Toledo Cardinal Stritch High School Partners With SHU

CSHS Graduates Promised At Least $5,000 in Guaranteed Scholarships and/or Financial Aid


From left: Siena Heights University President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, Toledo Cardinal Stritch High School President Father David Reinhart and CSHS Principal Joe Herman recently signed a partnership agreement that will allow CSHS graduates to receive a minimum of $5,000 in financial aid to attend Siena Heights.


A partnership agreement between Toledo (Ohio) Cardinal Stritch High School and Siena Heights University will allow qualified CSHS graduates to receive a guaranteed minimum of $5,000 in financial aid and additional dedicated scholarship commitments.


“Cardinal Stritch High School is excited about our new partnership with Siena Heights University,” said Father David Reinhart, president of the Kateri Catholic School System that includes CSHS. “A recent study done by the University of Notre Dame suggested that in order for Catholic education to continue to thrive, Catholic high schools and Catholic universities need to form partnerships that focus on the common good of both. That spirit of cooperation is what we seek and have found in our partnership with Siena Heights University.”


“Cardinal Stritch High School has a strong academic reputation in the Toledo area,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “Both Cardinal Stritch and Siena Heights both focus on building community, and this partnership is a logical extension of this. And our Catholic identity and tradition is another common bond. I am very pleased that Siena Heights is partnering with Cardinal Stritch High School.”


Under the partnership that runs until Sept. 1, 2014, Cardinal Stritch students who attend Siena Heights on a full-time basis following their high school graduation are eligible for several designated scholarships, including two Trustee Scholarships ($10,000 per student per academic year), five Presidential Scholarships ($8,500), five Dean’s Scholarships ($6,000) and five Siena Honor Scholarships ($4,000). There are also Siena Catholic High School/Parish Grants ($1,000) for qualified students attending directly from CSHS. For students who do not qualify for an above listed merit scholarships, a guaranteed minimum amount of $5,000 in Siena Heights University institutional financial aid for any qualified (regular admission criteria) CSHS graduate. The amount is inclusive of athletic grants.


This partnership includes early admission and dual enrollment opportunities for students who want to get a head start on their college education,” said SHU Vice President of Enrollment Management C. Patrick Palmer. “The professional development option for Cardinal Stritch teachers and staff that draws on the extensive faculty resources at Siena Heights is another benefit we are pleased to offer.” 


Siena Heights will also offer priority response for CSHS students in regard to admissions decisions, residence hall accommodations, financial aid and other student support services. Other benefits of the agreement include campus ministry partnering, including Siena campus ministry/religious studies professors visiting Cardinal Stritch theology courses as guest speakers and guest presiding at school liturgies.

For more information about the partnership or about any other scholarship opportunities at Siena Heights University, please call 1-800-521-0009 or 517-264-7180.

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