Financial Assistance

As part of our mission to educate and prepare young women for life, we are committed to assisting families in their efforts to afford a Regina Dominican education for their daughters.  With the generous support of donors and alumnae, we strive toward meeting the demonstrated financial need of our students through our Tuition Assistance and Scholarship programs.

FACTS LogoNeed-Based Tuition Assistance is awarded annually based on an evaluation of each applicant family’s financial situation. It is our expectation that every Regina Dominican family will take the responsibility of tuition payment seriously and will pay as much of the annual tuition as possible. Despite these efforts, we know that not all families can afford full tuition. In these cases, we offer financial assistance in the form of Regina Dominican Tuition Assistance.

ALL families that wish to be considered for Regina Dominican Tuition Assistance MUST apply through FACTS Grant & Aid, our financial aid processing partner. This is done via an online application that includes submitting family financial information, 2016 W-2s, and 2015 Federal tax return. A $25 processing fee is required with submission of the application.

Note: When evaluating applications, we take into consideration a family’s annual income, assets and liabilities, household size, tuition being paid for all family members, any other special circumstances. FACTS Grant & Aid only assists Regina Dominican in analyzing all applications.  It is NOT a source of financial aid nor does it determine financial assistance awards. All award decisions are made after a personalized review of each application by Regina Dominican.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • December 1, 2016 – FACTS Grant & Aid applications open
  • February 3, 2017 – FACTS Grant & Aid application deadline for priority consideration.
  • February 3, 2017 – Deadline for all Scholarship applications
  • Late February 2017 – Financial aid award letters will be e-mailed to Freshman families and families with Freshmen and Returning Students.
  • March 7 and 14, 2017 – Freshman Registration
  • April 10, 2017 – Financial aid award notifications will be e-mailed to families of Returning Students.

Patricia Astor Gomez Foundation Scholarship

The Patricia Astor Gomez Foundation Scholarship is open to all Regina Dominican students with demonstrated financial need. All applicants must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid application and the Patricia Astor Gomez Foundation Scholarship application.  The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year has passed.

 

Merit Scholarships

St. Catherine of Siena Merit Scholarships was offered to incoming freshmen who took the High School Entrance Examination at Regina Dominican on January 14, 2017. Those students with the highest Entrance Examinations Scores will be awarded one of six four-year partial tuition scholarships. Students awarded merit scholarships are required to maintain a B average and be in good disciplinary standing. A separate application is not required.

  • S. Joan Marie Meidinger, O.P. Award (one award)
  • This scholarship, equal to 25 percent of annual tuition, was established in 2001 by the alumni of Bishop Quarter Junior Military Academy, a school sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Congregation, to honor S. Joan Meidinger, OP.  This scholarship is awarded to the student who receives the highest composite score on the entrance exam (HSPT) administered at Regina Dominican on testing day.
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  • Betty Schayer Memorial Award (one award)
  • This scholarship, equal to 25 percent of annual tuition, was established in 2003 in memory of Betty Schayer who grew up in Wilmette. This scholarship is awarded to the student who receives the second highest composite score on the entrance exam (HSPT) administered at Regina Dominican on testing day.
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  • S. Ann Fallon, O.P. Leadership Award (four awards)
  • This scholarship, equal to 20 percent of annual tuition, was established in 1988 to recognize S. Ann Fallon’s years of service to Regina Dominican as both Principal and President. This scholarship is awarded to the four students who earn the highest scores, (following the S. Joan Marie Meidinger and Betty Schayer Scholarship awardees) on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) basic skills portion of the test (English, Reading and Math) administered at Regina Dominican on testing day.

 

Leadership Institute Young Leaders Award

Regina Dominican offers $1,000 scholarships to two students who attend the Regina Dominican Young Leaders Workshop in the fall. These students must complete the Regina Dominican Young Leaders Scholarship application (given to Workshop attendees) and adhere to the deadlines given.  This scholarship is for freshman year only.

Returning Student Scholarships are available to current Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Students. These scholarships are endowed by generous alumnae and benefactors of Regina Dominican and have different application requirements, including teacher recommendations. The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year has passed. Applications and more information can be found below.

RETURNING STUDENTS:

  • PATRICIA ASTOR GOMEZ FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Multiple scholarships ($1,000 or more) for RISING SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS
  • MARY ELIZABETH “LYZ” HEIRICH ’63 SCHOLARSHIP – $800 SCHOLARSHIP FOR RISING SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS
  • SISTER MARTINELLE BONNELL, OSF SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEADERS – $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS.
  • MARION O’CONNOR, OP LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS
  • ELIZABETH ‘02 AND JACOB KOTECKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP FOR RISING SENIORS

FOR MORE INFORMATION/QUESTIONS ABOUT RETURNING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Contact: Mrs. Kathleen Maher ’80 at kmaher@rdhs.org.

The organizations listed below provide scholarships and other assistance to students wishing to attend Regina Dominican High School. Please contact the organizations directly for information about application requirements and deadlines. Scholarship decisions are made by these organizations and not by Regina Dominican.

Organizations that Offer Partner Scholarships

Big Shoulders Fund has been providing scholarships to deserving students since 1987. There are more than 60 different types of scholarships that vary in duration and amount awarded. For more information, go to www.bigshouldersfund.org

Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Illinois is a residential and academic program serving middle through high school students. Room, board, tuition, and summer activities are provided. Contact Boys Hope/Girls Hope directly for more information about the program and application requirements. www.boyshopegirlshope.org/illinois

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund provides high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, go to www.dmsf.org

Holy Family Chicago Scholars is a 4-year program assisting economically disadvantaged Chicago high school students who show academic and leadership promise. The program includes tuition assistance, mentoring, college visits, and college admissions support. Students must apply as 8th graders. www.hfschicagoscholars.com

HighSight is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice. www.highsight.org

Link Unlimited Foundation provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates spiritual principles, service initiatives, and mentoring relationships to foster academic success, personal development, and interracial understanding and harmony. For more information, go to www.linkunlimited.org

The Madonna Foundation provides tuition grants and academic support to young women to attend Catholic high schools in the Chicago area. The Foundation annually awards tuition grants to about 60 girls who demonstrate financial need and the potential for academic achievement. Financial support averages $2,500 per year. Go to www.madonnascholars.org for more information and applicant qualifications.

FOR MORE INFORMATION/QUESTIONS

Contact: Suzanne Lefevre, Vice President of Finance and Operations
Phone: (847) 256-7660, ext. 229 Email: slefevre@rdhs.org