Scholarships offer alumni, parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumni faculty and other friends of Union Catholic an opportunity to ensure that present and future students reap the lifetime rewards of the Union Catholic Experience. By establishing a scholarship or contributing to an existing scholarship fund, you can make the dream of a quality, faith-based education at UC a reality for qualified students.
There is a unique story behind every Union Catholic scholarship. UC's Principal and Director of Development work closely with scholarship founders to share that story with the UC Community. Together, we craft specific criteria that must be met for students to be eligible for a scholarship award. In this way, scholarship founders can be confident that their investment has the desired impact.
Through the establishment of and contributions to endowed scholarships, Union Catholic alumni, alumni parents, families and friends lay the groundwork upon which future generations of students will stand and succeed. An endowed scholarship is a powerful way to memorialize a deceased loved one or to honor a person or family with a lasting tribute.
A gift of $25,000 endows a scholarship fund, which will provide financial support for qualified students. The corpus of the gift remains intact while a portion of the interest earned each year provides tuition support for academically-eligible students in financial need. Endowed scholarship commitments can be fulfilled over a three to five-year period. Donors are encouraged to continue to grow the corpus so that larger or additional scholarships may be awarded. Smaller gifts may be directed to existing scholarship funds to strengthen their giving power.
The Elizabeth Ann Carolan Endowed Scholarship
2015 Recipients - Tonna Obaze '15, Ellie Cheung '15
The Dorothy Grzankowski Endowed Scholarship
2015 Recipient - Grace Gelcius '15 2014 Recipient - William Marsh '14 2013 Recipient - Kelly Springer '13 2012 Recipient - Molly Luppino '12
The Joseph Grzankowski Endowed Scholarship
2015 Recipient - Ellie Cheung '15 2014 Recipient - Brandon Stephen '14 2013 Recipient - Natasha Andre '13 2012 Recipient - Christian Fernandez '12
The Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship Fund The Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship Fund was launched in 2015 to give Hall of Fame inductees a meaningful way to give back to Union Catholic. In recognition of the strong foundation that UC gave each inductee, all inductees are encouraged to make a donation to the newly-founded Scholarship Fund as a part of their annual giving to UC. In the future, this fund will help make the Union Catholic High School Experience a reality for deserving students with financial need.
The Sister Percylee Hart, RSM Endowed Scholarship Fund Marking 35 years as Principal of Union Catholic, Sister Percylee Hart, RSM established an endowed scholarship fund in 2015 with the goal of, one day, providing scholarships to industrious students in financial need who seek UC's faith-filled environment and strive to become all God calls them to be in a community that encourages them to live their faith through service to others.
The Sister M. Eloise Claire Kays, RSM Endowed Scholarship This fund was established in 2010 in memory of Sister Eloise, who passed away in 2009. Sister served the UC community as a freshman guidance counselor from 2000-2009. Through this scholarship, Sister's legacy lives on by providing a scholarship to a rising sophomore who exhibits compassion in interactions with schoolmates, family and community.
2015 Recipient - Gabrielle Welle '18 2014 Recipient - Kimmy Paltz '17
The Rocco Lettieri Endowed Scholarship
2015 Recipient - Caitlin Glynn '15 2014 Recipient - Anthony Colletti '14
The Nancy L. Occhipinti Endowed Scholarship
2015 Recipient - Patrick Hartnett '19 2014 Recipient - Lucas Cloppse '18 2013 Recipient - Stephanie Eastman '17
The Sister Regina Smith, RSM Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Sister Regina, who passed away in 2009. At Union Catholic from 1981 to 1994, Sister Regina served as Director of the Office of Institutional Development, responsible for recruitment, admissions and alumni relations. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who loves reading, writing and language and answers the call to service at UC, home or in the community.
2015 Recipient - Alice Polini '17 2014 Recipient - Elise Morano '15
The Sara J. Will Endowed Scholarship This scholarship is in honor of Sara J. Will. She was the mother of five, a Catholic, a hard worker and very kind. Mrs. Will had a great respect for education. She considered it as the key to unlock all doors, the key which, regardless of circumstances, would enable her children to be a positive influence in their corner of the world. It is in this spirit that the Sara J. Will Endowed Scholarship is offered.
