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Privately-Funded Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, Ursuline is able to offer a select number of privately-funded scholarships each year to our rising and incoming ninth grade students. Recipients of these scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Students in the Class of 2024 may apply for consideration for the following scholarships:

Please carefully review descriptions and criteria to determine those scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Questions within the application may be used to help evaluate eligibility for scholarships with specific qualifying requirements. 

Emily Clemente Memorial Scholarship

Emily Clemente Memorial Scholarship

The Emily Clemente Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by Ann & Constantine Clemente in memory of their daughter Emily, an outstanding student and leader at Ursuline. Emily was a smart and energetic young woman who embraced all that Ursuline had to offer. She was known for her generosity, kindness and compassion - and for her desire to change the world.

The prestigious Emily Clemente Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming or rising ninth grade student based on academic potential, evident concern for others and demonstrated need. It is the only four-year, full-tuition scholarship offered at The Ursuline School.

Scholarship amount: Full tuition
Criteria: Strong academic record, involved in service and leadership activities. Demonstrated financial need required (as determined by School & Student Services

Please note: Essay supplement required. See scholarship application.

Gabelli Foundation Scholarship

Gabelli Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2005 by the Gabelli Foundation, this half-tuition, four-year scholarship is awarded each year to an academically-talented incoming or rising ninth grader of Italian descent whose grades (and TACHS/ISEE scores for incoming students) are in the top 10th percentile.

Scholarship amount: Half tuition
Criteria: Strong academic record and Italian heritage. Financial need as determined by School & Student Services  is considered but not required (

Sr. Jean Baptiste Nicholson, OSU Memorial Scholarship

Sr. Jean Baptiste Nicholson, OSU Memorial Scholarship

Sr. Jean Baptiste Nicholson, known to all as Sr. JB, led The Ursuline School for over 35 years, first as Principal and then as the first President. She was a woman of great vision and compassion, wisdom and strength, who loved The Ursuline School. This scholarship was established in her honor in 2010 and continues in her memory.

Scholarship amount: Partial tuition, various award amounts
Criteria: Involved in service and leadership activities. Financial need as determined by School & Student Services  is considered but not required (

Christine MacMenamin Memorial Scholarship

Christine MacMenamin Memorial Scholarship

Christine MacMenamin was an Ursuline student who was kind, bright and a friend to all. To secure her legacy and create opportunities for future Ursuline students, a committee of alumnae, family and friends organized the first Christine MacMenamin Memorial Scholarship Reception in May 2013. Now in its 8th year, this event has become a much-anticipated annual celebration of Ursuline friendship.

The Christine MacMenamin Memorial Scholarship is a partial-tuition, four-year scholarship awarded to a determined and motivated incoming or rising ninth grader with demonstrated need who will contribute to the vibrancy and unity of the school community. 

Scholarship amount: $8,000 per year

Criteria: Strong desire to attend Ursuline (if incoming student), involved in school or community, demonstrated financial need required (as determined by School & Student Services

Louise Este Bruce Scholarship

Louise Este Bruce Scholarship

Scholarship description: Louise Este Bruce was a philanthropist from a family of public officials and ambassadors. Throughout her life, Ms. Bruce donated to various charities, but felt a particular obligation toward private educational institutions. The Louise Este Bruce Foundation, created upon her death in 2013, has chosen to focus its efforts on institutions which share Ms. Bruce's passion for education. Through this need-based scholarship established at Ursuline in 2019, the Foundation wishes to recognize and support an academically-talented incoming ninth grade student. 

Scholarship amount: $5,000 per year
Criteria:  Intellectually curious, strong academics - 90% and above on TACHS/ISEE exam and middle school transcripts, demonstrated financial need required (as determined by School & Student Services

Helen Crossin-Kittle '85 Memorial Scholarship

Helen Crossin-Kittle '85 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship description: Helen Crossin Kittle ’85 was the one Ursuline alumna lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She was a computer specialist working for Cantor Fitzgerald – eSpeed. Helen was an original Ursuline “Woman of Tech" and was coding long before it became an important component of a 21st Century education. On the occasion of their 30th Reunion, the Class of 1985 chose to honor Helen’s memory by establishing this scholarship.

Scholarship amount: $1,000 per year
Criteria: Daughter or granddaughter of veteran, active military, first responder, or 9/11 family member. Interest in technology and computer science considered but not required.


Important Dates:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Application for Privately-Funded Scholarships Opens for students applying for Fall 2020 admission to the Class of 2024.

Monday, December 16, 2019

  • Applications for Privately-Funded Scholarships Due by 5:00PM.
  • Financial Aid Applications Due for all prospective 9th grade students who wish to be considered for grants and privately-funded scholarships that require demonstrated financial need. Please complete the online application at - school code is 7878.

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Acceptance, Scholarship, and Financial Aid Decisions Released



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