Scholarships

Scholarships at Trinity are seen as the dedication of contributions made by individuals, families, alumni and others to ensure that young men have an opportunity to enjoy the Trinity educational experience.

There are three kinds of scholarships which can be developed at Trinity: alumni class, memorial or honor. Gifts can be directed toward a scholarship while it’s being developed and even after it has started awarding an annual distribution.

Scholarships

Below is a listing of current scholarships. Anyone being considered for a scholarship at Trinity must file the appropriate financial aid papers as required by the school, as this is used to determine the eligibility of all recipients. *Funds are distributed to the general tuition assistance pool. **Students are required to submit a 500-word end of year essay on his reflections of life experiences and personal growth during the past year.

Jim Adams Memorial Scholarship

Jim Adams ‘67 demonstrated by his own efforts and success a great interest in creative expression through writing. In his memory, Jim’s family and friends set up this academic and financial scholarship to be awarded each year to a junior at Trinity who has submitted the best work of creative written expression.

Brian Allen ’86 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Brian Allen ’86. This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded initially to a current freshman.

Fred S. Allen III ‘79 Memorial Scholarship **

Created in memory of Freddy Allen ’79, a lifelong Trinity fan, by his sister, Dana Allen, whose son, Sam Allen-Kawa is a 2013 graduate.  This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman with primary consideration given to a student from the Nativity School.

Leonard Arentsen Leadership Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is presented annually to a current junior in memory of Leonard Arentsen, a past Chairman of the Trinity High School Board, to celebrate his many important contributions to the Trinity community.  Each of his five sons, Jeff ‘82, John ‘85, Scott ‘86, Steven ‘86 and Paul ’91 is a Trinity graduate.

Richard J. Arnold ’64 Memorial Scholarship

This need-based award honors the memory of Richard J. Arnold, a stalwart supporter of Trinity High School.  He worked tirelessly through the years to sustain and promote his alma mater.  Rich’s father was one of the original pioneers who helped launch Trinity.  His sons continue the family tradition of support of Trinity.  Special consideration will be given to a student whose family is burdened by a medical or financial emergency.

Stephen L. Bauer ’72 Memorial Scholarship

Presented annually to a member of the freshman, sophomore or junior class who exemplifies Stephen’s qualities Must have a B+ or A average, is well-rounded, demonstrates excellent leadership, especially in the area of community service. It is a need-based scholarship and is renewable.

Alumni Board Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was created by the Trinity Alumni Board. First preference is given to an incoming freshman or other student who is a descendant of a Trinity High School alum. It is renewable.

The John Thomas Brasch Memorial Scholarship for West End School

This need-based and renewable scholarship is presented annually in memory John Brasch ’66. The initial award will be presented to an incoming freshman. Primary consideration will be given to a student(s) who are coming from The West End School.

Brewer Family Memorial Scholarship

Presented annually in memory of Robert I. Brewer, Father of Bill Sr. ’70 and John ’75 Brewer; Grandfather of Bill Jr. ’89, Brian ’93 and Brad ’99 Brewer; Jeff Glass ’98 and Stephen Gering ’02.

This $1000 Scholarship is need-based and renewable scholarship awarded to any student meeting the criteria. This Scholarship is granted in conjunction with Family Tree Foundation, Kevin ’73, Greg ’77 and Dan Schulz ’82, whose mission is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Brohman Family “Catholic Education Tradition” Scholarship**

Inspired by the passing of family patriarch, Don Brohman ‘60, this scholarship celebrates, honors and benefits those families who believe in the value of a Catholic education.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a current junior with a demonstrated need who has attended Catholic elementary school and is a member of a parish; meets acceptable academic and behavioral expectations as required by the school.

Gregory H. Brown Endowed Scholarship – New for 2018-19

This need-based financial aid scholarship is established in memory of and in honor of Greg Brown. He was a 1965 Trinity graduate who prospered in business and was an energetic entrepreneur. Greg was very generous to his Alma Mater. He established other endowed financial aid scholarships and assisted with campus projects. He made a very significant planned gift to the school. Ten students from each grade level who receive need-based tuition assistance will be named “Brown Scholars”. They will be expected each year to produce solid academic work according to their ability, compete their community service requirements, cooperate with school rules and participate in school activities. The Brown Scholars and their parents will meet as a group each year.

J. Edward and Douglas E. Brown Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of J. Edward Brown, father of Greg ’65, and his brother, Doug.  This is need-based/merit renewable scholarship to be awarded preferably to an incoming freshman or other student who meets the criteria wishes of the donor.  The recipient should be involved in at least one activity while at Trinity.

