St. John Vianney Scholars Program awards first scholarships
Parishioners from St. John Vianney Church in Gladywne, Montgomery County, have created a scholarship program that will provide financial and academic support to eligible students who desire to attend an Archdiocesan high school beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.
The Saint John Vianney Scholars program awarded eight incoming freshmen with a $3,000 a year scholarship for four years to attend an Archdiocesan high school of their choice. The first recipients were awarded their scholarships on Monday, March 12 at St. Martin de Porres School in Philadelphia.
Eighth-grade students currently attending Philadelphia parish elementary schools have been selected from those who were eligible to participate in the Connelly Foundation’s Neumann Scholars Program and who sat for the qualifying examination on Jan. 28.
The mission of the Saint John Vianney Scholars Program is to provide financial and academic support to children involved in their community and motivated to excel in school. The program hopes to provide many students with scholarships in the coming years as well as introduce this program to other parishes in the Archdiocese.