Scholarships & Awards

The Academy of the Sacred Heart provides a limited number of scholarships and awards to talented applicants who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the values of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. Applicants may begin the scholarship application process by clicking here.  

Barat Scholars

Barat Scholars are distinctive in their exemplary commitment to academic ingenuity and promise. Barat Scholars distinguish themselves with service to others, consistent, healthy participation in group activities, demonstration of faith in action and evidence of responsible citizenship.
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Gazelle Scholars Award

Gazelles of the Sacred Heart are swift in their ability to learn new information and combine it with experience to be superior problem-solvers, critical thinkers and those whose integrity matches the values of the Gospel and the Goals and Criteria. The Gazelle Scholars Award is given to a new student who exhibits leadership potential, strong character, and a commitment to excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

Candidates must exhibit the qualities of strong Christian values, intellectual and academic pursuits, sense of awareness of the needs of others, inclusion of others in work and play, and an understanding of her strengths and limitations. 
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Knight Scholars Award

Knights of the Sacred Heart are distinctive in their exemplary commitment to academic ingenuity and promise. Knights distinguish themselves with demonstrated commitment to the values of the Goals and Criteria, consistent service to others, healthy participation in group activities, demonstration of faith in action and evidence of responsible citizenship.

This scholarship is awarded to new students who excel academically, show evidence of capacity for original thought and critical thinking. These young men are able to communicate with adults and peers, and make the commitment to be leaders in the school community in both word and action.
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Young Scholars Program

Primary and Lower School students make visible the mission of Madeleine Sophie Barat, a genuine love of learning, deep respect for others, faith in action, curiosity and creative thought. Essential to the completion of instructional objectives is the element of creative play, eager participation in the learning process, a desire to attempt new activities and academic promise.

The Young Scholars Program Scholarship is awarded to new students, boys or girls, in Kindergarten through Grade 4, who exhibit curiosity for learning, perseverance, independence and  interpersonal skills. These qualifications will be assessed by the administrator and faculty using observations during the applicant's visiting day and performance on the age-appropriate assessment tool. 
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Awards Available to Current Students

The Academy of the Sacred Heart also offers several merit-based awards outside the scope of the scholarship application process. Among these are: 

Duchesne Merit Scholars

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ was the first Religious of the Sacred Heart to come to America. She came from France to New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to found the first school in America in St. Charles, Missouri. Her pioneering spirit provides an apt model for all of our students.

This  merit scholarship is awarded to returning students in Grade 9 who excel academically and show excellence in all areas of academic and non-academic performance. Criteria includes a 93% composite score or higher on Stanford Achievement Testing.

Janet Erskine Stuart Scholarship Awards

Janet Erskine Stuart Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, including grades and test scores, as well as strong teacher/personal recommendations. The awards, which are applied toward the cost of tuition, are given to returning students of the Academy of the Sacred Heart Middle School for Girls and Kensington Hall. The awards are named for the first English Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart, a recognized authority in the field of education and an author of books dealing with curriculum.

McGregor Awards

McGregor Awards provide tuition assistance for academically qualified students in the Middle School for Girls, Kensington Hall and the Upper School. Applicants follow established Academy admissions and tuition assistance procedures.

Did You Know?

ASH belongs to a network of 22 Sacred Heart schools in the U.S. and is part of a community of schools in 41 countries around the world.