Scholarships for Current Scecina Students 

To view scholarships available to returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors, please click here

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen 

Every year Scecina Memorial High School awards nearly $1.2 million in scholarship and financial aid to new Crusaders. Scholarships and financial assistance are made possible by generous alumni and friends. 

For more information about scholarships, please contact Miriam Medina, Director of Admissions, at 317-352-3287 or 

Scecina awards academic scholarships to the top academic students from each Catholic grade school in the East Deanery. Performance-based scholarships are also available to students from the Oaks Academy, KIPP Indy, and Paramount School of Excellence.  

Scecina also offers an Early Bird Scholarship. Any student who applies and enrolls by March 17, 2023, is eligible.

Father Thomas Scecina Scholarship: $5,000 each year  

  • Highest grade point average in his or her 8th-grade class 
  • GPA of 3.8 or higher 
  • Total of $20,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

Presidential Scholarship: $3,000 each year 

  • Highest GPA of 3.7 or above 
  • $12,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

The Presidential Scholarship at Little Flower Catholic School is funded by the Karl F. Erb Memorial Scholarship through the David S. and Mary Robinson Allen Endowment Fund and at Holy Spirit Catholic School by the Ray Riley Educational Endowment Fund. 

Scecina Pride Scholarship: $8,000 

  • Highest GPA of 3.5 or above 
  • $8,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

The Scecina Pride Scholarship at Holy Spirit Catholic School is funded by the John Edson Educational Endowment Fund. 

Crusader Scholarship: $1,000 a year   

  • Highest GPA of 3.25 or above 
  • $4,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

Partner School Scholarship: $500 a year 

  • Highest GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • $2,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

Discover Opportunities Scholarship: $2,500 

  • Awarded to two parishioners from each East Deanery parish without a school: SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Mary, St. Rita, and St. Thomas the Apostle. 
  • Nominations by parish priests 
  • Renewable each year for a total of $10,000 

Placement Test Scholarships: $500 to $2,000 

  • Scholarships for first, second, and third highest scores on the High School Placement Test. 
  • $2,000 (first), $1,000 (second), and $500 (third) 
  • Freshman year only 
  • Scores must be submitted before the Early Bird Application Deadline in January 
  • Scores must be in 90th percentile or higher 

Sister Lavonne Long Franciscan Values Scholarships: $500 a year 

  • Given to a boy and a girl from each East Deanery partner school 
  • School principal nominates students who exemplify the Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace, and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.   
  • Valued at $2,000 over four years 
  • No application is necessary.

Catherine and Robert Dangler Scholarship: $2,000  

  • This scholarship is awarded every four years to a student from Little Flower. It will be offered again in 2023.  
  • Application essays due: February 3, 2023

Joe McNelis Endowment Fund: $1,000 

  • Awarded to Holy Spirit Catholic School students. 
  • For information, contact Holy Spirit principal. 

John Meyer and Jeff Young Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship: $500  

  • Awarded to student from Holy Spirit School or Little Flower School 
  • Student must have a family member who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 
  • Application essays due:  February 3, 2023
  • Click here for the application.

Immaculata Scholarship 

  • Up to full tuition for all four years for a student from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School to attend Scecina. 
  • Applications due: February 3, 2023
  • Click here for application.

Patricia “Trish” McMahon (’73) Sergi Endowment Fund: $500 

  • Provided toward tuition for student with intellectual or physical disabilities who attends Scecina.
  • For information about qualifications and the award process, please contact Miriam Medina at 317-352-3287 or 

Need-Based Financial Aid 

Scecina awards need-based financial aid based on verified family need. Financial aid applications are due in March for the first round of awards. Scecina encourages all families to complete the need-based financial aid application. 

For more information about the financial aid process, please contact Tuition Assistant Ivette Clinger at 317-352-3224 or 

Tuition Assistance is funded by:   

  • Ray Riley Educational Endowment Fund   
  • Steve Farrell Endowment Fund   
  • Class of 1966 Endowment Fund   
  • Class of 1959 Endowment Fund   
  • Fred and Patty Gause Endowment Fund   
  • Timothy and Jane McGinley Family Endowment Fund