Scholarship and Tuition Grant Program

MVHS Academic Scholarships

A full four-year academic scholarship and a half four-year academic scholarship are available to members of each year’s 9th grade class. Guidelines and an application can be requested by calling the Admissions Office at extension 115.

MVHS Grant

These grants are funded through our tuition assistance endowment fund and our Fund for Mercy Families program. Grants are awarded for one year only and re-application must be made on an annual basis. Incoming 9th grade students will receive grant applications once they have been accepted and are officially registered for the program. 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will be provided with reapplications. Application deadline is early March.

Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award

These grants are funded through the Connelly Foundation. Grant amount for 2014–2015 is $2,150 per school year applied to each of the four years the student attends Mercy Vocational. The application selection process is administered at the elementary level. Every parochial school, including consolidated parochial schools in the Philadelphia, North and Philadelphia, South Vicariates, is eligible to participate. Please contact the elementary principal and/or teacher early in the school year for information on the application/selection process.

Charles E. Ellis Grant

For those students who are eligible, a tremendous funding opportunity exists through the Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund. Eligible students can receive significant funding for all four years. Applications are available from the Admissions Office or the Ellis Trust in January. Application deadline is usually mid April.

BLOCS/EITC Grants

This is EITC money that has been donated through the BLOCS organization for families of MVHS who qualify. Applications are available from the Admissions Office at the beginning of the second semester. Application deadline is early April.

MVHS/EITC Grants

This is EITC money that has been donated directly to MVHS for Mercy families who qualify. The MVHS grants and MVHS/EITC grants are applied for by using the same applications. Application deadline is early April.

Connelly Foundation Scholarships for Sophomores and Juniors

Two sophomores are recommended by their academic and shop teachers each year for outstanding academic grades, conduct, and attendance. Each of these students receives a $5,000 scholarship for junior year, and if criteria are maintained, receives an additional $5,000 for senior year.

Family Income Guidelines

Ellis Grants or MVHS Grants

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income

1: $21,257
2: $28,694
3: $36,181
4: $43,568
5: $51,005
6: $58,442
7: $65,879
8: $73,316

*$7,437 for each additional person

BLOCS or MVHS EITC Grants

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income

1: $90,000
2: $105,000
3: $120,000
4: $135,000
5: $150,000

*$15,000 for each additional person

The family income guidelines above are based upon those used as the Aid to Families with Dependent Children low-income guidelines.

The family income guidelines above are based upon those developed by the BLOCS Office.