The Balot Family Scholarships, which total $2M, provide tuition assistance for 50 students who apply and are accepted to attend John Paul II Catholic High School for the 9th or 10th grade in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school year. To be eligible for tuition assistance, students must first successfully be admitted to JPII and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.

The Balot Family Scholarship was established to provide rising 9th and 10th grade students access to a college preparatory Catholic education at John Paul II Catholic High School. The NC Opportunity Scholarship is a wonderful help for students seeking a private education, but it would not be enough to cover the cost of an education at JPII. Our scholarship hopes to reach out to all students who want to attend JPII.

We believe all students who exhibit hard work and a strong will to succeed, regardless of faith, background, or household income, would benefit from a private education at JPII. To be eligible for the scholarship, students will be in the 9th or 10th grade in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school year.

The Balot Family Scholarship covers the registration and academic materials fees ($600) and $6,600 of the $7,800 annual tuition for all 4 years (or 3 years for 10th graders). The annual value of the scholarship is $7,200 and the student’s family is responsible for $100/month ($1,200 total) each school year.

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”
–John Paul II

To Apply For The Scholarship
Number One

Submit the Balot Family Scholarship application

Number Two

Provide a copy of your most recent transcript
All applicants need to submit a signed records request. Current 8th graders should submit their final 7th grade report card and any 8th grade progress reports or report cards. Students already in high school should provide an unofficial transcript. Documents should be submitted via email to

Number Three

Request for three people to submit a recommendation form on your behalf
1) Current or previous year principal, administrator, guidance counselor, or teacher
2) Pastor, spiritual leader, youth minister or someone who can attest to the student’s spiritual life or philosophy
3) Non-family member person of your choice (ex: coach)


Number Four

Once #s 1-3 are received, students applying for 9th grade will need to complete the High School Placement Test. This will be scheduled by the JPII Director of Recruiting.

Number Four

Once a decision on acceptance has been made,
complete the FACTS Grant & Aid financial assessment


All decisions related to scholarship recipients will be made by the Balot family.

Current JPII students are not eligible.

All application materials must be submitted/completed within 2 weeks of applying to be considered for the scholarship.

Once a student is notified they have been awarded the scholarship, the family has 1 week
to submit the completed registration form along with the first month’s tuition ($100).