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High School Scholarships

Dear Eighth Grade Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Each year, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School awards scholarships to graduating students to celebrate their middle school accomplishments and promote continuing their formation at local Catholic high schools.  Eligible scholarships this year are listed below.  I encourage you to read the scholarship requirements to ensure you or your students are eligible.

Applications for High School Scholarships will be accepted through Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.  At that time, the application form will be removed from this page as applications will be forwarded to their designated committee for reading.

Scholarship essays must be between 250 and 300 words.  Scholarships that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified.

Scholarships will be sent directly to a student’s high school on or before October 15, 2022.

Finally, a family must have a zero financial balance at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School by June 30, 2022.  Otherwise, the awarded scholarship will be applied to any remaining financial balance at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,

Michael Fierro

Principal


Class of 2022 Catholic High School Scholarships

 

The Ross and Jeraline Myler Athletic Scholarship

The Ross and Jeraline Myler Athletic Scholarships were established to recognize graduates who have demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership in the area of athletics.  In addition, the recipient must have practiced good sportsmanship, teamwork, and a service of assisting his or her fellow athletes.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • Athletic Participation: The student must have participated in and completed the season for at least one sport during both their seventh-grade year and eighth-grade year. Sports may include Spirit Squad, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, and/or Golf.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: Please describe Jesus’ coaching style if He were coaching a middle school sports team. Your essay should incorporate how Jesus would conduct tryouts, run practices, coach during a game, and correct a student who made a mistake during the game.


The Blessed Sacrament Child Development Center Scholarship

The Blessed Sacrament Child Development Center Scholarships is awarded to alumni of the CDC who has maintained satisfactory academic performance, demonstrated a spirit of service and responsibility, shown an attitude of respect for the faculty and staff, and illustrated commendable conduct.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • CDC Attendance: Must have attended the Blessed Sacrament Child Development Center (CDC) for at least one year.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: In your opinion, describe what Gift of the Holy Spirit is the most important gift for an incoming high school freshman.  Your essay should identify the Gift of the Holy Spirit and explain why you decided it is the most important.


The Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Memorial Scholarship 

The Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Memorial Scholarship honors the congregation of religious sisters who staffed Blessed Sacrament Catholic School for a significant number of years.  Recipients of this scholarship demonstrate high respect for the Incarnate Word and the Blessed Sacrament.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • Academic Standing: Must have received Honors, High Honors or Principal’s List at least two grading periods during the Eighth Grade Year.
  • Service: Must have participated in the 2021 Summer to Service Project (Beautify Blessed Sacrament or Blessings Bags) and completed some other service project for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or School.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: The night before your graduation, you have a dream where the Blessed Mother is speaking to you and informs you that Jesus has selected you to change the world using your faith.  To help you with this, Jesus will give you one superpower to meet the challenges you face.  Your essay should describe what superpower you would select and what changes you would make in our world.


The Danny Rivera Big Heart Scholarship  

The Danny Rivera Big Heart Scholarship was established in memory of Danny Rivera to honor the years of service and dedication that he provided to Blessed Sacrament Parish and School. This scholarship is awarded to one male or female graduate, registered at a local Catholic high school, who has exemplified service to the school, parish, community, and others. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • Service: A list of service projects that you have done during your 7th Grade and 8th Grade years. Listed service may include service at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School, your home parish, or the local community.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: If you were given $1 million dollars to start a charity in San Antonio, what type of charity organization would you create?  Please describe what services your charity organization would provide and why you selected this type of charity.


The Judge Ray Olivarri Memorial Scholarship

The Judge Ray Olivarri Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Honorable Olivarri to honor the years of service and dedication that he provided to Blessed Sacrament Parish and School and his deep faith in the good of the human person.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • Service: A list of service projects that you have done during your 7th Grade and 8th Grade years. Listed service may include service at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School, your home parish, or the local community.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: Judge Olivarri believed that every person, regardless of their circumstances, had the ability to do good for our world and fight for those without voices in society.  At the end of your life, people will rise and speak about the legacy you have left on your community. Please describe the legacy you would hope to leave on society.


The Knights of Columbus Scholarship in Memory of Fr. Jack O’Donoghue 

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship in Memory of Fr. Jack O’Donoghue was established in memory of the Fr. Jack O’Donoghue who served as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School. This scholarship is awarded to graduates who have exemplified service to the school, parish, community, and others.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Attendance: Must have attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School during the 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022 school years.
  • Academic Standing: Must have received Honors, High Honors or Principal’s List at least two grading periods during the Eighth Grade Year.
  • Service: Must have participated in the 2021 Summer to Service Project (Beautify Blessed Sacrament or Blessings Bags) and completed some other service project for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or School.
  • Essay: An essay, following the essay requirements below, must be submitted with this scholarship application.

Essay Question: Fr. Jack O’Donoghue was known for his homilies. Please pick one of the following Parables of Jesus and write a “homily” you would give a group of Eighth Grade students about to enter their freshman year of high school. Acceptable parables include:

  • The Parable of the Sower and the Seed
  • The Parable of the Lamp
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan
  • The Parable of the Mustard Seed
  • The Parable of the Lost Sheep
  • The Parable of the Lost Coin
  • The Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • The Parable of the Dishonest Steward
  • The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

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