In addition to our financial aid program, Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) offers a number of scholarships.

Merit Scholarships

Each year, two $8,000 scholarships (awarded over a student’s four years at OLMA) are given to the incoming freshmen who earn the top two scores on the OLMA Entrance Exam.  One is given in Memory of Sister Dolores Salerno, D.M. and the other is sponsored by OLMA.  (These scholarships have been awarded for the Class of 2023.)

In addition, two $4,000 scholarships (awarded over a student’s four years at OLMA) are given to the incoming freshmen who earn the third and fourth highest scores on the OLMA Entrance Exam.    Both scholarships are sponsored by OLMA.  (These scholarships have been awarded for the Class of 2023.)

Four $2,000 scholarships (awarded over a student’s four years at OLMA) are given to the incoming freshmen who earn the fourth through eighth highest scores on the OLMA Entrance Exam.  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 sponsored by OLMA.  (These scholarships have been awarded for the Class of 2023.)

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 19, 2019.

Other scholarships include:

NEW! Corporate Mutt Faith in Action Scholarship for Rising Seniors

Bryan and Karen Grant of CorporateMutt LLC are pleased to offer the first annual CorporateMutt Faith In Action scholarship. This scholarship will award one (1) rising senior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) with $1,000 in support of her final year of high school at OLMA.

CorporateMutt LLC is an Information Technology company which is focused on operational and security intelligence for organizations to protect and remediate against active and ongoing threats to their infrastructure and applications. CorporateMutt LLC is contracted throughout the US.

Scholarship Guidelines:

• Applicants must attend OLMA for their senior year
• Application deadline is May 10, 2019

Applications will be reviewed and recipients will be selected by the CorporateMutt LLC staff. The CorporateMutt Faith In Action scholarship will be awarded on Moving Up Day on May 17th.

Click here to download the application.

NEW! Corporate Mutt Living Your Faith Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Bryan and Karen Grant of CorporateMutt LLC are pleased to offer the first annual CorporateMutt Living Your Faith scholarship. This
scholarship will award two (2) incoming freshmen at Our Lady of Mercy Academy with a one-time award of $500.

CorporateMutt LLC is an Information Technology company which is focused on operational and security intelligence for organizations to protect and remediate against active and ongoing threats to their infrastructure and applications. CorporateMutt LLC is contracted throughout the US.

Scholarship Guidelines:

• Applicants must be incoming OLMA freshmen
• Application deadline is June 12, 2019

Applications will be reviewed and recipients will be determined by the CorporateMutt LLC staff. The CorporateMutt Living Your Faith scholarship awards will be announced during the summer.

Click here to download an application.

Dana Dandrea Memorial Scholarship

Created in honor of Dana Dandrea, this scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 per year, is given by the Anthony Dandrea family, to incoming freshmen.  There is one scholarship available to a freshman entering OLMA this fall as part of the Class of 2023.  The deadline to apply is Monday, June 12, 2019.    The recipient of this award is announced in August.  Follow the link below to view and download the application:

Dana K. Dandrea Memorial 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 at least a “B” average and demonstrate the traits of a true leader.  Application deadline:  Monday, June 12, 2019.

Please click here for a copy of the application.

The Right Move Scholarship — Transfer Students

In September 2016, Jessica Riordan decided to transfer to OLMA for her junior and senior years of high school.  This was a big decision as Jessica was a student-athlete and knew that her transition would involve a required waiting period before she could begin playing for OLMA.  When asked if she would do it all over again, her answer was a resounding Yes! She has no doubt that transferring to OLMA was the right move. Both Jess and her parents, Kelly and Tom, credit OLMA for Jessica’s academic success, as well as for her gaining acceptance and a spot on the soccer team at the school of her choice.  

As a way of showing their appreciation, the Riordan family will award a one-time scholarship in the amount of $500 to a student who will be transferring to OLMA in September 2019.  Interested applicants are asked to explain why they’ve made the decision to transfer, what attracts them the most to OLMA and how they plan to contribute to the life of the school. Applicants may submit this information in an essay, audio or video format.  They may also use of graphic arts. Be as creative as possible, speak from your heart and have fun. Application materials are due by July 9, 2019.

For more information on scholarships, contact Mary Jane Kinkade at mrs.kinkade@olmanj.org.  

Pictured above is Merit Scholarship award recipient, Chloe Abo, with Mr. Tom Coyle, OLMA Theology Teacher.