Maguire Scholars Program
Ellis Trust Grant
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The Father Bill Atkinson Scholarship
The Father Bill Atkinson Foundation awards scholarships each year to deserving students who want to attend Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School. The award, renewable annually provided certain criteria are met, is applied to the tuition and fees balance remaining after deduction for all other grants/scholarships. This award shall not exceed tuition guidelines as established by Monsignor Bonner or Archbishop Prendergast High Schools or the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which may operate to limit the amount that the Foundation may grant in certain circumstances. Eligible candidates include new and current students to the high schools. Candidates must complete an application and postmark the application no later than April 2. For a scholarship application, please visit www.fatherbillatkinson.org or Click Here for an application.
The Father Bill Atkinson Foundation was chartered in 2008 as a not-for-profit organization. The purpose of this activity is to provide scholarships to students desiring an education at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast who by their own means cannot commit to the financial responsibilities.
Father Atkinson was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and taught at the school for thirty years. He made a lasting impression on students, parents and fellow teachers and was known for his courage, integrity, sensitivity, patience and spirit. Selection of the scholarship awardees will be based on a reflection of these characteristics as well as an assessment of academic and extra-curricular efforts.
Russell Roegner ’65 Mathematics Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Mr. Russell and Patricia Roegner, seeks to provide financial support to students of Bonner & Prendie High School. This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore entering their junior year. Candidates for this scholarship should have a strong interest in mathematics and be interested in pursuing this as a career – accounting, engineering, statistics, teaching, etc. Students who show a strong work ethic out of the classroom are also considered, whether it be in athletics, clubs, or activities.
Please reach out to Scott Fremont ’98 at Fremont@bonnerprendie.com with any questions.
To contribute to this scholarship, please make your check payable to MBAP, noting on the memo section “Russell Roegner Scholarship”. You may send your donation to: MBAP, 403 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Neumann Scholars Program
With academic excellence as its hallmark, the Neumann Scholars Program invites industrious eighth grade students attending Catholic parish elementary schools to compete for full and half scholarships to attend any of the 21 high schools operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Approximately 1,500 students who meet eligibility criteria accept this invitation annually. The young men and women who achieve the highest scores within each of the twelve Archdiocesan school districts in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are offered scholarships. On average, 55 scholarships are offered each year. Since the inauguration of the Neumann Scholars Program in 1995, 581 students at 70% of the parish elementary schools have earned these prestigious awards.
To be eligible for the program, the student must have:
attended a parish elementary school in seventh and eighth grade
achieved a GPA of 92 in seventh grade
achieved a GPA of 90 in first quarter marking period of eighth grade
a strong desire to attend one of the 22 Archdiocesan high schools
received an invitation to take the Neumann Scholar exam, given in January at 5 separate locations.
Nicole Gallo ’08 Sunshine and Bubbles Scholarship
The Gallo Family has established a scholarship in memory of Nicole Gallo ’08 to benefit Sophomore, Junior and Senior year students attending Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (MBAP). Nicole was an active member of the Bonner and Prendie Family; while at Prendie she was a member of the soccer, track and dance teams and participated in the school shows. She was dedicated to community service and had an indomitably positive attitude and strong faith. This scholarship will be awarded annually through proceeds made by the Nicole Gallo Soccer Tournament and Nicole Gallo Sunshine and Bubbles 5K, as well as being open to contributions from other family or interested parties.
Consideration shall be given to students enrolled and in good standing at MBAP, with preferences given to:
- Students who show financial need
- Students who are female
- Students who participate in Community Service and/or Ministry activities
- Students who have a minimum “B” academic average
- Students must maintain an 85 discipline record
- Students who reflect Nicole Gallo’s positive outlook on life.
- Applicants are invited to write an essay about why she attends Bonner & Prendie and how it has influenced her.
- Essays along with a profile of the student will be evaluated by the Gallo family in consultation with MBAP.