Spencer Joseph Byrnes ‘09 Scholarship – New for 2018-19

Created in celebration of Spencer Byrnes ’09, a lifelong fan of Trinity, by his family and friends. This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to a Trinity student who exemplifies Trinity spirit and pride, who embodies the ideals of brotherhood and giving, and who is always willing to help others.

Joe Caldwell ’88 Memorial Scholarship**

This is a need-based/merit scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman from St. John Paul II Academy.

Castagno Family Scholarship**

This need-based, and renewable scholarship was established to honor Paul & Rosalie Castagno, the parents of Tim ’73, Phil ’75, Larry ’78 and Bob ’81 Castagno. It shall be awarded to a current sophomore whose family has more than one child already in a Catholic high school. First preference also will be given to a family with more than two children enrolled in Catholic schools.

Kevin Blair Chitwood ’85 Memorial Scholarship – New for 2018-19

This need-based, and renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) who exhibits Kevin’s spirit of “Never a bad day”. The ideal student should value volunteerism with an outgoing and humorous nature.

Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund**

To commemorate the Class of ‘57’s 50th Reunion, this is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who has a passion for Trinity.

Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship**

To commemorate the Class of ‘58’s 50th Reunion, this is a need-based and renewable scholarship created to continue the memory of deceased alumni from the Class of 1958. It is to be awarded to an incoming freshman (or current student depending on the circumstances) who has a passion for Trinity, preferably a descendant of the Class of ‘58.

Class of 1959 Memorial Scholarship**

This this is a need-based and renewable scholarship is presented in memory of deceased members of the Class of 1959. It is to be awarded to an incoming freshman who is the son/grandson of a Trinity alumnus, with preference given to a descendant of the Class of ’59.

Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship**

To commemorate the Class of ‘61’s 50th Reunion, and in memory of deceased classmates, this is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who has a passion for Trinity.

Class of 1962 Memorial Scholarship

To commemorate the Class of ‘62’s 55th Reunion, and in memory of deceased classmates, this is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman (or current student depending on the circumstances) who has a passion for Trinity, preferably a descendant of the Class of ‘62.

Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship**

To commemorate the Class of ‘64’s 50th Reunion, this scholarship was created to continue the memory of deceased alumni from the Class of 1964, in order to leave a legacy for that class and help Trinity grow its financial aid endowment.  It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman (or current student depending on the circumstances) who has a passion for Trinity, preferably a descendant of the Class of ‘64.

Class of 1965 Memorial Scholarship**

To commemorate the Class of ‘65’s 50th Reunion, this scholarship was created to continue the memory of deceased alumni from the Class of 1965, in order to leave a legacy for that class and help Trinity grow its financial aid endowment. It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman (or current student depending on the circumstances) who has a passion for Trinity, preferably a descendant of the Class of ‘65. It is renewable each year as long as the student maintains acceptable academic and behavior performance.

Class of 1973 Endowed Scholarship**

This effort was born out of the desire to allow members of the Class of ’73 to say “Thank You” to those special people who put them through Trinity. As the Class of ‘73, they want to make it possible for a deserving, qualified young man to have a chance to live that experience who might not otherwise be able to do so.  It is a need-based scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman and is renewable each year as long as the student maintains an acceptable academic performance (at least a C average).

Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund**

Established by the Class of 1974 as a symbol of the value it places on the opportunity for future young men to live the Trinity experience. It is a need-based scholarship to be awarded annually to an incoming freshman and is renewable yearly as long as the student maintains an acceptable academic performance (at least a C average).

Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship**

Established by the Class of 1976 as a symbol of the value it places on the opportunity for future young men to live the Trinity experience. It is a need-based scholarship to be awarded annually to an incoming freshman and is renewable annually as long as the student maintains an acceptable academic performance (at least a C average).  

Class of 1977 Endowed Scholarship*

Established by classmates as a way to help provide young men access to a Trinity education. Its proceeds go to the general aid distribution fund to assist prospective students who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This was the first class reunion endowed scholarship fund.

Class of 1978 Scholarship Fund**

This scholarship was created by the Class of ’78 to help make the Trinity experience possible for deserving students who might need financial assistance. It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who has a passion for Trinity, preferably to a descendant of the Class of ’78.

Class of 1981 Endowed Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship is supported by dedicated gifts made by classmates and others to help young men enjoy the Trinity experience, as they did when they were in school. First priority for scholarship recipients is to be based on financial need (based upon the school’s formal financial aid application process) and preferably to a descendant of a member from the Trinity High School Class of 1981. 

