Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships Available at Acceptance to OLP

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to approximately 10% of the incoming frosh class. Recipients of the scholarships below will be evaluated on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership traits, alumnae legacy status, and positive citizenship within their 7th and 8th grade years. Students may receive merit-based scholarships in conjunction with financial aid; one award does not affect the other. The amounts awarded range from $2000-$10,000 each year for all four years. The type of scholarship and the amount awarded will be determined by the Admissions Committee.

Fontbonne Scholarships
To become a Fontbonne Scholarship recipient, eligible students need to submit their application for admission by January 15, 2022. Applicants will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Awarded funds are applied over a four-year period as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA or higher, exhibits strong citizenship and remains enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Pilot Scholarships
Pilot Scholarships are awarded to selected applicants based on demonstrated leadership experience and potential and well-rounded co-curricular involvement. Applicants need to submit their application for admission by January 15, 2022. They will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Scholarships are renewable based on good academic standing, so long as students are demonstrating a continued commitment towards pursuing leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, and remain enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Dear Neighbor Scholarships
Dear Neighbor Scholarships are awarded to selected applicants based on demonstrated leadership experience and potential; well-rounded co-curricular involvement; and service to others. Applicants need to submit their application for admission by January 15, 2022. They will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship, service to their community and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Scholarships are renewable based on good academic standing, so long as students are demonstrating a continued commitment towards pursuing leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, and remain enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Alumna Scholarships
Daughters of OLP alumnae are eligible to apply for a scholarship upon entrance. eligible students need to submit their application for admission by January 15, 2022. Applicants will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline).

Monica Hohn Manzer
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic potential and need for financial assistance to make attendance at OLP possible. This student must be accepted to OLP and complete the financial aid process by the posted deadline. Students will be selected based on their academic achievement and documented need. One scholarship will be distributed upon entrance and will be applied for all four years based on good academic standing and consecutive enrollment.

Endowed Scholarships for Current Students

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace offers multiple endowed scholarships to current students. While each scholarship has its own unique criteria and award designation they will utilize the same application form. Students interested in applying for one or more of our endowed scholarships must complete a scholarship application form. The scholarship form will open in Spring of 2022. Descriptions of scholarships are provided below.

Available Scholarships: 

  • Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership & Legacy Scholarship
  • OLP Faculty & Staff Scholarship
  • Alumnae Scholarship Fund
  • Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs ’94 Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship
  • Lois Mary Reuter '40 Scholarship
  • Terry Kalafyan Board Designated Scholarship
  • Martha McRoskey Board Designated Scholarship
  • Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 Board Designated Scholarship
  • Shine Bright Scholarship

Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership & Legacy, Terry Kalafyan Board Designated Scholarship, Martha McRoskey Board Designated Scholarship, Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 Board Designated Scholarship, and the Faculty & Staff Scholarship 

BACKGROUND: Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”

Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership and Legacy Scholarship
In 2014, OLP established the Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership and Legacy Scholarship to recognize those students who embody the OLP mission and CSJ charism. Specifically, this scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated significant and consistent contributions in the areas of Leadership, Service, and Spirit. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are invited to apply for a scholarship applied to next year’s tuition.

Faculty & Staff Scholarship
The Faculty & Staff Scholarship is offered to one current and continuing student who exemplifies the mission of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in her day-to-day life. The amount offered is determined by the amount that is collected in the fund annually.

Board Designated Scholarships
Terry Kalafyan, Martha McRoskey, and Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 served on the OLP Board of Directors. They each have had daughter(s) attend and graduate from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. These board designated scholarships were created to honor their memory and the legacy.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Alumnae Scholarship Fund

The Alumnae Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students who embody the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, show academic potential, and demonstrate financial need. The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Alumnae Council seeks to cultivate alumnae volunteers for the future by recognizing their commitment to the mission of OLP. The Alumnae Scholarship Fund is made possible through generous donations from OLP alumnae who are committed to the mission of OLP and invested in the success of future women leaders. The recipient of this scholarship award will, in her own way, be one who embodies the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs '94 Endowed Scholarship 

The Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs '94 Memorial Scholarship fund has been created to honor a woman who embodied the spirit of OLP through her vitality, open-mindedness, spirituality, and inner beauty. It is important to the family and friends of Larissa to honor her and remember her for what she brought to our lives in a short 25 years of life. Through this scholarship, we pay tribute to our sunflower, Larissa, as well as OLP... a place where women are celebrated and friendships grow. The recipient of this scholarship award will in her own way be one who embodies the spirit of Larissa through her involvement at OLP, in her community, and through her devotion to her family & friends.

Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship

The Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship was created to honor a woman who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and loyalty to OLP and its Mission. The recipient of this scholarship award should be a student leader via ASB or other school-wide leadership opportunities. She will display a strong interest in the humanities and visual and performing arts.

Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship

The Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship has been established to provide a scholarship to a rising junior or senior who has a desire and intent to pursue higher education and/or career opportunities in STEAM-related areas. Scholarship awards will vary for rising juniors or seniors.

Shine Bright Scholarship

Established by Julia Torres '22, the Shine Bright Scholarship gives  profits from the OLP Uniform Resale Event to a deserving OLP student as a scholarship program.


The Academy of Our Lady of Peace admits students of any color, race, ethnic origin or faith to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, ethnic origin or faith in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.