The Maguire Foundation, in partnership with Faith in the Future Foundation (Foundation), will award $3,000 per-year scholarships to at least six students in each of the eighteen qualifying Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools. The current application is specific to eight graders entering the high school Class of 2022. The scholarship is renewable for each of the four years of high school, given that the Maguire Scholar maintains standards consistent with the qualifications listed below.

To receive a scholarship, a student must fulfill the following criteria for selection:

Financial Need: Candidates must have a demonstrated financial need of at least $3,000 as determined by a completed tuition assistance appication - FACTS Grant and Aid process. The financial aid application is available at the high school website and the Office of Catholic Education Website as of November 1, 2017.

  • Families must apply to FACTS to be considered for the Maguire Scholarship and to be considered for any additional tuition assistance funds that may be made available.

Academic Ability: The Criteria for academic excellence requires at least a cumulative 85 average utilizing the final grades of the 7th grade and the first trimester of the 8th grade or equivalent at the time of application. Additionally, a Total Score-National Percentile (NP) of 60 on the 7th grade TerraNova test is required.

Personal Growth and Development: Candidate must have minimal absences and latenesses at the time of application. In addition, he/she must show at least "Satisfactory" on his/her report card in "personal development."

Commitment to Community Service and Extracurricular Activity: Candidates must be currently participating in at least one ongoing community service and at least one extracurricular activity.

High School Matriculation: Candidates must attend one of the seventeen Archdiocesan High Schools or Mercy Career and Technical High School and he/she must have completed the application process for admission into that high school.

Applications will be made available in all Archdiocesan Elementary and High Schools as well as online. The non-financial qualifications outline above will be judged based on the input provided by the candidate's elementary school principal as evidenced on the attached "Recommender Form." The student/parent must complete and submit the application and standard financial aid application through FACTS Grant and Aid by November 22, 2017

The application pool will be comprised of candidates that have put themselves forward and/or are identified by the President/Admissions Director of the specified high school. Upon receipt of the completed application vetted by the Office of Catholic Education, the selection of the Maguire Scholars will be made at the high school level from this pool of qualified applicants. Notification will be forwarded through the Office of Catholic Education.

Please do not directly contact Maguire Foundation . All inquiries and questions should be directed to the Office of Catholic Education at 215-587-5664.

Application Steps:

  1. Complete the application: click here for application (This part needs to be completed by November 1, 2017)

Have your Principal complete a Principal Recommendation Form : click here for Principal Recommendation

  1. Apply for financial aid after November 1, 2017

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office of Catholic Education Suite 510, Attention: Maguire Scholars Program

222 N. 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please do not directly contact Maguire Foundation . All inquiries and questions should be directed to the Office of Catholic Education at 215-587-5664.