Class of 1982 Endowed Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship is supported by dedicated gifts made by classmates and others to help young men enjoy the Trinity experience, as they did when they were in school. First priority for scholarship recipients is to be based on financial need (based upon the school’s formal financial aid application process) and preferably to a descendant of a member from the Trinity High School Class of 1982.

Class of 1985 Endowed Scholarship**

The focus of the Class of ‘85 Memorial Scholarship will be the dedication of contributions made by classmates to help young men enjoy the Trinity experience, as they did. First priority is based on need, preferably to a descendant of the Class of ’85. It is renewable each year as long as the student maintains acceptable academic and behavior performance.

Class of 1995 Memorial Scholarship**

This scholarship was created to continue the memory of deceased alumni from the Class of 1995, in order to leave a legacy for that class and help Trinity grow its financial aid endowment. It is a need-based and renewable scholarship, preferably for a descendant of the Class of ‘95.

John Cristofoli Memorial Scholarship**

John Cristofoli was an immigrant from Italy who taught himself by reading newspapers, journals and books.  He believed that learning paves the road to infinite possibilities and that anybody with an education and a will to work could make their dreams come true. This scholarship is meant to give someone the opportunity to begin his education. The recipient should be academically a “B” or better student and require financial aid to attend Trinity. 

Joe Demling ‘68 Memorial Scholarship Fund**

Joe Demling ‘68 was as much a part of Trinity as the facilities he oversaw through the 35 years he worked here.  He contributed to every aspect of the campus during his many years at Trinity and always was a mainstay, so much so that many have said he was the heart of Trinity, the caretaker.  Established at the 2008 CelebraTion dinner-auction, this need-based fund is a way to honor and acknowledge what Joe and the Demling family have meant to Trinity.  The recipient, preferably a student who participates in work study, should exemplify the qualities Joe exuded hard-working and an incredible love and passion for Trinity and its students.

The Dockter Family Scholarship**

This need-based scholarship was established in 1998 by James E. Dockter, Trinity Class of 1961.  It’s to honor his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Dockter, as an expression of appreciation for the Catholic education he and his brother, Thomas A. Dockter, Class of 1969, received at Trinity.  This award goes to a junior who has demonstrated academic success and involvement in activities

Dreisbach Family Scholarship**

This is a need-based and renewable scholarship created by Glen Dreisbach ’67 in appreciation for the Trinity education he and his son Doug ’95 experienced. It is to be awarded to a current sophomore who has a passion for Trinity and is involved in activities.  

Father Thomas Duerr H’92 Memorial Scholarship

The need/merit based scholarship is awarded to a junior who demonstrates his leadership, involvement and consideration of others, as well as his loyalty to Trinity. Father Duerr gave many years to Trinity.  He taught biology here for 30 years.  He was principal for 13 years.  He loved and believed deeply in this school.  Over the years he touched many people, students whom he taught and cared about, faculty whom he supported and worked with.  He was a great leader, a hard worker and a man with great compassion and a khaeen interest in all that went on.  His contributions to Trinity were countless.  Father Duerr died in July 1994 and the Catholic Community lost a dear friend and tireless champion.  

Michael Ryan Durbin ’05 Memorial Scholarship**

Given in memory of our fallen soldier, Michael Durbin ’05, this need-based and renewable scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be presented annually to a sophomore, junior or senior.  Michael never met a stranger and had a zest for life and all that it held.  He would give the shirt off his back to help anyone, so we know how proud he would be to help a Trinity brother.  The recipient of this scholarship must maintain acceptable grades (3.0 min) value his Trinity experience and be outgoing and involved.

Tyler English ‘12 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Tyler English ’12 who died tragically on October 31, 2014. Tyler, had a passion for music and a willingness to help others. It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming Sophomore who is a transfer student, with preference given to a student who is also passionate about music.

Charles Marius Fearneyhough, Jr. ’70 Memorial Scholarship**

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Charles Marius Fearneyhough, Jr. ’70.  This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current freshman who has a passion for Trinity and is involved in activities.

Flaget Alumni Association Scholarship

The Flaget Alumni Association offers a $5,000 grant to each Catholic high school in Louisville for one or more qualifying students. The summary criteria for this grant are as follows: Applicants must demonstrate “financial need” as determined by the school’s financial aid analysis. Recipients participate in extracurricular activities requiring time and effort for personal development or demonstrate charitable community service by participation in civic or school projects. The grant is not guaranteed to be renewable on an annual basis.

