New SJND College Scholarship Available
SJND is pleased this year to be able to introduce the Santone Scholarship for College Success, which will offer awards of approximately $11,200 to two members of the Class of 2014.
“We’re very excited to be able to have one more way to demonstrate our commitment to student success at the college level,” said Rebecca Bischoff, assistant principal of institutional advancement. “Very few high schools are able to offer a college scholarship for their grads.”
Another SJND scholarship is also available to seniors. The Parents Association invites members of the Class of 2014 to apply for its scholarship, which will be awarded to seniors who have shown a commitment to service and volunteering in the community. The group has a $3,000 budget and plans to give out several scholarships. Seniors should apply by the May 2 deadline, and teachers also can nominate students. Application
The Santone Scholarship Fund will offer approximately $11,200 over four years to two college-bound SJND seniors chosen by a panel. It will be offered to two members of each senior class, going forward. The scholarship was created through a bequest from Bruno Santone, a parishioner who attended daily Mass at St. Joseph’s Basilica. Through his attendance at Mass, he came to know and admire SJND and its students.
Mr. Santone felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to college and felt that much of his success in life was a result of his investment in his own education. He overcame great barriers to graduate from college and as part of his legacy, he wanted to lift some of these barriers for others by creating a scholarship fund.
In his will, Mr. Santone created the Santone Scholarship for College Success to improve access to college for SJND students who have financial need and the potential for success through higher education. Mr. Santone hoped that this award would provide opportunities to students that might not be possible otherwise. He was interested in those students who had the potential and drive for success.
Dr. Bailon will be setting up some time to meet with students, describe the award and distribute the application in the coming weeks.