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Carroll High School offers many scholarship opportunities to help ease the financial burden of tuition for returning students and incoming freshmen.  All awards for Carroll-affiliated scholarships are made as tuition credits to student/parents’ FACTS account.

Carroll-affiliated scholarships

Carroll High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Carroll High School’s Alumni Association offers scholarships to incoming and returning students.  These scholarships are given in memory of Carroll’s Fallen Patriots: Dale Hess ’67, killed in Vietnam, and Paul Kelly ’79, killed in Iraq, in the hope that future students may learn from their courage and heroism.  Each year, four scholarships are granted to children and/or grandchildren of Carroll alumni, and one is granted to a non-legacy student. For more information, click here.

Dr. Robert Brewster Scholarship 

The Dr. Robert Brewster Scholarship is available to at least one qualified student, incoming freshmen through juniors, with financial need and interested in pursuing a health career. Dr. Brewster, a 1970 graduate from Carroll High School, was a prominent family physician in the Dayton area.  1-3 scholarships will be awarded annually totaling $2,500.

Diane A. Wourms Scholarship

The Diane A. Wourms scholarship is awarded to one Carroll High School student each year in the amount of $1,000.  This scholarship is awarded to a student in memory of Ms. Diane A. Wourms '70, a longtime English teacher at Carroll (36 years).  Diane was one of thirteen children, a 1970 graduate of Carroll High School, and a 1974 graduate of the University of Dayton where she pursued a teaching degree.  Diane always had a soft spot for students who struggled to learn.  She was passionate about helping those who had experienced adversity in their lives.  Always for the “underdog”, this scholarship is offered in her loving memory to inspire and support a Carroll student.

Rev. Victor Ries and Mr. Charles Eckhardt Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to 8th grade students who will enter their freshman year at Carroll High School in memory of two of Carroll’s former principals.  Students in the freshman class will be awarded $500 to $2,500 for tuition expenses incurred for the freshman year based on their performance on the High School Placement Test.  The scholarship is renewable each year providing the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and adheres to all behavior standards in the student handbook.  No application is necessary for this scholarship.

Ken and Eileen (Thurman) Sullivan Scholarship

Ken Sullivan and Eileen Thurman Sullivan have been strong supporters of Catholic education.  This scholarship was established by their 11 children and families and awarded in their honor.  This $1,000 scholarship is available to current Carroll High School students who demonstrate financial need, with additional consideration given to unique family circumstances, academic progress, and involvement in activities outside the classroom.  The scholarship is renewable each year as long as the student maintains good standing and financial need.

Crusaders' Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to current Incarnation School eighth grade students who have applied for admission to Carroll High School.  Eligibility requires good grades, attendance, and deportment as evidenced by a recent report card.  Applicants must submit a one-page essay on the topic, "Why do you want to be a Carroll Patriot?"  One (1) $1,000 or two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to the winner(s).

Catholic Leadership Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Roman Catholic student active in his or her faith and parish life who exhibits interest in growing in his/her faith and servant-leadership skills during his/her years at Carroll High School.

Visual Arts Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a passion to share his or her artistic talents.  Applicants must submit five pieces of art as well as five sketches via email (as indicated in student application), have a 4.0 GPA in art classes, submit a student application form, and submit a recommendation form from an art teacher.  If chosen for this scholarship, the student agrees to commit to at least eight semesters of the core art curriculum courses, become part of the Carroll High School art community by joining the National Art Honor Society for as long as she/he receives the scholarship, and maintain a 4.0 in art courses.

Instrumental Music Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant who has a passion for instrumental music and a desire to continue to develop his or her skills.  Applicants must submit an audition recording or give a live performance of a solo of his/her choice in any music genre.  The scholarship recipient must commit to at least eight semesters of one or more curricular performance ensembles, (Symphonic Band and/or Marching Band), some participation in additional extra-curricular ensembles of choice (Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Pit Orchestra), and maintain a 4.0 grade point average in music curriculum.

Performing Arts Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant who exhibits passion and talent in performing arts and a desire to continue development of those skills at Carroll High School.  Each applicant must perform a two to three minute audition on a piece of the student's choice, commit to both of the Carroll High School Freedom Players' productions each year (either as a crew member or actor/actress), attend at least one Muse Machine event each year, and enroll in Carroll High School's Theater Arts course for at least one semester.

