Tuition Assistance and Scholarships


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Resurrection understands the importance of making high school affordable for its students and their parents. That is why we offer dozens of scholarships and other tuition assistance opportunities in order to make our excellent education affordable.

 

Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Application Process:

The application process for tuition assistance and scholarships begins in December of each year when the applications become available.  The FACTS application is the application for tuition assistance and must be completed for any need-based scholarship opportunity as well.  FACTS applications are due back to the FACTS company before their January 8, 2018 deadline.

Scholarship Applications


Scholarship applications will be available beginning December 2, 2017. Applications are available in the Main Office and on the school's website. Scholarship applications are due January 8, 2018Both the scholarships and the tuition assistance awards are announced by February 28, 2018.

 

Work Study Program:

The Resurrection College Prep Work-Study Program offers students the ability earn additional financial aid by cleaning classrooms after school.  Students are awarded $7.50 per day that they clean.  Generally, the students work approximately 45 minutes per day. Their tuition accounts are credited with the aid at the end of the first and second semesters.  Preference will be given to freshman and sophomore students since they usually cannot find jobs in the workplace. 

 

The following scholarships are available for students:


 

The Resurrection College Prep Block Top Tester Scholarship

The Resurrection College Prep Block Top Tester Scholarship awards $1500 to the ten students who score the highest on the Entrance Exam at Resurrection. The $1500 is awarded for the student’s freshman year at Resurrection. The scholarship will be presented at the student’s 8th grade award presentation or graduation by a representative of Resurrection College Prep High School. No application necessary.

 

Alumnae Scholarship

The Alumnae Scholarship is presented by the Resurrection College Prep High School Alumnae Association to recognize alumnae heritage.  Any student whose mother, grandmother(s), aunt(s) or sister(s) are Resurrection alumnae are eligible to apply for one of the four $1000 scholarships.  Recipients will be based on alumnae heritage, financial need and good academic standing. Applications available in the Fall. 

 

Aurelia Smigielska-Wright Scholarship 

The Aurelia Smigielska-Wright Scholarship was established in loving memory of Aurelia Smigielska-Wright, by her husband, William Wright and her daughter, Joan Wright Boyd ’73.  The $1000 scholarship is presented annually to a freshman, sophomore, or junior student who demonstrates financial need and is a participant in the Resurrection Strategies for Academic Success Program or has a parent who is physically challenged or chronically ill.  Application available in December. 

 

 

Blessed Celine and Mother Hedwig Scholarship 

The Blessed Celine and Mother Hedwig Scholarship was established by the Sisters of the Resurrection in support of the mission of Resurrection College Prep High School.  The Sisters of the Resurrection are proud to provide this endowed scholarship in memory of their foundresses, Blessed Celine and Mother Hedwig.  Scholarships are presented to current freshmen, sophomores or juniors based on financial need and students involved in a leadership role in the school, parish and/or community. Three scholarships are awarded each year; one each in the values of $1500, $1000, and $500.  Application available in December. 

 

 

Burchard Scholarship

The Burchard Scholarship is a $500 scholarship established in honor of Grace and Ellen Burchard by Patricia DiBenedetto '43.  The Burchard Scholarship helps fulfill the promise Patricia made to follow in the charitable footsteps of her grandmother.  Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior, demonstrate financial need and participate in extra-curriculars at Resurrection.  Application available in December. 

 

Dr. Carrie Hall Jaworski Leadership Scholarship

The Dr. Carrie Hall Jaworski Scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Carrie Hall Jaworski ’88 to recognize a current freshman, sophomore or junior student with financial need who shares her leadership abilities with the community.  Dr. Jaworski believes the leadership opportunities Resurrection College Prep High School provided to her as a young woman was instrumental in her future successes. For that reason, she wants to help other young women reach their leadership potential with this $500 scholarship.  Application available in December.

 

 

Charlotte Lennon Memorial Scholarship

The Charlotte Lennon Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Charlotte Lennon '78 who died in a car accident at the age of 21.  This $1000 scholaship was established by Charlotte's family so they could help young women further their education.  Applicants must be a current freshmen, sophomore or junior and demonstrate a passion for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Application available in December.

 

Christine Olender Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Christine Olender, a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School’s Class of 1980, who was the assistant general manager at the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, where she had worked from 1996 to 2001. Christine was one of the countless victims lost in the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Christine’s family, friends and fellow Resurrection alumnae, an endowed scholarship fund provides for a $1000 scholarship each year to a current freshman, sophomore or junior student who demonstrates financial need has interest and involvement in the Fine Arts and is of Polish descent.  Application available in December.