The Jeffrey D. Frazier Scholarship – New for 2018-19

This need-based and renewable scholarship was established in 2016 by Jeffrey D. Frazier. This award goes to a student entering their sophomore or junior year and is currently participating in service hours as required by the Trinity Theology Department.

Brown-Forman Diversity Scholarship

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created in partnership between Brown-Forman and Trinity High School to recognize and support diversity. It is intended to provide an opportunity for future young men of diversity to have access to and live the experience of s Trinity education, who otherwise might not be able to do so. It is to be awarded to up to four students who have a demonstrated need. The grant is not guaranteed to be renewable on an annual basis.

The Joe Fowler ‘Spirit of Trinity’ Memorial Scholarship – New for 2018-19

This scholarship was created in memory of Joe Fowler ’71, a beloved former teacher and coach who called Trinity home for 41 years.  This need-based and renewable scholarship will go to a student that embodies what it means to be a “Trinity man”.  Someone who stands up for what is right, with a diversified group of interests, and who supports Trinity through a variety of roles or endeavors.  Preference will be given to a student with a family history at Trinity or who has had a family member that was taught or coached by Joe.

Ronald Gamboa ‘86 Memorial Scholarship Fund*

This scholarship was created in memory of Trinity graduate Ronald Gamboa ’86, a victim of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Ron was aboard United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Nearly $50,000 has been received for the Ronald Gamboa ’86 Memorial Scholarship. Its proceeds go to the general aid distribution fund to help financially needy students attend Trinity High School.

Gardner Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Gardner, Jr. granted a one-time contribution to the school. The grant will award two need-based scholarships to current students or rising freshman who make a meaningful contribution to the success of Trinity through leadership ability or outstanding personal character or good fellowship. 

Luke ’12 and Chris ’14 Gaynor Scholarship**

Created by John and Jill Gaynor, to honor the Trinity educational experience of their sons, Luke ’12 and Chris ’14. This scholarship is intended to help provide accessibility to a Trinity education, for someone who otherwise might not be able to afford to do so. It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman from the DePaul School, when it is available. In lieu of having a candidate from the school who meets the demonstrated need criteria, it shall be given to a senior-to-be.

John Graf ’80 Memorial Scholarship

This need-based and renewable scholarship is presented annually to a member of the freshman, sophomore or junior class who represents true Christian behavior, treating all other students, no matter their athletic, scholastic or monetary position, with respect and dignity.  These are characteristics that John had and strongly believed in, and he always stressed their importance to others, especially his children. This scholarship can also be given to a student whose family is experiencing a medical or financial emergency, and they would not receive financial aid based on their income. 

John (Jack) R. Guthrie ’58 Journalism Scholarship**

In honor of former teacher John Grenough, this merit scholarship is awarded to the editor(s) of the ECHO (student newspaper) and the yearbook.  The recipient shall submit a 250-500 word letter/essay to the creator of the fund sharing his overall experience at Trinity and, more specifically, within the journalism program.

John B. Harris Class of 76 Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship created by John B. Harris ’76 in appreciation for the Trinity education he experienced. The award will be given annually to a student(s) entering the 12th grade. The award will go to student(s) with a demonstrated need (based upon the school’s formal financial aid application process).
The student(s) must have a “B” average with a general passion for Trinity High School and its mission.

Joseph H. Hayden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Joseph H. Hayden ’60. This is a need-based, renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman, preferably a minority, who has a financial aid requirement. 

Stephen T. Hines ’74 Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created in memory of Steve Hines ‘74, a lifelong Trinity fan and loyal alum who never forgot his alma mater. Steve enjoyed a very successful career in video production and photography. First preference is given to a student who has a passion for video production, photography or art. 

Bruce Hoard ’71 Memorial Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is established in memory of Bruce Hoard, a 1971 graduate of Trinity High School.  Bruce passed away in the summer of 2000 after a lengthy illness.  His family and friends began this fund to perpetuate his memory and assist young men in attending Trinity High School.  Bruce loved Trinity High School and valued his time here as a student.  His sons, Matt ’00 and Stephen ’02, share in his appreciation for Trinity.  The recipient, a junior, should exhibit the same qualities seen in Bruce: involved in school activities, well-rounded, hard working and someone who strives to do his best in every endeavor.  The recipient should be a person of strong character and values.  In essence, the student who receives the award should embody the Trinity motto of MAXIMI ANIMI ARDORE.   

Michael P. Hourigan ‘81 Memorial Scholarship**

Developed in memory of Michael Hourigan to provide an opportunity for future young men to live the Trinity experience who otherwise might not be able to do so.  It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman.

