Scholarship and Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance, Scholarships and Grants

The following is a list of the various forms of tuition assistance available for JCA students and families each year:

  • Joliet Catholic Academy Tuition Assistance – JCA awarded $700,000 to students last year in tuition assistance! The application for scholarships, financial aid, and grants are available in November. Families seeking financial aid are required to complete both the JCA Scholarship and Tuition Assistance application and the Joliet Diocese FACTS application. JCA Tuition Assistance will be awarded to enrolled students who qualify and are selected. For FACTS information, click here. To view the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment PDF click here.
  • JCA Heritage Award – The JCA Heritage Award program was instituted in the fall of 2017 to ensure future students continue to develop into the successful leaders that JCA, St. Francis Academy, and Joliet Catholic High School have been producing for more than 148 years in business, education, community service, and other industries. These merit-based awards, ranging from $500 to $5,000 focus on leadership, talent, and service. Students receiving a Heritage Award or Commendation participated in application process requiring submission of a 500-word essay, letters of recommendation, application submission, junior high grade submission, and a live interview round with the JCA Heritage Award Interview Board. The Heritage Award can be renewed as the recipient continues to develop in those areas throughout four years at Joliet Catholic Academy. Click here to view the JCA Heritage Award Application site, which opens each year October 1st.
  •  Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship – JCA families active in their Catholic parish and have significant financial need may apply. The scholarship currently includes funds for each of four years of high school based on academic performance. Application is due February/March. For more information on the Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship, click here.
  •  Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Grant – JCA families may apply for aid directly from the Joliet Diocese by completing the FACTS application. The Diocese currently awards $1,000 per student based on financial need. This can be coordinated through JCA’s Financial Aid Office. Application is due March 1. For more information on the Catholic Education Foundation Grant, click here.
  •  JCA Endowed Scholarships and Grants – JCA families may apply for aid from one of the many grants and scholarship funds made possible to students by JCA alumni and friends. Tuition assistance is awarded based on financial need. The average typical JCA tuition assistance award ranges between $1,000 and $2,000. Completion of the JCA Scholarship and Tuition Assistance application and the Diocesan FACTS application is required. Applications are due by March 1.
  •  Franciscan-Carmelite Scholarships – Merit based scholarship for incoming freshmen with highest ranking scores on the first sitting of the placement exam. The number of awarded recipients and monetary awards vary based on the test scores.
  •  JCA Work Service Program – Students who qualify for tuition assistance through the FACTS application process, may be eligible to participate in the Work Service Program. Applications for the Work Service Program are available in the spring of each year. Money earned is credited directly to tuition accounts. Click here to view the Work Service Application.
  • Catholic School Teacher Discount – Teachers of participating parishes in the Diocese of Joliet are eligible for discounted tuition.

Endowed scholarships for student financial assistance

  • Jack Adler Scholarship
  • Daniel and Carol Allen Memorial Scholarship
  • Baratta Foundation
  • Michael Fitzgerald Brown Memorial Scholarship
  • D’Arcy Family Scholarship
  • Fr. Raymond Foster, O. Carm. Scholarship
  • The Frank Golf Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics Fund
  • Joan Hussey Scholarship
  • JCA Alumni Association Endowed Student Scholarship
  • JCA Restricted Endowed Scholarship
  • Timothy C. Klotz Memorial Scholarship
  • Korst Family Scholarship
  • The “Mammo Strong” memorial Foundation
  • Marcita Ley Scholarship
  • Mother Borremeo Mack Scholarship
  • Dolores R. Moran McShane Scholarship
  • Brandon Kivlin Moyer Memorial Scholarship
  • Multiple-Sibling Family Scholarship (anonymous)
  • Leonard F. and Dorothy Hartmann Nasenbeny Scholarship
  • Phyllis Olsta Scholarship
  • Marie Picha Scholarship
  • Loretta Plavec Quam Scholarships
  • August and Ann Russell Scholarship
  • Scheibe Family “We Believe in Angels” Memorial Scholarship
  • Matt Sicinski Memorial Scholarship
  • Lillian M. Tunze Memorial Scholarship
  • Zachary Vargo Memorial Scholarship
  • Vranicar Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert E. Wright Family Scholarship

For Graduating Seniors

  • Fr. Norman Werling Scholarship
  • Schmidt-Kuhn Scholarship
  • Omni-Mte Excellence in Math & Science Award

Non-endowed scholarships awarded annually:

  • 49’ers Scholarship
  • Catholic Education Foundation Grant
  • Rosemary (Boetto) DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship
  • Franciscan/Carmelite Scholarship
  • Hilltopper Scholarship
  • Jeri Hogan-Whiteside Scholarship
  • David W. Hostert Memorial Scholarship
  • JCHS/SFA Class of 1980 Scholarship
  • Mammo Scholarship                            
  • Helen McKeon Scholarship
  • Omni-Mte Scholarship
  • Omni-Mte Student Distinction in Academics & Athletics Award
  • Omni-Mte Student Distinction in Academics & Performing Arts Award
  • Andrew P. Pavletich Memorial Foundation
  • Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship
  • Remembering “G” Memorial Scholarship
  • Harold D. Scroggins Scholarship
  • Tom Seddon Scholarship
  • James R. Sefcik, Jr. Scholarship
  • Sr. Faith Franciscan Scholarship
  • Glenn E. Steed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Sr. Loretta Tures, OSF Memorial Scholarship
  • Maxine F. Ward Memorial Scholarship

Contact Information

  • For more information on tuition assistance at JCA, please contact Kris Horn, at 815.741.0500 ext. 264 or Brian Vaughan at 815. 741.0500 ext. 225.
  • For more information on the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) of the Joliet Diocese, please click here.

Printable Version

  • For a printable overview of JCA’s Tuition Assistance, click here.

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