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Scholarship Opportunities

The Cardinal Joseph Ritter Scholar Award

Awarded to students with a composite score in the 98th or 99th percentile on the Cardinal Ritter Placement Exam. The $4,000 award is divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School. This award is automatically awarded to students who qualify and apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Ramos by Friday, May 8th. Click here for the application.

Carmen de Barros Scholarship

Sister Carmen de Barros was born in Havana, Cuba. When she was 17, she was awarded a scholarship as an exchange student to attend Marian University in Indianapolis. After she graduated, instead of returning to Cuba she felt called to the religious life as a Sister of St. Francis, Oldenburg. Education is a priority for the Sisters of St. Francis. Therefore, in honor of Sr. Carmen, they have set up this scholarship fund to aid Hispanic Students. The $750 award can be renewed each year for four years. Click here for more details and the application.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, in accordance with our mission to advance and assist with Catholic education, is once again offering two $1000.00 scholarships ($500.00/semester) for the 2021-2022 school year: one to Cardinal Ritter High School and one to Scecina Memorial High School.  It is open to all 8th grade students planning to attend either school.  The student is required to write an essay, limited to 300 words, reflecting on their thoughts about the Value of a Catholic Education.  The essay will be evaluated by L.A.O.H. members on the following criteria: Comprehension, Organization/Grammar, and Creativity.

In addition to the essay, a complete entry will include the students’ information form, along with his/her most recent report card.  Scholarship entries should be mailed to Ruth Winters, 4211 Tarragon Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46237 or submitted via email to  Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 7th or received via email on that date to be considered.  Entries submitted via email must combine all application components into a single PDF.  Questions may be directed to Ruth at or 317-445-4612.  Click here for the student information form.


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