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Scholarships

For students taking the High School Placement Test at Assumption, we are elated to announce that the following four-year renewable scholarships will be awarded to the top twenty scorers. Students must take the test at Assumption High School on December 10 or January 7 to be eligible for these scholarships.

 For Class of 2021, AHS will offer:
  • 1st place:   $2,000
  • 2nd place:  $1,500
  • 3rd place:   $1,000
  • 4th place:   $1,000
  • 5th place:   $1,000
  • 6th place:   $1,000
  • 7th place:   $1,000
  • 8th place:   $1,000
  • 9th place:   $1,000
  • 10th place: $1,000
  • 11th place: $1,000
  • 12th place: $1,000
  • 13th place: $1,000
  • 14th place: $1,000
  • 15th place: $1,000
  • 16th place: $1,000
  • 17th place: $1,000
  • 18th place: $1,000
  • 19th place: $1,000
  • 20th place: $1,000

Additional Scholarships
The following scholarships are made possible by donations to Assumption High School. These scholarships are awarded annually to AHS students for their leadership and exemplary abilities and talents. For information on how you can make a tribute gift to one of the following scholarships or establish an endowed fund in honor of your family or someone who has made an impact on your life, please contact the Advancement Office at 502-458-6258.

Scholarship applications for the 2017-18 school year are posted below. For more information on available scholarships please contact the Advancement Office at 502-458-6258 or click here to send an email.

Laura Abell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is to memorialize Laura Abell's contribution to society as an ambitious, energetic, and concerned person.
This $2,000 Laura Abell ’92 scholarship is awarded to an Assumption High School Junior who has:

  • Excelled academically to the best of her abilities;
  • Demonstrated care and concern for others through extracurricular activities;
  • The ability to clearly express what she would like to achieve through a career choice;
  • Organization and leadership skills;
  • Significant involvement in school-related activities.
The Paulette and Jerry Adams Scholarship for Excellence in Learning
This $500 scholarship was established by Dr. Paulette Freeman Adams ’60, a former member of the Board of Directors at Assumption High School, and her husband, Jerry. This scholarship is awarded to a freshman or sophomore student who:
  • Qualifies for financial aid (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid);
  • Maintains a 2.75 GPA or above;
  • Is involved in school-related activities;
  • Demonstrates academic achievement;
  • Demonstrates leadership in community service or extracurricular activities.
Angela's Gift
This scholarship was established in memory of Angela BecVar to award $1,500 to a freshman who has been diagnosed with a learning difference and is a participant in the post secondary planning program at Assumption.
Assumption High School Aviation Award
This $500 award will be presented to a current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior who has an interest in aviation. The goal of this award is to provide the best possible flying experience for the award recipients. History has shown that in order to gain the most benefit from the time spent, it is necessary for the student to complete the allotted lessons in the shortest time period possible. A four week timeframe without interruptions is recommended. This should provide your daughter with the best chance of learning the most, flying the best, and having an enriching, challenging, and gratifying experience. We understand that some things such as weather are beyond anyone’s control, but we trust you will commit to schedule the flights for your daughter within the four week timeframe. 
The Mary Byron Project
This scholarship was established by The Mary Byron Foundation in memory of Mary Byron, a 1991 Assumption graduate and victim of domestic violence. This three-year $2,000 per year scholarship is a tuition grant for students who:
  • Maintains a 3.50 GPA;
  • Wishes to undertake a leadership opportunity among their peers and in the community relating to domestic violence;
  • Recipients of this scholarship will be required to attend a one-day orientation/workshop each summer that they apply or renew.
Gina Marie Clark Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship was begun by the Assumption Class of 1986 in memory of Gina Marie Clark to be awarded
to a current junior who:
  • Excels academically to the best of her ability;
  • Includes fitness of mind and body as part of her daily routine;
  • Is career goal oriented;
  • Enjoys helping others in the community;
  • Has qualified for financial aid for her senior year (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid);
  • This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid.

The Crum Family Scholarship
This $500 scholarship was established by graduate Jennifer Crum Balmos ’98 in honor of her parents. It will benefit a student of Assumption High School with a history of serving others or with a demonstrated desire to do so in her career. The applicant should be known for her positive school spirit, academic achievement, and she must qualify for financial assistance (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid).

