The Class of 2014 has received more than $27,000,000 in scholarships and grant awards to various universities and colleges around the nation. An amazing seventy-one percent (71%) of our senior class has received scholarships and grants! Just some of the colleges and universities PJP students were accepted to and are attending include: Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University, Catholic University of America, Duquesne University, Drexel University, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, James Madison University, Lehigh University, Loyola University Maryland, Michigan State University, New York University, Northeastern University, Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University/Schreyer Honors College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint Joseph's University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Syracuse University, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, and Villanova University (including a full scholarship to Villanova!). Congratulations to the very impressive Class of 2014, who will graduate on Wednesday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.
PJP is thrilled to announce and recognize FIVE eighth grade students who were recently named as Neumann Scholars. Each of these students has made the decision to attend Pope John Paul II High School! The Neumann Scholars are awarded four-year-scholarships from the Connelly Foundation to attend the archdiocesan high school of their choice. The local Neumann Scholars are: Michael Granito, Holy Family School; Molly Green, Holy Cross Regional School; Susannah McHugh, St. Mary School; Dylan Mintzer, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School; Michael Pirrall, St. Mary School. These students, their families, school, and parish communities have MUCH to be proud of. PJP shares their enthusiasm and pride! We are so pleased they have chosen to attend our excellent high school. Way to go, Michael, Molly, Susannah, Dylan, and Michael! You are going to shine at PJP!
Attention ALL new and current PJP Parents! The 2014-2015 Financial Aid Application is now available. For the first time ever, we encourage ALL families to complete this application online. Please visit www.psas.org/blocs/. You may also click the link to the right. Please note that the income guidelines for EITC grants have changed, and more families may qualify this year. The income guidelines are listed on the website. Financial Aid Grants will not be made to any family who has not completed this application.
Many congratulations to the Pope John Paul II High School seniors who have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Rohan Basuthakur, Jacquelyn Bowes, Timothy B. Kline and Daniel A. Parker have much to be proud of! Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition. Rohan, Jackie, Tim and Dan, you make PJP proud! As the National Merit Scholarship Program states, "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation."
PJP warmly invites 8th graders and high school students considering a potential transfer to schedule a Shadow Day at PJP. Shadow Days give students an opportunity to spend the day in the PJP classrooms to gain a better understanding of what life is like on a typical day at Pope John Paul II High School. Please visit the Admissions tab above > Schedule a Shadow Day for instructions about how to set up this visit. We can't wait to see you here at PJP!