Advancement Office Scholarship Opportunities
Schlarman Academy has several scholarships opportunities available to current Schlarman Academy students. Unless you clearly feel that you will not be eligible, you should apply for financial assistance at Schlarman Academy. Over 40% of our families receive some level of tuition assistance. The Advancement Scholarship Application for the following opportunities will be available to registered students in March of each year.
In addition to filing the FACTS application, Catholic students are required to apply for the Spalding Scholarship in order to be eligible for the following forms of tuition assistance and scholarships from Schlarman Academy. DEADLINE IS APRIL 15 each year for the FACTS and Spalding applications.
The scholarships listed below are made possible through the generosity of faithful donors, alumni, and friends of Schlarman. They are administered by the Advancement Office and/or managed by the Foundation through the Schlarman Advancement Office. Upon completion of the required FACTS and/or Spalding applications, students are eligible for the scholarship opportunities listed below.
Please read each scholarship carefully. If it references financial assistance, then a FACTS application also needs to be completed. All scholarships are not guaranteed and can be discontinued at any time of the year.
Please note that for each of the scholarships listed on the this page the following will apply: If the school year is not completed for the scholarship that was awarded to you, then your scholarship will be forfeited and you will need to reimburse Schlarman Academy the amount of the scholarship.
Current 8th Graders Only
ARMAND AND MILDRED STELLA SCHOLARSHIP
Ken Stella, SHS ’61, appreciated the Catholic education he received at St. Paul’s School and Schlarman High School. In gratitude to his parents, Armand and Mildred Stella, he established a merit-based Scholarship in their name through the Schlarman Foundation, designated for a student entering Schlarman as a freshman from St. Paul’s. St. Paul’s parishioners, Mr. Armand “Dutch” Stella passed away in 2002 and Mrs. Mildred Stella passed away in 2004.
THE O’ROURKE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
John O’Rourke, SHS ’50, and Mary Jane O’Rourke Brady, SHS ’49, established a Scholarship in honor and memory of their parents, Pete and Anne O’Rourke. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Holy Family Parish in need of financial assistance who will be a freshman at Schlarman Academy. (Essay required)
FRED AND ANNE MUELLER SCHOLARSHIP(S)
Karen (Mueller), SHS ’76, and Rick Tulli established a scholarship(s) in honor of her parents, Fred and Anne Mueller. Grateful for her education at St. Paul’s School and Schlarman High School, Karen and her husband Rick decided to make education at Schlarman Academy a possibility for a Schlarman student or students who would otherwise be unable to attend Schlarman.
SURSUM CORDA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is given in honor of the late Msgr. C. B. Motsett, who was a driving force for Catholic education in Vermilion County for nearly 60 years. This award is generously donated, to assist an 8th grader who will be a freshman at Schlarman in need of tuition assistance, by the Bitter Family Foundation of Edna, TX, long-time friends of Monsignor Motsett.
RICHARD BEARD DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
Richard Beard Davis, SHS ’55, was a respected, well-known Electrical Contractor in the Danville community who held his Alma Mater in high esteem. After his death, his wife, Karen Wodetzki-Davis, established the Richard Beard Davis Scholarship to be awarded to an incoming Schlarman freshman student, Catholic or non-Catholic. (Essay required with application. Application and essay requirements will be given to 8th graders and/or emailed.)
JOHN AND LOIS MORRISSEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established by the children of John and Lois Morrissey to honor their parents. This scholarship will be awarded to an 8th grade student attending Schlarman Academy the following year as a freshman with a financial need who shows a demonstrated desire to attend Schlarman Academy.
SCHLARMAN ACADEMY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Generous donors to the Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future capital campaign have designated specific funds for tuition assistance. Funding is available for academically talented and minority students entering Schlarman Academy as a freshman.
Current 7th-12th Graders Only
FRED J. FAULSTICH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fred J. Faulstich Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Paul & Ruth Faulstich. This scholarship fund, created by Fred J. Faulstich, class of 1956, is intended for at least one Catholic student attending grades 7-12 who is in need of financial assistance and shows a demonstrated desire to attend Schlarman. (Essay required)
Current K-12th Graders
JOHN A. AND KAY RONCHETTO SCHOLARSHIP
John A. and Kay Ronchetto established this scholarship in 2007 in order to support at least one Catholic student entering Schlarman Academy. It is the intent of Mr. and Mrs. Ronchetto that the student(s) be in need of financial assistance, is a Catholic in good standing with their parish and shows a demonstrated desire to attend Schlarman. (K-12 eligible and essay required)
The Advancement scholarship application for the above opportunities will be available in March each year to registered students. If you have any questions about these scholarship opportunities, please contact Christina Dietzen, Advancement Director, at (217) 442-1184.