currently receive a renewable BSF scholarship in elementary school, then it stays with you through high school.
  2. If you attend a BSF-supported high school and that school successfullly applies for a scholarship on your behalf.Applications are due in October each year.
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) gives high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.

 The application for current 8th graders (high school graduating class of 2023) is due October 19, 2018.  Please follow this link for more information on applying: http://www.dmsf.org/become-a-murphy-scholar/the-application/ 
HFS Chicago
HFS provides financial assistance, one-to-one mentoring and guidance, academic enrichment and leadership opportunities to high-achieving high school students from underserved neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland. HFS Chicago helps develop well-rounded, college-prepared students ready to face the challenges of an ever-changing, global and diverse society.

 Application is normally due in mid-November.
Highsight
HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, and college readiness programs that create new possibilities for Chicago high school students from low-income families. The HighSight experience empowers scholars to excel in high school and graduate from four-year colleges across the country.

 Application is normally due in February.
LINK Unlimited
LINK Unlimited connects economically disadvantaged African American high school students with mentors, resources, and foundational skills required for success as they advance into, through, and beyond college. Candidates must be academically motivated and exhibit a drive to succeed. From there, LINK can help them go anywhere.

 Application is normally due in mid-November.
Tax Credit Scholarships
These scholarships are open to eligible students, based on family income. Eligible students may apply for a tax-credit scholarship that can cover between 50-100% of a student's tuition.  Students must apply through an official SGO (Scholarship Granting Organziation).  An eligible student is a member of a household whose federal adjusted gross income the year before he or she initially receives a scholarship under this program, as determined by the Department, does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level and, once the child receives a scholarship, does not exceed 400% of the federal poverty level. Students are encouraged to apply to more than one SGO.