Allyson Marie Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Allyson Marie Gross Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Allyson (Ally) Gross, who died at the age of 24 from a very rare heart condition. She attended St. Michael and Bishop Watterson, and also graduated from the Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University. Ally’s passion was writing. She loved to write and she also excelled at it, winning many awards in junior high, high school and college. She was busy pursuing her career in journalism at the time of her death.

The purpose of Ally’s scholarship is to encourage young students to excel in writing, and to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement in writing. 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.

Eligibility Requirements and Criteria

  • Must write an essay on the committee’s annual topic of choice, minimum 600 words/maximum 800 words, typed, 12 font, double spaced.
  • Must have maintained a B average for his/her 8th grade year.

Amount of Award
This is a one-time scholarship. Scholarship awards and amounts will vary, depending on availability of funds. Scholarship awards are made payable directly to the institution of enrollment on the student’s behalf, for the purposes and expenses associated with tuition, fees, textbooks, and required supplies and equipment.

To Apply:

All eligible St. Michael students should reach out to Anna Tufano (, Barb Wilt (, and Mrs. Gross (

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our VP of Grants, Dan Kurth, at

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