Scholarship Opportunities
SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED:  
Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who have selected IWA as their first- choice school.

The following scholarships will be awarded based on the information gathered from the student’s transcripts and test scores.  These scholarships are awarded automatically, students need not apply.

Some of the scholarships listed on this page are renewable for 4 years, and some are onetime, non-renewable awards.Scholarships that are non-renewable are highlighted in yellow. 


The Mother Peter Nolasco Founder's Scholarship is for $4,000 and is RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 95-99 in the Core Composite for 7th and 8th          grade.
• Have A's and B's on report cards in all subjects for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain a 3.7 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Be good citizen of the school.

All qualified incoming freshmen will be awarded a Founder's Scholarship


The John and Audrey Steinfeld Academic Endowed Scholarship is for $2,000 and is RENEWABLE for four years for a student who is just shy of qualifying for the Founder’s Scholarship.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 85 or above in the Core Composite for 7th and     8th grade.
• Have A's and B's on report cards in the core subjects of Math, Reading, and English for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Be a good citizen of the school.

All qualified incoming freshmen will be awarded a Steinfeld Scholarship


The President’s Academic Scholarship is for $1,000 and is RENEWABLE for four years for a student who is just shy of qualifying for the criteria of the Steinfeld Scholarship.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 83 or above in the Core Composite for 7th and     8th grade.
• Have A’s and B’s on the report cards for the core subjects of Math, Reading and English for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Be a good citizen of the school.

4 President’s Academic Scholarships will be awarded


The Alumnae Academic Scholarship is for $1,000 and is RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 80 or above in the Core Composite for 7th and     8th grade.
• Have A’s and B’s on the report cards for the core subjects of Math, Reading and English for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Be a good citizen of the school.

2 Alumnae Academic Scholarships will be awarded.


The Elizabeth Porter Larson Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1,000.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 80 or above in the Core Composite for 7th and     8th grade.
• Have A's and B's on the report cards for the core subjects of Math, Reading and English for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
• Be a good citizen of the school.

1 Elizabeth Porter Larson Scholarship will be awarded


(NEW!) The Alumnae Legacy Scholarship

is a onetime, non-renewable award of $500 to every daughter or granddaughter of an IWA alumna. This award will be applied toward the tuition deposit and registration fee required of each freshman legacy.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WHICH YOU MAY APPLY:

Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who have selected IWA as their first- choice school.

 

The following scholarships must be applied for by the student. Please follow the directions listed below when applying for scholarships. All scholarships listed on this page require the applying student to submit an essay. All scholarship essays are due to Incarnate Word Academy by November 15, 2017.

 

Please note:

1. Each essay must be written on a separate piece of paper.

2. All essays must contain your name and the name of the scholarship at the top of the paper.

3. All essays must be submitted with a complete IWA application by November 15, 2017.

 

Some of the scholarships listed on this page are renewable for 4 years, and some are onetime, non-renewable awards. Scholarships that are non-renewable are highlighted in yellow.


The Virginia McBride Bruns Endowed Scholarship: A student who qualifies for the John and Audrey Steinfeld Academic Endowed Scholarship, but does not meet the qualifications for the Mother Peter Nolasco Founder’s Scholarship, may apply for the Virginia McBride Bruns Endowed Scholarship. The Virginia McBride Bruns Scholarship is for $4,000 and is RENEWABLE for four years. The scholarship is competitive and is awarded each year to one student based on a combination of academic achievement, proven leadership, and demonstrated financial need.
The recipient must:

• Have received a standardized test National Percentile Rank (NPR) of 90 or above in the Core Composite for 7th and     8th grade.
• Have A’s and B’s on report cards in all subjects for 7th and 8th grade.
• Maintain a 3.7 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Have been in a leadership or participating role in her parish and/or school activities.
• Qualify for Financial Assistance based on analysis by Private School Aid Service (PSAS).
• The student must submit a three or four paragraph essay on one of the following two themes:
          What a Catholic education at Incarnate Word Academy would mean to her as she develops her role as a                        Catholic young woman in our secular world. OR
          How she, as a student of Incarnate Word Academy, plans to contribute to the quality of life in her community now            and in the future.

