Cardinal Ritter High School

Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Scholarships
Cardinal Ritter offers academic scholarships to incoming freshmen based on scores from the first two Cardinal Ritter Placement Tests. To be eligible for these scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year, students must submit an application for admission by January 30, 2015. Eligibility for the following awards is based only on the Cardinal Ritter High School Placement Test. Scores from placement tests administered at other schools will not be used for awarding scholarships, but can be used for assessment and academic placement.

Cardinal Ritter High School Scholar Awards are four-year scholarships given to incoming freshmen. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and meet the ISTEP+ standards in both math and language arts in their sophomore year in order to continue to receive their awards. Scholarship recipients will receive a notification letter by January 1, 2015.


The Cardinal Joseph Ritter Scholar Award
Awarded to students with a composite score in the 98th or 99th percentile on the Cardinal Ritter Placement Exam.$4,000 award divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School.

The Cardinal Ritter President’s Scholar Award
Awarded to students with a composite score in the 96th or 97th percentile on the Cardinal Ritter Placement Exam. $3,000 award divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School.

The Cardinal Ritter Principal’s Scholar Award
Awarded to students with a composite score between the 90th and 95th percentile on the Cardinal Ritter Placement Exam. $2,000 award divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School.

Parents’ Club West Deanery Achievement Award
Awarded to one student from each West Deanery Parish with the highest composite score of those students scoring between the 80th and 89th percentile on the Cardinal Ritter Placement Exam. One-time $500 scholarship to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School.

Cardinal Ritter Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
The Cardinal Ritter Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen whose parents are graduates of Cardinal Ritter High School. This scholarship represents the importance of tradition and family and the value it brings to the Cardinal Ritter community. Applications for the Legacy Scholarship are distributed to eligible students in the fall of their freshman year and the scholarship is awarded at halftime of the Homecoming football game. The number of awards each year may vary. Award is based on academic standing, school and community involvement, and completion of the application and essay. One-time $500 scholarship to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School.

Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter Memorial Scholarship
Cardinal Joseph Ritter was the first Archbishop of Indianapolis and is best known for his groundbreaking efforts in desegregating Catholic schools in Indianapolis in 1937. Cardinal Ritter serves as an example for our students, staff, and graduates today. We honor his efforts in achieving social justice and equality by awarding this scholarship to two incoming freshmen students. Applications for the Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter Memorial Scholarship will be available in our Guidance Office March 2014. Award is based on completion of an application, including an essay concerning racial equality and overcoming racial discrimination and prejudice in our world today. One-time $500 scholarship to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School.

Berty~Young Scholarship
The Berty ~ Young Scholarship is offered to students of large families whose parents understand the sacrifice that is made to provide the educational opportunities that are available at Cardinal Ritter High School.  Applications are due May 7th. 2014.  This scholarship is for $500 and is for families with multiple children enrolled in Cardinal Ritter.