 

Danielle Marie Pisterzi Scholarship

The Danielle Marie Pisterzi Scholarship was established in Danielle’s memory in 2013 after an automobile accident. The scholarship fund was created at Resurrection College Prep and will be awarded to two Resurrection students who demonstrate the qualities that Danielle so beautifully exhibited. Danielle was completing a degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and is remembered by classmates as a hard-working, determined student and by family and friends for her infectious smile that led her to make friends with anyone she met. The two $1000 scholarships recgnize juniors or seniors who are involved in extra-curricular activities at Resurrection College Prep.  Applications available in the Fall.  2017-18 Danielle Marie Pisterzi Scholarship Application


Dr. Chris Kelly Student Mentor Scholarship 

The Dr. Chris Kelly Student Mentor Scholarship is in memory of Dr. Chris Kelly, Resurrection College Prep High School Class of 1959 – wife, mother, teacher and mentor. While raising three children, Dr. Kelly taught Mathematics at Resurrection College Prep High School spanning a 30-year period and served on numerous boards. Her commitment to mentoring led her to create the Practicum Program at Resurrection College Prep High School.  She was a firm believer in mentoring students and teachers. This $2000 scholarship is to promote and continue her legacy through mentoring and is presented each year to a current freshman, sophomore or junior student who demonstrates financial need and consistently provides tutorial or mentoring services to other students.  Application available in December.


Elaine Zold-Koepke Fine Arts Scholarship 

The Elaine Zold-Koepke Fine Arts Scholarship was established by Elaine Zold Koepke, a Resurrection College Prep High School graduate from the Class of 1941, in honor of her love of the arts and especially dance. Mrs. Koepke taught dance to the grade school students at Resurrection during her junior and senior year to help pay for her educational expenses.  The Elaine Zold-Koepke Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on an annual basis to a current freshman, sophomore or junior student who maintains a C average and finds a passion in the arts (music, dance, drama, art).  Preference will be given to students involved in dance or Orchesis, but all fine art students are encouraged to apply.  Application available in December.

 


Fahey Scholarship 

The Fahey Scholarship was established by the generosity of Mary Matheis ’66 and her husband, Gerald Fahey.  The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and maintains a C or above in each class.  Applications are based on recommendation by the Resurrection College Prep High School Development Office. Students who meet donors criteria will be invited to apply.

 

Families with Special Needs Scholarship

The Families with Special Needs Scholarship was established by Dr. Maureen Mascha ‘73.  The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior who has a family member who has a mental or physical disability that significantly detracts from family income. Application available in December.

 

Francis Slowik Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of alumna, Frances Slowik '31 in her memory.  The scholarship selects one freshman or  sophomore recipient and one junior or senior recipient for their $500 award.  All students are entered into a drawing for these scholarships.  No applications are needed. 


Florence and Johanna Scholarship

The Florence and Johanna Scholarship was established in support of the mission of Resurrection College Prep High School, and is funded by an anonymous friend of the school to honor family members.  Three $2500 scholarships are awarded each year and applicants are invited to apply based on criteria established by the donor.  (Students meeting the criteria will be invited to apply.)

 

Heart of Chicago Scholarship

The Heart of Chicago Scholarship is established by a Resurrection College Prep High School alumna to recognize the many families of Resurrection students who are employees of the City of Chicago.  Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore or junior, demonstrate financial need and have a parent who is presently an active employee of the City of Chicago.  Application available in December.

 

Irish Fellowship Educational and Cultural Foundation Scholarship

The Irish Fellowship Education and Cultural Foundation sponsors scholarships each fall for current students of Irish descent. Quantity and dollar amount of the scholarship varies from year to year. At the donor’s request, preference will be given to  students of Irish descent.   

2017-18 Scholarship Application


Jessica Martin Scholarship

The Jessica Martin Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Jessica Martin, a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School’s Class of 2001 who died unexpectedly . The Jessica Martin Scholarship is a $1000 award that was established by an anonymous donor to honor the life and joy Jessica shared with the world. Applicants must be a junior level student maintaining a C average, demonstrate financial need and be involved in at least one extra-curricular or service activity in school, their parish or the community and emulate the qualities Jessica possessed:  responsibility, friendliness, love of life, and a positive attitude.  Application available in December.

