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Marquette Academy
2017-2018  Incoming Freshman Scholarships

The following is a summary of the scholarships offered to incoming freshmen for the 2017-2018 school year. We recommend every family apply for the FACTS grant and aid assistance and for the Peoria Diocese John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Fund both enclosed in this folder. The deadline for both of these is March 15, 2016. (Deadline for FACTS is 3/15 if applying for Spalding).* If not applying for Spalding FACTS must be completed before applying for financial aid.
All applicants should submit a cover form, a brief essay on the value of a Catholic education and the positive contribution the student can make as a member of the student body and two letters of recommendations. Scholarships for students entering from all schools:

(All Freshman Scholarship Applications are due April 15, 2017)

St. Ann Scholarship consists of a monetary scholarship award of $500 to an incoming freshman student during their freshman year. The scholarship, established in 2006 will be renewed at $250 during each year for the next three years so long as the student remains in good standing with an acceptable GPA. The selection will be made by the principal of MA and the business manager with input from the family. A criterion is given to an incoming freshman from any grade school that is committed to a Catholic education that would be a positive addition to the student body at MA. Financial need will be a high consideration, but not the sole factor in the selection.


Bill and Margaret Butzen Scholarship is a monetary scholarship of $800 for the freshman year and $500 for the remaining three years presented to an incoming freshman student.  This scholarship fund was established in May of 2000 by their daughters to honor Bill and Margaret Butzen on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The scholarship is funded by the family and administered by Marquette Academy in a trust.  The recipient should be a practicing Catholic and involved in regular attendance at their church.  The student should be currently enrolled in a Catholic school or CCD program.  Financial need is considered but that is not the only criterion.  The principal of Marquette Academy or a committee he appoints will select the recipient.  Mr. and Mrs. Butzen will be advised as to the name of the recipient.


Betty Hughes Peddicord ’32 Scholarship consists of a one year Full Tuition Scholarship that is awarded to an incoming freshmen.  Betty Peddicord is a 1932 graduate of St. Xavier Academy.  This scholarship was established in February of 2000 by her children, their spouses and her 12 grandchildren to commemorate her commitment to Catholic education and her devotion to St. Xavier Academy , and Marquette Academy.  The scholarship is intended to give young people opportunities to grow, learn and prosper in the Catholic faith in the same manner in which Mrs. Peddicord and her children were given.  The endowment is maintained by Marquette Academy. The incoming freshmen recipients will be chosen solely by Mrs. Betty Peddicord and/or her family and is based on financial need, character and desire of the student to receive a Catholic education.


Julie Caruso Memorial Foundation Scholarship consists of a monetary scholarship of $2,000 given to an incoming freshman that is a member of a supporting parish and is renewable as long as the student remains in good social and academic standing.  Julie Caruso was a member of the Class of 1988 and is the daughter of Lucien and Kathy Caruso, who are long time Marquette supporters.    She was an exemplary student who was involved in many activities at MHS and exhibited strong family values and high morals. Julie’s life was tragically taken in October, 1986. Julie’s family established the foundation in her memory. Selection is based on the student’s character and academic achievements.  The recipient’s name is placed on a plaque, which remains at Marquette Academy.  The selection is made solely by the family of Julie Caruso.


Class of 1956 Scholarship consists of three awards of $2,000 each to be given to a sophomore, junior, and senior enrolled at Marquette Academy.  Recipients should demonstrate good citizenship, active participation in school activities, and satisfactory academic performance.  Financial need will also be a consideration and preference may be given to students who are related to a member of the Class of 1956.  An essay why the applicant feels (s)he is worthy of this scholarship is part of the application. A committee representing the Class of 1956 shall review all applications. Recipients may reapply in ensuing years.  The Class of 1956 Endowment funds this scholarship.

A cover form for this scholarship and the essay must be turned into Marquette Academy High School by April 15th 2016.  The cover form may be picked up at MAHS or downloaded here from our website.


John Sinon Memorial Scholarship consists of a monetary scholarship of $500 given to an incoming freshman. The recipient must be an active member of a Catholic parish and must be conscientious with a strong moral character. Michael and Barbara Heaton (Mr. Sinon’s daughter) family choose the recipient.


Stephen and Jennifer (Anderson) Czech Family Scholarship consists of a varied monetary amount based on the success of the interest amount of the fund. The recipient must have and maintain a “B+” grade point average. This fund was established in 2007 in order to assist students who value the opportunity of a Catholic education but do not have the financial resources to pay for it.


