Financial Assistance & Grants


Financial Assistance Contact Information:


Financial Assistance Application


Grants & Scholarships


Mercy CTE Grant:

These grants are funded through our tuition assistance endowment fund and our Fund for Mercy Families program. Grants are awarded for one year only and re-application must be made on an annual basis. Incoming 9th grade students who have been accepted and are officially registered at Mercy CTE will receive grant applications beginning in January.

Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award:

These grants are funded through the Connelly Foundation. The grant amount is $3,000 per school year applied to each of the four years the student attends Mercy CTE. The application selection process is administered at the elementary level. Every parochial school, including consolidated parochial schools in the Philadelphia, North and Philadelphia, South Vicariates, is eligible to participate. Please contact the elementary principal and/or teacher early in the school year for information on the process.

Charles E. Ellis Grant:

For female students who are eligible, a tremendous funding opportunity exists through the Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund. Eligible students can receive significant funding for all four years.  Ellis grant applications are available online beginning January 1st.

BLOCS/Mercy CTE EITC-OSTC Scholarships:

This is EITC/OSTC money that has been donated through the BLOCS organization or directly to Mercy for families of Mercy CTE who qualify.

Connelly Foundation Scholarships for Sophomores and Juniors:

Two sophomores are recommended by their academic and CTE teachers each year for outstanding academic grades, conduct, and attendance. Each of these students receives a $5,000 scholarship for junior year, and if criteria are maintained, receives an additional $5,000 for senior year.


Family Income Guidelines

Ellis Grants or Mercy CTE Grants:

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income. For Example, I claim my children, so my family size would be 3 (2 children + me). If you make under the number listed next to 3, you qualify.

  • 2   $31,894
  • 3   $40,182
  • 4   $48,470
  • 5   $56,758
  • 6   $65,046
  • 7   $73,334
  • 8   $81622


*$8,288 for each additional person

The family income guidelines above are based upon those use to determine eligibility for Federal free and reduced lunch program low-income guidelines. 

BLOCS or Mercy CTE EITC Grants:

Family Size Maximum (includes student) Income


  • 2   $93,645
  • 3   $109,587
  • 4   $125,429
  • 5   $141,271
  • 6   $157,113
  • 7   $172,955
  • 8   $188,797

*$15,842 for each additional person

The family income guidelines above are developed by PA Department of Economic and Community Development.