The South Bend Alumni Association scholarships offers three types of scholarships, as well as grants for struggling students. The TCU Superintendent’s Scholarships and the Jack Champaigne Scholarship are are open to graduates of SBCSC high schools. The South Bend Press Club Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors in SBCSC schools and to seniors at other schools whose parent or grandparent is an SBAA member. Kurt & Tessye Simon Grants are available to college students who need help with expenses. Full details can be found by clicking on the appropriate link under the Scholarships tab.

Many of our scholarship recipients have overcome obstacles in their lives. They do not necessarily have the highest grades in their class, but they have been accepted to an institution of higher learning; have demonstrated both a willingness to work hard and a history of service; have a defined educational goal; and are in need of financial assistance. All SBAA scholarships are paid to the post-secondary school; no funds are awarded directly to an individual.

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


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.

TCU/Superintendent's Scholarships

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.

Jack M. Champaigne Scholarship

A $5,000 grant to a graduating SBCSC senior accepted to study at Purdue University South Bend or Purdue University West Lafayette.  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  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.


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

1. Transcript

1. Transcript

Contact your high school to receive a transcript of your permanent academic record. Please ensure that the transcript includes an official seal of approval by the school.

2. Recommendation

2. Recommendation

Include one letter of recommendation from an individual such as a teacher, coach or another individual outside of your family group.

3. Essay

3. Essay

Essay topics are listed within the application forms and are located below.

4. Financial Need Form

4. Financial Need Form

This financial need form is located below. Fill this out to completion and submit with your application.

Please mail your completed scholarship application and all supporting documents to our office by April 12, 2018:
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601



SBAA General Scholarship Application 

TCU Superintendent’s Scholarship Application

Financial Need Form




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.



TCU/Superintendent’s Scholarships
Jennifer Firehammer, Adams; Jacob Arndt, Clay; Kayla Jackson, Riley; Mariah Housing, Rise Up Dayonni Phillips, Washington

Jack M. Champaigne Scholarship
Marissa Koehler, Adams

Endowed Scholarships
Anand Agtey, Riley; Cassidy Balciunas, Adams; Lucas Bonek, Buchanan

Lauren Davis Scholarship
Chariauna Foster, Adams

Joseph Fragomeni Sr. Scholarship
Conner Balciunas, Adams

Press Club Scholarship
Madeline Logsdon Riley

Simon Grant
Vikas Agtey, Riley

Second Chance Grants
Andrew Gnott, Taylor Jackson, Brianna Warren




Superintendent’s Scholarships
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)

Endowed Scholarships
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
Nicholas Weiler

Second Chance Grants
Vikas Agtey
Elizabeth Arndt
Andrew Gnott










Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Kelsey Weber (Adams), Hannah Branchick (Clay), Sarah Stroud (Riley), and Amber Kish (Washington)
Endowed Scholarship Recipients:
Rachel Bonek (Buchanan), Taylor Jackson (Washington)
Davis Scholarship Recipient:
Sarah Bond (Washington)
Shields Scholarship Recipient:
Brianna Warren (Washington)
Fragomeni Scholarship Recipient:
Vikas Agtey (Riley)
Second Chance Scholarship:
David Shafer (Marian), Elizabeth Arndt (Clay), Emily Lyon (Washington)
Simon Grant Award:
Joseph Schell (Clay), Emma Velazquez (Adams)
Valparaiso, Grand Valley State, Trine University, Indiana University, Saint Mary’s, Oakwood University, Ball State, Xavier University, Purdue, Indiana State, Indiana University South Bend


Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Miles Bolden (Adams), Malcolm Cannon (Clay), Kathleen Price (Riley), and Nicole Figueroa (Washington)