 

 

John P and Margaret M Loftus Scholarship

The John P and Margaret M Loftus Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of John P. and Margaret M. Loftus and was established by their family as a memorial to their parents who believed education is the key to a successful future and that education creates opportunities for that success. The $500-$2000 scholarshipis awarded to student(s) who work to their full academic capacity and have a strong work ethic; show leadership and community involvement; are respected by their peers and teachers and demonstrate financial need by having completed the 2016 PSAS.   Application available in the Spring.

 


Knudsen Family Band Scholarship 

The Knudsen Family Band Scholarship was established by Jon and Anne-Judine Knudsen in honor of their daughters, Mary Frances ’04 and Kirsten ’06.  Mary and Kirsten were both four-year band members during their time at Resurrection and both young women earned the distinction of drum majorette.  The Knudsen family appreciates the level of commitment and discipline required by the band members as they collaborate with their individual talents to create beautiful music together. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to an incoming freshman who expresses a desire to be part of the Notre Dame/Resurrection College Prep High School Band and dedicates herself to improving her talents and sharing them with the community.  Application available in December.

 

The Little Theatre Alumnae Scholarship

The Little Theatre Alumnae Scholarship Fund has been established by Resurrection Theatre Alumnae for Resurrection Theatre Students. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates financial need and has exhibited a commitment to the theatre arts at Resurrection.   Application available in December.

 

Mark Teach Scholarship

The Mark Teach Scholarship was named for the infant son of Gordon and Mary Teach. Gordon Teach was a friend of the Sisters of the Resurrection for over 35 years, beginning when he first served as trustee for Resurrection Health Care. Highly impressed with the various functions that he attended at Resurrection College Prep High School over the years, he felt inspired to help with the Sisters’ mission of educating young women by establishing a scholarship. The $2000 scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore or junior students who demonstrate financial need, have current (or recent) volunteer/work experience at Resurrection Medical Center and have interest in pursuing a health-related career.   Application available in December.


Mary Guerrieri Bertolini Scholarship

The Mary Guerrieri Bertolini Scholarship awards two $1000 scholarships dedicated to the memory of Mary Guerrieri Bertolini, a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School Class of 1978.  The Mary Guerrieri Bertolini Scholarship was established by Mary’s family in memory of the remarkable woman she was.  Mary possessed a magnanimous personality, great strength, wonderful sense of humor, a spirit of volunteerism, determination, and love of life.  Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore or junior student who demonstrate financial need, have overcome or is facing a challenging situation in her life and doing so with grace and courage, while maintaining a sense of humor.  Application available in December.



Nicole Brunke Scholarship 

The Nicole Brunke Scholarship is awarded in memory of Nicole, a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School’s Class of 1989.  At a young age, Nicole dedicated her life to caring for other people and found her calling to become a nurse.  She began volunteering at Resurrection Hospital as a candy striper when she was only 12 years old, and advanced to a position as nursing assistant when she turned 16.  She especially loved working on the pediatrics floor spending time with the children.  Nicole graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1992 and became a Registered Nurse.   In honor of Nicole, the Brunke family has established an endowed scholarship fund which awards a $1500 scholarship annually.  Applicants must be a current freshmen, sophomore or junior who demonstrates financial need, have current (or recent) volunteer experience in a health care facility or organization and an interest in pursuing a health-related career.  Application available in December.

 


Matys-Rakoczy Scholarship

The Matys-Rakoczy Scholarship was established in honor and loving memory of Chester and Estelle Matys and Joseph and Henrietta Rakoczy.  Marie Matys Rakoczy ’71 and her husband Joseph fund this scholarship to honor their parents who valued education and knew that it could make a great difference in the lives of their children.  This $2000 scholarship acknowledges a student who believes attending Resurrection College Prep High School is making a vital difference in her life and ability for future success. Applicants must be a current freshman or sophomore student who demonstrates financial need and believes attending Resurrection College Prep High School is making a vital difference in her life and ability for future success.  Application available in December.

 


Men's Club Scholarship

The Men's Club Scholarship is awarded thanks to the generosity of the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club.  Two $500 awards are available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students who demonstrate financial need and complete an essay on a special father figure or male role model in their life.  Application available in December.

 


The Mertz Family Scholarship

The Mertz Family Scholarship was established to recognize the sacrifices made by members of the law enforcement community and their families.  The scholarship is funded through the generosity of Jennifer Smith Mertz '87 and her husband.  Applicants for this $2000 scholarship, must be a current freshmen, sophomore or junior enrolled for the following school year, have a parent who is an active-duty law enforcement officer and share their personal talents by actively participating in co-curricular activities at Resurrection or another organization that is centered on or include service to others in it's mission.  Application available in December.

