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MCHS Scholarships

Approximately 54% of the students at MCHS receive some form of financial aid!

The following scholarships are offered for the 2017 - 2018 school year and require an individual application.  Please print and submit accordingly the application for each scholarship you would like to apply for.  For additional information and instructions, refer to "Financial Aid Information 2017 - 2018" on our website. (www.marquettecatholic.org)

Marquette Catholic Founder’s Scholarship
This scholarship was established anonymously to provide financial assistance to students based on financial need.

The Jane Morrissey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who has shown exceptional academic achievement in romance language and plans to continue such studies.  It is endowed by family members in memory of Jane Morrissey, a 1979 graduate of Marquette, who continued her college studies in France.

Judge Michael & Irma Kinney Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a student on the basis of financial need.  Students from St. Bernard’s (Holy Angels) parish in Wood River are given first preference.  If no student applies meeting this criterion, the Committee shall designate another qualified student.  The scholarship is funded by the daughters of Judge Michael and Irma Kinney in their memory.

The Marc Roller Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a junior student on the basis of financial need.  A grade point average of 3.0 must be attained and participation or leadership in academic, athletic or social organizations.  Named in memory of Marc Roller, a former Marquette student who was fatally injured in an auto accident, the scholarship is funded by the Roller family.

The Mark L. & Edith E. Lambert-Roberta Kratschmer Education Fund
This scholarship was created for the sole benefit of promoting and advancing Catholic secondary education at Marquette Catholic High School.  Funded by Edith Lambert and her sister Roberta Kratschmer, students must attain a 3.0 grade point average and show financial need.  Students must submit references from their pastor and elementary principal or a teacher.

The John W. Halloran Education Fund
Established in memory of John W. Halloran, a member of the 1981 graduating class of Marquette, this scholarship is awarded annually.  Applicants must submit a report of historical nature chosen by the Department of History.  This scholarship is based on financial need.

The Kelley Dennis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Kelley Dennis, a member of the 1986 graduating class of Marquette.  It is awarded to an incoming freshman annually.  Applicants must demonstrate a basis of financial need and receive a recommendation from their elementary principal.

The A. Rudolph and Katharine Z. Green Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide assistance in tuition for deserving students attending Marquette Catholic High School.  It was established from the estate of Katharine Z. Green, a loyal supporter of Marquette for many years. This scholarship is based on financial need.

The Joyce Matthey Litzler Scholarship for Children of Catholic School Teachers
This scholarship, endowed by the Litzler family, is in honor of Joyce Matthey Litzler, an alumnae of Marquette and educator for many years.  The scholarship is open to children of Catholic elementary school teachers of Marquette’s parish feeder schools.  It is based upon financial need, student’s interest in attending Marquette and academic achievement.

The Mary Pat Walters Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Mary Pat Walters-Schmidt, a member of the MCHS graduating class of 1972, this scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman.  Applicants must submit a report of scientific nature and have the recommendation of their elementary science teacher.  Selection may include an interview process.  The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Helen Crofton Ladendorff Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Helen R. Ladendorff, a member of the MCHS class of 1930, this scholarship is available to students attending Marquette.  The scholarship is based on financial need.

The Dwight Werts Family Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the family of Dwight Werts. Preference is to be given to a third or fourth generation member of a family attending Marquette.  The scholarship is based on financial need.  Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative gpa. 

Marquette Explorer Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Marquette Explorer Club.

Rose Morelli/NHS Scholarship
National Honor Society scholarship named after long time Marquette English Teacher and National Honor Society moderator, Rose Morelli. Funded through NHS annual fundraisers.

Ann J. Schubert Scholarship
A scholarship established in 2008 in memory of Ann Schubert, a member of the class of 1962.

Edmund and Trixie Morrissey, Sr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Morrissey family in honor of their father, Edmund Morrissey, Sr. and mother, Trixie.  It is awarded annually to a Senior student who has exhibited those attributes necessary to be a leader of men/women.  The recipient must also maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Marquette Explorer Club Scholarship This scholarship is awarded by the Marquette Explorer Club.

Marquette Work Scholarship
Students can work a week or two at Marquette over the summer months earning credit towards his/her tuition.

St. Francis Fund Scholarship (formerly Angela Merici)
This scholarship was created to bring more diversity to our student body.  It is offered in the form of a grant based on financial need.  The scholarship can provide up to 50% of the tuition costs for those students who meet the criteria academically, financially and in terms of extracurricular. Once it has been awarded, the amount is automatically renewable for each year the student attends Marquette.

The following scholarships are offered and are awarded annually without an individual application:

Father Marquette Scholarship
Scholarship made possible through small donations/memorials/student fines & fees.

Mother Mildred Scholarship
Scholarship made possible through small donations/memorials/student fines & fees.

Drew Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship made possible through the generosity of the Schmidt family in memory of Drew, a 2004 graduate of MCHS.

Principal’s Scholarship
This scholarship deducts $1,000.00 from tuition to the top 10% on the Eighth grade entrance exam.

Springfield Diocese Harvest of Thanks, Springtime of Hope Endowment
This scholarship is made possible by the Springfield Diocese in Illinois.

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