Scholarship and Financial Aid Information Announced for 2019-2020

Several scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for current students and families to learn about and apply for use during the 2019-2020 School Year.

The scholarships are broken down into four main groups: Holy Name-specific scholarships; the Cleveland Scholarship Program; need-based financial aid; and additional outside scholarships. Please read more about how to apply for these scholarships, and the deadlines associated with each, below.

Holy Name-Specific Scholarships: Hard copies of the scholarship application forms will be available during lunch periods on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8. They will also be available in the Advancement Office throughout the month of February. Online versions can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/. Some of the scholarships are grade-level specific, while others are for all students to apply for. Please pay attention to the criteria.

The deadline for Holy Name-specific scholarships to be turned in to Holy Name is Thursday, March 21, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Kate McCall at kmccall@holynamehs.com, or at 440-886-0300 ext. 148.

Cleveland Scholarship Program: All students who reside in the city of Cleveland are eligible to apply for this $6,000 scholarship. An application must be submitted each year for renewal, and the paperwork can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CSPRenewalForm.pdf. If your student does not currently receive the Cleveland Scholarship, the Request Form must be completed, and can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CSPRequestForm.pdf.

The deadline for applications to be turned into Holy Name so they can be properly submitted to the Ohio Department of Education is early April 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Main Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 120.

Need-Based Financial Aid: Holy Name partners with FACTS to handle all aspects of the financial aid application and verification process. In order to be considered for need-based financial aid from Holy Name and the Diocese of Cleveland, you must fill out the FACTS form. Go to https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-financial-aid/ to find the FACTS website, where you can register, sign-in and fill out the online application. The application will be finalized only after your 2018 tax return information has been submitted. Please note that no hard copy forms are available from FACTS this year; it all must be done online.

The deadline to submit your FACTS application is early April 2019. Please be aware that if you received financial aid from Holy Name during the 2018-2019 school year, it will not be renewed unless you complete the FACTS financial aid form now. If you have any questions about the FACTS Financial Aid Form, contact the Finance Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 124.

Outside Holy Name Scholarships: There are also several scholarships outside of Holy Name that you are invited to consider.

John P. Patton Memorial Scholarship – This full-tuition scholarship is open to current juniors and sophomores applicants who are children or grandchildren of current US military personnel or US veterans, and who are involved in school life and consistently demonstrate positive character traits. The student must also demonstrate financial need by completing the FACTS financial aid application; achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA; and complete a one-page essay. This scholarship would be applied to next year’s tuition. If you meet these criteria and would like to apply, applications are available in the main office or with Mrs. Blanc. All completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Blanc by MARCH 1, 2019.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council 11464 Knights of Columbus – Ferdinand P. Goll Memorial Scholarship: https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KoC-Goll-Memorial-Scholarship.pdf.

Families will be made aware of all other scholarship opportunities as they become available.

Reminders about deadlines for the Cleveland Scholarship, the Holy Name-specific scholarships, and the FACTS financial aid application will be sent out as needed.

NO SCHOOL – Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31

Holy Name High School has made the decision to CLOSE on Wednesday, January 30 AND on Thursday, January 31 due to the extreme wind chill temperatures expected throughout Northeast Ohio on those days. Please stay safe, warm and bundled up inside on these days off!

Tess Smith ’19 Named National Merit Commended Student

Tess Smith ’19 Named National Merit Commended Student

Exciting news from Queens Highway: Tess Smith ’19 has been named a Commended Student in the Class of 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program!

Tess is in the top 10 of her senior class, and is a member of National Honor Society. She is the Drama Club President, and has performed in many of Holy Name’s fall plays and spring musicals. Tess is also a member of the Green Wave Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band.

Aside from her musical and acting talents, Tess is involved with Campus Ministry, Cenacle of Mary and PenOhio. At her home parish of St. Christopher in Rocky River, she teaches fifth grade PSR.

Tess’s top college choice is currently Loyola University in Chicago. We congratulate her on representing the Holy Name community well both in and outside of the classroom!

Main Building Entrance Closed During Summer

On Monday, June 4, planned construction will begin on the front of Holy Name’s main building. The construction will continue through Friday, August 17.

Between June 4 and August 17, Holy Name’s Main Entrance will not be open. Additionally, the circle in front of the main building will be inaccessible to traffic at certain times.

For those who need to come to the school’s Main Office this summer, please come up Layor Drive, and park in the teacher’s lot. You can enter using the school’s side entrance.

For those needing access to the athletic facilities (Main and Auxiliary Gyms, Cicerchi Field, Weight Room, etc.), please come up Queens Highway and park in the student parking lot. You can enter using the Main Gym entrance.

Please remember there is no one-way traffic on Layor Drive or Queens Highway during the summer; both streets are open to two-way traffic at all hours until school resumes in August.

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Holy Name High School Class of 2022! Your classmates at Holy Name look forward to you joining them as part of the Namer Family very soon. Look for a special surprise in your front yard tomorrow – it’s our way of welcoming you to HN!

Seniors Karen Nemeth & Sarah Sparks Earn 2018 Scholastic Art Awards

Holy Name is proud to announce that two students received recognition after submitting artwork to the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards – Cuyahoga County Region Competition. Student artwork pieces from across the county were considered, with 3,325 submissions being reviewed.

Karen Nemeth ’18 received a Gold Key Award (artwork demonstrating the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal voice and technical skill) for her drawing and illustration titled “The Future,” while also receiving a Silver Key Award (artwork demonstrating achievement worthy of recognition at the regional level) for her printmaking piece, “Acceptance.”

Sarah Sparks ’18 earned an Honorable Mention (artwork demonstrating creative potential) for her mixed media piece, “Spiral Garden.”

Both Karen and Sarah were recognized for these achievements at an award ceremony held at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Saturday, January 13. Karen’s artwork is now on display in CIA’s Reinberger Gallery, with Sarah’s artwork being displayed digitally on monitors in the same gallery. Their artwork will be up through Friday, February 2, and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Karen’s Silver Key Award piece, “Acceptance,” was made during Mrs. Beth Ryan’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Art Foundations class, with her Gold Key Award winning artwork done in last year’s Intermediate Design course. When designing her artwork, Karen is inspired by her daily life struggles. “Artwork helps display emotions and life,” said Karen. “Art comes in many forms, and it is a great way of expressing yourself. I like how universal and versatile it can be.”

Next year, Karen plans to study Studio Art at Kent State University. In the future, she would like to travel and become multilingual.

Sarah’s entry was also created as part of her work in Mrs. Beth Ryan’s CCP Art Foundations course. She grew up with art as a major part of her life, as her mother is a high school art teacher. “I also focus on emotions for art inspiration,” said Sarah. “I like to incorporate shapes and designs from nature into my designs, too.”

After graduation this spring, Sarah plans to study Studio Art, Interior Design or Architecture at The Ohio State University or Kent State University.

The entire Holy Name community congratulates both Karen and Sarah for sharing their talents and creating this beautiful, award-winning artwork!