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Scholarships

Each year Molloy offers academic and named scholarships valued at over $1.3 million!

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on their grades and standardized test scores earned in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades, and their Catholic High School Admission entrance exam score (the top 1-2% on the TACHS exam).  In order to be considered for an academic scholarship, completed TACHS Applicant Records with the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade marks must be submitted by the applicant’s current school by December 13, 2022. TACHS Applicant Record forms may be accessed on www.tachsinfo.com.
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Named Scholarships

There are several Named Scholarships awarded each year.  These scholarships are designed to help mostly those who demonstrate financial need, and who have a B average (3.0) or higher in the core subjects (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies).  For a list of the Named Scholarships, click here.

A select few of these Named Scholarships honor firefighters lost during the World Trade Center attacks.  Immediate relatives (children, grandchildren) of current, retired, or deceased firefighters are highly encouraged to apply for a Named Scholarship.  Note: If you are not a relative of an FDNY firefighter, you can still apply for a Named Scholarship whose criteria does not specify that.
 
Named Scholarship Application Info & Criteria
 
The following is designed to help you determine if you meet the general guidelines:
  • Demonstrate financial need (though not all Named Scholarships are limited to that)
  • Student has maintained an average of B (3.0) or more in the core subjects (ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science) in the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades.
 
How to apply:
If you meet the requirements found in the above general guidelines, here are the following steps to apply.
  1. Take the TACHS exam and list Molloy (Code: 012) as your first choice high school.

  2. Confidential recommendation form filled out and emailed/mailed to Molloy c/o Admissions from two of the following:
      • Current Teacher
      • Pastor and/or clergy in residence of parish
      • Principal and/or administrator
      • Guidance Counselor
    *The recommender should know the student well and, if applicable, the family situation.

  3. Prepare a one page type-written essay outlining why you qualify for a Molloy Named Scholarship, including:
    • Why you wish to attend Molloy
    • Why you are a strong candidate for a Named Scholarship
    • Highlight your personal qualities, experiences, and strengths
    • Ensure your name is on the essay and that is PDF or Word Doc format
      *Note: You may list close relatives who have attended or who currently attend Molloy within the essay.
** For the Named Scholarship Online Application Form, click here. **
 
** For the Named Scholarship Online Parent Questionnaire Form, click here **
Confidential Recommendation Form: Applicant, please download and print two copies of the above recommendation forms and give to your two recommenders.  Please ask recommenders to complete this form and have them email it from an official school/organization email address to [email protected].  Alternatively, please have recommenders fill in the form, sign it, place it in a school or official envelope, sign it over the seal, and mail the form to: Archbishop Molloy High School Attn: Admissions 83-53 Manton Street Briarwood, NY 11435.
 
*Please remind recommenders to list financial issues or circumstances that would strengthen why you should be awarded a Named Scholarship. An example would be dire financial need, though not all scholarships are limited to that. Ensure that if you are applying for a specific Named Scholarship, they do not give a general explanation but one that is specific to this scholarship.
 
Additionally, please remember that in order to be considered for a Named Scholarship, you must complete the Named Scholarship Application Form and submit it with a one page scholarship essay.

Note: If you are sending us a general letter of recommendation (which is not required) and it is NOT pertaining to a Named Scholarship, please do NOT fill out the above Named Scholarship Recommendation Form nor the Named Scholarship Online Application.

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NAMED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET:
December 2, 2022
 
If you have any questions regarding Academic or Named Scholarships, feel free to email the Scholarship Specialist & Director of Admissions, Mr. Edwidge Turenne '98, at [email protected] and please CC [email protected] as well.
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Outside Scholarship Opportunity - Columbus Citizen's Foundation
 
Columbus Citizen's Foundation four year scholarships are available to students entering their freshman year of high school.  Criteria: Italian ancestry, financial need, academic excellence, and service to school and community.  Visit www.ColumbusCitizensFD.org for more information and to complete an application.  The application will be available online in November (exact date TBD) and the application DEADLINE is February 2022 (exact date TBD).