FAMILY TUITION PLAN
The Family Tuition Plan, provided through a partnership between the Embracing Our Future campaign and the Mississippi Valley STO, provides assistance to more than 30% of current Assumption students. It is particularly helpful to low and middle income families with tuition expense at both the elementary and high school levels. We encourage families who are interested in Catholic education but are struggling with economic barriers to file a Family Tuition Plan application, which is available online as well as from the Assumption Business Office. Applications should be accomapnied by your 2015 Iowa 1040 Tax Return, as well as your Schedule C, E, and/or F if you show income on lines 5, 10, or 11 of your Iowa 1040. To receive full funding, applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2016. Unsure of which tax forms to send in with your application? See examples here: 2015 Iowa 1040 Schedule C Schedule E Schedule F
TUITION TAX CREDITS
The State of Iowa allows a tax credit of up to 25% of the first $1,000 of tuition and textbook expenses paid per student (up to 4 students) to an accredited non-public elementary or secondary school in Iowa. Be sure to discuss this credit with your tax advisor.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
As a result of generous donor support, Assumption is able to offer several scholarship opportunities. The average scholarship award is $500, and as long as students fit the set criteria, they may apply for as many scholarships as they would like. In addition to the scholarships listed below, many Assumption scholarships are also available from local parishes.
INSTRUCTIONS: Scholarships must be received no later than April 15th.
· To apply, students should write a paragraph (100-150 words) indicating why he or she would like to be considered for the scholarship.
· A copy of the same paragraph may be used for multiple scholarships.
· The single page application must include the scholarship name, student’s first and last name, address, grade for the 2016-2017 school year, and date.
· Please save the scholarship application(s) as a .PDF (Adobe PDF) or .DOC file (Microsoft Word document), attach and email to: email@example.com by April 15th. If the student is applying for multiple scholarships, the student must include an attachment for each scholarship.
· All applications are confidential.
· Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by May 31st.
AHS Girls’ Basketball Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship, established by girls’ basketball alumni, is given in honor of the program’s rich tradition of excellence. The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Assumption Girls’ Basketball program and remain in good standing in both the classroom and on the team. The scholarship will renew each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
The recipient of this scholarship is an in-coming freshman who demonstrates Christian values, performs community service, and applies a strong work ethic to all endeavors. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.
Bob Beran Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Bob Beran who was a member of the class of 1975. Bob died as the result of a physiological problem when he was just beginning his professional life. The scholarship is awarded to a student of good character whose family struggles with economic barriers.
John L. and Patricia McCarthy Bush Family Scholarship
At the core of Jack and Pat’s existence was their Catholic faith and their family. They were outspoken advocates for the unborn and Catholic education at all levels. This fund awards two $500 scholarships (one female and one male) to incoming 9th graders each year. Applicants should be practicing Catholics, supportive of the prolife movement, have maintained a 3.0 GPA during 8th grade and plan to participate on at least one high school athletic team each year. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
Class of 1999 Alex Velotas Student Athlete Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Alex Velotas, a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He had a passion for sports and a welcoming smile. He upheld Christian values as well as actively demonstrated loyalty and leadership. The Class of 1999 would like to honor his memory by assisting a student who upholds Alex’s qualities. The recipient must be involved in the Assumption athletic program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Rosemary Downey Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to a student from Holy Family parish who has a desire to attend Assumption High School but faces economic challenges.
Thomas J. Fiedler Scholarship
This scholarship is a tribute to Thomas Fiedler, Class of ’59, who was president of Assumption’s first graduating class. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who displays high personal standards and provides a “positive voice” among his/her peers.
Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship
The Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship awards a scholarship each fall to an in-coming freshman who is seeking a quality education, has a GPA of 3.0 and is willing to work for a promising future. The applicant should discuss future aspirations and goals. Please also list involvement in extra-curricular activities such as hobbies, clubs, sports, work or volunteer experiences. All students may apply, but preference will be given to applicants from either St. Peter’s or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Richard and Virginia Leese Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Richard and Virginia Leese who, after 64 years of marriage, passed away in 2006 and 2011, respectively. The Leese’s were staunch supporters of Holy Family parish and Assumption High School with 10 children and many grandchildren graduating through the years. Applicants should be a member of Holy Family parish, facing a financial barrier and who maintains a GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
Maher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to William and Marlene Maher. The recipient must be an Assumption freshman in the fall of even numbered years, be a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic School, maintain a 2.5 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities. Applications are available from Our Lady of Victory parish office and should be returned there as well.
Frank Martinez Memorial Scholarship
Frank Martinez was a lifelong, devout Catholic who valued the importance of faith-based education. Mr. Martinez’s dream was for all his grandchildren to attend Assumption High School. This scholarship, which honors his dedication and understanding of the importance of Catholic education, is awarded to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate Catholic values and are involved in at least one extracurricular athletic activity. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.
Katherine S. Molyneaux Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an in-coming freshman student with a special interest in English, Literary Arts or Journalism. If a student is not found to meet this criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an in-coming freshman with a special interest and ability in any of the liberal arts. The scholarship will renew each year the student maintains a3.5 cumulative GPA.
Neufeld Vocal and Instrumental Music Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded every four years and are available to incoming 9th graders participating in band or vocal music. The application must also include a recommendation from the grade school principal and verification that the student had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from 7th and 8th grades. The scholarship will be renewed each year the student continues to meet the criteria. The next vocal music scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2018. The next instrumental scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019.
Maureen O’Connor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Miss O, who taught in the Assumption Math Department for 39 years. It is awarded annually to an incoming senior who displays high personal standards, celebrates a love for life and shows genuine concern for all members of the Assumption Family.
Sunderbruch O’Donnell Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Tommy Sunderbruch, Johnny O’Donnell, and their uncle, Norman Ash’65, who died in a car accident in 1978. The scholarship is to help students whose families struggle with economic barriers.
Al and Rose Tiedje Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Al and Rose Tiedje and their four children, all of whom received Catholic educations from Assumption High School or St. Ambrose Academy or Immaculate Conception Academy. Applicants should be practicing Catholics in a Davenport parish, have attended a Catholic grade school, have demonstrated a spirit of stewardship in their parish and have maintained a 3.0 GPA during the previous school year.
Alex Velotas Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Alex Velotas who was a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He was an outstanding student, athlete and young Christian man. The recipient of this one year scholarship must be involved in the Assumption athletic program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be of good character.
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