Heritage Award

Joliet Catholic Academy looks to honor its past by ensuring that future students continue to develop into the successful leaders that JCA, Joliet Catholic High School, and St. Francis Academy have been producing for over 154 years in business, education, community service, and other industries.

The Joliet Catholic Academy administration is proud to announce the continuation of the Heritage Award Fund. These merit-based awards focus on leadership, talent, and service. The Heritage Award can be renewed as the recipient continues to develop in those areas throughout four years at Joliet Catholic Academy.

Heritage Award Overview:

Heritage Award Applications will be available starting September 1, 2023 of an incoming freshman’s eighth grade year.

Initial awards will be announced in February after JCA’s Placement Exam and the Heritage Award interview dates. Additional applications will be announced on a rolling basis through the spring of 2024.

The Heritage Award ranges from $500-$5,000 per year. Award amounts will be based on the number of applications received each year and can be renewed each year.

Award based on a combination of middle school grades, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and the potential to grow into a leader within the Joliet Catholic Academy community.


  • Submit the online application beginning September 1, 2023.
  • Students must submit 7th and 8th grade report cards when available.
  • Students must possess and maintain a satisfactory disciplinary record.
  • Students must take the JCA Entrance Exam (HSPT).
  • Receive one letter of recommendation highlighting your leadership qualities from a current teacher, principal, or coach/club moderator. E-mail letters of recommendation to admissions@jca-online.org.
  • Parents will be notified in January if the applicant advances to the interview round. Parents applying after December 2, 2023 will be notified of an interview on a rolling basis.
  • Students receiving the JCA Heritage Award must complete JCA Freshman Registration by March 1, 2024 in order to officially accept the award.

Scholarship recipients are expected to:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. set forth by administration while attending JCA.
  • Become a member of the JCA Student Ambassador program and meet the requirements of membership in this program.
  • Participate in at least two extra-curricular activities each year.
  • Meet with the JCA Director of Financial Aid each spring to review activity and eligibility for future funding.

Contact the JCA Admissions team at admissions@jca-online.org or 815.741.0500, ext. 214 with any questions regarding the Heritage Award Program.

Heritage Award Application

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