Scholarship Opportunities Beyond Scecina

Eileen Hurrle Memorial Scholarship Fund

In January 2018, on Eileen Hurrle’s passing, family and friends decided to honor her by establishing an endowment in her memory. Eileen was a member of the “The Greatest Generation,” a generation characterized by personal responsibility, duty, honor, and faith. In addition, she was a devoted wife, mother of eight Scecina graduates, and a genuine fan of Scecina and all its students. This scholarship is to help a graduating senior attend a four-year college.

Please send essays by Monday, February 19, 2024, to Elizabeth Millard,

CLICK HERE for application and information.

Scholarship Opportunities for the 2024-2025 School Year

Scecina Memorial High School is dedicated to supporting 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 Elizabeth Millard in the President’s Office by Monday, February 19, 2024. Submit electronically to

The Ken Leffler Scholarship

The Ken Leffler Scholarship is presented each year to an outstanding incoming senior. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive a $5,000 tuition award for the 2024-2025 school year. 

• 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 download the Leffler application.

The Joe Ajamie Scholarship

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

Help fund an incoming senior student 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 in music, demonstrate a need for tuition assistance, and be involved in one or more extra-curricular activities.

Applicants must submit a written essay to Elizabeth Millard in the President’s Office on why they should be considered for the scholarship. The recipient will be chosen by a committee, including the music program director, Mr. Chase Hall.

The 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 for $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 essential to do their best and, to date, how they think they have achieved the task. There is no restriction regarding the length of the essay.
  • 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 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 family member. 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.) Please include all applicable details, such as file type, size, and duration, for anything requiring some technology to work. The family would appreciate a short paragraph explaining the entry and why the applicant submitted it. All submissions will be returned after the selection process is completed.

All materials should be submitted to the President’s Office by Elizabeth Millard. 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. This year’s scholarship recipient will receive a minimum of $2,000 toward their Catholic tuition rate.

• Student must be entering his or her senior year at Scecina.
• Students must provide the 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 50th class reunion to honor 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, a character of absolute integrity, a leader of solid determination, and a man of great physical strength and ability.

The scholarships will be awarded to one or more sophomore, junior, and/or senior students, preferably one or more boys and one or more girls who meet the scholarship criteria. The following are the qualifications and criteria:

• Must be a student returning to Scecina for their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
• Demonstrate a caring attitude toward family, school, and community.
• Academically, they should be working to the best of their ability.
*Students will be nominated by faculty and staff. Students should send the following link to their chosen faculty and staff members:
The faculty and/or staff members will submit nominations to Elizabeth Millard in the President’s Office by Monday, February 19, 2024.

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 Little Flower Grade School graduates and Scecina Memorial High School. This scholarship will be awarded annually to one or two incoming junior students, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. The applicants must be working academically to the best of their ability and exhibit an excellent behavioral pattern within the school.

  • The student must be returning for his or her junior year, working academically to the best of his or her ability, and exhibiting an excellent 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 Elizabeth Millard ( With the assistance of two faculty members, the Director of Admissions 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.

Theresa M. Teipen Scholarship

The Theresa M. Teipen Scholarship was established for a Scecina student entering their junior year at Scecina and possibly renewable for their senior year.

The scholarship value for an individual student will be $1,000 per academic year.

Eligibility requirements

  • Attended Scecina Memorial High School during their freshman and sophomore years.
  • Maintained and continue to hold a 3.0 (B) GPA or better throughout their freshman and sophomore years. Continue to maintain academic requirements of (B) 3.0 GPA, work to the best of their ability, and display good civic behavior.
  • Enrolled in AP science courses and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the science, medical, and biomedical fields, which may include, but are not limited to, nursing, physician, dentistry, or teaching in the science fields.
  • Applicants are encouraged but not required to participate actively in extra-curricular activities while attending Scecina.
  • Applicants must submit a brief written essay outlining their interest in science and why they chose Scecina as their high school. The essay must be submitted to the Chair of the Science Department to be considered for the scholarship. The essay must be submitted by February 19, 2024, and will be shared with the Teipen family, but Scecina shall make the decision.

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.