The following scholarships are funded through the annual TCU/Superintendent’s Golf Outing, the Alumni Association’s Plan2000 fund, individual donations and a grant from the South Bend Press Club.
One $4,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate from each SBCSC high school (Adams, Clay, 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.
A $5,000 grant to a graduating SBCSC senior accepted to study at Purdue University South Bend or Purdue University West Lafayette. Champaigne Scholars who maintain a 3.5 GPA and continue to be enrolled at Purdue may apply for renewal in subsequent years. This application should be sent to the Alumni Association office.
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.
A $1,000 grant awarded to a SBCSC graduating senior pursuing a degree and accepted to study architecture, engineering or a related field.
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.
A $1,000 grant to a SBCSC graduating senior accepted to study at Ball State university in Muncie, Indiana.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES
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.
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.
Up to three $1,000 grants may be awarded each year to college students who are past recipients of Endowed, Fragomeni or Davis 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.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
For all scholarship requests, the following items are required to be completed in addition to the scholarship application form.
Note: Immediate family members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible for these Scholarships
Please mail your completed scholarship application and all supporting documents to our office by April 12, 2016:
215 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601
2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Jackson Taylor is studying history and ministerial theology at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL. He received an endowed scholarship in 2014. At Oakwood, Taylor has been a resident assistant for the past two semesters.View profile
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Brianna Warren, who is attending Xavier University, New Orleans, LA, has received a Second Chance Grant. She received a Shields Scholarship in 2014. Brianna is studying public health sciences, with a minor is business administration.View profile
Press Club Scholarship — $500 Madeline Logsdon, Riley High School, has enrolled at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, with a major in telecommunications. “My dream,” she said, “is to take my love of sports and further my education to include journalism and broadcast. . . . My goal and dream job is to be an on-air reporter for ESPN.”...View profile
Joseph Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship — $1,000 Conner Balciunas, Adams High School, plans to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, although he has not picked a major yet. He hopes to choose from among landscape architecture, Asian studies, business, horticulture or forestry. “One of my educational goals,” Conner said, “is to apply what I learn from my education to the...View profile
Lauren Davis Scholarship — $1,000 Chariauna Foster, Adams High School, will attend Ball State University, Muncie, IN, to study marketing. ”In order to have the future that I see for myself,” Chariauna said, “I know that I must not take my education for granted.” She is the daughter of Benjamin Foster and Yolanda Giles, both of South Bend.View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Lucas Bonek, Buchanan High School, has enrolled at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, to study electrical engineering. After getting his degree, he said, “my goal is to use my experience and education to obtain a career at a company which produces and invents new technology to better suit society.” He is the son of Michael...View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Cassidy Balciunas, Adams High School, plans to attend Purdue University to study animation. “From a young age,” she said, “I was always entranced by Disney and Pixar and their ability to create such wonderful films.” Her goal, Cassidy added, is to work for Disney some day. She is the daughter of Laura Balciunas of South...View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Anand Agtey, Riley High School, plans to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., to study aeronautical science and aviation. “This college chose me,” Anand said, “based on my academic and social commitment and knowledge for aeronautical.” He is the son of Mihir and Helen Agtey of South Bend.View profile
Champaigne Scholarship — $5,000 Marissa Koehler, Adams High School, will attend Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, to study veterinary technology. “The compassion and curiosity that I have for animals drove me to pursue an academic path that will lead to a profession concentrating around animals, their behavior and interactions with each other and living beings,” Marissa said. She is the...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Dayonni Phillips, Washington High School, plans to attend the University of Notre Dame to study anthropology. “I will be the first in my family to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university,” she said. She hopes to have a career in forensic anthropology. Dayonni is the daughter of...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Mariah Housing, Rise Up Academy, plans to attend IU South Bend to study forensic science. Watching TV shows such as “CSI” and “Forensic Files” inspired her to say, “I want to do that when I grow up.” She hopes some day “to be in a lab solving crimes and helping...