Guardian Angel Scholarship
This scholarship was designated to provide a tuition grant for students who adhere to Christian values, have a strong desire to obtain a Catholic secondary education and qualify for financial assistance (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid). This $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by several anonymous benefactors.
The Flaget High School Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Flaget High School Alumni Association for a resident in the Archdiocese of Louisville who is a practicing Roman Catholic, who has a strong desire to obtain a Catholic secondary education and who shows evidence of financial need. She must display the virtues of initiative, discipline, and a positive spirit, while exhibiting the capacity to meet academic requirements satisfactory for future college acceptance. Two current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who meet the following criteria may apply for one of two $2,500 scholarships:
  • Works to her fullest potential academically, with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Participates in extracurricular activities requiring time, effort, and personal development;
  • Demonstrates charitable and/or community service by participation in civic or school projects;
  • Qualifies for financial assistance (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid).
J.B. and Erica Kalbhin Holmes ’05 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Erica Kalbhin Holmes ’05 and her husband J.B. Holmes. Erica was involved with SALT (Service Action Leadership Team), BETA Club, served as a Peer Leader and believes that attending AHS gave her the confidence to take chances and risks in life and learning. AHS allowed her to experience the power of a community. This $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to two incoming freshmen who meet the following criteria and it will be applied to their tuition for the following school year:  
  • Must qualify for financial aid (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid);
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA or above;
  • Demonstrate leadership by performing an additional 5-10 hours of community service during their freshman year beyond the requirement of AHS. The attached application along with an essay and two recommendations must be completed.
The Kleinert Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is established by Sharon Kleinert, in memory of her mother, Martha J. McGavic Stamper, to honor her life and legacy especially her commitment and belief in the importance of education and empowering women to create a better society. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable a student living in Southern Indiana the opportunity to attend Assumption High School. It is available to incoming freshmen and current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
M.J.'s Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Arthur P. and Ronda Hipwell in memory Art’s sister, Mary Jane Hipwell, and in honor of the leadership of the first Assumption President, Mary Lee McCoy. Mr. Hipwell was a former member of Assumption High School’s Board of Directors and a long-time supporter of Catholic education before his death. This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who applies and qualifies for financial assistance (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid). A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a rising freshman whose family applies and qualifies for financial assistance and the student:
  • Maintains a 2.5 GPA;
  • Demonstrates leadership in the classroom or in the community;
  • Completes a typed essay;
  • Provides two written references;
  • This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid.
James T. and Teresa D. McGruder Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship will support a student who excels or has a specific interest in science, biology or classes that teach social graces. The applicant must qualify for financial assistance. This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid).
Amy Mangino Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Amy Mangino, a 1999 graduate, established this memorial scholarship of $1,000 for a current junior who:
  • Excels academically to the best of her ability;
  • Plans on pursuing a college degree;
  • Is actively involved in volunteer service both in school and in her community.
Ava Meagher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship in an amount up to $2,500 is awarded annually to a current sophomore who meets the following criteria:
  • Must qualify for financial assistance (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid);
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA;
  • Completed the sophomore ACTS program;
  • Currently be involved or have been involved in at least one Assumption extracurricular activity;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership in the school community;
  • This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid.
Sister Mary Prisca Pfeffer H’15, RSM Scholarship 

On August 15, 1955, Sister Prisca was appointed first principal of Assumption High School and was responsible, along with other Sisters of Mercy, for establishing our beloved Assumption. This scholarship was established by Dr. Carole Pfeffer ’70, the niece of Sister Mary Prisca Pfeffer H’15, RSM, and was created to honor the life and legacy of Sister Prisca with her unwavering commitment to Mercy education and Assumption High School.   

Stephanie Pulford Memorial Scholarship
Donald and Elizabeth Pulford endowed this $1,000 scholarship in loving memory of their daughter, Stephanie, a 1993 graduate. This scholarship is awarded to a junior who meets the following criteria:
  • Works to her fullest potential academically;
  • Qualifies for financial assistance for her senior year (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid);
  • Plans on pursuing a college career;
  • This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid.
Rocket Parent Network Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide a tuition grant for a junior Peer Leader who is the daughter of an active parent in the Rocket Parent Network.
The Rosette Rosckes Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in learning French
This $2,000 scholarship was established by Dan and Renay Rosckes to honor the memory of former Assumption French teacher and Dan's mother, Rosette Rosckes. The scholarship is a tuition grant to a current sophomore or junior who is an honor student in French and who plans to continue her study of French each year.
The recipient must:
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or above overall and in French classes;
  • Be involved in school-related activities, preferably (but not required) in French Club or French Scrabble;
  • Write an essay about why she chose to study French and how it has been meaningful in her school experience;
  • Obtain a recommendation from her current or previous French teacher;
  • Obtain a recommendation from a faculty member or administrator who can attest to the student's academic achievement, grades, and extracurricular participation.
The Servant Leadership Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a current Junior who meets the following criteria:
  •  Demonstrates a commitment to Christian leadership through service opportunities;
  •  Shows increased responsibility throughout her time at Assumption in meaningful service experiences;
  •  Applies herself in the classroom and values academic success;
  •  Is recognized by her peers as a compassionate and caring member of the AHS community;
  • Above all, she should demonstrate passion and purpose in her service to others.
The Harriet Hamilton Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Tim and Barbara Thompson established two $500 scholarships in memory of Harriet Hamilton Thompson, mother of Anne-Hamilton Thompson, a 2003 Assumption High School graduate. These two scholarships are awarded to two students who meet the following criteria:
  • Works to her fullest potential academically;
  • Demonstrates care and concern for others;
  • Is involved in school-related activities;
  • Shows support for fellow classmates in the classroom, clubs and sport activities;
  • This application requires the student to qualify for financial aid (qualification determined by FACTS Grant and Aid).
The Mary Varga Life of Courage Award
This $1,000 scholarship is given in honor of Mary Varga, a 1977 graduate of Assumption High School who leads an inspirational life in spite of a brain injury that she sustained after a car accident in 1995. The scholarship for tuition will be given to two sophomores or juniors who are nominated by a student, faculty/staff member, or administrator. Nominees must demonstrate courage and strength of character in spite of current or past adversity whether by reason of health, disability, family circumstance, or otherwise. The ideal candidate will have a positive outlook, sense of humor, and be an inspiration to her classmates and others.

SCHOLARSHIPS
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Incoming Freshmen who qualify for Financial Aid:

 

All Current Freshmen:

Current Freshmen who qualify for Financial Aid:

 

Current Freshmen who
are in The Learning Differences Program:

 

All Current Sophomores:

 

Current Sophomores who qualify for Financial Aid:

 

Current Sophomores
who are in the French Language Program:

 

All Current Juniors:

 

Current Juniors who qualify for Financial Aid:

 

Current Juniors who are in the French Language Program:

All Current Seniors:

Students who live in Southern Indiana: