Archbishop Spalding High School awards Presidential and Father Roman 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 scholarship committee may elect to award a Founders' Scholarship to a student excelling in Academics, Leaderships, and Service to the community.
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 any essay by December 12. Interviews can be scheduled once the scholarship application has been submitted. Pioneer Leadership Scholarship Application
Music students apply and audition for instrumental, vocal, piano (choral accompanist), and string music scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed annually upon evaluation of the program director.Music Scholarship Application
All Freshman scholarship applications (awarded by Archbishop Spalding High School) are due at the time of Application for Admission