Notre Dame High School’s President, Ken Jennings, recently announced the addition of five new Merit Scholarships. Two President’s Scholarships and two Principal’s Scholarships will be awarded annually to a freshman beginning in September 2020. Worth $5,000 and $2,500 respectively, these scholarships are in addition to the full Merit Scholarship and two half scholarships currently being offered to academically strong incoming freshmen.
In remarks to the Board of Governors Jennings commented, “I am very excited to announce we are offering five new Merit Scholarships. These scholarships will continue to attract scholars to Notre Dame. I want to thank our donors who support the highest values of our college preparatory curriculum and the students who enter our doors prepared to reach the highest level of academic success."
Selection will be based on students’ scores in the High School Placement Test (HSPT) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) as well as an essay submitted by qualified candidates. All Merit Scholarships are annually renewable for students who maintain an exceptional grade point average. All applicants are considered for these Merit Scholarships. Qualified candidates will be invited to apply.
In addition to the four new scholarships listed above, a $5,000 Performing Arts Scholarship has been established by Notre Dame alumnus Jack Pinto ’85. It will also be awarded annually beginning in 2020 to a student who wishes to pursue the study of music.
Notre Dame will also offer seven one-time awards of $1,000 to incoming freshmen from local Catholic schools who demonstrate character and service in their local Catholic elementary schools and community.
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.