“In this Ignatian Year, the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, this scholarship specifically recognizes the importance of service rooted in love, which is core to our mission, ” said Cheverus President Robert J. Pecoraro, S.J.
In keeping with Cheverus's Catholic and Jesuit heritage, and informed by our commitment to living as women and men in service to others, this special full four-year scholarship will be awarded to an applicant whose contributions to their community through service and leadership warrant special recognition. All first-time freshmen are eligible for the scholarships described below. In the spirit of Pedro Arrupe, SJ, this scholarship, which was made possible through the generosity of Cheverus donors, will be awarded to an entering grade 9 student who combines strong moral character with a desire to serve those in need in the community.
For one Student Entering Grade 9 in the Fall 2022 -- please refer to the application process below.
Cheverus High School is pleased to award scholarships to the children of active military personnel, Portland Diocesan teachers, and first responders. Incoming ninth grade students are eligible for these scholarships. The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 and is awarded annually. Scholarship recipients are also eligible for additional tuition assistance for families with a demonstrated need that exceeds the scholarship amount.
Steps to apply for one of these scholarships:
1. Apply for Admission to Cheverus as an incoming 9th grade student.
2. Apply for Tuition Assistance through FACTS application. Kindly note eligibility for the respective scholarship in the "Additional Questions/ Comments section of the application -- this is one of the last sections of the application prior to submission.
If you have questions about our scholarships or the admissions process in general, please contact our Director of Admissions Beth Hanley, P'19, '21, '24 at (207) 774-6238 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must meet the following criteria: demonstrate a strong personal desire to be a Cheverus student; have the support of a community leader (religious, civic, or educational) who can attest to the student's good moral character and willingness and aptitude for community service.
The distinctiveness of a Jesuit education stems from its deep-rooted history and a mission, established by St. Ignatius, that is grounded in faith and intellectual rigor. Since its beginnings in the 16th century, Jesuit higher education remains committed to academic excellence, service, leadership, and caring for the whole person.
To apply for this scholarship for the 2022-23 school year, please complete the following February 15, 2022:
Parent: Apply online for need-based tuition assistance via FACTS (Financial Aid Independent Review)
Student: Complete an Application for Admission to Grade 9 at Cheverus.
Student: Submit to the Cheverus Admissions Office a personal, one-page essay indicating why Cheverus is the right school for you, and why you are deserving of the Jesuit Spirit of Service Scholarship. Click this LINK TO SUBMIT A SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY online or kindly email a letter to email@example.com with “Jesuit Spirit of Service Scholarship” in the subject line.
Student: Complete a Campus Visit at Cheverus prior to the deadline. If you have not conducted a campus visit, please schedule a visit via this LINK
Student: Submit to Cheverus’s Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) a letter of recommendation from a community leader indicating any accomplishments you may have in community service, and your special aptitude for serving the needs of others in the future.
The Jesuit Spirit of Service Scholarship Recipients will be notified by the Selection Committee by March 12, 2022.
To renew the award each year, the Jesuit Spirit of Service Scholar must achieve the following:
complete 150% of the grade-level community service requirements by the designated dates
participate in at least two extracurricular activities (one of which is non-athletic)
maintain good academic (a grade point average of 3.0 or higher) and disciplinary standing
Our community and our nation are indebted to those who serve selflessly to defend and protect our rights and freedom. In recognition of hard-working families serving to protect our nation, Cheverus High School has established the Military Service Scholarship to provide financial assistance for incoming ninth grade Cheverus students who are daughters or sons of Active Military Service Personnel with demonstrated financial need. The Military Service Scholarship provides tuition assistance of $5,000 per year and receipt of this scholarship does not preclude the awarding of additional assistance as determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
Our community benefits immeasurably from the skills and expertise provided by those who are trained to render assistance at the scenes of accidents, disasters, and attacks. In recognition of hard-working families serving on the front-lines of emergency situations, Cheverus High School has established the First Responder Scholarship to provide financial assistance for incoming ninth grade Cheverus students who are daughters or sons of active First Responders with demonstrated financial need. The First Responder Scholarship provides tuition assistance of $5,000 per year and receipt of this scholarship does not preclude the awarding of additional assistance as determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
Our community benefits greatly from those who devote their careers to educating our youth in the Catholic tradition. In recognition of hard-working families dedicated to Catholic education, Cheverus High School has established the Diocesan Teacher Scholarship to provide financial assistance for incoming ninth grade Cheverus students who are daughters or sons of full-time teachers in Maine’s Catholic Diocesan Elementary and Middle Schools with demonstrated financial need. The Diocesan Teacher Scholarship provides tuition assistance of $5,000 per year and receipt of this scholarship does not preclude the awarding of additional assistance as determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee.