For incoming freshmen
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Providence makes the following scholarships available for students entering freshman year (9th grade).
The Guerin Scholarship
The Guerin Scholarship is equal to the value of one-half year tuition and is awarded to the top score on the Placement Test. It is renewable annually for four years. This scholarship is named in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of Providence, Saint Theodora Guerin.
Note: Only students entering ninth grade in the fall semester are eligible. Guerin winners must have taken the Placement Test at Providence. Students receiving this scholarship are not eligible for the $1,000 Ritter Scholarship. Recipients must stay within attendance and behavioral guidelines and maintain an average GPA of 2.75 or better.
The Cardinal Ritter Scholarship
The Ritter Scholarship is a $1,000 competitive essay-based merit scholarship awarded to eighth grade students annually. The student must take the Placement Test at Providence. The scholarship is named in honor of New Albany native Cardinal Joseph Ritter, who was instrumental in opening Catholic schools to children of all races.
Students who wish to apply must complete an application and write an essay. Applications are available through your school and essays must be submitted to your school principal by the first week in January. Essays are reviewed by the Providence Marketing Committee in a blind screening and winners are announced in March.
Ritter Scholarship Application for 2018-19 – CLOSED
The Dale Durham Performing Arts Scholarship
The Dale Durham Performing Arts Scholarship is a performing arts award honoring former theater director and faculty member Dale Durham. It is a $1,000 award made to an eighth grade student admitted to Providence and enrolled in at least one semester of performing arts his/her freshman year. Deadline is in March. Essay, letter of recommendations and application required.
The Providence Alumni Association Award
The Providence Alumni Association Scholarship is a one-time award of a 64 GB iPad Pro 10.7 equipped with wi-fi only. For the 2018-2019 school year the Alumni Association is proud to be able to award (3) three incoming freshmen this award. The scholarship application is open to all prospective freshmen, and the award is based on a combination of desire to attend Providence, academic/school-civic involvement, & financial need.
Students who wish to apply must 1) fill out the attached application, 2) write an essay, and 3) provide a letter of recommendation from either their principal or a teacher. The essay requirements are a 100-150 word, typed (if possible) essay on why the student would like to attend Providence High School and what will be the most important thing the student will learn from Providence to help after high school.
All essays are reviewed by the Providence Alumni Association in a blind review. The winners will be recognized and awarded their scholarship at the student’s eighth grade graduation or awards ceremony. Students will receive their iPad prior to their first day of school. If so desired, in lieu of an iPad, the winner may accept an equivalent award of $600 to be applied to his or her Providence tuition. Click here for more information.
For current Providence students
The following are internal scholarships are available to current students who meet various criteria.
The Flaget Alumni Association Scholarship Award
This award is presented by the Flaget Alumni Association Inc. to perpetuate the legacy of Flaget High School and its support of Catholic high school education. One or more students may qualify that demonstrate financial need and participate in extracurricular activities or demonstrate charitable community service.
The Irvin and Gerry Gettelfinger Memorial Scholarship
The Irvin and Gerry Gettelfinger Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award to a rising senior student (current junior), to be used to defray the expense of senior year. The recipient should exemplify the Providence spirit and values and be in good academic standing.
The Father Mike Hilderbrand Leadership Award
This leadership award honors former Providence Director of Guidance Fr. Mike Hilderbrand, and consists of one $1,000 scholarship each to a:
- rising sophomore
- rising junior
- and rising senior
The recipient should be one student in each class who best exemplifies leadership qualities as reflected in the four pillars of the School Leadership Program — school spirit, spiritual, social service, and good academic standing. It is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.
The Brandon Tevis Memorial Scholarship
The award honors Brandon Tevis, a student who embodied the Providence spirit and who died suddenly during his sophomore year in Fall 2013.
This award is given annually to a student in the Learning Differences Program that makes the most progress in his or her work as determined by the Academic Support team staff. It is not intended to recognize the highest academic achievement, but rather to reward a student for qualities like work ethic and perseverance that do not typically receive recognition.
Students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible for the award, which is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.
The Libby Unruh Memorial Scholarship
This award is in memory of Mrs. Libby Unruh, matriarch of a family of Providence alumni and provides for financial assistance to Providence students with demonstrable need. It is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.