Honors Program & Scholarships

Scholarship Programs & Opportunities

The Academy of Saint Elizabeth offers numerous scholarship opportunities based on a variety of factors, including academics, talent, leadership, and/or demonstrated financial need. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about scholarships and subsidies available from multiple sources, including their parish or local organizations.

Financial Grants

Any student who has submitted a completed admission application and any student who is currently enrolled may apply for a Financial Aid Grant. Families seeking financial assistance must file a timely application through Blackbaud Financial Aid Management portal. Financial Aid must be applied for annually.

Alumnae Legacy Scholarship

Founded in 1860, the Academy is the oldest all-girls Catholic high school in New Jersey and an institution steeped in traditions. Our legacy record - the alumnae who choose to continue their familial history at the Academy - brings us great pride. Our first legacy family began with Class of 1863 graduate Mary Ann Davis, whose granddaughter, great granddaughter, and great-great-granddaughter all proudly attended the Academy. The Alumnae Legacy Scholarship celebrates our spirit of history and tradition.

Class of 1967 Scholarship

The Class of 1967 established this scholarship to inspire current and
future students to strive for academic excellence and to forge a bond and connection with alumnae who view the Academy of Saint Elizabeth experience as a source of strength, friendship, and appreciation. The Class of 1967 Scholarship is awarded to a junior at the Academy and is intended to offset a variety of costs related to the college search process (application fees, college interview travel expenses and more) in addition to various graduation costs.

Pictured: 2023 Award Recipient Morgan Lomax '24

The Mother Xavier Merit Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded annually to incoming ninth grade recipients whose academic excellence and moral responsibility exemplify the mission of the Academy. Selection criteria includes: exemplary middle school academic performance, excellent achievement on standardized tests, superior Entrance Exam (CO-OP/HSPT) scores, strong character and moral values and demonstrated leadership and involvement in school and community. These scholarships are awarded for four years provided that a cumulative 3.3 grade-point average is maintained at the end of each academic year. Notification of Merit Scholarship status and award value is provided in a recipient’s letter of acceptance.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

This award is offered to select, incoming ninth grade students who possess strong character, commitment to service, academic curiosity and great leadership potential while embracing the values and the mission of the Academy. Recipients are eligible to receive $1,500 annually, provided a 3.0 grade-point average is maintained each year.

Catherine C. Murphy Memorial Scholarship

The Catherine C. Murphy Scholarship was generously established by Brian and MaryLynn Murphy in memory of their daughter, Catherine (Kitty) Murphy, a 2003 graduate of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth.
Kitty often reflected upon her time at the Academy as the happiest period of her life, where she flourished as a young woman. After strengthening her level of personal confidence, academic potential, and Christian values, Kitty went on to graduate cum laude from Gettysburg College. This scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman on the basis of demonstrated financial need and commitment to AOSE values.

Jacqueline and Matthew Sitter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jacqueline and Matthew Sitter lived a life-long commitment to the Catholic faith and to the education of young women. They believed the Academy of Saint Elizabeth provided their daughters (Teddy Marie Sitter ‘71 and Jo Sitter ‘75) the foundational experience to learn, think and make decisions as strong and independent women of faith. Jo and Teddy founded this 4-year scholarship to further the Academy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion while making an essential faith-based education available to young women who demonstrable leadership and mission-driven service.

Tylenda Family Scholarship

Dr. Barbara Tylenda ‘75 created this scholarship to honor her parents and four siblings for the many, ongoing sacrifices they made during her years of attendance as a day student at the Academy. She remains deeply grateful for her experience here and wants to pay it forward for future generations. This needs-based scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Academy.

External Scholarship Programs & Opportunities

Applicants in need of financial assistance are encouraged to inquire about scholarships and subsidies available from multiple sources, including their parish or local organizations. Students are also welcome to explore opportunities with Tri-County Scholarship Fund and Hope Through Education.

Tri-County Scholarship Fund

Tri-County Scholarship Fund provides assistance to families in financial need. Families must complete and submit an application by February 15, 2024 through the application portal for consideration, determined by demonstrated need. The student must reside within Morris, Passaic or Sussex counties in New Jersey, OR the school they plan to attend must be located in one of these three counties.

Hope Through Education

Hope Through Education provides economically disadvantaged children living in central New Jersey (must live in Hunderton, Middlesex, Somerset or Warren counties) with partial tuition scholarships to attend quality, values-based schools. Families must meet eligibility requirements and complete an application through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FGAA). Applications open on January 1 and close on March 31. Scholarships are valid for one year only, and all families must reapply each year.