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College of Mount Saint Vincent Provides Economic Relief for Attendees of Local Catholic High Schools
10/6/2008 - In response to the country’s current economic crisis, the College of Mount Saint Vincent has created a new program to alleviate the financial burden placed on students and their families.  The all new Local Catholic High School Incentive Awards will be given to admitted Mount students who have attended area Catholic high schools.  The idea is to give back to those families who are committed to a Catholic education and have invested tuition money each year at a private Catholic school. 

The new award will fund $7,000 - $10,000 for resident students and $6,000 – $8,000 for commuter students at the Mount.  Each year, families in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, who have students enrolled in a private Catholic high school, make a deliberate decision to invest in a Catholic education.  The College wants to assist those families and help them continue in higher education at an institution that serves in the Catholic tradition.  The award is one of dozens available for students at the Mount where 95% of the student body receives some form of financial aid.

“Funds are quickly running out for students who need government loans and grants,” said Tim Nash, VP of Enrollment. “The College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to aiding students in our local community.  The Local Catholic High School Incentive Awards is just one more way we can accomplish that.”

The College will be hosting an open house on Sunday, October 19.  Students who would like to hear more about the Award or the programs at the college are encouraged to register and attend.  For more information or to register, please contact Debbie Hoyle at (718)405-3304, or via email at debbie.hoyle@mountsaintvincent.edu

The following is a list of eligible schools:
Academy of Mount Saint Ursula
Academy of Our Lady of Good Council
All Hallows High School
Aquinas High School
Archbishop Stepinac High School
Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School
Cardinal Hayes High School
Cardinal Spellman High School
Cathedral High School
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Cristo Rey High School
Dominican Academy
Fordham Prep
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
La Salle Academy
Loyola School
Maria Regina High School
Marymount School
Monfort Academy
Monsignor Scanlan High School
Mount Saint Michael Academy
Mother Cabrini High School
Notre Dame School
Our Lady of Victory Academy
Preston High School
Regis High School
Rice High School
Sacred Heart High School
Salesian High School
St. Barnabas High School
St. Catharine Academy
St. George Academy
St. Pius X High School
St. Raymond Boys High School
St. Raymond Girls High School
St. Vincent Ferrer High School
School of the Holy Child
St. Agnes Boys High School
St. Jean Baptiste High School
St. Michael Academy
The Ursuline School
Xavier High School