In response to the country’s current economic crisis, the College of Mount Saint Vincent has created a new program to alleviate the financial burden placed on students and their families. The all new Local Catholic High School Incentive Awards will be given to admitted Mount students who have attended area Catholic high schools. The idea is to give back to those families who are committed to a Catholic education and have invested tuition money each year at a private Catholic school.
The new award will fund $7,000 to $10,000 for resident students and $6,000 to $8,000 for commuter students at the Mount. Each year, families in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, who have students enrolled in a private Catholic high school, make a deliberate decision to invest in a Catholic education. The College wants to assist those families and help them continue in higher education at an institution that serves in the Catholic tradition. The award is one of dozens available for students at the Mount where 95% of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
The college will be hosting an open house on Sunday, Oct. 19. Students who would like to hear more about the Award or the programs at the college are encouraged to register and attend. For more information call (718)405-3304.
The following is a list of eligible schools: Academy of Our Lady of Good Council, All Hallows High School, Aquinas High School, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Blessed Sacrament, St. Gabriel High School, Cardinal Hayes High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Cathedral High School, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, Cristo Rey High School, Dominican Academy, Fordham Prep, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, La Salle Academy, Loyola School, Maria Regina High School, Marymount School, Monfort Academy, Monsignor Scanlan High School, Mount Saint Michael Academy, Mother Cabrini High School, Notre Dame School, Our Lady of Victory Academy, Preston High School, Regis High School, Rice High School, Sacred Heart High School, Salesian High School, St. Barnabas High School, St. Catharine Academy, St. George Academy, St. Pius X High School, St. Raymond Boys High School, St. Raymond Girls High School, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, School of the Holy Child, St. Agnes Boys High School, St. Jean Baptiste High School, St. Michael Academy, The Ursuline School, and Xavier High School