NEW Scholarships up to $10,000

NEW LENOX (December 6, 2016) – Providence Catholic has implemented a new academic scholarship program that will tremendously impact the incoming freshmen (Class of 2021) who enter PCHS in the Fall of 2017. The scholarships range from $6,000 to $10,000 and are available to all students who place in the Top 10% on the school’s January Placement Exam.

“We are very excited to implement these new scholarships,” said Mrs. Rachel Ellingson, Providence Catholic’s Enrollment Director. Students who score in the 95-99 percentile will receive the Celtic Scholar with Distinction Award, which is $2,500 per year for a total of $10,000. Students who score in the 90-94 percentile will receive the Celtic Scholar Award, which is $1,500 per year for a total of $6,000. “This is a significant investment in our academic programs,” added Ellingson.

Providence Catholic’s Placement Exam will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m. Students should arrive between 7:30 am – 7:45 am. The exam is open to all eighth graders interested in attending Providence Catholic for the 2017-2018 school year.

Pre-registration is not necessary, but there is a $25 testing fee due on the day of the exam. All testers are asked to bring two #2 pencils and a completed Student Information Form, which is available on the Placement Exam page of the school’s website.  Calculators are not allowed to be used for the exam.

Please contact Mrs. Rachel Ellingson at 815-717-3160 with any questions concerning Providence Catholic’s Incoming Freshman Placement Exam or visit the PCHS website for more details.


Jamie O’Brien
Director of Communications

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