SBAA Scholarship & Grant Program
The South Bend Alumni Association encourages graduates and friends of education to support this scholarship program by making a contribution to the South Bend Alumni Association. If you are interested in establishing a named/endowed scholarship, please contact the Executive Director of the Alumni Association at email@example.com.
The following scholarships are funded through the annual TCU/Superintendent’s Golf Outing and the Alumni Association’s Plan2000 fund and a grant from the South Bend Press Club.
TCU/Superintendent’s Scholarships – One $4,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate from each SBCSC high school (Adams, Clay, New Tech, Riley, Rise Up Academy and Washington). The scholarships are $1,000 per year for four years, providing the student maintains satisfactory grades and a full time status in an institute of higher education. Applications for this scholarship must be turned in to the Guidance Counselor’s Office at the high school and will be submitted to the Alumni Association through the school.
Alumni Endowed Scholarships – Up to three $1,000 one-time scholarships are awarded to a SBCSC graduating senior or to a graduate whose parent or grandparent is an active member of the South Bend Alumni Association. Application for this scholarship should be sent directly to the Alumni Association office.
Joseph S. Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship – A $1,000 grant awarded to a SBCSC graduating senior pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering or a related field. This application should be sent to the Alumni Association office.
Lauren Davis Scholarship – A $1,000 grant awarded to a SBCSC graduating senior who has been accepted to study at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. This application should be sent to the Alumni Association office.
Press Club Scholarship – A $500 one-time scholarship awarded to a SBCSC graduating senior, or to a graduate whose parent or grandparent is an active member of the SB Alumni Association, who will study journalism or mass communications. Application for this scholarship should be sent directly to the Alumni Association office.
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities have been underwritten by the Kurt and Tessye Simon Student Assistance Fund. For both of these grants a total distribution amount is determined annually, and once that pool is exhausted, no additional funds will be awarded that year.
Kurt & Tessye Simon Student Assistance Grants – Grants for up to $1,000 can be requested at any time. College students who are alumni of SBCSC high schools and in need of emergency or other types of financial assistance are eligible. A recipient may apply in successive years but is limited to a cumulative total award of $1,500. To apply for this grant, the student must send a letter to the Alumni Association explaining the need for funds and the amount requested. The applicant should include a document showing their academic performance, the name of their college, and the address of the Bursar’s Office where the check should be sent if an award is approved.
Second Chance Education Grants – Up to three $1,000 grants may be awarded each year to college students who are past recipients of Endowed, Fragomeni, Davis or Shields Scholarships. Recipients are limited to two Second Chance Grant awards during their four year enrollment. An applicant must send a letter to the Alumni Association requesting consideration of additional support. The student should include a document showing academic performance, the name of their college and address of the Bursar’s Office where the check should be sent if an award is approved. Grant requests are considered annually in the month of April.
Click below to Download 2014 Application Forms
- Teachers Credit Union – Superintendent’s Scholarship
- Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Joseph S. Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship
- Lauren Davis/Ball State Scholarship
- Kurt and Tessye Simon Grants
- Kathryn & William Shields Scholarship
Click Here to Download the “Determining Financial Need Form” – required for all Applications except the Simon Grants.
Some of the gifts/grants/loans given:
|Gloves and Scarves Donations
ScholarshipsSuperintendents $16,000 annual
Simon Grants $ pool annual
Endowed $3000 annual
Fragomeni $1000 annual
2nd Chance Grants $ pool annua
Walnut Grove School House Project
State Finalists Shirts
LaSalle Band Uniforms
Repair of Instruments Project-2nd Fiddle
High School Quiz Bowl
John Adams Mock Trial
John Adams Soccer Team
All School athletic subsidies
Joseph Boland Citizenship Awards
Physical Fitness Awards
School Field Complex Remodeling
YMCA Youth Services
Annual Celebration of Academic Excellence
Washington High Equipment needs
Fine Arts & Music Department Contributions
Indiana Football Hall of Fame
|Summer Recreation Programs
Italian American Scholarships
Gifted and Talented support
South Bend Community Hall of Fame
School Spirit Programs
People to People Program
Book donatons/schools & Homeless Center
Individual grants for self improvement
High School Yearbook grants
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Achievement Award
Ideal Baldoni Public Service Award
Corporate Award for Support of Education
Local Civic Unit Booklets*
Riley High School Pool Project
Riley Andy Nemeth Golf Tournament
‘Take Ten’ program
Monthly Lunch Club
Bethel College Music Department
Clay High School Band
2014 Scholarship & Grant Recipients
Scholarships are worth $4,000 over four years
Second chance grant — $1,000
Kurt & Tessye Simon Grants – $700 each
JOSEPH J. SCHELL and EMMA VELAZQUEZ each received a $700 grant to help them continue their studies. Joseph is a 2013 graduate of Clay High School who currently is attending IU Bloomington. Emma is a 2011 graduate of Adams High School who is studying nursing at IUSB.