Third Party Scholarships

Please note that while Carroll is aware of the following scholarships that are applicable toward private school tuition, this list may not be all-inclusive.  Parents are strongly encouraged to conduct extensive research on these scholarships and any external scholarships before providing a third party with any information.  These scholarships are not funded by Carroll High School or any affiliated booster group.  All of these scholarship programs are subject to termination by the third party sponsors at any time.

Sr. Francesca Thompson Award

This scholarship for $750 towards tuition at a Catholic high school is awarded to an African-American student in eighth grade who demonstrates financial need, has a "C" average or above, provides two letters of recommendation, and has a satisfactory student conduct record with his/her current school.  The scholarship can be renewed each year for a maximum of four years, depending on continued financial need and satisfactory academic and conduct records.  Applications may be downloaded here.  African American students registered at Carroll High School by March 1st will receive an application opportunity by mail.  Applications can be requested through Sr. Margaret Horney, Sisters of St. Francis, PO Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036 or by contacting  Please note that the scholarship applications should be mailed directly to Sr. Margaret Horney before April 15th.

Church of the Ascension Scholarships

Students who are members of Ascension Parish have three scholarships to which they can apply: Fr. Witzman Scholarship, Ascension PTO Scholarship, and Ascension Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Light Council Scholarship.  Information and application materials may be obtained through Ascension Parish, Religious Education, or school offices/websites.  Application deadline is April 15.

Sr. Carmen de Barros Scholarship

This scholarship for $500 towards Catholic High School Tuition is awarded to a Hispanic youth who writes an essay on Hispanic values.  This scholarship can be renewed each year for a maximum of four years, depending on continued financial need and satisfactory academic and conduct records.  Application materials may be obtained by contacting Sr. Marge Wissman, Sisters of St. Francis, PO Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036 or  Apply by April 1st.

Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program was created to provide students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools.  The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students.

More information regarding the EdChoice Scholarship Program, as well as application and renewal forms, is available online at the Ohio Department of Education website in the School Options section at

Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)

The CSF provides partial tuition assistance for low income students to attend private schools, including private high schools.  More than 29,000 children use CSF funds every year throughout the United States.  CSF pays, on average, 50% of tuition costs.  Eligible families should demonstrate financial need.  Note though that this is not just for high school students, but also for elementary and middle school students.  Visit for more information.

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Catholic Education Scholarships

Over the past two years, Ohio Catholic FCU has awarded more than $45,000 in Catholic education scholarships to families throughout the state of Ohio to assist in paying for a Catholic grade or high school tuition.  The scholarship application period always coincides with the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.  For more information, contact Ohio Catholic at (888) 696-4462 or visit their website at

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

This foundation offers scholarships for students throughout the United States.  Applications are open to students in seventh grade to receive funding in high school (grades 9 to 12).  There is about 7.5% chances of winning one of these scholarships, and students from families with no more than $25,000 income have higher chances.  In certain cases, the scholars could continue receiving support through college and sometimes graduate school.  A strong academic record is important (generally a GPA of 3.5 or above). Click here for more information.

A Better Chance

This program focuses on academically talented minority students across the United States.  Students are selected based on the following criteria: The student must perform consistently at or above his or her grade year, have a GPA of B+ or above, and be ranked at the top 10% of the class.  As part of the application process, students are also required to take a standardized test (Fee waivers are provided for the test).  The fund does not have a cut-off for standardized tests, but these are taken into consideration in assessing the academic talent of applicants. Participating extracurricular activities in and outside school increases chances of winning.  Demonstration of good leadership skills is also an important factor.  Each student goes through an interview of about 15 minutes.  Click here for more information.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Scholarship

The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) offers 32 high school scholarships worth $1,000 each for Catholic students.  You must meet their qualifications though to be eligible. Contact the FCSLA for more information.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Get Ready Scholarship

The Get Ready Scholarship, offered in conjunction with APHA's Get Ready campaign, is designed to encourage high school and college students to focus on the importance of emergency preparedness.  The annual scholarship opens each year in February. For more information, visit the APHA website.