Scholarship Opportunities

 

Alverno Heights Academy is pleased to offer both merit and need-based scholarships to help make a Catholic, all-girls’ high school education possible. Students are considered for all awards for which they are eligible. Last year, 52% of Alverno students received financial support from Alverno ranging anywhere from $500 to complete cost of attendance.

Alverno Parents’ Association Scholarship
Sponsored by the Alverno Parents’ Association (APA), this scholarship is awarded to a student based on financial need and academic ability. Multiple awards available. 

Ann M. Gillick Scholarship
Created to honor former Head of School, Ann M. Gillick, this scholarship is awarded based on merit and need. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in the Visual and Performing Arts, a passion that is dear to Ann’s heart. 

Anita Caspary, IHM Academic Promise Scholarship
Named for Anita Caspary, IHM one of the founding members of the Immaculate Heart Community. Serving as the first President of the organization, Caspary proved to be a woman of conscience and conviction dedicated to the equality for all within the Church. This scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a demonstrated commitment to service. Multiple awards available.

Anonymous Foundation Scholarship
Established by an anonymous foundation, this scholarship is awarded to deserving students who represent the diversity of the school on the basis of academic merit. Multiple awards available.

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Scholarship
Sponsored by the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, this scholarship fund is awarded to students with the following qualifications: outstanding character, leadership skills, academic ability and service involvement. Multiple awards available.

Carol Laderer Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Carol Laderer, former Alverno Heights Academy Director of Admissions, this scholarship provides support to a young woman who demonstrates a commitment to leadership, academics and service. Multiple awards available.

Eileen Garabedian Altar Server Award
Established to honor a long-time member of the Alverno community, this scholarship is awarded to a young woman who has demonstrated a commitment to her Catholic faith, loyalty to her parish, and dedication to service. Preference is given to students who have served at least two years as an altar server (or in the case of Episcopal students, as an Acolyte) in their parish. One award available. 

Elizabeth Mahoney, IHM Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Elizabeth Mahoney, IHM, former principal of St. Philip the Apostle and founding member of the Alverno Board of Trustees, this scholarship provides full tuition support for a young woman of outstanding character. In addition to strong academics, leadership, and service experience she must receive a recommendation from her elementary/middle school principal. Four awards available.

George H. Mayr Foundation Scholarship
Established by the George H. Mayr Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to deserving and worthy students who demonstrate academic achievement and commitment. Multiple awards available.

Glenda Ulfers Memorial Scholarship Award
Established to honor the memory of an Alverno benefactor, this tuition assistance grant is awarded to students who have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0 and demonstrate academic promise and leadership skills. Multiple awards available.

Head’s Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen at Alverno, the Head’s Scholarship is awarded to individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to academic achievement, community service, and other activities. Multiple awards available.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholarship
This scholarship, sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, provides scholarship awards to incoming freshmen based on academic achievement and promise. One award available.

Immaculate Heart College Scholarship
This scholarship, sponsored by funds donated as a legacy of Immaculate Heart College Center, provides one new scholarship award to an incoming freshman each year based on academic achievement and promise, leadership, and service in order to “continue our mission to educate young women.” One award available.

Jeanise Ellis Memorial Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of an Alverno alumna, this scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to students with an interest in and appreciation of English literature. Multiple awards available.

Legacy Scholarship
An automatic $1,000 scholarship awarded to the daughters of Alverno Heights Academy Alumnae. Multiple awards available.

Marissa Seanez Memorial Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of Alverno alumna, Marissa Seanez, this scholarship is awarded to students based on academic promise and financial need. The student must be an active participant in co-curricular activities and have an interest in athletics and a strong sense of sportsmanship. Multiple awards available.

Ron Hutson Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Hutson family and the Sierra Madre Rotary Club to honor the memory of Ron Hutson, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman based on merit and community involvement. Preference is given to Sierra Madre residents. One award available.

Trustees’ Scholarship
The Trustees’ Scholarship is awarded competitively to young women who have consistently demonstrated high academic achievement and community involvement, and who will perpetuate the mission of Alverno Heights Academy during their time at Alverno and years later. Multiple awards available.

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