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Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Updated: Jun 10, 2023


The Trustees of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc have selected the grant winners for 2023. The Memorial Scholarship Fund was created over 50 years ago to provide tuition assistance to North Catholic students to attend Allentown College, now De Sales University. Over the years, the fund has changed to provide tuition assistance to North Catholic students, and now with our beloved school being closed, our focus shifted to providing grants for elementary, high school and college students to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of active Northeast Catholic Alumni. These scholarships are selected by the Trustees, using a proven process, considers a student’s financial need and academic success. It is a competitive process, so the Trustees do their best without having knowledge of the current school or the future school of each applicant.


Currently, the Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund awards 4-year awards to five high school seniors to attend a Catholic College/University in the 5 county Philadelphia area, along with De Sales University, 4-year awards to twenty 8th grade students to attend a Catholic School in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton dioceses, as well as 3-year awards for ten 5th grade students for Catholic Schools in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton Dioceses.

The grants awarded by the Northeast Catholic Alumni Scholarship Fund, Inc are only made possible due to the generosity of our Alumni, as well as the families, friends and supporters of the Northeast Catholic High School and the Alumni Association. In addition to the financial support, the Trustees would like to acknowledge the hard work throughout the year of our Alumni Board of Governors, who donate their time and energy to run events throughout the year to support the Memorial Scholarship Fund.


The full list of Scholarships awarded in 2023 can be found below, along with a list of schools who will be receiving awards from this fund during the 2023-2024 school year. More information on the Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc can be found on our website.


The Trustees of The Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Robert J Kensil Jr '74 - Chairman

Stephen A Cardullo '72 - Treasurer

Albert P Waskiewicz '79

Jeffrey W Brown '79

John T Musial '63

John J Hanejko '65

James W Bollendorf '73

Thomas P Morgan '64

Raymond P Zegarski '59

Rocco G Iacone '55

Patrick J Boyle '49


 

Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Winners for 2023


College grants

$32,000 Grants, paid equally over 4 years

Melaina Caruso, Little Flower to Immaculata University

Michael McDevitt, Father Judge HS to Villanova University

Paige Smith, St Hubert HS to St Joseph University

Shane Thompson, Father Judge HS to La Salle University

Tyler Wojnar, Holy Cross HS to St Joseph University


High School grants

$20,000 Grant, paid equally over 4 years

Taryn Connor, St Joan of Arc to Paul VI HS

Anna Mulderrig, Our Lady of Calvary to Archbishop Ryan HS

Saige Primavera, St Katherine of Siena to St Hubert HS

Colin Schultz, St Jerome to Father Judge HS

Hailey Sarzynski, St Michael The Archangel to Conwell-Egan HS


$16,000 Grant, paid equally over 4 years

Samatha Crompton, St Martha to Archbishop Ryan HS

Mackenzie Huckel, Our Lady of Grace to Conwell-Egan HS

Madelyn McNeill, Our Lady of Calvary to Archbishop Ryan HS

Mia Nottingham, Franklin Towne Charter to St Hubert HS

Abigail Sullivan, St Mary’s Interparochial School to Nazareth Academy


$12,000 Grant, paid equally over 4 years

Francesca Cannizarro, St Martha to Archbishop Ryan HS

Brayden Miller, St Martha to Archbishop Wood HS

Dylan Naldzin, Arcola Intermediate to La Salle HS

Chloe Secoda, Holy Family Regional School to Conwell-Egan HS

Thomas Shirk, Franklin Towne Charter to Roman Catholic HS


$8,000 Grant, paid equally over 4 years

Joseph Cahill, St George to Father Judge HS

Julia Coyle, Our Lady of Hope Regional School to Our Lady of Mercy

Thomas Maher, Franklin Towne Charter to Father Judge HS

Michael Primavera, St Katherine of Siena to Roman Catholic HS

Kenndi Walton, St Katherine of Siena to Archbishop Ryan HS


Grade School Grants

$9,000 Grant, paid equally over 3 years

Scarlett Huckel, Our Lady of Grace

Cambree Kelly, St Jerome

Chloe Watson, St Jerome


$6,000 Grant, paid equally over 3 years

Roscoe Pazdunkiewicz, Nazareth Grade School

Luke Szchulski, St Katherine of Siena

Jax Thomson, St Albert the Great

Timothy Walton, St Katherine of Siena


$3,000 Grant, paid equally over 3 years

Leah Rettershofer, St Laurentius

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