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$3500 Bishop Rhoades Scholarship Available

$3500 Bishop Rhoades Scholarship Available


Holy Cross College continues its commitment to helping Catholic students in the local area by offering the Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Scholarship.


"We are happy to offer this scholarship to assist our local students, as well as to honor Bishop Rhoades as our beloved local Ordinary and friend of Holy Cross College," says Br. John Paige, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross College.


The Bishop Rhoades Scholarship provides $3,500 annually to any student graduating from a Catholic high school in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, who is accepted to Holy Cross College.  Students from area public high schools who attend a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend are also eligible for the scholarship by simply submitting a letter of recommendation from their pastor. 


"We value our relationship with the diocese," says Robert Kloska, St. Matthew Cathedral parishioner and Vice President of Mission Advancement at Holy Cross College.  "We know we provide an excellent return on investment for families and we like helping our local families in a very deliberate way."


The scholarship is renewable each year as long as the student maintains a grade point average of 2.5 or above.  Over the course of a four-year college career, the total benefit could total up to $14,000.


This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for young men and women of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese to continue in Catholic higher education in the Holy Cross Tradition.  Bishop Rhoades states, "I am grateful for the strong and close collaboration between Holy Cross College and our diocese."


Holy Cross currently has 21 Bishop Rhoades Scholars enrolled at the college which include Amanda Fontenot, Rachel Staley, Madelyn Martinec, Juan Costantino, and Guido Caponigri-Guerra of St. Joseph High School (South Bend),  Coley Schultheis, Regan Shea, Evelyn Gonzalez, Abby Prichard, Rocky Gizzi, Anton Beiting, and Dominick Tirotta of Marian High School (Mishawaka), Zamyra Magallon, Ruth Davidson, and Zayra Valencia of Adams High School (South Bend), Chloe Reid of Penn-Harris High School (Mishawaka), Tina Laskowski of Riley High School (South Bend), Joseph Santerre of Elkhart Memorial High School (Elkhart), Carmen Lowe of Homestead High School (Ft. Wayne), Cody Richardson of Lakeland High School (Lagrange), and Michelle Roy of Ft. Wayne.


The application process is free and may be downloaded at www.hcc-nd.edu/apply.  For more information on the Bishop Rhoades Scholarship, contact Holy Cross College at 574-239-8400 or email admissions@hcc-nd.edu.


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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.