In addition to our financial aid program, Our Lady of Mercy Academy awards up to eight Merit Scholarships to incoming Freshmen each year. The Merit Scholarships include:

Two $2,000 Scholarships:

One is given in Memory of Sister Dolores Salerno, D.M. and the other is awarded by Our Lady of Mercy Academy. NOTE:  These have been awarded for the 2027-2018 school year.

Two $1,000 Scholarships:

Given by Our Lady of Mercy Academy.  NOTE:  These have been awarded for the 2027-2018 school year.

Four $500 Scholarships:

Three of the four are presented in memory of Sister Gemma Colbasanni, D.M., Sister Gertrude Guerrisi, D.M. and Mr. Samuel Amico.  The fourth scholarship is given by OLMA.  NOTE:  These have been awarded for the 2027-2018 school year.

Other scholarships include:

Dana Dandrea Memorial Scholarship:  NEW AWARD AMOUNT

Created in honor of Dana Dandrea, this scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 per year, is given by the Anthony Dandrea family, to an incoming freshmen.  There is one scholarship available in 2017. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2017.    Follow the link below to view and download the application:

Dana K. Dandrea Memorial Scholarship Application 2017

Catalana Family Scholarship:

This scholarship was established in 2017 by Carmen and Dana Catalana.  Dana and her two daughters, Rachel and Rebekah, are OLMA alumnae, as are many of their cousins, nieces and friends.  This scholarship will range in size and be awarded to three incoming freshmen who demonstrates a passion for service, sisterhood and lifelong learning.  The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2017. Follow the link below to view and download the application:

Catalana Family Scholarship Application

Sr. Grace Marie Scandale Scholarship:

Sr. Grace Marie served as Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Academy for 36 years.  Under her leadership, OLMA has emerged as South Jersey’s premier, Catholic high school for young women. Sr. Grace has touched the lives of countless young women who will forever think of her as their fearless leader and friend.  In honor of Sr. Grace, OLMA’s Salerno Society created a scholarship in her name to benefit an incoming freshman.  Recipients of this award will receive $500 per year for each of her four years at OLMA.  Applicants must have a “B” average and demonstrate the traits of a true leader.  Application deadline:  Monday, May 1, 2017

Please click here for a copy of the application.

Cilento Family Foundation Scholarship:

This scholarship is awarded annually to students in any grade who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to service.  It ranges in size from $2,000 to $3,600 and is awarded each spring.  The recipients of these scholarships have already been selected for 2017.  The next awards will be announced in spring of 2018. Application will be posted when available.

Additional scholarship opportunities are in development and will be announced when available.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for a Merit Scholarship, students must submit a completed enrollment application and sit for OLMA’s entrance exam by January 21, 2017.

Separate applications (linked above) are required for the Dana Dandrea, Sr. Grace Marie Scandale, Cilento Family Foundation (not yet available for 2018 awards), and Catalana Family scholarships.  For more information, call us at 856.697.2008.