1 Virginia McBride Bruns Endowed Scholarship will be awarded


The Katie Campanella Visual Arts Scholarship (Drawing/Painting/ Photography) is a $2000 award RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Participate in the area of Visual Arts and demonstrate adequate growth in Visual Arts each year at IWA.
• Write a 4 paragraph essay which contains:
           A description of the student’s background in the area of Visual Arts.
           A description of the student’s Visual Art’s strengths and areas of needed growth.
           The student must answer the question: What do you wish to accomplish in Visual Arts by your senior year?
           Accompanying the essay, each applicant must submit at least three original pieces of art work (photographs of               the works of art are acceptable).

1 Visual Arts Scholarship will be awarded


The Performing Arts Scholarship (Drama/Speech/Theater/Dance) is a $2000 award RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Participate in the area of Performing Arts and demonstrate adequate growth in Performing Arts each year at IWA.
• Write a 4 paragraph essay which contains:
           A description of the student’s background in the Performing Arts.
           A description of the student’s Performing Art’s strengths and areas of needed growth.
           The student must answer the question: What do you wish to attain by your senior year in Performing Arts?

1 Performing Arts Scholarship will be awarded


The Music Scholarship (Choral/Instrumental) is a $2000 award RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all 7 semesters at IWA.
• Participate in the area of Music and demonstrate adequate growth in Music each year at IWA.
• Write a 4 paragraph essay which contains:
           A description of the student’s background in Music.
           A description of the student’s musical strengths and areas of needed growth.
           The student must answer the question: What do you wish to accomplish in Music by your senior year?

1 Music Scholarship will be awarded


The Dr. Randy Scholarship is a $1000 award RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Be a student in an accredited public middle school.
• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grade.
• Have few absences or tardies indicated in her academic record.
• Have a good discipline record- without incident.
• Write a one-page essay answering the following question:
           What do I want to accomplish at IWA in four years?

1 Dr. Randy PSR Scholarship will be awarded


The IWA Golden Girls Scholarship is a $1000 award RENEWABLE for four years.
The recipient must:

• Be a student in an accredited Catholic elementary or middle school.
• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grade.
• Have few absences or tardies indicated in her academic record.
• Have a good discipline record- without incident.
• Write a one-page essay answering the following question:
           What do I want to accomplish at IWA in four years?

1 IWA Golden Girls Scholarship will be awarded


The Incarnate Word Foundation Theology Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1000.
The recipient must:

• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grades.
• Be involved in, but not limited to, the following: a church youth organization, a bible study group, volunteers as a mass     reader, a mass server, or a member of the church choir.
• Write a 3-4 paragraph essay on the importance of faith in her life.

1 Incarnate Word Foundation Scholarship will be awarded


The Sister Liz Healy Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1,000 based on the community service a student has completed from 6th through 8th grade.
The recipient must:

• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grades.
• Write an essay of 3-4 paragraphs containing:
           A description of the student’s community service experiences
           The name of each agency must be included in the essay
           The total number of community service hours for each service experience
           An explanation of why the student believes she should be given the award

1 Sr. Liz Healy Scholarship will be awarded


The Leadership Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1,000.
The recipient must:

• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grades.
• Write a 3-4 paragraph essay explaining her leadership and service experiences and how these experiences have           affected her life.

1 Leadership Scholarship will be awarded


The Clare Brosnan Genovese and Jane Brosnan Farrell Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1000.
The recipient must:

• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grades.
• Write a 3-4 paragraph essay which contains:
           An explanation of how wellness of the mind, body, and spirit is an important and integral component of her life.

1 Clare Brosnan Genovese and Jane Brosnan Farrell Scholarship will be awarded


The Taylor Rozier Legacy Scholarship is a onetime, non-renewable award of $1000.
The recipient must:

• Be in good academic standing in 7th and 8th grades.
• Write a 3-4 paragraph essay which contains:
           A description of the elementary school or parish activities the student participated in during grades 6-8.
           An explanation of how the student’s participation was a benefit to the school or parish.

1 Taylor Rozier Legacy Scholarship will be awarded