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5th and 6th Grade

Scholarship tests for 5th and 6th grade are scheduled on a continuing basis. If you would like to be considered for a merit award with your application, please contact admissions for more information regarding the upcoming scholarship exam date(s).

Merit Scholarships

Sacred Heart Academy merit scholarships are awarded to students applying to Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 9, who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, both in the classroom and on the scholarship-entrance exam. Art, Music and STEM scholarships are awarded to accepted Grade 9 students based on the criteria listed below.  

Please refer to the information on this page for scholarship details, application forms, and exam registration information.

New Merit Scholarship Process

Upper School Scholarships 

Sacred Heart Academy offers scholarship opportunities (Merit, Fine Art, Music, STEM) to qualified applicants entering Grade 9. These partial scholarships are renewed annually. Please refer to the information below for specific eligibility/criteria for each scholarship.

Merit Scholarship Exam for Upper School

Merit Scholarship exams will be administered on campus on October 28 and November 11 in small groups relative to current safety guidelines for COVID-19. 

Exam time is approximately 90 minutes. 

In addition to the merit exam, students are required to complete an essay. The essay deadline is Friday, November 12.

Dates and Registration

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP EXAM  |  9th Grade Applicants

Additional 9th grade scholarship opportunities are available. Learn more >

Thursday, Oct. 28  |  4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11  |  4:30 p.m.

Register for Scholarship Exam

No HSPT Required 

Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to announce that we have suspended the High School Placement Test (HSPT) requirement for the 2021-2022 9th Grade application process

In light of the significant disruptions students are experiencing, we believe this change to our standardized testing policy will reduce stress and provide students with much greater flexibility as they navigate the high school admissions process.

As a result, we have made changes to our scholarship application process for the Class of 2026.

I find good character singing out through the halls of these buildings. I find love, I find support, and I find acceptance. I hold onto these values, and I carry them with me everyday, knowing where they are rooted.

Dr. Colleen Dempsey '07
Upper School National Honor Society Speaker

Named Scholarships Awarded by the Scholarship Committee

  • Class of 1964 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Editha R. DeLone ’38 Scholarship
  • Elise Allan Tucci ’70 Scholarship Fund
  • Helen and Guy Porter Scholarship
  • Joan Craig Hadden '48 & Judith Brown '47 RSCJ Endowed Scholarship
  • May Mac Neal Cardone Scholarship
  • Priscilla Ryan Scientific Analysis Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Randy Rogers P'02, P'04 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • S. Matthew Anita MacDonald Scholarship
  • Susanne Henkels ’45 and Walter F. Tucker Scholarship Fund

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