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Neumann Scholars

Initiated in 1995, this scholarship program identifies academically talented eighth grade students through an independently administered competitive examination and provides four year scholarships to attend one of seventeen Archdiocesan high schools.

  • 900 eligible eighth grade students, on average, compete for this scholarship, representing 112 parochial grade schools in five counties
  • 35 eighth grade students who excel on the Neumann Scholars exam will be awarded four-year scholarships to the Archdiocesan high school of their choice
  • 155 Neumann Scholars currently attend Archdiocesan high schools


The Neumann Scholars Program is respected and recognized by prestigious colleges and universities locally and nationally, and the students are actively recruited.  Accomplishments since the program's inception affirm the high academic caliber of its 794 graduates to date:

  • 100% college acceptance and attendance
  • $146.8 million offered in college scholarships
  • 104 National Merit Finalists
  • 2 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 193 National Merit Commended Students
  • 5 National Merit Achievement Students
  • Average SAT score of 1370 and a high score of 1600 (combined math and critical reading)
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