There is one general application form that can be used for all the scholarships. At the end of the application form, there is a scholarship response essay form. This essay form must be filled out separately for each scholarship. Use the dropdown box next to scholarship name to access the correct scholarship name. The application can be downloaded using the file below.
Click the link to the Application Packet below. Download and open as a fillable PDF.
Complete the general application ONE time
Complete the required essay(s) for EACH scholarship (see dropdown scholarship list on essay page and use the essay prompt(s) in the scholarship description)
Return completed application to Mrs. Falvey by 1/23/24
ALL ESSAYS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND YOUR OWN WORK. IF YOU APPLIED TO SCHOLARSHIPS LAST YEAR, YOUR 2023-24 ESSAYS MUST BE NEW. NOTE - THE SAME SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE REVIEWS ESSAYS ANNUALLY.
Please note that you must download the application and open as a PDF for a fillable application form.
BURKHART TRAPANI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
AWARD: $1500 This scholarship focuses on community service specifically in the area of leadership and hands-on work with diversity and inclusion. This includes volunteer service with any groups specific to areas such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, or mental or physical disabilities, but it is important to have shown some leadership involvement to help others come together.
Earn a minimum GPA of 2.50. 2) Current and active community service record. 3) Good overall standing at SVHS.
Essay Question: (Minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): Describe a 2023-24 volunteer experience in the community & give examples of leadership roles.
DAN ERCOLINI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
AWARD: $1000 Dan Ercolini was a 1970 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School. He died unexpectedly at the age of 53, but is remembered strongly by his high school classmates and teammates that became lifelong friends. He had a dynamic personality, deep wisdom and strong values of commitment, friendship and integrity.
Dan was a voracious reader. There was no genre that he did not explore for education and for fun. He spent 4 years in the Speech and Debate Club under the wise tutelage of Mr. Gonzales. Dan had no fear of expressing himself verbally. He had an intelligent, well-read opinion on everything. He could take either side of a debate, just for the fun of it without losing sight of his strong moral compass. He would never bore a new acquaintance with his own life story, he preferred to find out what this new friend might be interested in, and then discuss it with great gusto. Dan wasn't shy about expressing his opinions whether you wanted to hear it or not. However, he would always think carefully before speaking or making a commitment to a sports team or his friends because he believed that his word was the most important thing he had, and once he said he would do something, nothing would get in his way. This commitment to following through on his word lead him to lifelong friends, a strong family, and many leadership opportunities in career, volunteer work, and amateur sports.
Eligibility: Eligible to minority students ONLY 3.00 GPA required
Describe how commitment, integrity and friendship impacted your life
Describe why these values are important to you as they were to Dan
Describe three examples of shared values.
ED & STELLA CELLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
AWARD: $500 The Ed and Stella Cella family of 13 children are all alumni of St. Vincent de Paul High School. Established by the Cella children in memory of their parents' many years of tireless dedication to the St. Vincent Community. Ed and Stella exemplify the true meaning of volunteerism and commitment to a Catholic education.
No minimum GPA required
Essay Question (250/minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): 1) Please share details from one or two of your community services experiences from this academic school year. 2) Why did you choose these services? 3) What have you gained from these experiences?
JOHN & ANN BROXMEYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
AWARD: $1000 The purpose of this award is to recognize those students who possess strong spirit to their school and dedication to their school. Students must be playing a sport with excellent sportsmanship and teamwork.
One year at JV or varsity level athletics
Minimum 3.0 GPA required
Student must be receiving financial aid during the 2023-24 academic school year.
Essay Question (250/minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): Describe how your experience with being a member of a high school sport's team during the 2023-24 season has taught you about such things as positive school spirit, good sportsmanship, being a role model and teamwork both on and off the playing field.
AWARD: $500 Eligible students must have an excellent disciplinary record, and be in overall good standing with SVHS. This scholarship is intended for students who consistently demonstrate integrity, compassion, generosity, and respect for others.
No minimum GPA required
Essay Questions (250/minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): 1) Describe the most meaningful and thought-provoking experience from your service efforts during the 2023-24 high school and why? Think about your service with family, friends, church or other community volunteer areas. 2) Describe the occupations or career areas you are interested in and why?
PEF - SVDPHS ALICE GUGLIEMETTI - AG SCHOLARSHIP
AWARD: $3000 This scholarship was established many years ago in support of and with special consideration to St. Vincent de Paul High School students living, participating, and working in agriculture in this area.
Graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School.
The applicant and their family must be currently working in the field of agriculture, this includes all varieties of farming, vendors producing and selling home farmed products (such as farmer's market), or 4H members.
Describe something in your life for which you are thankful.
Describe how you meet the specific eligibility requirement for the scholarship PEF - SVdPHS Alice Gugliemetti - Ag.
Describe the impact this scholarship would have for you and your family.
tom & judy gavin memorial scholarship
AWARD: $1000 The Tom Gavin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Tom's wife and daughter, an SVHS alumna. Tom was the kind of guy who had an affectionate nickname for all of his friends and family.
No minimum GPA required
Essay Question (250/minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): Please describe the story behind your favorite nickname that you have been given. If you have never had a nickname, please tell us what you think it should be, based on your personality or a particularly memorable incident or story in your life that exemplifies your character. (If you completed this essay last year, you must submit a new and different essay this year)
young maturing student athlete scholarship
AWARD: $1000 Eligibility:
3.0 minimum GPA required
SVHS sports team participation required
Essay Question (250/minimum - 500 words, double-spaced): Describe why you feel that positive role modeling and strong dedication to your school sport, teammates and studies are important traits for a 'Young Maturing Student Athlete'. Include an example from the 2023-24 season of excellent sportsmanship, strong team play, or commitment and dedication to your school sport and studies.