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St. Joseph High School Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available for the 2018-2019 school year and are 4-year renewable scholarships unless indicated otherwise.

Take your time to read the scholarship descriptions and apply for those you feel you are qualified for. Please understand that although you may meet the criteria for several scholarships, the number of applicants from deserving students far exceed the number of available scholarships and therefore it is rare that any one student will receive more than one scholarship.

All applications are due by February 2, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted as the review process is long and complex. Multiple readers take the time to review every essay. The top applications will be reviewed again before awards are made.

Award notification is made mid-March. Scholarship recipients will be required to accept their award by a specific deadline or the scholarship will be forfeited. Good luck!


Scholarship Application Process

  • Step 1: Complete the TADS Application
  • Step 2: Complete the Scholarship Application(s)
  • Step 3: Award letters are mailed mid-March
  • Step 4: Recipients accept award offers by deadline

SCHOLARSHIPS

$500 Scholarships

Bernier Family Scholarship ~ Dennie and Becky Bernier were looking for a school that would provide an experience of Christian family for their sons. They have established this scholarship because they want to offer other young people the opportunity to receive the same blessing their sons did.

Blaylock Family Scholarship ~ Steve and Patty Blaylock (class of 1972) firmly believe that St. Joseph High School has been instrumental in instilling the virtues of faith, family and education within the community and hopes that this scholarship will help a young Knight with similar values to grow to image Christ in mind, heart, body, and soul.

Cova Family Scholarship ~ Chuck and Marie Cova and their children Matthew ’98 and Alison ’03 want to assist other families who desire a Catholic education for their children.

Cravy Family Scholarship ~ Marie Cravy established the Thomas Cravy Memorial Scholarship in 2010 in memory of her adventuresome husband in order to assist a family who demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Halsell Family Scholarship ~ Chuck and Margie Halsell dedicated themselves to the spiritual and educational growth of their children. Like so many families, they struggled to provide for the material needs of their children and at the same time to provide for their spiritual needs as well.

Kuhbander Memorial Scholarship ~ Larry and Jody Kuhbander exemplified the Catholic spirit and commitment and felt it was important to give young people a solid foundation in the faith so that they might continue to build on it for the rest of their lives. This scholarship honors their love for their children, the Church and the Lord. (This is a one-year scholarship open to all applicants.)

Neeson Family Scholarship ~ Martha and André established the Neeson Family Scholarship in memory of John Neeson and in order to offer a quality education to families who want their children to have the opportunity to grow in a challenging and yet Christian environment.

Ochoa Memorial Scholarship ~ In 2007, Tricia was the recipient of the "Outstanding Alumni" award for her continuous contributions to St. Joseph High School. The Tricia Ochoa Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 by her family to honor her and her legacy and to inspire future students to excel in their education.

Spallino Family Scholarship ~ Jim and Mary (Cronan) Spallino ‘78 feel that they and their children have received many gifts from their experience at St. Joseph High School and established this scholarship because they want to offer young people the opportunity to receive these same gifts.

Stornetta Family Scholarship ~ Dave and Mary Stornetta sent three children to St. Joseph High School for a quality, Catholic education. They established this scholarship to assist other families who wish to give their children the quality St. Joseph education that their children received.

Tunnell Family Scholarship ~ Curtis and Karen Tunnell were committed to obtaining the best all-around education for their children John '88 and Anne '89. John created the Tunnell Family Scholarship in gratitude for the education he and his sister received at St. Joseph High School and to offer other young people the opportunity to receive a St. Joseph High School education.

Twitchell Family Scholarship ~ Aileen Twitchell created this scholarship in memory of her husband Maurice to offer children the opportunity to receive the blessing of a St. Joseph High School education.

$1,000 Scholarships

Bolton Family Scholarship ~ Herb and Jean Bolton established this scholarship is 2012 in memory of their son, Patrick, who attended St. Joseph High School and served in the Army.

Ceniseroz Memorial Scholarship ~ Ray was an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and served as a Eucharistic minister to the homebound of the community. He approached life and everything in it with the intention of leaving things better than when he found them.

