The CBA Scholarship Program

2021-2022 Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Opportunities

Welcome to the Class of 2025 and congratulations on your acceptance to CBA! The scholarships on this page are for YOU – our incoming Class of 2025 – and we are excited to help you explore your options as you look forward to becoming a part of our community.

The scholarships below are available for the 2021-2022 school year. We invite you to click on the categories to learn more and determine which scholarships you may be eligible for. Please read the criteria fully to determine if you may be eligible before applying. A student may apply for as many scholarships as he chooses and for which he is eligible, but no student will be awarded more than one applicable scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Class of 2025 scholarships below require an application and supporting materials to be submitted by the applicant.

The Scholarship Application Period is December 28, 2020 – January 22, 2021. All materials must be submitted by January 22, 2021 in order to be considered.

The scholarships below do not require an additional application from students

The Alumni Association Scholarship

One Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming freshman whose family could not otherwise afford a CBA education. Principals from area catholic middle schools are asked to submit a recommendation of one student for the Alumni Association Scholarship. Students are then invited to submit a specific application and have an interview.

Alumni Association scholarships are full scholarships that are based on financial need, academics, community service and a commitment to others. These scholarships are renewable for three additional years.

The De La Salle Scholarship

The De La Salle Scholarships are determined on the basis of entrance exam scores, grade reports, and evaluations from the applicant’s previous school, the contents of the application, and the essay written during the entrance exam.  These scholarships are awarded by the President of Christian Brothers Academy and no further materials are needed to apply.

These scholarships are renewable for three additional years as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 93.

The Founders Scholarship

Named in memory of John Henderson. John Fleming and George Sheehan, the founders of CBA, the Founders Scholarships are determined on the basis of entrance exam scores, grade reports, and evaluations from the applicant’s previous school, the contents of the application, and the essay written during the entrance exam.  These scholarships are awarded by the President of Christian Brothers Academy and no further materials are needed to apply.

These scholarships are renewable for three additional years as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 90.

The Brother Andrew O'Gara FSC Memorial Scholarship

Named in memory of CBA’s first President, The Brother Andrew O’Gara, FSC Memorial Scholarships are determined on the basis of entrance exam scores, grade reports and evaluations from the applicant’s previous school, the contents of the application, and the essay written during the entrance exam.  These scholarships are awarded by the President of Christian Brothers Academy and no further materials are needed to apply.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years as long as the student maintains a GPA of 93.

The Teddy Gmelich Memorial Scholarship

The “Teddy Fund” was established by Victoria and Justin Gmelich, in memory of their infant son. The fund provides full scholarships for academically capable young men whose families could not otherwise afford a CBA education. Scholarship selections are made by the Edward Hall Gmelich Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship is renewable for three years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 80% and continued evidence of financial need.

The Brother Christian Jones FSC Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics

The Brother Christian Jones FSC Memorial Scholarship is offered to support an incoming freshman who has demonstrated a high proficiency in the subject of mathematics.

Candidates are determined based on performance on the math portion of the CBA entrance exam; qualified candidates will receive notification of their eligibility in the mail. The scholarship is awarded based on the student’s performance on a separate test that eligible candidates will be invited to take.

This $2,500 scholarship will be applied only in the 2020/2021 school year.

The Breton Family Math Scholarship Endowment

The Breton Family Math Scholarship Endowment will award a $4,000 scholarship to support an incoming freshman who has demonstrated a high proficiency in the subject of mathematics.

Candidates are determined based on performance on the math portion of the CBA entrance exam; qualified candidates will receive notification of their eligibility in the mail. The scholarship is awarded based on the student’s performance on a separate test that eligible candidates will be invited to take.

This $4,000 scholarship will be renewable for an additional three years provided the recipient maintain a GPA of 80% and continued evidence of financial need.

The Peter R. Santanello Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship was founded in honor of Mr. Peter R. Santanello who served the CBA community for 41 years as the first layman to be appointed Principal. This scholarship is based on financial need and math aptitude and is selected by the President of CBA.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 86.