Scholarships & Aid

The mission of our school compels us to strive to make an IWA education possible for every young woman who desires it.

Each year, IWA awards need and merit-based aid and scholarship to over 40% of IWA girls and their families, helping the bright and capable young women of Houston experience the benefits of an IWA education. Funds for this aid are made available by hundreds of generous donors who believe in the power of an Incarnate Word Academy education.

Scholarships

Jeanne de Matel Scholarships

The Jeanne de Matel Scholarship is offered to two students from the 13 designated schools in the Cardinal’s Circle.  The award is an $8,000 scholarship which is renewable for each successive year at IWA as long as the student meets the following criteria: (1) financial need is verified by an independent third party and (2) a satisfactory academic record is maintained. Final selections are based on the applicant’s entrance exam scores, overall middle school academic record, admission application, and the middle school principal’s recommendation. To verify financial need, families must submit a FAST application.

Designated Cardinal's School Schools:

  • Assumption Catholic School
  • Holy Ghost School
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe School
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
  • Queen of Peace School
  • Resurrection School
  • St. Augustine School
  • St. Augustine School
  • St. Christopher School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. Mary of the Purification School
  • St. Peter the Apostle School
  • St. Pius V School, Pasadena

Bishop Rizotto Scholarship

The Bishop Rizzotto Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $1,500 for the freshman year.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must be parishioners at one of the following parishes:

  • All Saints Parish
  • St. Francis de Sales Parish
  • St. Cecilia Parish

C.V.I. Scholarship

The C.V.I. Scholarship is given to 9th-grade applicants scoring in certain percentages as determined by their performance on their entrance exams.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must (1) submit entrance test results by February 1st (either HSPT or ISEE) and (2) complete the IWA application procedures by January 15, 2019. Once you complete the application for IWA, you will be automatically considered for the C.V.I. Scholarship.  The award is renewable for each successive year at IWA as long as the student maintains a 4.0 GPA or is in the top 10% of her class.  The awards are as follows: 

HSPT Entrance Test Scores
(Composite NP)

99%–$5,000
98%–$2,500
97%–$1,500
96%–$1,000

ISEE Entrance Test Scores
(Average Stanine)

9–$5,000
8–$2,500
7–$1,500
 

Bishop McCarthy Scholarship

The Bishop McCarthy Scholarship is a one-time scholarship for $1,500 for the freshman year.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must be parishioners at one of the following parishes; All Saints Parish, St. Pius V Parish (Pasadena), St. Theresa Parish (Memorial Park) or St. Cecilia Parish.   

Bernice Stasny Purcell '41 Scholarship

The Bernice Stasny Purcell '41 Scholarship is a scholarship for incoming freshmen which is renewable for each successive year at IWA.  The scholarship is renewable for each successive year at IWA as long as the student meets the following criteria: (1) financial need is verified by FAST and (2) a satisfactory academic record is maintained. Final selections will be based on the applicant’s entrance exam scores, overall middle school academic record, and admission application. To verify financial need, families must submit a FAST application.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications must be completed through FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). All financial aid applications must have been completed by February 1st. Any applications submitted after this date will be put on a waiting list.

FAST APPLICATION

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