Ferini Families Scholarship ~ Milo and Georganne Ferini sent their three children to St. Joseph and they hold many fond memories of teachers and friends. This scholarship was established to assist families so that they too can experience the unique and supportive atmosphere of St. Joseph.

Giamela Family Scholarship ~ William and Patcee Giamela have a deep commitment to their family and to spreading the Good News of God’s love. They created this scholarship to enable families to offer their children an experience of God’s love through a faith-filled Catholic education.

Merlo Family Scholarship ~ Dr. Ray Merlo '71 established this scholarship in 2014 in hopes that it will help to provide a quality education to its recipients and prepare them for college and the pursuit of their dreams.

Minetti Memorial Scholarship ~ Family and friends of Clarence and Rosalie Minetti established a scholarship in honor of their lives and service. This scholarship is awarded to a student preferably from Guadalupe and/or having some involvement in animal husbandry, livestock, or 4-H.

Robinson Memorial Scholarship ~ Each year the Glenn Robinson Foundation awards a scholarship to an incoming freshman who is active in the life of his/her Catholic parish and is willing to make a commitment to remain active in some form of parish ministry.

Sartain Alumni Scholarship ~ Harriet Sartain taught at St. Joseph High School from 1970 to 1990 and served as the first Alumni Director from 1990 to 1999. In recognition of her dedication and service to the many individuals to whom she ministered, the Alumni association established this scholarship to be awarded to a student of alumni parent(s).

Sr. Sheila Tellis Memorial Scholarship ~ Sr. Sheila Tellis, DMJ, gave 33 years of educational ministry to Catholic schools, 16 of which were at St. Joseph High School. This scholarship honors Sr. Sheila and affords young people the opportunity of a Catholic education.

Whitford Family Scholarship ~ Charles and Marie Whitford established this scholarship in appreciation for the wonderful experience that both their daughter Deborah ’79 and granddaughter Mikalie ’16 had at St. Joseph High School. They hope that other children will have an equally wonderful experience.


$1,500-$2,500 Scholarships

Ardantz Family Scholarship ~ The Dominick and Viki Ardantz Scholarship is awarded to a student who is active in their school and community and whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Chipman Memorial Scholarship ~ The Catherine Parker Chipman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student, preferably with experience in the fine arts of painting, drawing or sculpture, entering St. Joseph High School as a freshman whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Gee Memorial Scholarship ~ Marcia Gee worked hard to put her children through Catholic school and instilled in them a reverence for the faith. This scholarship was established by her family to honor her love for her children and her faith in the Lord and to enable families to obtain a faith-based Catholic education for their children.

Gift of Giving Scholarship ~ “To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (I Corinthians 12:7) This scholarship was established to recognize individuals who give the gift of themselves in some way that strengthens those individuals around them and the community to which they belong.

Kirchhof Memorial Scholarship ~ Tyler Kirchhof '07 is remembered by his friends as a rare breed of friend who was funny, charming, and always there for them. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is active in their school and community and whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Mainini Memorial Scholarship ~ Ted Mainini finished school at age 13 and went to work for a local dairy. He never had the opportunity to further his own education in high school or college, but his dream was to help young people who wanted to obtain a quality education and so, in 2000, he established the Ted Paul Mainini Scholarship.

Shepard Family Scholarship ~ Since 1986, the Shepard family has been active in numerous efforts and programs of St. Joseph High School to offer financial assistance to families who desire a Christian education for their children. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is active in their school and community and whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Souza Family Scholarship ~ Irving and Dolores never forgot the contribution of Santa Clara University to their life and faith and were long-time supporters of Catholic education. They included St. Joseph High School as a beneficiary of their estate and in their memory, St. Joseph High School established this scholarship.

Teixeira Family Scholarship ~ In their gratitude to the Lord for the blessing of the quality Catholic education given by St. Joseph High School to their grandchildren, Norm and Evelyn Teixeira established this scholarship in 2012 in order to assist other families who desire a quality Catholic education for their children.


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