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Grants & Scholarships

Academic Scholarships 

West Virginia Hope Scholarship

West Virginia parents have an opportunity to build an individual learning experience that works best for their child. The Hope Scholarship Program, created by the West Virginia Legislature, allows K-12 students to receive financial assistance that can be used for tuition, fees, and other expenses.
Students who receive the Hope Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year will no longer be enrolled full-time in public school, but will instead enroll in a participating nonpublic school or choose an individualized instructional program.
To qualify for the Hope Scholarship Program in the 2023-2024 academic year, a student must be a West Virginia resident and be one of the following:
• Eligible for or required to be enrolled in kindergarten
• Enrolled full-time in public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for the entire instructional term of the 2022-2023 academic year
• Enrolled full-time and attending a public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for at least 45 calendar days during the current instructional term at the time of application

Boost Scholarship

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price school meals program (FARMs) to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Priority will be granted to students who qualify for FARMs and received a BOOST scholarship award last school year, as well as their siblings.

To learn more about the Boost Scholarship, and to apply, please visit:


Denise Cushwa Shupp Memorial Scholarship - $500

Awarded to the incoming freshman student who scored the highest on the High School Placement Test.

Christopher C. Schoen Memorial Scholarship - $500

Awarded to the incoming freshman student who scored the highest on the High School Placement Test.

Principal Merit Scholarship - Two $2,000, and Two $4,000

The Principal Merit Scholarships are given to four deserving students in each incoming freshman class. Consideration is given to those students who score a cumulative average that ranks them in the 85th percentile and above on the High School Placement Test.

The Principal Merit Scholarships are four-year awards, provided that students remain in good academic standing and maintain honor roll status for each semester. The awards include two $2,000 scholarships and two $4,000 scholarships. Students must have submitted an Application for Admission in order to be considered. Additional Requirements for consideration are as follows:

  • Copies of 6th, 7th, & 8th grade transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from your current Principal
  • An interview with Goretti Principal
  • Writing sample to be completed at St. Maria Goretti

Athletic Scholarships

Poling/Robertson Athletic Scholarship - Varies

The Poling Scholarship Fund was founded in honor of Denzil Poling, a local businessman who owned and operated Poling Paving, and whose son, Peter, graduated from St. Maria Goretti. After Denzil's passing in the early 1990s, the Poling family chose to honor his legacy and created the scholarship fund, which has remained in place ever since.

At the request of the Poling family, scholarships are awarded annually to basketball players who exhibit the characteristics of leadership, strength, and work ethic, and whose families are in need of financial assistance for tuition.

Eversole Scholarship - Varies

The Eversole Scholarship Fund was founded by our long-standing Coach, Greg Eversole, who has been a part of the Goretti Family for over 30 years. Scholarships are awarded annually to baseball players who exhibit strong leadership skills, and work ethic, and whose family shows the need for financial assistance. 


Referral Grant

When a new student enrolls at Goretti and they were referred to our school by a current parent, the referring family will receive a one-time $1,000 tuition grant. The new family must indicate on their admission application which family referred them in order for them to receive the award. The award will be applied to the school year of the new family’s acceptance.

Military Grant

When a new student, who enrolls at Goretti, is the child of an active military member, they will receive a one-time $500 financial grant.