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For incoming freshmen

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Providence makes the following scholarships available for students entering freshman year (9th grade).

The Guerin Scholarship

This Scholarship honors the foundress of the order of the Sisters of Providence, Saint Theodora Guerin, who founded our school in 1951. The Guerin Scholarship is awarded to the three (3) students with the top scores on the December 7 Providence Placement Exam.  The awards are as follows: the first place score receives a 50% tuition award, the second place score receives a 33% tuition award, and the third place score receives a 25% tuition award. It is renewable annually for four years for students attending Providence.

Students must take the placement exam at Providence in December to be eligible for the award.

The Cardinal Ritter Scholarship

This Scholarship honors New Albany native Cardinal Joseph Ritter, who was a primary advocate for opening Catholic schools to children of all races across the country.  The Cardinal Ritter Scholarship is a $1,000 tuition award available to eighth grade students who take the December placement exam at Providence and complete the required scholarship application and essay. Applications must be submitted by January 18, 2021.

Cardinal Ritter Scholarship application –  Deadline extended until January 18, 2021

The Dale Durham Performing Arts Scholarship

The Dale Durham Performing Arts Scholarship is a performing arts award honoring former theater director and faculty member Dale Durham. It is a $1,000 award made to an eighth grade student admitted to Providence and enrolled in at least one semester of performing arts his/her freshman year. Deadline is in March. Essay, letter of recommendations and application required.

Performing Arts Award scholarship application is to be completed via Google Form  – Due March 15, 2021
Sample Performing Arts Activity chart

The Providence Alumni Association Award

The Providence Alumni Association Scholarship is a one-time award given to three incoming freshmen. The winners have the option to choose between a new iPad valued at $600, or receiving a $600 award to be applied to their tuition balance for their freshman year at Providence.  

The scholarship application is open to all prospective freshmen, and the award is based on a combination of desire to attend Providence and academic/school-civic involvement.  Students who wish to apply must complete the application, write an essay, and provide one letter of recommendation from a current teacher.  The essay requirements include submitting a 100-150 word essay (typed if possible) on why the student would like to attend Providence High School. All essays are graded in a blind review. See links below.

The winners will be recognized and awarded their scholarship at the student’s 8th grade graduation or awards ceremony. Students will receive their iPad prior to their first day of school.

For more information, contact Krissy Van Laan at

Application for 2021 Alumni Association Scholarship – Due March 13, 2021.
2021 Alumni Association Scholarship Letter

For current Providence students

The following sustaining scholarships are available to current students who meet various criteria.

The Flaget Alumni Association Scholarship Award

This award is presented by the Flaget Alumni Association Inc. to perpetuate the legacy of Flaget High School and its support of Catholic high school education. One or more students may qualify that demonstrate financial need and participation in extracurricular activities and community service.

The Irvin and Gerry Gettelfinger Memorial Scholarship

The Irvin and Gerry Gettelfinger Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award to a rising senior student (current junior), to be used to defray the expense of senior year.  The recipient should exemplify the Providence spirit and values and be in good academic standing.

The Father Mike Hilderbrand Leadership Award

This leadership award honors former Providence Director of Guidance Fr. Mike Hilderbrand, and consists of one $1,000 scholarship each to a:

  • rising sophomore
  • rising junior
  • and rising senior

The recipient should be one student in each class who best exemplifies leadership qualities as reflected in the four pillars of the School Leadership Program — school spirit, spiritual life, social service, and good academic standing. It is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.

The Brandon Tevis Memorial Scholarship

The award honors Brandon Tevis, a student who embodied the Providence spirit and who died suddenly during his sophomore year in Fall 2013.

This award is given annually to a student in the Learning Differences Program that makes the most progress in his or her work as determined by the Academic Support team staff. It is not intended to recognize the highest academic achievement, but rather to reward a student for qualities like work ethic and perseverance that do not typically receive recognition.

Students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible for the award, which is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.

The Libby Unruh Memorial Scholarship

This award is in memory of Mrs. Libby Unruh, matriarch of a family of Providence alumni, and provides for financial assistance to Providence students with demonstrated need. It is presented at the Academic Recognition Ceremony in August.

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