Scholarship Opportunities

St. Joseph Hill Academy High School has the following options open to incoming Freshmen each year:

Academic Scholarships (full and partial scholarships) are awarded to accepted students each year. Hill's Academic Scholarships are merit-based - recognizing the accomplishments of students on the annual Hill Scholarship Exam, the TACHS test, and the student's performance throughout their middle school years. In order to be considered for a merit-based scholarship, you must take the Hill Scholarship Exam. Academic Scholarship recipients are notified through the admissions packet they receive in January.

St. Joseph Hill Academy awards multiple full and partial scholarships for qualified students. In order to be eligible for a full scholarship, a student must select Hill as her first choice school when taking the TACHS (code 223).  If you choose Hill as a second choice school you are eligible to receive a partial scholarship. 

The 2021 Scholarship Exam took place in-person at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School on Wednesday, December 1st from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The Scholarship Exam fee is $50.00. There is no test preparation required for this Scholarship Exam, as it will test you on skills you have received throughout middle school.

Recommendation letters are not required.

Named Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of SJHA donors for incoming Freshmen each year. The Named Scholarships available to the incoming Class of 2026 are described below. Applications must be received no later than February 14, 2022 (extended from the original deadline of February 7th). Late applications will not be accepted. Those receiving awards will be notified by February 28, 2022 ahead of registration on March 2, 2022. Please review all criteria for Named Scholarship applications to ensure you are eligible before submission.
 
The incoming Class of 2026 may apply to the following Named Scholarships:
 
  • Mary Alice Lucey O'Malley Scholarship Program (3 recipients)
  • Jeanine R. Khoury Scholarship (1 recipient)
  • The Costa Family Scholarship Fund (1 recipient)
  • The Sister M. Charlotte Gulban Memorial Scholarship Fund (1 recipient)
  • The Sister M. William McGovern, F.D.C. Scholarship (1 recipient)
 
Applications are now open below.

Mary Alice O'Malley graduated from St. Joseph Hill Academy in 1960. She went to St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1963. Mrs. O'Malley started this transformative scholarship program at St. Joseph Hill Academy because we have stayed true to our mission of educating and empowering young women to be confident, independent thinkers with strong character and leadership qualities, who stand ready to meet society’s challenges.

 

The Mary Alice Lucey O'Malley Scholarship Program is open to the daughters of Registered Nurses, FDNY and NYPD. Three new scholarships are available for the Class of 2026. Each scholarship will provide approximately 80% of the total annual tuition for each student for their four (4) years of enrollment at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School. 

 

Please review the application for additional guidelines and priorities. Applicants must submit the completed and signed application and essay. Authors of the letters of recommendation may email them directly to Lindsey Minkoff at LMinkoff@stjhill.org. 

Inspired by Hill’s Centennial Celebration, High School Alumna, Jeanine R. Khoury (’78) recalled how her Hill education, friendships and experiences have influenced her life. The values and knowledge instilled and the relationships shared while a student at SJHA remain at the heart of who she is and the personal and professional achievements she celebrates. Hill’s Centennial presented the perfect opportunity for Ms. Khoury to acknowledge her appreciation for Hill’s traditions and educational foundation. She decided to establish a scholarship fund to be awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates the qualities of Leadership, Community Service and Integrity.  The initial Jeanine R. Khoury Scholarship was awarded in the fall of 2019. 

 

The Jeanine R. Khoury Scholarship is open to an entering Class of 2026 Freshman who clearly demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the values and traditions of St. Joseph Hill Academy. The candidate must exhibit strong evidence of leadership, scholarship and service. The scholarship, awarded to one student yearly, provides the recipient with $2,500 each year for four (4) years of enrollment at St. Joseph Hill Academy. 

 

Please review the application for additional guidelines and priorities. Applicants must submit the completed and signed application and essay. Authors of the letters of recommendation may email them directly to Lindsey Minkoff at LMinkoff@stjhill.org. 

