The following scholarships are funded through the annual TCU/Superintendent’s Golf Outing, the Alumni Association’s Plan2000 fund, an individual donation 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 who has been accepted to study at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. This application should be sent to the Alumni Association office.
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
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, 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.
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
2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Zachary Boocher, Riley High School, has enrolled in an exploratory studies program at Purdue University. “I have yet to decide what my major will become,” he explained, “but I do know that no matter what major I choose, I want to help others succeed.” Several life experiences led him to...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Randy Castillo, New Tech High School, will attend Purdue University-Northcentral to prepare for a degree in mechanical engineering. He said he has “a passion for construction and building things.” Greater knowledge about science and math “will give me new ways to solve problems in our community and maybe even around...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Rafiq Al-Zoughbi, Clay High School, plans to study engineering at Purdue University. A Palestinian-American, Rafiq said, “I aspire to become an engineer, one who can provide solar panels to those who rely on their occupier for electricity…Palestinians could electrically be independent and the world would have one more powerhouse of...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Nicole Gorman, Adams High School, has enrolled at the University of Notre Dame She plans to study wildlife biology. “While I have always known that I have wanted to work with animals,” she said, “I realized I would be happiest in a career in wildlife biology through my recent vacations at...View profile
TCU-Superintendent’s Scholarship (Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years) Myshai Thomas, Rise Up Academy, has enrolled in the IMPACT Master Commission program in Fort Wayne. “My educational dreams are to be an animation designer and to be able to see my work around the world,” she said. She is the daughter of Hernando Swanson and Katina Thomas/Swanson of South...View profile
Press Club Scholarship — $500 Andrea Keszei, Adams High School, plans to study telecommunications/news at Ball State University. Oprah Winfrey has been her idol, Andrea said, which led her to a love of performing. But beyond performing, Oprah often has the latest scoop on what’s happening. Andrea said she aspires to be a news anchor who “can inspire someone, just like...View profile
Champaigne Scholarship — $5,000 Danielle Krug, Adams High School, has enrolled at Purdue University to study microbiology. “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 research.” she is the daughter of Terry and Dawn Collins of South Bend.View profile
Joseph Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship — $1,000 Caleb Geissler, Adams High School, plans to study chemical engineering at Purdue University. “I want to be on the cutting edge of developing new technology that will be necessary to save the world as we know it if we want to continue modern industrial processes,” Caleb said. He is the son of Mark and Ruth...View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Molly Schrager, Penn High School, intends to study environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University. While studying the environment at Penn, Molly said, she “realized that in order to become sustainable we are gong to have to redefine what waste is by getting better at reusing materials.” She is the daughter of Debra Sue Schrager...View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Nikolette Dallich, Edwardsburg High School, will attend Michigan State University to study accounting. After taking a high school class in accounting, Nikolette said, “I automatically clicked with the concept of accounting and understood things right away.” Her eventual goal is to earn an MBA degree “to become a big-time CPA somewhere in a big city.”...View profile
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Vikas Agtey received a Fragomeni Scholarhip in 2014. He is attending Purdue University.View profile
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Andrew Gnott received am Endowed Scholarship in 2013. He is attending the University of Notre Dame.View profile
Second Chance Grant — $1,000 Elizabeth Arndt received a Joseph Fragomeni Scholarship in 2013. She is the daughter of John and Karen Arndt of South Bend and is attending Purdue University.View profile
Kurt & Tessye Simon Grant — $1,000 Nicholas Weiler, Indiana University South Bend, graduated from Adams in 2012 and enrolled at IUSB. Financial challenges led him to withdraw after his first year, but he has since re-enrolled, while working full-time for the U.S. Postal Service. “Having been raised by a single mother all my life,” Nicholas said, “I was always...View profile
Lauren S. Davis Scholarship — $1,000 Caitlyn Truax, Adams High School, will attend Ball State University to study nursing, with a specialty in pediatric oncology or neonatal nursing. Her career goal was influenced by working at A Rosie Place, an organization that deals with special needs children. “I was able to watch these children thrive when they were given the chance...View profile
Endowed Scholarships — $1,000 Corey Fletcher, Riley High School, will seek a degree in agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University. He currently works on a dairy and grain farm, which made him familiar with farm machinery. His college degree, he said, will give him “the ability to accomplish my … objective to better improve the efficiency of tractors...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
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.