- The student will be selected in late May and receive the award at the end of year Freshmen Assembly.
- Each scholarship shall be awarded for 1 academic year. Students are eligible to receive the award for more than one year if they continue to meet the established criteria.
2016 Nicole Gallo Scholarship Recipient
Rev. Paul Morrissey ’57 Scholarship
Fr. Paul Morrissey (Bonner ’57), his sister, Mary Johnson (Prendie ’62) and her husband, Michael (Bonner ’59) celebrating Fr. Paul’s 50th anniversary of joining the Augustinians on the occasion of a Jubilee Celebration led by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, September 8, 2013.
The family of Rev. Paul F. Morrissey, OSA has set up a scholarship in the name of their brother. This scholarship will honor Fr. Morrissey for his dedication to all of the people who have sought his spiritual guidance over the years. Fr. Morrissey is an award winning author, counselor to the poor and needy, and a humanitarian.
This $2000 scholarship will be awarded each year to the junior WHO most exemplifies Fr. Morrissey’s love of God and life. The deadline for applications is April 15. Please, print the application, complete, and return to Sister Kathleen Looby in the Institutional Advancement Office. Morrissey Application
If you would like to contribute to this worthy scholarship, please make your check payable to MBAP, noting on the memo section “Rev. Paul Morrissey Scholarship”. You may send your donation to: MBAP, 403 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award Program
Achievement can be defined in many ways, and the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Awards are presented to eighth grade students who strive to realize their fullest academic potential, strongly desire to attend an Archdiocesan Catholic high school, and who best demonstrate the value of Catholic education. Named in honor of our foundation’s co-founder, Josephine C. Connelly, the awards are offered to students graduating from each and every Philadelphia parish elementary school in recognition of family commitment to Catholic education. For more information, go to www.connellyfdn.org.
Brendan Seward ’11 Memorial Scholarship
Brendan Seward was a special young man that left this world way too soon. With the love of his family and friends from the Bonner & Prendie Community a scholarship has been established in his name. This scholarship is intended to honor a senior who represents everything Brendan and the Bonner & Prendie Community stand for. The recipient will be a giving, caring, thoughtful, concerned and considerate student. He or she will be someone that is generous with their time and talents, and willing to share a smile with everyone. Brendan would want this recipient to love Bonner & Prendie, not necessarily the best athlete in the school or even the student with the highest GPA. The Brendan Seward Scholarship Winners will each receive a $2,500 scholarship towards his/her Senior year tuition at Bonner & Prendie.
Deadline for all applications is May 1st. Please review criteria and application.
Billy Lake’67 ALS Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Billy Lake. Billy is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School from the class of ’67. Billy Lake died in 1992 at the age of 42 from Lou Gehrig’s disease.The Billy Lake ALS Marathon is an all-day basketball tournament in memory of Billy and raises funds for research into ALS and provides educational scholarships in the name of the Billy Lake Memorial Research Fund. Since 1993, Patti Lake-Quinn has awarded 13 scholarships in his memory to a student who has finished his freshman year at Bonner. The scholarship is valued at $2,000 a year for the student’s remaining three years. For more information about the Billy Lake Memorial ALS Research Fund, visit their web site: www.billylake.com
Joseph Donnelly ’77 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in honor of Joseph Donnelly ’77, will be awarded to the eighth grade student from St. Cyril of Alexandria School registered to attend Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School, who best exemplifies the spirit of service to others that was such an important part of Joe’s life. This scholarship will provide the recipient 80 % of annual tuition, plus school fees including technology, art, and music fees. (excluding fundraising fee).
Joe Donnelly was an admired and well-respected member of the business community, he is best remembered for his devotion to those less fortunate than he. Joe had served as a board member of BLOCS, Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools. In February, 2012, after receiving word that St. Cyril School was slated to close, Joe worked with other business leaders and school officials to appeal to the archdiocese to remain open. St Cyril received word that the school would remain open just days before Joe suffered the heart attack that would take his life.
