Archbishop Spalding High School awards academic scholarships to students entering grade nine. Initial qualification for these scholarships is based on performance on the admissions/placement test, academic records, and recommendations. Students who qualify are then contacted and invited to compete for recognition. Criteria for final selection will include performance in an essay competition; an interview; academic achievement; personal, academic, and extra-curricular recommendations; as well as level of involvement in community, school, and service-related activities.
The first principal of the school now known as Archbishop Spalding High School was Sister Lucidie, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. When the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Marie Rose Julie Billiart, was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1969 he said "We do not create, we do not confer saintliness; we recognize it, we proclaim it!" Pioneer Leadership Scholarships
recognize and proclaim the outstanding good works, leadership, and pioneering spirit of students entering grade 9. Any applicant to freshman year, who wishes to be considered for a leadership scholarship, must submit the scholarship application and essay by the Application for Admission
deadline. Interviews can be scheduled after the scholarship application has been submitted. Pioneer Leadership Scholarship Application
Freshman students may apply and audition for instrumental (brass, wind, percussion, strings), vocal, and piano (choral accompanist) scholarships. Students who wish to be considered for a music scholarship must submit a music scholarship application and letter of recommendation from a music teacher by the Application for Admission deadline(December 17, 2021). Students will be notified of audition times in early January, with auditions taking place later that month. Scholarships may be renewed annually upon evaluation of the program director. Audition RequirementsMusic Scholarship Application
All Freshman scholarship applications (awarded by Archbishop Spalding High School) are due at the time of the Application for Admission.