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. Please submit the application, along with a copy of your 2014 Iowa 1040 Tax Form before July 31, 2015. Unsure of which tax forms to send in with your application? See an example here.
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.
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Instructions: Scholarship applications are due back to the Business Office no later than April 15th. Students should write a paragraph (100-150 words) indicating why he or she would like to be considered for the scholarship - the same paragraph may be used for each scholarship. The single page application should include the scholarship name, your name, address, grade for the upcoming school year, and date. 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.
Barrett Family Scholarship
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 ScholarshipThis 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 a senior at AHS. The scholarship is awarded to a student of good character whose family struggles with economic barriers.
John L. & Patricia McCarthy Bush Memorial Scholarship
At the core of Jack and Pat’s existence was their Catholic faith and 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, who was 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.
Robert D. De Meyer Honorary ScholarshipThis annual scholarship, available to any economically challenged graduate of All Saints, honors the exemplary qualities possessed by Robert De Meyer. The recipient should maintain high personal expectations throughout all areas of his or her life, exhibit the fair-minded and deep intellectual qualities of a strong leader, be focused on the best interests of others, and exude a humble yet confident nature and adventurous attitude about life.
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. For more information about Thomas Fiedler, click here.
Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship
In the fall of odd numbered years, the Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship awards a scholarship to an in-coming Assumption freshman from either St. Peter’s or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. More information can be found on the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend website, here.
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.
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. Your application should also include a recommendation from your grade school principal and that you had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from 7th and 8th grades. The scholarship will be renewed for 10th through 12th grades if the student continues to meet the criteria. The next vocal music scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2014. The next instrumental scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2015.
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. For more information about Miss O, click here.
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.
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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