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Scholarships

The Bud and Ginny Milke Memorial Scholarship

Minimum Requirement
Currently Enrolled at MDCHS
 
Awarded annually to a student/athlete(s) who exhibits a will to succeed and lead in academics, athletics and citizenship. Someone who epitomizes the adage of “work hard and good things will happen!” This award is in honor of Bud & Virginia Milke, longtime supporters of St. Rose of Lima, Marian Catholic / Mater Dei Catholic High School.
 
  • Recipient(s) selected by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Applications submission deadline: February 28, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard G. Balelo Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program
 
Minimum Requirement
Students with at least one-year participation on Frosh, Junior Varsity or Varsity football team are eligible to apply
 
The recipient of the Richard G. Balelo Memorial Scholarship epitomizes leadership, sacrifice and resilience in the classroom, the community and on the field.
 
  • GPA: 2.5 or above
  • Recipient chosen by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Application submission deadline: February 28, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Program
 
Minimum Requirement
Currently be an enrolled junior at MDCHS

Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified members of the Junior Class of Mater Dei Catholic High School. Candidates who are selected exemplify excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

Dr Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Program Fall 2019 Applications are available in the school counselors office beginning on August 2020 or you can download it from the link below when available.

This service-based scholarship is available to current MDCHS Juniors. Scholarship will be awarded for the student’s senior year toward tuition at MDCHS. Please direct questions to school counselors.

  • Recipient chosen by Dr. Kassebaum Foundation Committee
  • Application available August 2020 with the School Counselors
 
 
 
Pay It Forward Scholarship 
 
Minimum Requirement
Currently be enrolled at MDCHS

Awarded annually to a student who strives to be a leader in his/her school and home community.  Available for low-income families or families with large out of pocket medical expenses.  Special consideration will be given to students who have lost a parent, a student who has a diagnosed learning disability and/or special need, and/or have a special needs or disabled parent/sibling. 
 
  • GPA: 3.0 or above
  • Student must participate in, at minimum, one extra-curricular school activity sports, ASB, Campus Ministry, Ambassadors, choir, clubs, etc.
  • Recipient chosen by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 Trinity Angel Scholarship
 
Minimum Requirement
Currently accepted/enrolled student at MDCHS who have lost a parent
 
Scholarship awarded to a student or students (accepted) who have experienced the death of a parent. The award is in honor of triplets, Tom, Jim, and Claire McNamara (born in 1932) who were blessed to have both parents along with their other eleven siblings, well into adulthood. It is also in the memory of Timothy J. Hilgeman, whose family is part of the Mater Dei community.
 
  • Recipient chosen by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 
First Generation High School Student in the United States Scholarship
 
Minimum Requirement
Currently accepted/enrolled student at MDCHS
 
The First Generation High School Student in the United States Scholarship honors the sacrifice parents make in order to give their children a better life in this country. The ideal recipient exemplifies positivity, resilience, drive, leadership and kindness characteristics, in and out if the classroom.
 
  • Officially accepted or current MD student
  • First generation high school student in the United States
  • Recipient chosen by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Application submission deadline May 8, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 

The Dallas Freitas Memorial Scholarship 

Minimum Requirements
Currently Enrolled at MDCHS
One-year participation in Track and Field at MDCHS
Minimum GPA 3.0
Actively involved with the Fine or Performing Arts

Awarded annually to a student who exemplifies camaraderie and friendship in the classroom, on the track and in the community. 

Dallas Freitas, Class of 2015, was a Merit scholarship recipient at MD, who also excelled in athletics, especially track, cross country and pole vaulting. Dallas held the 200m record at MD from 2015 to 2019. He is currently second overall. In 2015, Dallas was the Mesa League Runner-Up in the 200m and finished fifth at CIF Finals. He is also 7th overall in the 100m record. He was a four-year varsity track runner at Mater Dei. Dallas was on the 4x100 relay all four years and also participated in the 100m and 200m sprints. Dallas personal records include running a 11.33 in the 100m, 22.41 in the 200m and jumping 9'0 in the pole vault event.

Dallas was also very involved in various aspects of student life, such as Ambassador for Christ, Yearbook editor, Band (steel and regular drums)and Drama Club member. Dallas exemplified the Crusader spirit in and out of the school, and was loved by all who knew him.

  • Recipient(s) selected by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Applications submission deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
  • A letter of recommendation from a mentor (teacher, coach or friend) is strongly suggested
 
 

Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Jr. Scholar Memorial Scholarship

Minimum Requirement
Freshman Currently Accepted at MDCHS
 
Awarded annually to a Freshman student who exhibits exemplary Leadership, Service, and Character. In his/her junior year, the Jr. Scholar will be invited to join our Kassebaum Scholar Candidates in our “Pay It Forward Leadership Service Project Program.” Upon completing their leadership service project, they will be invited in as a full scholar candidate and will join our other scholars at the annual Celebration of Life event. Their name will also be commemorated on the Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Jr. Scholar Memorial Scholarship plaque in the theater. They will forever be a part of our Kassebaum Legacy.
 
  • GPA: 3.0 or above
  • Recipient(s) selected by Administration
  • Priority based on financial need
  • Applications submission deadline: August 7, 2020
  • Award will be applied for the 2020-21 school year
 
 
 
 
 
For additional information and/or to submit your scholarship application, please contact Ms. Alejandra Saavedra by clicking on the image below.
 
 
 
     
   
  
Ms. Alejandra SaavedraDirector of Advancement & Marketing