$142,000 In Scholarships To Be Awarded At Ceremony

April 20, 2017

Diocese of Allentown Administrator, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert will present 133 eighth grade students from Catholic elementary schools around the Diocese and one student from each of the three Special Learning Centers with $1,000 scholarships to one of the diocesan high schools or Special Learning Centers. The presentation will take place at the annual Bishop's Scholar Society Awards Ceremony at Berks Catholic High School in Reading on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM.

The scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievement, their school, parish and community activities, their leadership roles, and recommendations from their principal and their pastor.

At the same ceremony, 12 seniors, one boy and one girl from each of the six diocesan high schools, will be presented with $500 scholarships for post-secondary education and plaques declaring them Bishop's Catholic Scholars. The students were chosen based on their academics, school involvement, Catholic faith and community service.

The scholarships are available because of the generosity of the people of the Diocese of Allentown, who, through the Bishop's Annual Appeal, provide funding for these scholarships.

Contact: Matt Kerr
               610-871-5200, Extension 265