St. Rita Merit Scholarship

Thanks to a generous bequest, and after months of study, the Finance Council of St. Rita Parish is excited to now offer current and prospective students an opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to attend our day school.

"We are excited to now offer students, both current and prospective, an opportunity to make private, Catholic education an attainable possibility." says Jim Rallo, father of five St. Rita School alumni and a member of St. Rita's Finance Council. "Being able to recognize and reward students and families for both their academic achievements and their dedication to service and life-long learning is at the heart of what makes St. Rita School different."

The St. Rita Merit Scholarship is the first of its kind offered by a private elementary school, basing its criteria not just on financial need, but also on the merit and quality of the student. No other private, Catholic elementary school currently offers this. "We are starting something special here," says Fr. Burchell, Paster of St. Rita Parish, "We are investing in the most important resource we have--our young students."

Completing the St. Rita Merit Scholarship Application
  • To RENEW your St. Rita Merit Scholarship award from the previous year, you MUST complete PART I of the St. Rita Merit Scholarship application and submit a new FACTS form online.
  • To RENEW your current St. Rita Merit Scholarship award and ADD an additional family member for consideration, you MUST also complete PART II of the St. Rita Merit Scholarship application for EACH additional child.
  • IMPORTANT - Return the completed Merit Scholarship ONLY to the St. Rita Middle School office.
  • St. Rita School will pay the $30.00 application fee on your behalf.
  • FIRST TIME APPLICATION - You MUST complete PART II and PART III of the St. Rita Merit Scholarship application for each child, Part IV is required, ONE per family.
  • FIRST TIME APPLICATION - You will only be required to fill out one FACTS application per family, regardless of whether you are applying for just the St. Rita Merit Scholarship or for both the St. Rita Merit Scholarship AND the Diocesan Financial Aid.
  • From your St. Rita FACTS Parent Portal click on: Apply for Grant & Aid
  • Enter your log in and password that was used in the previous year. First time users will need to "Create an Account"
  • Application and supporting documents due: 03/13/2020
  • Application Fee: $30.00 (St. Rita School will pay this fee)
  • Important: For Diocesan Aid you must use the 2019 documents as stated below. For the Merit Scholarship ONLY you can use 2019 or 2018 documents.
  • Required Supporting Documentation- applications submitted without documentation will not be processed.
    • Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse
    • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting schedules
    • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.
  • Submitting Documentation - documentation should be submitted at the time the application is completed.
  • Application IDs must be included on all documents. Failure to include your ID will delay processing of your application.
  • Direct Upload - PDF format (login with your username and password)
  • Contact Information - Customer Care 866.441.4637