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Merit Scholarships

Cardinal Newman offers the following merit scholarships to incoming seventh and ninth grade students:


Angela Merici Scholarship

St. Angela was a Catholic educator who founded the Ursuline Sisters. These same Sisters came to

Columbia in the nineteenth century, establishing Ursuline Academy, which later became

Cardinal Newman School. St. Angela Merici dedicated her life to developing the gifts of all

her students, no matter what their background.  This scholarship is reserved for students who

demonstrate outstanding potential for academic and personal growth.



Monsignor Murphy Scholarship

Monsignor Murphy was the Pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Columbia. He worked

tirelessly to ensure that students had a Catholic education available to them. He was, for many,

a true role model.  This scholarship is reserved for students who are academically gifted and who demonstrate  strong character as well as leadership potential.


Sr. Julienne Guy Scholarship

Sister Julienne, an Ursuline, graduated from Ursuline High School. Much of her work was dedicated to Catholic education in Columbia, including fourteen years here at Cardinal Newman.  Whether as teacher or school leader, she always sought to bring out the best in all her students.  This scholarship is reserved for students of high academic ability who have also demonstrated a strong commitment to scholarship.



Newman Scholar Award

This scholarship is for students who have demonstrated excellent academic promise, strong character, and spiritual maturity. 


Principal’s Scholarship

This award is given to students who demonstrate excellent academic promise as well as gifts in the arts.


For information on how to apply for these scholarships, please contact Admissions Director Michelle Holbrook at [email protected] or 803-888-1642.