Joe was very successful and well respected in every position he held throughout his business career. But he will always be best remembered for the gentle and unassuming manner he had in everything he did and said. Few people really knew the scope of the work Joe had done in the 25 years he was in business. What they did know was that he was always there to give of himself. And it is for this that Joe Donnelly will always be remembered.
This scholarship has been awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. Please, check back here for details for the Class of 2018.
Anthony C. Coll Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Anthony (Tony) Coll and to perpetuate the spirit of all the deceased members of the Monsignor Bonner Class of 1959, a scholarship has been established. Tony graduated from Monsignor Bonner in 1959. During his four years at Bonner, Tony was a leader, active in all aspects of “Bonner life.” He was a member of the football and baseball teams, the student council and was the President of his graduating class. His awards as a diocesan all-star football player and recognition as a true sportsman at Bonner were punctuated by Tony being named as the high school recipient of the Sportsmanship Award by the then Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper. Most significant though in Tony’s time at Bonner was his constant willingness to participate in and support all school activities as well as his classmates. He recognized the tremendous contribution of the “Bonner Family” – which included the Augustinians, the students and entire Bonner faculty – to his development as a young Catholic gentleman.
Tony continued that commitment to Bonner as an active alumnus, by working with other members of the “Class of ’59 to support the efforts of this special school family. Tony’s efforts and dedication to his Alma Mater were recognized and rewarded when he received the coveted Services Award from Monsignor Bonner in 1990, and again in 2002 when he was inducted into the Monsignor Bonner Hall of Fame. Tony signified in his life the value of faith, family, church and community. The Anthony C. Coll Memorial Scholarship is awarded once every four years to an incoming freshman. It is valued at $8,000 or $2,000 a year for four years. All applications must be completed and received by February 15, 2017 and will be awarded by the end of March, 2017. The scholarship committee is very excited to once again have the opportunity to assist a worthy student who chooses to attend Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. Any questions please contact the scholarship committee at email@example.com. For a copy of the application, please click on this link A.C. Coll Scholarship Application.
Stephen DiPaolo ’92 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Stephen “Stumpy” DiPaolo. During his time at Bonner, Stephen was involved in football, ice hockey, student council and National Honor Society. He also served as varsity hockey coach after his graduation. Stumpy, a member of the class of 1992 was killed by a drunk driver in August 2001.
The Stephen DiPaolo ’92 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student for junior year who demonstrates both a financial need and a commitment to Monsignor Bonner and/or the greater community. The student must a boy in the top 20% of his Sophomore class of boys. Stephen’s friends, family and local businesses sponsor the scholarship by holding a social every winter and a golf outing every spring to celebrate his memory. This scholarship is offered through BLOCS. Families should apply through the Financial Aid Forms, which are available in the school tuition office after December 1st. Click Here for criteria and application.
Raymond Delaney ’63 Memorial Scholarship
Raymond Delaney, class of ’63, died of cancer in July 1998. Ray was the beneficiary, himself, of a scholarship to St. Joseph’s University after 4 years of impressive academics, even while working after school and playing baseball and football. In 2002, Ray’s family established a scholarship in his name to a student completing his freshman year who exhibits diligence, academics, and versatility, hence bearing the title of the “Unflappable Friar.”
Ken De Feo ’78 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Ken De Feo Class of ’78 from Monsignor Bonner High School who died of a sudden heart attack on December 28, 1997. At Bonner, Ken was an honor student, member of student council and a star player on the football, baseball and track team. A golf outing and social is held each year to raise the funds to support this scholarship. Since its inception in 1999, the family has awarded seven scholarships.
The applicant must be a member of the football team who has completed his sophomore year at Bonner, achieved a grade point average of 85 or higher, holds an exemplary discipline record, and attends mass every Sunday. For more information contact Charles De Feo at 610-359-4949.
The application deadline is in June.
