Scholarships

Scholarships support promising and deserving students by assisting them with the costs of their education. Donors often establish a scholarship to honor or memorialize friends, teachers, family members or other loved ones.

Other Scholarships and Resources for Catholic Students

The Catholic Foundation stewards the following scholarships:

Current Grade School Students

Marilyn Louise Anzelmo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Bishop Flaget students from St. Peter Parish, Chillicothe, Ohio
Must demonstrate financial need

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to provide tuition assistance for a Bishop Flaget Catholic School student of St. Peter Parish, Chillicothe, Ohio, who demonstrates financial need.

Dick & Paddy Cleary Family Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Immaculate Conception (Columbus) 7th grade students who will enter 8th grade at Immaculate Conception

This scholarship fund provides scholarships to one or more students of Immaculate Conception School, Columbus, Ohio, who complete the seventh grade at the school and will enter eighth grade at the school.

Monsignor Missimi Christian Athlete Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Immaculate Conception (Columbus) 8th grade students who excel in academics & athletics and will attend a Catholic High School

This fund shall scholarship grants to 8th grade Immaculate Conception (Columbus) student athletes who will attend a Catholic High School.

Teresa M. Gelonese Science Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Our Lady of Peace (Columbus) students entering 8th grade who excel in science

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to a student who excels in science and is entering the 8th grade at Our Lady of Peace School.

Dominic Gregory – St. Timothy School Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: St. Timothy School students with learning disabilities

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to St. Timothy School for students with learning disabilities.

Kanakkanatt Family Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: St. Timothy School graduating 8th grader to attend a Catholic High School with preference give for the children of those who serve the US military

This fund provides tuition assistance to a graduating eighth grade student of St. Timothy School, Columbus, to attend high school, with preference given for the children of those who serve the US military.

Allyson Marie Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: St. Michael students in 8th grade who will be attending Bishop Watterson High School with exemplary writing ability. In honor and memory of Allyson Marie Gross

This fund provides tuition assistance in honor and memory of Allyson Marie Gross by rewarding and recognizing the exemplary writing ability of an 8th grade St. Michael student who will be attending Bishop Watterson High School.

Peter & Dorothy Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: St. Agatha (Columbus) graduating 8th grade students who will attend Bishop Watterson High School

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to deserving eighth grade students of St. Agatha School, Columbus, who desire to attend Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio.

Dorothy K. Szajnuk Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: St. Agatha (Columbus) graduating 8th grade students who excel in the arts (music, art, and/or drama) and will be attending a Catholic High School in the Diocese of Columbus

This fund provides tuition assistance to one or more graduating eighth grade students from St. Agatha School, Columbus, who excel in the arts (music, art and/or drama) for their first year’s tuition at a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Columbus.

Joanne E. McGuire & Dr. Jacob F. Froning Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: St. Patrick Elementary School (London) students – tuition assistance

This fund shall annually provide one student with a scholarship grant up to full tuition to attend St. Patrick Elementary School, London, Ohio.

Current High School Students

T.J. Baesmann Scholarship
Fund 

Eligibility: Graduating senior of any Catholic High School within the Diocese of Columbus who will be pursuing a post-secondary degree.

This fund provides tuition assistance for college to a graduating senior of a Catholic High School in the Diocese of Columbus.

Peter Clore Memorial Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School students – tuition assistance

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to deserving students attending Tuscarawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Bishop Watterson High School students – tuition assistance

This fund provides tuition assistance to a student attending Bishop Watterson High School who meets the qualifications as determined by Bishop Watterson High School.

Ronald R. Shay Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: Bishop Watterson High School students – tuition assistance

This fund provides tuition assistance to deserving students attending Bishop Watterson High School.

Steven L. & Salena A. Hitchens Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Newark Catholic High School graduating seniors pursuing a post-secondary degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse

This fund shall provide higher education scholarship grants to graduating students of Newark Catholic High School pursuing a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

Joyce A. Kozlowski Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: St. Francis DeSales and Cristo Rey High School students – tuition assistance

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to provide tuition assistance for students of St. Francis DeSales High School, Columbus, Ohio, and Cristo Rey High School, Columbus, Ohio.

Brenden P. Krannitz Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: William V. Fisher Catholic High School (Lancaster) – tuition assistance

This fund provides tuition assistance to students of William V. Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster, Ohio.

Joseph J. Laihr & Adeline Pax Laihr Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Graduating High School Seniors from the Diocese of Columbus who have been nominated by a Catholic Parish leader for willingness to serve other and pursuing higher education in nursing or teaching

  • Scholarship is open to Catholic individuals who did not attend a Catholic School as well as those that did attend Catholic School

This fund shall provide scholarship grants to no less than two graduating high school seniors from the Diocese of Columbus who have been nominated by a parish leader for willingness to serve others and are interested in pursuing higher education for the vocation of nursing or teaching.

Florence E. Moses Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Graduating senior of any Catholic High School within the Diocese of Columbus who is accepted and enrolled in the Mount Carmel College of Nursing

This fund provides tuition assistance to a senior student meeting all the requirements for graduation from a high school in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio and that is accepted at and enrolled in the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, as confirmed in writing.

Ben Smith “You Can Make a Difference” Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Hilliard Darby High School graduating senior pursuing a post-secondary degree in a Special Education related field

This fund will provide one scholarship grant to one senior student who attends Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio, and plans to pursue a post-secondary degree in a Special Education related field.

Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Graduating senior of any Catholic High School within the Diocese of Columbus or a senior high school student who is a parishioner in good standing of St. Peter or St. Mary Parishes in Chillicothe, Ohio who will be pursuing a post-secondary degree

This fund shall provide scholarship grants for the first year of college tuition for either a graduating senior of a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Columbus or a senior high school student who is a parishioner in good standing of St. Peter or St. Mary Parish in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ronald C. Sullivan Scholarship
Fund

Eligibility: St. Agatha, St. Andrew, St. Christopher, and Our Lady of Victory Parishioners who are graduating high school seniors and will be attending Ohio State University (any location including branches). Also eligible are graduating high school seniors who are Catholics and reside in the Tri-Village area of Columbus (Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington).

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship grants to Catholic students who attend or will be attending The Ohio State University and is an active member of St. Andrew Parish, Columbus, Ohio, St. Agatha Parish, Columbus, Ohio, Our Lady of Victory Parish, Columbus, Ohio, or St. Christopher Parish, Columbus, Ohio or have primary residence in the Tri-Village area of metropolitan Columbus, Ohio, which includes Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington (south of Fishinger Road), and areas of Columbus west of the Olentangy River and west of Riverside Drive between Fifth Avenue and Lane Avenue.

Parish Specific Scholarships

Kay (Knipfer) Ciminello Catholic Education Endowment Fund

Eligibility: Holy Family (Columbus) Parishioner attending a Catholic School
within the Diocese of Columbus.

This fund provides tuition assistance for a Catholic school student of Holy Family Parish, Columbus,
who demonstrates financial need.

The Reverend Jeffrey J. Rimelspach Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: St. Margaret of Cortona Parishioners who attend or will attend a Catholic High School with preference for students attending Bishop Ready or St. Charles High School

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship grants to two (2) students who are active members of St. Margaret of Cortona Parish, and who attend a Catholic high school with preference for students attending Bishop Ready High School or St. Charles High School.

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