Our Lady of Port Richmond

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What are OLPR Grade 8 Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarships?

Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional School’s "Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarship Program" is designed to "pay it forward" to the families of up to 5 very high performing eight graders. OLPR’s Program will award $2,000 Catholic High School scholarships to our partnering schools in their freshman year  to up to 5 students who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Academic Excellence;
  • Demonstrate the following qualities of exemplary Catholic identity: Leadership, Courtesy, Cooperation, Effort and Service.
  • Attend one of our partner high schools


OLPR’s Program goes one step farther to enable Catholic families to continue their Catholic Education Journey. Many Catholic Secondary schools, both Archdiocesan and Private, have agreed to provide an additional $2,000 MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP in the freshman year to OLPR's students who enroll in their high schools. Additionally, several high schools have also agreed to provide at least $2,000 in scholarships to the students in the Sophomore, Junior and Senior years of their four year education. Supplementing these awards, our partner schools will permit students to apply for Need-based financial assistance during the full four year period of their Catholic secondary education. The maximum tuition assistance value to parents of each of the selected students in these cases is at least $10,000 in tuition assistance during the student’s secondary education. .   

 OLPR'S "Catholic High School Matching Starter Scholarship Program" will cost the school up to $10,000 annually. OLPR’s ability to afford this one-of-a-kind program in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is made possible by and funded by our Home and School Association's and Alumni's support in the form of fundraising activities that occur throughout the school year. 

 OLPR's Program is intended to give something back - "Pay It Forward" - to students and families who have demonstrated through their Academic Achievements  and Catholic Identity, as well as their financial sacrifices a firm belief in the VALUE of a CATHOLIC EDUCATION.

Matching Starter Scholarships

Paying It Forward

Deadline: June 1, 2020




Do You Qualify?

Qualifying is easy. Simply answer the following questions honestly. If you answer yes to one or more, than we encourage you to apply.

  • Are you entering Grade 8 in 2020-2021?
  • Do you practice your faith?
  • Do you perform to your academic ability in all subject areas (including all specials, effort and conduct)?
  • Do you demonstrate leadership qualities?
  • Do you participate in school  and community activities?


*Note: Once selected, recipients must comply with all of the admissions and financial aid application requirements of their selected high school in order to receive funding. This includes, but is not limited to, completing the high school application, the entrance examination, any required financial aid applications, etc. Students and parents will also be required to sign and comply with an OLPR Academic and Behavior Agreement. Complete details and Information will be furnished to families via OLPR and the selected high school.