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Kayla Jackson, Riley High School, plans to attend Ball State University, Muncie, IN, to study journalism. “My lifelong goal, since I was 12 years old, is to become a distinguished journalist,” she said. She served as editor of the Riley Review She is the daughter of Liza Jackson of Mishawaka.View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Jacob Arndt, Clay High School, has enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, to pursue a degree in accounting. He hopes to pair his education with his love for sports. “I would like to work in the front office of a professional baseball team,” Jacob said. He is the son...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Jennifer Firehammer, Adams High School, will attend Purdue University in West Lafayette. She said “education is not only about learning to be responsible and active in society, but also about living life to the fullest and advancing my perception of the world around me. ” Her goal, she said, is...View profile
Champaigne Scholarship — $5,000 Danielle Krug, an Adams High School graduate, is enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, to study microbiology. Her Champaigne Scholarship was awarded in 2015 and renewed this year. “My ultimate goal,” Danielle said, “is to obtain a doctorate in microbiology, coupled with a minor in the ever-growing field of genetics, and to perform cutting-edge medical...View profile
Kurt & Tessye Simon Student Assistance Grant — $1,000 Vikas Agtey a Riley High School graduate, is attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Despite being injured in an accident, he is the program director for his residence hall and involved in various volunteer activities. He is the son of Mihir and Helen Agtey of South Bend.View profile
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Andrew Gnott received an Endowed Scholarship in 2013 and a Second Chance Grant in 2014. He is attending the University of Notre Dame, where he is studying computer science and engineering. He is a board member of the student-run radio station, WVFI.View profile
NOTICE TO GRANT & SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Scholarship/grant recipients must request payment of their scholarship/grant by contacting the South Bend Alumni Association. You must report your legal name, student ID number and the name and address of the person or office that will receive the check. Recipients of four year grants must renew this grant each school year by contacting the Alumni Association. You can make your renewal request after you have enrolled for the ensuing school year.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Nicole Gorman (Adams); Rafiq Al-Zoughbi (Clay); Randy Costello (New Tech); Zachary Boocher (Riley); Myshai (Rise Up); Jayda Watkins (Washington)
Jack Champaigne Scholarship
Danielle Krug (Adams)
Nikolette Dallich (Edwardsburg); Corey Fletcher (Riley); Molly Schrager (Penn)
Joseph Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship
Caleb Geissler (Adams)
Lauren Davis Scholarship
Caitlyn Truax (Adams)
Press Club Scholarship
Andrea Keszei (Adams)
Simon Assistance Grant
Second Chance Grants
Kelsey Weber (Adams), Hannah Branchick (Clay), Sarah Stroud (Riley), and Amber Kish (Washington)
Rachel Bonek (Buchanan), Taylor Jackson (Washington)
Sarah Bond (Washington)
Brianna Warren (Washington)
Vikas Agtey (Riley)
David Shafer (Marian), Elizabeth Arndt (Clay), Emily Lyon (Washington)
Joseph Schell (Clay), Emma Velazquez (Adams)
Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Miles Bolden (Adams), Malcolm Cannon (Clay), Kathleen Price (Riley), and Nicole Figueroa (Washington)
Andrew Gnott (Edwardsburg), Emily Lyon (St. Joseph)
Melissa Konter (Washington)
Toria Sullivan (Clay)
Elizabeth Arndt (Clay)
David Shafer (Marian), Jacob Freske (Adams)
Bethany Green (Adams), Kipchumba Kibet (Washington), Sarah Mee (Riley), and Emil Talic (Clay)
Monica Chan (Washington), Jacob Freske (Adams)
Courtney Netzer (Clay)
Cody Schell (Clay)
David Shafer (Marian)
Bridget Hickey (Clay), Lauren James (Riley), Nora Mansfield (Adams), and Stacey Hogan (Washington)
Samantha Marley (Adams), Charnelle Maefield-Martin, Kristina Patzkowsky, and Anna Sobieski
Jasmine Allen, Hollin Bolden, Stephanie Firehammer, and Jashay Johnson-Martin
Anna L. Otero-Torres (Admas), Joshua A. Lukas (Clay), Gabrielle S. Dutrieux (Riley), Blanca N. Alvarado (Washington)
Allison Shafer (Riley), Matthew Mackowiak (Washington) Stephanie Orlowski (Washington)
Cody DeShone (Riley), Laura Fitzgerald (Adams)
Alyssa Dunn (Riley), Madeline Haller (Adams) Andrew Ewald (Washington), Evan Yungquist (Clay)
Delphine Keza (Clay), Alida J. Marroni (Clay), Adam R. Huff (Washington), Rene Alonso (Riley)
Rachel Marley, Adams; Laura Schalliol, Clay; Thy Ca Nguyen, Riley; Marteve Gray, Washington.
Donald Perkins III, Adams; Rachel Ford, Clay; Danilo Rodriguez, Riley; Lorraine Chan, Washington.
Kimberly Ballin, Clay; Melanie Duncan, Adams; Brandon Patton, Riley; Anthony Glenn, Washington.
Kevin Alby, Adams; Lindsey Carl, Clay; Elyse Chudzynski, Riley; Matthew Ciesielski, Washington; Margaet O’Sullivan, LaSalle.
Alice Dymally, Washington, and Craig Ziolkowski, Washington.
Jennifer Brison, LaSalle, and Amanda Myers, Riley.
Aprell Carr, Washington, and Bryan Ziolkowski, Washington.
Chandra Najdek, LaSalle, and Eric Fey, Riley.
Mary Wisnewski, Riley, and Derek Dabrowiak, Washington.
Kimberly Gruber, Washington, and Martin Owens, Washington.
Traci Borkowski, LaSalle, and Jason Whitmer, Washington.
Genevieve C. Morrill, Clay.
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