Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Application

Financial Aid Application for 2017-2018 is now available at www.smartaidforparents.

Families who applied last year only need to:
1. login using email and password from 2016-17 application
2. update the information
3. submit and pay the $25 processing fee
4.return to the site and upload 2016 tax return when completed but no later than 3/31/2017


Scholarships and Grants


Scholarship recipients attend the President Reception

Hallahan Academic Merit Scholarship

Academic scholarships are awarded to the students with the highest scores on the Scholarship/Entrance Exam.
Scholarship Exam Dates: October 22, 2016, and November 12, 2016.

The Mary McMichan Grant for Legacy Students

The Mary McMichan Grant in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to incoming legacy ninth grade students for their freshmen year. Students must be a daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a Hallahan graduate. 

Charles E. Ellis Foundation Grant – Application available January 1st

The Charles E. Ellis Foundation provides grants to qualified female students in good academic standing, who reside in Philadelphia, live in a one-parent household and meet income guidelines. Applications are available online every year from January 1 to April 1 at


Qualified eighth graders may apply for this four year scholarship provided by the Maguire Foundation. Eighth graders must have a demonstrated financial need as determined by SmartAid application, strong academic standing with above 85% average, minimal absences and lateness, commitment to community service, and an application submitted to Hallahan.


This grant is provided by Gwendolyn Tearte ’48 and The Tearte Family Foundation. Three grants of $500.00 will be awarded annually to incoming freshmen students of African American and/or Latino descent.

Patti Henry ’78 Scholarship- PATTI HENRY APPLICATION

The Patti Henry ’78 Scholarship is a $500.00 four-year renewable scholarship. Students living in 19125 or 19134 zipcode are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Patti continues to be an active member of the Hallahan family and demonstrates a great passion for the mission of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School.

Northeast Catholic Alumni Association

Daughters of Northeast Catholic Alumni Association are eligible for this scholarship. Visit for more information.

Additional Opportunities for Scholarships/Grants

Visit the AOP (Archdiocese of Philadelphia) Website for more scholarships

Bridge Foundation-

Go Forward Education Foundation-


Please note that scholarships, grants and financial aid do not:

  • Get applied up front, but are divided by the number of months tuition is paid which is ten months (i.e. if you get a $1000.00 award, you would deduct $100.00 monthly).
  • Get applied toward school fees. All diocesan high schools have their own set of fees which may vary from school to school. Grants, scholarships and financial aid do not get applied to school fees.


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