VIlla Madonna Academy has tuition assistance available in the form of (1) scholarships and (2) financial aid. Many of the scholarships have financial need as a requirement. Financial aid is based entirely on need. Families may apply for scholarships, for financial aid, or both. See the above link to "Scholarship Eligibility Requirements" for what is needed to apply for scholarships. For financial aid applications, please click on the above link to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Program to apply online for this aid.

The goal of our tuition assistance program is to provide the opportunity for all interested students who are academically qualified to attend Villa regardless of their financial status. Many families may think that they do not qualify, but all families are encouraged to apply, for scholarships and for the need-based financial aid.

Applications for scholarships and financial aid are accepted beginning in February of each year, allowing current financial information to be provided from the prior year's income tax reports. Students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible by completing just one application form. However, please note that different scholarships may require different types of recommendations. These Letters of Recommendation should be addressed to the Villa Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship applications including required letters and financial need online application (if needed) must be submitted by April 15th of each year. Please refer to the "Scholarship Eligibility Requirements" link above for details. Applications and letters should be submitted to the Villa Scholarship Committee in care of the Business Office at Villa.

Applications for financial aid ONLY (i.e., not applying for any scholarships) do not have a deadline. However, it is highly encouraged that applications also be submitted by April 15th to have the best chance of receiving aid.

For further information on tuition assistance, please contact the Business Office (ext. 125). 

The following High School Scholarships are available:

For incoming freshmen who take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Villa Madonna Academy on the second Saturday of December each year:

  • 2 Merit Scholarships of $2,000 each.  Renewable for four years with a GPA of 3.0;
  • 4 Merit Scholarships of $1,500 each.  Renewable for four years with a GPA of 3.0;
  • A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to all incoming freshman who take the HSPT at Villa and score above the 90th percentile. 
  • 1 Alumni Scholarship is awarded to the child of a Villa High School graduate who achieves the highest score on the placement test. Renewable through senior year with GPA of 3.0. May also be awarded to a Villa sibling, grandchild, or niece/nephew of Villa grad, in that order.
  • 1 Suzanne Sullivan Scholarship.  Awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need who earned a high score on placement test. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Recipients are determined based upon the results of the exam, recommendation of the elementary/junior high school principal, and, if necessary, review of grades from junior high school. 

  • Sr. Clarita Anneken Memorial Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Sr. Carmella and Sr. Samuel Azzolina Memorial Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Sarah Barker Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Class of 1959/Millie M. Niewaher Scholarship: This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior with financial need who displays high character, leadership potential, and a commitment to academics.
  • Suzanne Deters Osterhage & Amy Deters Bach Scholarship:  This non-renwable scholarship is awarded to a high school student primarily based on financial need.
  • Irene Frisch Feldhues Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be Catholic and preference given to a female, child of a Catholic school educator, and/or a student from Blessed Sacrament School.
  • Ron Flick Art Scholarship: This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to a high school student based on financial need and an interest and ability in art.
  • Julie Kalker Memorial Scholarship:  These four-year renewable scholarships are awarded to an incoming freshman based on financial need; commitment to the Benedictine values of service, community and hospitality; and academic perseverance.
  • Joyce Wolfe Neff & Lois Wolfe Avery Scholarship:  This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to a high school student based on GPA of 3.5 or better, positive personal characteristics, and financial need.
  • Schleper Family Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who displays personal characteristics of altruism and leadership, academic perseverance, and has financial need.
  • Ron Staurovsky Memorial Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman female student who achieves academic excellence, or perseveres despite academic setbacks, and excels academically.
  • Suzanne Sullivan Scholarships: Multiple scholarships in varying amounts for students at all grade levels based on academic excellence and financial need.
  • Sue Hoppenjans Thelen Scholarship: This four-year renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need, GPA of 3.0, and positive personal characteristics.
  • Helen Wagner Scholarship:  This non-renewable scholarship is awared to a junior or senior based on leadership and service and a GPA of 3.0.
  • Ellen Walton Scholarship:  This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to a high school student based on financial need and positive personal characteristics.


Junior High and Elementary School Scholarships:

  • Jean Anne Hemsath Barsan ’52 Elementary School Scholarship:  These two renewable scholarships through grade 8 are awarded to Villa elementary or junior high students who display the Benedictine characteristics of respect, work, reverence, and hospitality; persevere despite academic setbacks; and have financial need.
  • Class of 1956 Benedictine Scholarship: This renewable scholarship through grade 8 is awarded to a seventh grader who displays personal characteristics of leadership and altruism, perseveres despite academic setbacks, and has financial need.
  • Margaret Hay Edwards Scholarship:  Scholarship awarded to a sixth, seventh, or eighth grader with a 3.0 GPA or better, displays a commitment to excellence and achievement, and is involved in service work.
  • Elementary School Principal's Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an eighth grade student who displays personal characteristics of altruism, leadership, and perseverance despite academic setbacks. Family makes financial sacrifices for the student to attend Villa.
  • Suzanne Sullivan Scholarships: Multiple scholarships in varying amounts for students at all grade levels based on academic excellence and financial need.