Welcome to the Neumann Scholars Program. This is the beginning of what Foundation members and counselors hope will be a long and beneficial relationship.
In the fall, the Neumann Scholars Counselor meets with all Neumann Scholars at their respective high schools. The purpose of the visit is to:
- Introduce the Coordinator and the Program
- Complete a student information form
- Present individual class guidelines
- Discuss the annual review
The Counselor will communicate with Scholars via e-mail and meet with them periodically to assist with high school course selection, summer enrichment programs, and college scholarship research, selection and application process.
All scholarships are guaranteed for four years and renewed annually provided Neumann Scholars maintain:
- A general average of 92 or better OR attain a current or cumulative class rank within the top fifteen (15%) percent of their class
- A final conduct average of 85 or above
- Minimal absence and lateness
Summer Scholarship Opportunities
In the fall of each year, junior Neumann Scholars and their families are invited to an information session at a local Archdiocesan high school to learn about college summer enrichment programs and available scholarship opportunities such as:
- University of Notre Dame’s Summer Scholars Program
- University of Notre Dame's Introduction to Engineering Program
- University of Notre Dame’s Saints and Scholars Program
- The Boston College Experience
- Freedoms Foundation’s Service Learning in Public Policy
- Scholarship opportunities to attend a program of your choice
The University of Notre Dame runs several two-week programs including the Summer Scholars Program, Introduction to Engineering Program and the Saints and Scholars Program for high school students during the summer months. The University, with the support of the Connelly Foundation and funding partners, offers a limited number of full scholarships to Neumann Scholars accepted into these programs. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, scholarships may not be available for all students who are admitted to the programs.
The Boston College Experience is a six-week residential college program designed to immerse students in BC’s richly diverse community during the summer. Students earn college credits in introductory-level courses on the subjects of their choice, and participate in activities in and around Boston. A partnership between Boston College and the Connelly Foundation allows us to offer a limited number of $5,000 scholarships toward the cost of the program.
Neumann Scholars who have completed their sophomore year may apply for the SLiPP program, hosted by the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. SLiPP, which stands for Service Learning in Public Policy, is a six-day residential leadership program that teaches high school students from around the United States what public policy is and how it is applied in a variety of fields. The program culminates in a showcase with groups of participants presenting a suggested change to current public policy to a panel of experts. Classes and dormitories are on the beautiful campus of the Freedoms Foundation, right next to Valley Forge National Park, and several service learning trips are included to a variety of locations to see how public policy affects different sectors of everyday life.
The Connelly Foundation is also pleased to help support juniors attending academic summer programs at other colleges and universities through scholarships worth up to $1,000. Neumann Scholars have elected to attend programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson, Georgetown, Brown, Fairfield, Temple, Lebanon Valley, Drexel, University of the Arts and a wide variety of others.