Annual Merit Scholarship
The typical MHC Academy merit scholar is one who has achieved straight A’s or mostly A’s throughout 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. This student has also scored in the 90th local percentile or higher on the entrance exam. When applicant pools are exceptionally competitive, other criteria may be used to assist in the decision process. These criteria include: recommendations, school and community involvement, history of service, and ranking order of the student’s high school choices.
There is no separate application for Merit Scholarships, as all students who apply by the December deadline will be considered for scholarships during the application review process. Students will be notified of scholarship awards in their acceptance packets.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Newly registered and returning students who have not already been awarded a renewable merit scholarship (or who are seeking additional funding opportunities) may submit the general Scholarship Opportunities Application to be considered for all existing scholarships.
2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunities
Ana Maria Auxilium Scholarship
The selection process for the Ana Maria Scholarship is highly competitive, with a single student chosen per grade level each year. This full tuition award is available only to registered students, and all families are notified when the application is released. Awards are announced in late Spring for the upcoming year.
Financial Assistance Opportunities
MHC Academy Tuition Assistance Fund
The Academy makes every best effort to lessen the tuition burden for families in need by awarding a limited number of financial grants from the Academy's Tuition Assistance Fund. To qualify for financial assistance, applicants must have received an offer of acceptance and submitted a separate financial aid application online. The Academy cannot estimate aid awards or process aid applications until the student’s admission application has been reviewed and decided.
MHC Academy partners with FACTS Management, a subsidiary of Nelnet, to process students' applications for assistance. FACTS is an independent financial review company that relies on the submission of detailed and confidential financial information to determine each family's eligibility for assistance based on financial need. Awards of financial assistance are made on a one-year basis pending the submission of an updated application by February 15th of each subsequent year.
Freshman applicants may take advantage of Financial Aid Early Determination. Early Determination applicants will receive financial aid offers in their acceptance packets - up to 3 months earlier than in prior years - when they submit their completed financial aid applications with supporting documents via FACTS on or before the December 7th admissions deadline.
2019-2020 Deadline Information
Early Determination Deadline (Freshmen Applicants Only) - December 7th
Returning Students Deadline - February 15th