Joseph J Hohner Scholarship consists of a one year scholarship open only to full time students in La Salle County. Award selection is based on both need and merit. The amount of the award will vary depending on the funds available through the scholarship investment, and on the number of qualified applicants. The scholarship is not automatically renewable. You must submit a new application every year.


Loretta Graham Marquette Scholarship consists of a $500 annual scholarship to a graduating Marquette Academy Eighth Grade student who has a desire to attend Marquette Academy as a Freshman and who is a good representative of Marquette.  The essay should be submitted to Mindy McConnaughhay and will be read by the Junior High faculty, who will choose the student to whom the scholarship is awarded


The Chad Schneider Memorial Scholarship consists of a monetary scholarship of $1000 for the freshmen year and $500 for the remaining years. This scholarship is in honor of Chad Schneider who graduated from Marquette with the class of 1992. Chad’s life was tragically ended in late August, 1992. His family, who are long time Marquette supporters, established this scholarship in his memory based on the student’s academic standings, strong moral character and desire to receive a Marquette education. This recipient is chosen solely by the family of Chad Schneider.


The Anne (Butler ’40) Jankowski Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship in memory of Anne Butler Jankowski a 1940 graduate of St. Xavier Academy- Marquette High School. Anne had a high level of commitment to Catholic education and love and dedication to her alma mater. IN her honor her family has established a scholarship to further the education of a future Marquette Academy student. This scholarship will enable an incoming freshman from Marquette Academy to receive the same Catholic education she received and that she and her husband Joe were able to provide their eight children. This $4,000 scholarship will be implemented at $1,000 per year for 4 years. The student must attend Marquette Academy and be a parishioner of St. Columba church. They must be in good standings academically and socially. The student will be chosen by the Principal of Marquette Academy and the pastor of St. Columba church.



The Bob “Coach” Strickland Scholarship
This scholarship is a monetary scholarship determined by the Coach Strickland Scholarship Committee. All students interested must fill out the Marquette Academy Scholarship application. The Strickland committee will review the essays and chose the recipient(s).


The Garnet Paquette Memorial Scholarship- Is a monetary scholarship of $1,000 for the year provided the student remain in good academic and social standings. This scholarship fund was established in 2011 from the memorial donations honoring Garnet Paquette. Garnet was a 1962 graduate of Marquette High School and was a fixture in the front row of Bader Gym supporting her beloved Crusaders. Financial need is considered, but not the only factor in the selection process. The recipient will be selected by the family of Garnet Paquette. 


The Richard R. Rogalla Scholarship –This scholarship is in memory of Richard Rogalla, Richard died on March 17th 2004, and he was a 1993 graduate of Marquette High School. This scholarship fund was given to Marquette Academy to be distributed to students. Each year, five hundred dollars will be distributed as scholarship money. It may be divided or given to one student at the discretion of Marquette Academy’s principal. Mrs Rogalla stipulates that the recipients must demonstrate financial need and be an active member of St Joseph Parish in Marseilles. The Rogalla family will be consulted before the final decision is made. This scholarship is available to both high school and elementary students. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

The Order of the M Scholarship- Is a monetary scholarship based off of the funds raised by the Order of the M. This scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming freshman who displays good Christian values and is active in service to his/her community. The student will be chosen by the advisors and leaders of the Order of the M.


The Gordon Nourie Scholarship is a scholarship established from memorial donations and the family honoring Gordon Nourie.  Gordon was a strong supporter of Catholic education and Marquette.  Each year $500.00 will be distributed.  This scholarship is based on financial need, character, and the recipient must be an active member of St. Patrick Parish in Ottawa.  This scholarship is available to high school or elementary students.  The Nourie family will choose the recipient.  



The deadline for the above-mentioned scholarships is April 15th, 2016 to Mrs. Mindy McConnaughhay at Marquette Academy 1000 Paul St. Ottawa Il. 61350. Recipients will be named by May 30, 2017.

The scholarships listed above have their funds invested through Marquette Academy. There are also scholarships available through Marquette Academy for those who qualify.

The top four scorers of the Explore Placement Test that are registered Marquette freshmen will be awarded $200 each.

RECENTLY ADDED SCHOLARSHIPS
The Class of 1964 Scholarships
The Class of 1959 Scholarships
 

Additional scholarships are available through many local parishes.