Present for the April 8 award ceremony of a St. John Vianney Scholarship at St. George School, Philadelphia, were from left, Msgr. Joseph Anderlonis, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Gladwyne; Josephine Mandeville, president and CEO of the Connelly Foundation; John Song, member of the St. John Vianney Scholars Board; Madison Morales, the winner from St. George; and Michael Greenly, chair of the scholars board.

Parishioners from St. John Vianney Parish in Gladwyne presented a $3,000 a year scholarship April 4 to Naybria Brown, an eighth grade student from St. Martin de Porres School in Philadelphia.

The scholarship will enable Brown to attend any archdiocesan high school for all four years.

The presentation was part of the St. John Vianney Scholars Program, which in only its second year has recognized 16 deserving students with a scholarship.

In addition to the presentation at St. Martin de Porres School, seven other scholarships were awarded to students of Catholic grade schools in Philadelphia, including:

Ming Zhang, Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School;

Gabriella Lyons, Immaculate Heart of Mary School;

Jamin Chen, St. Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic School;

Gianna Washington and Amir Webb, St. Frances Cabrini Regional Catholic School;

Madison Morales, St. George School;

Jessica Kondracki, St. Mary Interparochial School.

The St. John Vianney Scholar Program, in partnership with the Connelly Foundation, provides financial and academic support to children who are involved in their community and motivated to excel in school. Program organizers hope to introduce the program to other parishes in the Archdiocese.


For more information about the St. John Vianney Scholars Program, contact Michael Greenly at 215-519-6523 or visit the webpage at St. John Vianney Parish’s website.