Bishop awards $122,000 in scholarships to 129 Catholic school students

     Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert presented 113 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 took place at the annual Bishop’s Scholar Society Awards Ceremony at Berks Catholic High School in Reading on Saturday, April 27.


     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, 13 seniors, from the diocesan high schools, were 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.