Serra Scholarship Information

2020-2021

Serra Catholic High School proudly offers scholarship opportunities to current and future students. Under each scholarship you will find the basic criteria required for the application. Please find scholarship applications, online at www.serrahs.org under the Admissions Tab or call the Admissions Office to request applications.


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SERRA CATHOLIC SCHOLARSHIPS:

Deadline for Serra Scholarships: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Endowment Scholarship

Awards of $1,000 each will be available for current and incoming students.

Click here for the application.

Academic Merit Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Awards of up to $1,000.

Click here for the application.


Academic Merit Scholarship for Current Students

Awards of up to $1,000

The above scholarships are based on the following criteria:

· Incoming freshmen must have applied and been accepted to Serra Catholic.

· Must have an “A” average, no grade lower than an 85%.

· Demonstrated financial need; completed FACTS application must be on file.

· Recommendation from a current teacher or principal. Electronic submission of recommendation is

acceptable for current Serra students.

Click here for the application.


Saint Junipero Serra Scholarship

Awards of $1,000 each will be available to incoming and current students.

This scholarship is based on the following criteria:

· Incoming freshmen must have applied and been accepted to Serra Catholic.

· Service to place of worship, school and/or community; signed form confirming service hours.

· Demonstrated financial need; completed FACTS application must be on file.


Click here for the application.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS:

Deadline for the following scholarships: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Arnold & Jean Stein Scholarship

One award per year up to $1,000 is awarded in the honor of the late Arnold and Jean Stein, who were active members in the Serra community. The funding of the award is made possible by the generosity of the Stein children, graduates of Serra.

This scholarship is based on the following criteria:

· The student(s) must be a member of Corpus Christ Parish in McKeesport, PA.

· If there are no qualifying student(s) from Corpus Christi Parish, a student (s) from a Catholic parish in

McKeesport or Duquesne, PA will be selected.

· Academic merit: “A” averages no grade below 85% and demonstrated financial need; completed FACTS

application must be on file.


Click here for the application.

Walter & Stefina Ogrodnik Scholarship

Up to three awards of $1,200 each will be available each year. This award is a gift in honor of Walter and Stefina Ogrodnik. As a widow, Stefina sent each of her three children to Serra Catholic. The awards are provided through the generosity of Ronald Ogrodnik, Ph.D., Class of 1966.

This scholarship is based on the following criteria:

· The student (s) must be the child of a widow or widower.

· Academic merit: “A” averages no grade below 85% and demonstrated financial need; completed FACTS

application must be on file.

Click here for the application.


The Bruce Michael Guarascio Memorial Scholarship

A minimum of one award per year of up to $1,000 will be awarded in the honor of Bruce Michael Guarascio, Class of 1972. Bruce was a vital part of the Serra community and passed away much too young. The funding of the award is made possible by the generosity of Bruce’s brothers and sisters along with classmates, fellow alumni, friends, and family.

The scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need with emphasis on families with two or more children; completed FACTS application must be on file.

  • Student’s demonstrate kindness, community-mindedness, and Serra Catholic values.

  • Academic merit: “A” averages no grade below 85%.

Click here for the application.


Junior Achievement Scholarship

Current 8th grade Elementary Catholic School students who have attended a Diocesan Elementary School and participated in the Junior Achievement Program may apply through the Junior Achievement of Western PA website. Scholarship applications become available in late January. The link for the website is: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-westernpa/ja-schoarships