Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-2021 School Year

Scecina Memorial High School is dedicated to providing support for your child’s education. Below are some of the opportunities supported through the help of generous alumni and donors to make a Catholic education possible for your child at Scecina. 

All scholarship application submissions must be turned in to Ms. Ellen Walsh in the Admissions Office by Monday, March 16, 2020. Submit electronically to ewalsh@scecina.org.


The Ken Leffler Scholarship

The Ken Leffler Scholarship is presented each year to an outstanding Scecina student. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive a $5,000 tuition award for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Criteria
• Student must be in the top 25% of his or her class.
• Student must be a child or grandchild of a Scecina alum.
• Student must be entering his or her senior year at Scecina.
• Student must be recommended by Scecina faculty or staff. 

Click here to upload the Leffler application.


The Joe Ajamie Scholarship

The Joe Ajamie Scholarship Fund was established for the following purpose:

Help fund an incoming senior student who is interested in music and other extra-curricular activities. The recipient should be an incoming senior student and maintain a minimum grade point average of “C” or higher, display an interest for music, demonstrate a need for tuition assistance, and be involved in one or more extra-curricular activities.

Applicants must submit a written composition to Ms. Ellen Walsh as to why they should be considered for the scholarship. The recipient will be chosen by the director of the music program, Mr. Chris Ritchie.

Scholarship is for $1,000.


Rita Kriech Memorial Scholarship

Funded by the children of Rita Kriech:

The children of Rita Kriech, Janine (Robinson) Riggs class of 2000, Luke Robinson class of 2003 and Sara (Robinson) Bortz class of 2006, would like to honor their mother’s contribution to their lives with a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to both a male and female student for the student’s senior year. Rita passed away on July 1, 2001.

The requirements of the Rita Kriech Scholarship consist solely of expressing the applicant’s devotion to personal accountability and development, which Mrs. Kriech felt were very important.  The children of Mrs. Kriech specifically ask for two things.

  • An essay discussing why the student feels it is important to do their best, and to date, how they feel they have achieved the task. There is no restriction regarding the length of the essay.
  • A submission of an item that shows and celebrates one of the applicant’s talents of which he or she is proud.  It is preferred that the submission’s largest dimension to be 18 inches or less as the item will be transported to the family out of state and must be shipped or transported via car by a member of the family. Some examples include a drawing, a photograph, and an audio or video recording, but the applicant can choose what to submit  (highlight video of sports; object or picture of the object made in art class; community service award within the community; short video of participation by the applicant in the school musical, etc.) For anything requiring some technology to work, please include all applicable details such as file type, size and duration.  The family would appreciate a short paragraph explaining the entry and why the applicant chose to submit it.  Please note that all submissions will be returned after the selection process is completed.

When students have completed their application, all materials should be submitted to Ms. Ellen Walsh. Upon receipt of all applicants’ materials, a representative of the  Development Office will deliver the applications and materials to the family of Rita Kriech for recommendations as to who the recipients should be.


The Sister Hortense Scholarship

The Sister Hortense Scholarship is presented each year to a junior preparing for his/her senior year. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive a minimum of $1,500 toward his or her Catholic tuition rate.

Criteria
• Student must be entering his or her senior year at Scecina.
• Student must provide documented need for tuition assistance. 

CLICK HERE for the application.


Class of 1963 William F. Kuntz “WE CARE” Scholarship

The Class of 1963 established this scholarship in celebration of their 50 Year class reunion honoring Mr. William F. (Bill) Kuntz, who touched the lives of thousands during his many years of service to the Church, Scecina Memorial High School and the Catholic Youth Organization. Many young lives were enriched and strengthened by a person who truly loved them, by a character of absolute integrity, by a leader of strong determination and a man of great physical strength and ability.

The following are the qualifications and criteria
• Must be a student returning for his or her sophomore year at Scecina.
• Demonstrate a caring attitude toward family, school and community.
• Academically be working to the best of his or her ability.
*Students will be nominated by faculty and staff. Students who wish to be nominated please see Ms. Walsh in the Admissions Office.


Patricia and Edward McCracken Scholarship

The Patricia and Edward McCracken Scholarship is designed to honor the lives of Patricia (Kidwell) McCracken – Class of 1960, and her husband Edward McCracken. Dr. Sheila (Barton) Bosron, class of 1960, and Sheila’s husband Dr. William Bosron founded the scholarship. Patty and Sheila were first cousins and both graduates of Little Flower grade school and Scecina Memorial High School. This scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more incoming junior students ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The applicants must be working to the best of their ability academically and exhibit a good behavioral pattern within the school.

  • The student must be returning for his or her junior year and must be working to the best of their ability academically and exhibit a good behavioral pattern within the school.
  • The student applying for this scholarship is asked to submit a brief essay describing how they have benefited from their first two years at Scecina. The essay shall be submitted to Ms. Ellen Walsh (ewalsh@scecina.org). The Director of Admissions, with the assistance of two faculty members, will determine who will be awarded the scholarship.
  • The student’s family must have completed all necessary registration and tuition assistance applications and must qualify for tuition assistance prior to the first Monday in April.

The Class of 1966 Academic Excellence Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Class of 1966 Academic Excellence Scholarship Endowment Fund is designed to reward the top academic student entering his or her senior year at Scecina. This $500 scholarship will be awarded annually.