 


Parents Club Scholarship

The Parents Club Scholarship is a $1000 award that was established by the Resurrection Parents Club as a means of financial support for parents who are experiencing financial hardship due to special circumstances.  Priority will be given to students who have not received additional tuition assistance or scholarships.  The application is available in the fall to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students who demonstrate financial need. 2017-18 Parents Club Scholarship Application


 The Patty Kusinski Smith Scholarship

The Patty Kusinski Smith Scholarship was established in honor of Patty Kusinski Smith '79 by Ed and Peggy Kusinski and family to pay tribute to their sister. As a student at Resurrection, Patty developed her interests, talents and passions as a member of the volleyball team and a Res Banner staff member.  The $2000 Patty Kusinski Smith Memorial Scholarship recognizes students that are involved in Journalism at Resurrection as a member of the Res Banner or Allegiance Staff, who, like Patty, are developing their own interests, passions and talents.    Applicants must be a current freshmen, sophomore or junior who is currently participating at Res as a member of the Res Banner or Allegiance Yearbook staff. Application available in December.

 

 

Pay It Forward Scholarship

The Pay It Forward Scholarship was established in honor of Arthur J. Slack (CPD, CFD) and George D. Slack (CPD) and their service to the City of Chicago.  It is funded through the generosity of Nancy Slack Stachnik ‘67 and members of the Slack Family.  Two scholarships are awarded each year in the amount of $1000 to the daughter of an active-duty Chicago firefighter, paramedic or Chicago police officer.  Applicants must be an incoming freshman student enrolled for the following school year, demonstrate financial need and have a parent who is an active-duty Chicago firefighter or paramedic or Chicago police officer.  Application available in December.

 

Presence Resurrection Medical Staff Scholarship

The Presence Resurrection Medical Staff Scholarship was established throught the generosity of the Presence Resurrection Medical Staff to acknowledge three deserving students with an interest in pursuing a healthcare profession.  Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores or juniors in good standing, have an interest in pursuing a healthcare profession, demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 3 out of a 4 point scale. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded.

 

Raider/Bandit Scholarship 

The Raider/Bandit Scholarship recognizes graduates of St. Tarcissus Catholic School or Pope Francis Global Academy who are also  members of the St. Tarcissus Parish and will be attending Resurrection College Prep High School.  The $1500 scholarships recognize an incoming freshman student who best exemplifies school spirit and current students who active in service and co-curriculars in the Resurrection community and best exemplifies school spirit. Application available in December.


Sr. Georgine Marie Faith Witness Scholarship 

The Sr. Georgine Marie Faith Witness Scholarship is presented annually by the Religious Studies Department at Resurrection College Prep High School in memory of former Resurrection Campus Minister, Sr. Georgine Marie.  Two scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to current junior students who practice faith, leadership and service in the likeness of Sr. Georgine Marie.  Recipients are nominated by the Religious Studies Department and nominees are required to complete an application and essay. 

 

Sr. Stephanie Corporate Board Scholarship

The Sr. Stephanie Corporate Board Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship that was established through the generosity of the Resurrection College Prep High School Corporate Board to acknowledge an incoming freshman student who expresses a sincere desire to attend Resurrection College Prep High School and share her leadership abilities with the community. Applicants must be an incoming freshman student enrolled for the following school year who demonstrates financial need and exhibits leadership through her parish, school, volunteer efforts, scouts or other activities.  Application available in December.

 

The Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship 

The Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship is in memory of former teacher and Principal, Sr. Mary Monica Widelski, C.R.  In her memory, the school has dedicated the scholarship to provide financial assistance to Resurrection families in need.  Applicants must be an incoming freshman, current freshman, sophomore or junior student with a C or better average who demonstrates financial need and believes a Catholic, single-gender education is important to her future.  Application available in December.

 

Student Council Scholarship

The Student Council Scholarship is presented by the Resurrection College Prep High School Student Council to recognize student achievement, leadership and service.  Any students in their first, second or third year at Resurrection are eligible to apply for one of the three $500 scholarships.  Recipients will be based on an essay, leadership experience, and good academic standing.  Applications are available in the main office each spring. Application available in the Spring.