Please mail application to:
Ken De Feo Memorial Scholarship Fund
C/O Charles De Feo
305 Langford Road
Broomall, PA 19008
Michael Menichini Scholarship Fund
Michael Menichini, the son of Ralph and Helene Menichini and brother of Lauren Menichini, was a 1993 Saint James High School and a 1997 Penn State graduate. In 1999 Michael was fatally injured in an automobile accident while visiting a friend in Florida. Michael was the captain of the 1992-1993 St. James basketball team and was the 1993 President of the Student Council (last graduating class). Michael fought diligently to stop the closing of the school in 1993. Michael attended the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for his freshmen and sophomore years and was a member of the basketball team. Michael transferred to Penn State (Delco Campus) for his junior and senior years where he played basketball and graduated with a degree in Communications. After graduation, Michael was employed as a Pharmaceutical representative and continued his involvement in sports, as he was an assistant coach for the Penn State basketball team.
The Michael Menichini Scholarship Fund, formed by family and friends, was established to keep Michael’s memory alive as well as to help alleviate some of the tuition associated with secondary and post secondary educations for student athletes. Monsignor Bonner High School is one of the seven schools that receive scholarship dollars.
Robert L. Kitzinger, Jr. ’76 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Robert L. Kitzinger, Jr. Robert was a member of the Monsignor Bonner Class of ’76 and 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. Robert, while on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, fell down an elevator shaft, and died in September 1998.
Under the coordination of Paul Baker, a member of the Monsignor Bonner Class of ’76, nine Bonner graduates and an Upper Darby graduate pool money together for this scholarship. Candidates should be Bonner seniors with a grade point average of a B or better and in need of financial aid to further their education beyond high school (college, trade school, military academy, etc.). For more information contact Paul Baker at 610-446-1042.
The Monsignor John T. Mitchell Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship
Monsignor Mitchell served as a priest of the Archdiocese from 1939 through 1981. During that time, he was the Pastor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis de Sales Parishes in West Philadelphia, where he was known for his faithful ministry to African American Catholics. The Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund will support high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need. One (or more if economically feasible) $2,000 one-year scholarship(s) will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. All completed applications should be returned to the President’s Office prior to April 15th deadline. (Click here for application requirements)
Jesse Landi Memorial Scholarship (Fathers’ Club & Landi Family)
Mr. Jesse Landi was a member of the Monsignor Bonner Father and Son’s Association for over 40 years. Jesse was proud to be a member of the Fathers Club and their work to support Monsignor Bonner and Catholic education. The Father and Son’s Association in conjunction with the Landi Family established a scholarship in his memory.
The scholarship is to support a student who has completed at least one year at Monsignor Bonner, maintains an 80+ average, has no discipline problems and is involved with school activities. The scholarship may also be need based. Preference will be given to students who have a parent/guardian involved with support of school activities.
Candidates for this scholarship may be nominated by faculty members at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast or a local Parish Priest. The Association will appoint a board each year to review applicants and award this one time scholarship at least once each year.
Nomination letters must be submitted to the Association no later than April 30th.
Ellis Trust Tuition Assistance Grants for Girls
Applications for Ellis Trust tuition assistance grants for girls attending parochial high schools are available beginning on January 1 of every year. The deadline to apply for parochial school tuition assistance for the upcoming school year is March 15. Please note that the completed application must be in our office by 5pm on April 1. Unfortunately, because the US Postal Service no longer postmarks envelopes, we can only consider applications received in our office by the deadline.
Grants from The Ellis Trust are awarded to girls in grades nine through twelve who meet the following criteria:
• Live in Philadelphia.
• Live in a household where one or both parents are absent, or mentally or physically disabled.
• Meet the family income eligibility requirements for reduced-priced lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
• Have grades of “C” or better in major school subjects.
• Are making academic progress toward timely graduation.
• Can prove their dependency status (name appears on their family’s tax return or DPA document.
• Are in a family that does not own property other than their primary home.