Cardinal Ritter offers academic scholarships to incoming freshmen based on scores from the Cardinal Ritter Placement Tests. To be eligible for these scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year, students must submit an application for admission by January 30, 2023. 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 March 30, 2023.
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. The $4,000 award is divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School. This award is automatically awarded to students who qualify and apply.
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. The $3,000 award is divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School. This award is automatically awarded to students who qualify and apply.
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. The $2,000 award is divided equally over four years at Cardinal Ritter High School. This award is automatically awarded to students who qualify.
Parent 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. The one-time $500 scholarship is to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School. Each award automatically granted to the students who qualify and apply from each parish.
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 or grandparents are graduates of Cardinal Ritter High School. This scholarship represents the importance of tradition, 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. The award is based on academic standing, school and community involvement, and completion of the application and essay. The one-time $500 is scholarship is to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School.
**Freshmen of CRHS employees are not eligible for this scholarship**
Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter Memorial Scholarship
Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter was born on July 20, 1892 in New Albany, Indiana. He was the first Archbishop of Indianapolis and is known for his groundbreaking efforts in desegregating the Indianapolis Catholic schools in 1937. He was made Cardinal in 1961 while serving as the Archbishop of St. Louis. Joseph Ritter was the only Archbishop of our Archdiocese ever to be named a Cardinal. While in St. Louis, he continued his work of integrating the Catholic schools. Cardinal Ritter serves as an example for our students, staff ,and graduates. We honor his efforts toward achieving social justice by awarding this memorial scholarship in the amount of $500 to deserving 8 th grade students who plan to attend Cardinal Ritter for their freshman year.
In order to be considered for the Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter Memorial Scholarship, a student
must fulfill the following requirements:
* Complete application, including reference letter and essay.
* Maintain a “B” average in eighth grade. Please include a copy of report card or transcript.
* Complete a typed, 300 word essay voicing your concern for issues of social injustice, such as racial discrimination and prejudice.
* Return application, a reference letter, essay, and report/transcript to Jamie Liston, Director of Admissions via email firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of May 5, 2023
Monsignor John Ryan Scholarship
Monsignor John Ryan was a pastor at St. Anthony Parish for 35 years and Dean of the Indianapolis West Deanery for over 20 years. He was very dedicated to his people and always concerned about the education of the students in the West Deanery. This scholarship of $2000 is awarded to a student who attends St. Anthony, St. Anne, St. Gabriel, St. Joseph,, St. Michael or St. Susanna and:
* Is in good standing at their current school.
* Maintains a “C” or better average.
Students wishing to apply must complete and submit an application by May 11, 2023.
Applications may be submitted to the Director of Admissions, Jamie Liston
email@example.com or by mail to Director of Admissions, 3360 West 30 th Street,,
Indianapolis, IN 46222. Attn: Jamie Liston
The Joyner Scholarship is offered to any African American student in grades 8-11 who attends Cardinal Ritter High School. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded during the fall of the following school year.
In order to be considered for the Joyner Scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:
1. Students must be African American in grades 8-11
2. Complete the application and the essay
3. Return completed application and essay to Mrs. Liston by May 11, 2023
The Virginia Crockett Scholarship
Virginia J. (O’Reilly) Crockett (1920-2012) served as Ritter’s librarian and administrative assistant to the principal for nearly 20 years. She is remembered for her strong commitment to academics, Catholic education, and dedication to her family and those in need of help and support. She strongly believed that kindness, forgiveness, hard work, good manners, a good book and commitment to God and family was testament to a life well lived. Her family aims tohonor her memory by providing an annual scholarship to a deserving student.
Applicants can fill out the attached form for submission, along with their essay. Teacher recommendations can be submitted in conjunction with the form or separately. Applications are due by April 7, 2023.
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, in accordance with our mission to advance and assist with Catholic education, is once again offering two $1000.00 scholarships ($500.00/semester) for the 2022-2023 school year: one to Cardinal Ritter High School and one to Scecina Memorial High School. It is open to all 8th grade students planning to attend either school. The student is required to write an essay, limited to 300 words, reflecting on their thoughts about the Value of a Catholic Education.
The essay will be evaluated by L.A.O.H. members on the following criteria: Comprehension, Organization/Grammar, and Creativity. In addition to the essay, a complete entry will include the students’ information form, along with his/her most recent report card. Scholarship entries should be mailed to Ruth Winters, 4211 Tarragon Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46237 or submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 5th or received via email on that date to be considered. Entries submitted via email must combine all application components into a single PDF. Questions may be directed to Ruth at email@example.com or 317-445-4612. Click here for the student information form.