Endowed Scholarship Recipients:
Andrew Gnott (Edwardsburg), Emily Lyon (St. Joseph)
Davis Scholarship Recipient:
Melissa Konter (Washington)
Shields Scholarship Recipient:
Toria Sullivan (Clay)
Fragomeni Scholarship Recipient:
Elizabeth Arndt (Clay)
Second Chance Scholarship:
David Shafer (Marian), Jacob Freske (Adams)
Butler, IUPUI, East Carolina University, Indiana University South Bend, Notre Dame, Indiana University, Ball State, Marquette, Purdue, Indiana State University


Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Bethany Green (Adams), Kipchumba Kibet (Washington), Sarah Mee (Riley), and Emil Talic (Clay)
Endowed Scholarship Recipients:
Monica Chan (Washington), Jacob Freske (Adams)
Davis Scholarship Recipient:
Courtney Netzer (Clay)
Simon Scholarship:
Cody Schell (Clay)
Fragomeni Scholarship Recipient:
Chrishana Stoner
Second Chance Scholarship:
David Shafer (Marian)
Indiana University, Purdue, IUPUI, Indiana University South Bend, Ball State, Manchester College


Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Bridget Hickey (Clay), Lauren James (Riley), Nora Mansfield (Adams), and Stacey Hogan (Washington)
University of Florida, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount, Florida A & M

1994 - 2010

2010 Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Samantha Marley (Adams), Charnelle Maefield-Martin, Kristina Patzkowsky, and Anna Sobieski
St. Mary’s and Ball State
2009 Superintendent Scholarship Recipients:
Jasmine Allen, Hollin Bolden, Stephanie Firehammer, and Jashay Johnson-Martin 

Indiana University South Bend, Ball State, and Purdue
2008 Scholarship Recipients:
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)
Simon Grant:
Cody DeShone (Riley), Laura Fitzgerald (Adams)
2007 Scholarship Recipients:
Alyssa Dunn (Riley), Madeline Haller (Adams) Andrew Ewald (Washington), Evan Yungquist (Clay)
Endowed: Ryan Orlowski (Washington), Ashley Timm (Clay)
Frangomeni: Kimberly Manigault (Riley)
Simon Grant: Dan Seitz (Clay)
2006 Scholarship Recipients:
Delphine Keza (Clay), Alida J. Marroni (Clay), Adam R. Huff (Washington), Rene Alonso (Riley)
Fragomeni: Michael Padberg (Riley)
Endowed: Emily Haller (Adams), Jean Paul Jaume (Adams), Cameron McMichael (John Glenn)
Simon Grants: Amy Marsh (Adams), Christy Kollar (Clay)
2005 Scholarship Recipients:
Rachel Marley, Adams; Laura Schalliol, Clay; Thy Ca Nguyen, Riley; Marteve Gray, Washington.
2004 Scholarship Recipients:
Donald Perkins III, Adams; Rachel Ford, Clay; Danilo Rodriguez, Riley; Lorraine Chan, Washington.
2003 Scholarship Recipients:
Kimberly Ballin, Clay; Melanie Duncan, Adams; Brandon Patton, Riley; Anthony Glenn, Washington.
2002 Scholarship Recipients:
Kevin Alby, Adams; Lindsey Carl, Clay; Elyse Chudzynski, Riley; Matthew Ciesielski, Washington; Margaet O’Sullivan, LaSalle.
2001 Scholarship Recipients:
Alice Dymally, Washington, and Craig Ziolkowski, Washington.
2000 Scholarship Recipients:
Jennifer Brison, LaSalle, and Amanda Myers, Riley.
1999 Scholarship Recipients:
Aprell Carr, Washington, and Bryan Ziolkowski, Washington.
1998 Scholarship Recipients:
Chandra Najdek, LaSalle, and Eric Fey, Riley.
1997 Scholarship Recipients:
Mary Wisnewski, Riley, and Derek Dabrowiak, Washington.
1996 Scholarship Recipients:
Kimberly Gruber, Washington, and Martin Owens, Washington.
1995 Scholarship Recipients:
Traci Borkowski, LaSalle, and Jason Whitmer, Washington.
1994 Scholarship Recipients:
Genevieve C. Morrill, Clay.