 

Susan Fyda Scholarship

The Susan Fyda Scholarship was established in memory of Susan Fyda ’66  through a bequest she made to Resurrection College Prep High School.  A $1000 scholarship is awarded each year to a current freshman, sophomore or junior who demonstrates financial need and is involved in the Fine or Performing Arts at Resurrection College Prep High School.  Application available in December.


Tori Neumann Scholarship

The Tori Neumann Scholarship was established in memory of Victoria Neumann, a graduate of Resurrection College Prep High School Class of 2014. In her junior year, Tori was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (muscle cancer). The $1500 scholarship recognizes students who are facing a personal challenge with the inner strength, faith, courage and tenacity that Tori maintained during her battle with cancer.  Application available in December.


Thomasetta Czajkowski Solak Scholarship

The Thomasetta Czajkowski Solak Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Tomi Solak '58, who was a prolific decorative painter.  The $1000 scholarship has been established by Tomi's family and friends to help young women further their talents in art, leadership, and self-expression.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply and must demonstrate involvement in the visual arts, be academically motivated, show initiative and leadership and exhibit financial need.   Application available in December.

 


Tony Mazzulla Scholarship

The Tony Mazzulla Scholarship was established in memory of Tony Mazzulla, a teacher at Resurrection College Prep High School for nearly 30 years.   Mr. Mazzulla inspired thousands of students to pursue continuing education and careers in History, International Business or Political Science.  In that spirit, a $1000 Tony Mazzulla Scholarship is awarded annually to a current Resurrection College Prep High School junior or senior who is planning to pursue a degree in Political Science, History, International Relations, or International Business in college and  maintains a 3.5 GPA.  Application available in December.


Weber Alumni Scholarship

The Weber High School Alumni Scholarship was established by the Alumni of Weber High School and funded through their Annual Golf Outing and Annual Reunion Banquet.  This scholarship is awarded to current freshmen, sophomore or junior student(s) whose father, grandfather, uncle or brother was a graduate of Weber High School and has established financial need by completing a PSAS. If no such student applies, the award will be given solely based on financial need.  The number and dollar amount of the scholarships awarded is based on the annual donation from the Weber Alumni Association each year.  Application available in December.

 


Many local neighborhood organizations or Chambers of Commerce offer scholarship opportunities.  Check with your local chambers or organizations to see if they have any upcoming opportunities.


The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce is offering two $500 Scholarships to current 8th graders who reside in the 60630, 60646 or 60631 zip codes.

Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce Application

 

The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce is offering a $500 scholarship to current 8th graders who reside in the 60630 zip code. 

Jefferson Park Chamber Scholarship Details

Jefferson Park Chamber Application

 

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce is offering a $500 scholarship to current 8th graders who reside in Norwood Park. 

Norwood Park Chamber Scholarship Application

 

The Sister Carmen de Barros Scholarship is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana and supports students of Hispanic descent.  Students must apply as an incoming freshman and applications are due to the Sisters of St. Francis in the Spring each year.

Sr. Carmen de Barros Scholarship Application

 

 

Resurrection is also affiliated with a number of organizations that provide need and performance-based scholarships. These organizations include (but are not limited to):

 

 

The Big Shoulders Foundation 

The Big Shoulders Fund provides scholarships to deserving inner-city students.  They have over 60 different types of scholarships, many of which carry over with a student to their high school.  For more information, please contact the Big Shoulders Fund at 312.751.8337 or visit their website at www.bigshouldersfund.org.

Madonna Foundation  
 

The Madonna Foundation provides financial, spiritual, psychological and academic support to young urban women, instilling in them the resources necessary to grow and thrive and the opportunity to succeed in a Catholic educational environment and beyond.  Application available in the Spring.   View Criteria

 

HighSight Organization

HighSight Organization awards partial four-year scholarships for eighth grade students to attend quality private high schools in Chicago. Applicants must reside within the Chicago city limits, exhibit financial need, take the placement exam and be accepted to the private high school of their choice, attend HighSight’s five-week Freshman Summer Program, and attend Academic study sessions during the school year. Contact HighSight at 312.787.9824 or visit their website at www.highsight.org for more information.

 

Link Unlimited


Link Unlimited is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for eighth grade students to receive a quality private high school education. Applicants must be African-American, academically motivated, and exhibit a financial need. Contact Link Unlimited at 312.225.5465 or visit their website at www.linkunlimited.org for more information Application Deadline - November.

 

Additional scholarship opportunities become available throughout the year. Those opportunities will be communicated through Res Connection Newsletters and morning announcements.