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 150 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 from September 1, 2023 until December 2, 2023 of an incoming freshman’s eighth grade year.

Awards will be announced in early January after JCA’s Placement Exam and the Heritage Award interview dates.

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 by December 2, 2023.
  • Students must submit 7th and 8th grade report cards when available.
  • Possess and maintain a satisfactory disciplinary record.
  • Take the first JCA Placement Exam on December 2, 2023.
  • 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 by December 2, 2023.
  • Parents will be notified in January if the applicant advances to the interview round.
  • 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 multiple 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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