UC Academic and Faith Formation Dean Barbara Dellanno is also the daughter of Sara J. Will.
The first Sara J. Will Endowed Scholarship will be awarded in 2016.
Other Scholarships & Funds
Other scholarships are funded annually by donors and distributed in accordance with established criteria.
The Eldon Hammeke Scholarship This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Hammeke by his wife, Grace, and is supported by the Knights of Columbus Summit Council #783, of which Mr. Hammeke was an active member. The award is presented every year to one current freshman student and is renewable for the recipient's remaining years at Union Catholic.
2015 Recipient - Charlize Colon '19 2014 Recipient - Kevin Degnan '18 2013 Recipient - Katrina Springer '17 2012 Recipient - Nicholas Birritteri '16 2011 Recipient - Danielle Cusick '15 2010 Recipient - Arthur Wright IV '14 2009 Recipient - Brian Cautillo '13 2008 Recipient - David Schanz '12 2007 Recipient - Sarah Cunha '11 2006 Recipient - Robert Magella '10 2005 Recipient - Magan Mauro '09 2004 Recipient - Marissa Rondinone '08 2003 Recipient - Edward Sagendorf '07 2002 Recipient - Carlos da Costa '06 2001 Recipient - Dana Kinney '05 2000 Recipient - Justina Marcussen '04 1999 Recipient - Angela Guilliano '03
Joanne Federico Malloy '74 Memorial Scholarship Joanne Federico Malloy, a member of the Union Catholic Class of 1974, was a dedicated nurse for 30 years. This scholarship was founded in 2011 by her fellow classmates to honor Joanne's commitment to the profession. The award is presented to one graduating senior who intends to study nursing and/or in the healthcare field.
2015 Recipient - Tonna Obaze '15 2014 Recipient - Jess Herren '14 2013 Recipient - Natasha Andre '13 2012 Recipient - Anna-Teresa Mutuc '12
The Michael Marotti Elevator Fund
It is UC's goal to construct an elevator in summer 2016.
Navin Brothers Food Service Scholarship
2015 Recipients - Alexander Garcia '19, Melissa Lettieri '19, Corey Makowski '19, Mia Oliveri '19 2014 Recipients - Bryant Flores '15, Julia Bonavitacola '17, Magdalena Lyszczak '17, Moises Oliveri '17 2013 Recipients - Magdalena Lyszczak '17, Ryan Zych '17, Bryant Flores '15, Kristen O'Connor '16 2012 Recipients - Bailey Ramirez '16, Raymond Berry '16, Kristen Nugent '16, Nicolle Kott '16 2011 Recipients - Brittany Pelletieri '13, Nicolina Davidson '14, Shannon Streisel '12, Matthew Isidron '14 2009 Recipients - Thomas Kaluzny '10, Thomas Sagendorf '13 2008 Recipients - Caitlin Scherer '09, Jonathan Sagendorf '11, Douglas Courtot '11, Gabrielle Aquino '12
One-Room Schoolhouse Grant This grant was given in 2014 by former faculty member Bruce Zehnle, who served Union Catholic from 1969 to 2003. This grant provides an annual scholarship to a UC student who travels to Spain, or to a UC graduate, who pursues a college degree in Spanish or Spanish Education.
2015 Recipient - Elise Morano '15
The Sandra Stagg Scholarship
2015 Recipient - Susan Wojcik '18 2014 Recipient - Nicholas Tripodi '17 2013 Recipient - Allison McGee '16 2012 Recipient - Eryk Luczynski '15 2011 Recipient - Lila Majano '14 2010 Recipient - Arnold Majano '13 2009 Recipient - Juliette Monroy '12
The Johanna Wilk Memorial Scholarship
2015 Recipients - Eryk Luczynski '15 and Katherine Sheldon '15
For information about you can support Union Catholic's scholarship program, please contact Susan Dyckman, director of development & donor relations, at 908-889-1600, ext. 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org..