Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic High School Partners With SHU

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

Siena Heights University recently announced a partnership with Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic High School that will allow qualified LCCHS graduates to receive a guaranteed minimum of $5,000 in financial aid and additional dedicated scholarship commitments. Lumen Christi becomes the first Michigan high school outside of Lenawee County to partner with Siena Heights.


“Lumen Christi Catholic High School has an outstanding reputation for academic and athletic excellence in Michigan,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “Both Lumen Christi and Siena Heights both have a strong Catholic identity and tradition, which gives us a common bond. I am very pleased that Lumen Christi is partnering with Siena Heights.”


“We are excited about our new partnership with Siena Heights University,” said Lumen Christi Catholic High School Principal Patrick Kalahar. “The partnership will definitely benefit both schools. Siena Heights is a natural fit for our students since it is a fellow Catholic institution and it is close to home for them.”

Under the partnership, Lumen Christi 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 LCCHS. 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) LCCHS 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 Lumen Christi 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 LCCHS students in regard to admissions decisions, residence hall accommodations, financial aid and other student support services.


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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