St. Paul Catholic School & Educational Trust ~ 2020 Scholarship Information

All completed letters of application for all scholarships listed below are due to the School Office by May 1, 2020.

Parents desiring a scholarship will write a letter of request giving details of financial need for the following:

St. Paul Catholic School Scholarships

Louis Olgiati & Barbara Marciniak Olgiati Family Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Olgiati are funding a $2,000 scholarship for any student at St. Paul Catholic School.  This scholarship has been funding as a recurring grant for 10 years, so it will be offered each year through 2023.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring.

Lt. Col. David T. Fries Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship funded by Lt. Col. Fries in honor of our military.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The Principal will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring.

Sylvia Marciniak Memorial Art Foundation Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
The scholarship is funded by Mr.  & Mrs. Louis Olgiati in memory of Mrs. Olgiati’s sister, Sylvia Marciniak, a Grosse Pointe artist.  This is a $2,000 scholarship for any student at St. Paul Catholic School.  The scholarship has been funded as a recurring grant for 10 years, so it will be offered each year through 2023.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
The St. Paul on the Lake Knights of Columbus Council #12121 will be offering the Knights of Columbus Blue Ribbon Scholarship to deserving St. Paul Catholic School students during the 2020-2021 school year.  Any student, in any grade, who is a parishioner at St. Paul, is eligible for the scholarship.  The Principal’s Committee will review the letters of request, and award the scholarship at the same time the other scholarships are announced in the spring.

Leo Beil Scholarship
The Leo Beil Scholarship is a $700 scholarship for any student at St. Paul School.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Joseph Bauer Memorial Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship (est. 2016)
The Joseph Bauer Memorial Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $1,000 per school year for any student with financial need at St. Paul School.  The scholarship is in loving memory of Joseph Bauer (1997-2015), graduate of St. Paul on the Lake School and beloved member of the parish and community.  The principal of the school shall select the recipient based on the situation of need. The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as need remains and the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

St. Paul Educational Trust Catholic School Scholarships

Any parishioner planning to attend St. Paul School or a Catholic high school in the metro Detroit area is eligible and encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships.

Joseph & Alice Wright Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
St. Paul Parish 5th graders, who plan to attend St. Paul Middle School in the Fall, are eligible to apply for a $1,500 grant, which is given annually to a deserving young parishioner entering the 6th grade at St. Paul School.  It is renewable each year for the 3 years of middle school, provided the student maintains a “B” academic average.  Any 5th grader of the parish is invited and encouraged to apply for the scholarship.  The student must write a letter of application for the scholarship and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher as well as copy or his or her most recent report card.

Gertrude & Donald McSorley Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
Note: The McSorley Scholarship will be awarded next in 2021.  This award is a 4 year renewing scholarship of $1000 for any 8th grade St. Paul Parish graduate, who will be attending a Catholic high school. The four-year scholarship continues throughout the student’s attendance at the Catholic high school so long as the student continues to maintain a B+ grade point average.  Mail applications to St. Paul Scholarship Committee, 170 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

William A. Cardinal Scholarship
In accordance with the wishes and generosity of late St. Paul parishioner William A. Cardinal, a full tuition scholarship is granted for a St. Paul Catholic School student entering the 8th grade.  This is a  merit-based scholarship for a student exhibiting outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and character be instituted and granted on an annual basis.  St. Paul Catholic School 7th grade students are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have an “A” academic average and include each of the following:

1. A letter of Recommendation from a St. Paul Catholic School teacher.
2. A copy of report cards for 6th grade and 1st semester 7th grade.
3. A list of extra-curricular activities including sports, volunteer work, service in Mass, and any other applicable service.
4. Write an essay expressing your thoughts on the following 2 topics:

    • What are some of the key lessons you have learned and values you have received from a St. Paul Catholic education?
    • Thoughts on how you plan on giving back as a result of your gift of a Catholic education.  How do you plan to carry forward what you learned and experienced during your time at St. Paul Catholic School?

Monsignor Francis X. Canfield Scholarship
Any 8th grader of St. Paul Parish who plans to attend a Catholic high school is eligible to apply.  This scholarship is $3,000.00, has been awarded each year since 1985.  Originally called the St. Paul Parish Scholarship, it was renamed in 1991 to honor the late Monsignor Canfield, who served as pastor of St. Paul Parish from 1971 to 1991 and died in 1998.  This scholarship may be renewed yearly at the student’s initiative by writing a letter to the Scholarship Committee, maintaining a 3.0 academic average, and submitting a most recent report card.  A complete application must include:

1. A letter from the student in his or her own words telling the committee about oneself and indicating the following:

    • If you are receiving any additional scholarships.
    • Why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship.
    • What high school you will be attending.

2. A letter of recommendation from parent(s).
3. Two student recommendation forms from teachers.  The recommendation forms are available in school office.
4. A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

Couzens Family Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
Any 8th grade member of St. Paul Parish who plans to attend a Catholic high school is eligible to apply.  This scholarship is $2,000, and was awarded for the first time in 1997 and is named for long-time parishioners.  The Couzens Family Scholarship may be renewed yearly at the student’s initiative by writing a letter to the Scholarship Committee, maintaining a 3.0 academic average and submitting a most recent report card.  A complete application must include:

1. A letter from the student in his or her own words telling the committee about oneself and indicating the following:

    • Why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship.
    • What high school you will be attending.
    • If you are receiving any additional scholarships.

2. A letter of recommendation from the parent(s).
3. Two student recommendation forms from teachers.  The recommendation forms are available in school office.
4. A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

Financial Need Scholarships

Parents desiring a scholarship listed below will write a letter of request, giving details of financial need.  The principal of St. Paul School shall select the recipient based on her awareness of the family’s financial need for the following scholarships:

Eileen Hickey King Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
The King Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $2,000 per school year for any student at St. Paul School.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

Arthur & Honoria Roshak Scholarships – Continuing Scholarship
There are 2 scholarships, which are tuition subsidies of $3,000, each per school year for any students at St. Paul School.  Current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for the scholarships.  The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

The Shields Family Scholarship – Continuing Scholarship
Note: The next Shields scholarship will be awarded in 2022.  The Shields Family Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $3,000 per school year for a student in 6th, 7th or 8th grades at St. Paul School.  Any current or prospective St. Paul School family is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Students applying for this scholarship should also play at least 1 sport in the parish athletic program.  The scholarship once granted shall be renewed annually so long as the recipient is a student in good standing at the school.

The FitzSimons Family Scholarship
The FitzSimons Family Scholarship is a tuition subsidy of $1,000, for an incoming or returning kindergarten or 1st grade student at St. Paul School.