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St. John Vianney Scholars

The Saint John Vianney Scholars program is designed to provide financial and academic support to children in need that are involved in their community and motivated to excel in school. Each year students from Catholic elementary schools in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia are selected to be the recipients of partial four year scholarships to attend one of 17 Archdiocesan high schools. They are selected based on the results of the Neumann Scholars exam, which takes place in January.

Neumann Scholars Test

Letters of invitation to sit for the Neumann Scholars Test in January are sent by elementary school principals to eligible students in November who meet the following criteria:

  • Attended a parish/regional elementary school for the entire 7th grade academic year
  • Currently attend a parish/regional school located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Achieved a National Percentile (NP) Total Score of 90 or above OR a Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) of 120 or above in the 7th grade Terra Nova Test
  • Achieved a final general average of 92.0 in the first marking period of 8th grade
  • Have a strong desire to attend an Archdiocesan high school
  • Received an invitation to take the Neumann Scholars Test
  • Complete the application process by the stated deadline
  • Submit an essay to your principal by the stated deadline


We believe that we have created a program that everyone can unite behind and truly make a difference in the lives of many children. The Saint John Vianney Scholars Program is the only one of its kind at a parish level. We are beginning to gather excitement from other parishes to follow in our footsteps. As we continue to build the program and explore other possibilities we are looking for your support.

Your financial support, whether through individual donations or an Education Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) program for business owners is needed for the continued success and growth of the Saint John Vianney Scholars Program. Go to the Contact page and we will be happy to provide further information.

You can make a donation now by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your desire to be part of this valuable program.


1110 Vaughans Lane
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Email:  info@sjvscholars.com
Phone:  610-642-0938