Ms. Constance Costa, a consummate educator and St. Joseph Hill Academy “Lifer” (E ‘61; HS ’65), had a calling to provide opportunities for the undeserved and disenfranchised.  Ms. Costa has always been an advocate for students who struggled academically and emotionally in “traditional” schools and therefore found themselves seeking alternative options.  In June 2020, Ms. Costa managed to direct a donation of $450,000 to St. Joseph Hill Academy to establish The Costa Family Scholarship Fund.

 

The Costa Family Scholarship Fund provides a $5,000 scholarship to one Freshman each year for four (4) years of enrollment at St. Joseph Hill Academy. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and express clear and firm committed to her four-year education at Hill.

 

Please review the application for additional guidelines and priorities. Applicants must submit the completed and signed application and essay. Authors of the letters of recommendation may email them directly to Lindsey Minkoff at LMinkoff@stjhill.org. 

The Sister M. Charlotte Gulban, F.D.C. Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Sister Charlotte, who in August of 2020 celebrated her 75th Anniversary as a Daughter of Divine Charity. A dedicated educator, teacher, and beloved principal at St. Joseph Hill Academy, Sr. Charlotte served for 32 years, touching the lives of thousands of Hilltoppers. The longest-serving principal of St. Joseph Hill Academy High School (1964-1996) passed away on November 25, 2020 at the age of 96. Sister Charlotte’s passing engendered expressions of gratitude and inquires about what could be done to remember her and to ensure that her legacy would be passed on to future generations of Hilltoppers.

 

With the approval and support of the Daughters of Divine Charity, we thank Ms. Jeanine R. Khoury ’78 for her donation of $10,000, along with the support and donations from other donors, allowing us to establish this scholarship. This memorial scholarship fund will allow Sr. Charlotte’s legacy to live on.

 

In honor of Sr. Charlotte’s deep love of education and commitment to her Hilltoppers, this scholarship in her name will be awarded to a daughter, granddaughter, or sibling of a St. Joseph Hill Academy High School Alum or a daughter or granddaughter of a St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School Alum. The student must clearly demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the values and traditions of St. Joseph Hill Academy based on scholarship, character, leadership, and service. The scholarship will annually provide $5,000 towards funding for four (4) years of enrollment at St. Joseph Hill Academy to one awardee. 

 

Please review the application for additional guidelines and priorities. Applicants must submit the completed and signed application and essay. Authors of the letters of recommendation may email them directly to Lindsey Minkoff at LMinkoff@stjhill.org. 

The Sister M. William McGovern, F.D.C. Scholarship honors the commitment and dedication of Sr. M. William McGovern, who has served St. Joseph Hill Academy for decades.  An alumna of both the Elementary and High School, Sister M. William grew up in Great Kills, Staten Island.  Sr. William entered the Daughters of Divine Charity novitiate in Allamuchy, New Jersey in 1955, professing her first vows in 1957 and her final vows in 1962. Sister William graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  She also completed her Master’s Degree in English at Fordham.  Sister William pursued a post Graduate degree at Fordham University in Guidance and Counseling and subsequently established the Guidance Department in the High School.  She dedicated much energy and time in assisting the students not only to select the right college but to being visible and available to listen and advise the students, many of whom came to her with personal issues. Sister William spent most of her religious life at St. Joseph Hill Academy and St. Joseph Hill Convent.  Sister William, together with Sister Maureen, established the Development Office for the Daughters of Divine Charity.  Today, Sister William continues serving the Province as the Director of Development.  Among her many accomplishments is the establishment of the Associates of the Daughters of Divine Charity in Staten Island.

The Sister M. William McGovern, F.D.C. Scholarship will be provided to an awardee in the amount of $2,500 for four (4) of her enrollment years at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School.  The applicant must have selected St. Joseph Hill Academy as her first choice of school; be interested in pursuing the Humanities Pathway; and be a baptized Catholic.

Please review the application for additional guidelines and priorities. Applicants must submit the completed and signed application and essay. Authors of the letters of recommendation may email them directly to Lindsey Minkoff at LMinkoff@stjhill.org.