Betty and Shelly Isaacs Scholarship**

This need-based, renewable scholarship was created to honor Betty and Sheldon Isaacs, who inspired and encouraged their son, Darryl ’82, to be all he could.  It is to be given to a current sophomore, preferably from the Traditional program, who gives his best no matter the circumstances.

Kane Family Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship was established in 2010 by Charlie ’61 and Mike ’70 Kane to honor their parents, Rosemary and Charles Kane Sr., as an expression of appreciation for the Catholic education they received at Trinity.  This award goes to a current freshman who is well-rounded, has a passion for Trinity, is well-respected by his peers and, more importantly, has demonstrated academic success and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created in memory of Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. who served as Archbishop of Louisville from 1982 through 2007.  As Archbishop, he initiated the Archdiocese’s Sponsor relationship with Trinity High School and was most pleased with the accomplishments Trinity made during his tenure. 

Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. Merit Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. who served as Archbishop of Louisville from 1982 through 2007.  Through this fund, the Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. graciously allowed Trinity High School to recognize his unprecedented impact on the School that occurred when, as Archbishop of Louisville, he initiated the Archdiocese’s Sponsor relationship with Trinity High School.  One or more students will be selected each year to receive partial tuition aid up to a maximum of 30% of Trinity High School’s tuition.  The grant will be renewable annually while attending Trinity.

Coach Jim Kennedy Scholarship Fund

As a head football coach, Jim Kennedy laid the foundation for a tradition that has made Trinity more than just a successful competitor on the field, but also one of the top Catholic high schools in America.  He guided Trinity to its first football state championship in 1968 and a second state title in 1972.  During his seven years as head coach, he compiled a record of 49-9-2.  This is a need-based and renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming Trinity student.  Kennedy Scholars must maintain academic and extracurricular standards and demonstrate the spirit which has made Trinity a nationally recognized school of excellence. 

Father Gregory A. Klaas Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fr. Klaas, a California priest, learned of Trinity through an ESPN feature called Scholastic Sports America. Thus began a 25 year connection which lead to a significant bequest to establish the Klaas Scholars program. At least five students will be designated as Klaas Scholars each school year. After four years there will be at any one time 20 Klaas Scholars. These students will have a verified tuition financial need demonstrated though the school’s application process. Students must maintain progress towards graduation with acceptable grades, attendance and behavior as monitored by the school’s academic office. Klaas Scholars will be announced in the spring for use the following school year. Scholarship recipients will be recognized formally at the Foundation’s 1953 Society Dinner.

James A. Kmetz ’83 Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Jim Kmetz ’83, who was named Mr. Trinity his senior year. He also was vice-president of the Student Council and received the prestigious Osting Football Award (given to a player who is recognized by all as being hard-working, dedicated and committed to the program).  This need-based and renewable scholarship is awarded to a current freshman who has a strong interest in the liberal arts and strives to achieve academically. The recipient should exhibit the personal qualities that Jim possessed:  hard-working, caring, concern for other people and acceptance of others without prejudice (as were evidenced during his two-year service in Mali, North Africa through the Peace Corps). Participation in school activities should also be considered in the selection process. 

LaFollette Family Scholarship**

Terry LaFollette ’68 and his wife, Mary Ann, bequeath money to the Trinity High School Foundation for creation of this need-based and renewable scholarship.  The recipient should be a rising sophomore who comes from a single parent family.

Greg Lamb ’79 Memorial Scholarship**

The Greg Lamb Memorial scholarship is to be awarded annually to a member of the junior class in memory of Greg Lamb, a member of the Trinity Class of 1979.  Greg is remembered as a friendly, outgoing, student with a fierce loyalty and pride for his school.  That he could tell others that he was a Trinity student and later an alumnus was his greatest joy and proudest achievement.

Dennis Liebert ’60 Memorial Scholarship**

This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who has a passion for Trinity.

E. Ollie Mershon Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of E. Ollie Mershon, a father-figure to the scholarship’s creator, Don Jones ’73.  This is a need-based, renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current freshman, preferably a minority, who enjoys reading.

Thomas Michael Miranda Memorial Scholarship Fund**

Developed by the Miranda family as a way to honor the memory of their son, Tommy, who was stillborn on December 1, 1976.  For John H’00 and Debbie H’00 Miranda it is a way to give back to Trinity for the wonderful experience they’ve had as part of the school, particularly through the education of their sons Sean ’96 and Ryan ’03.  This is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current freshman who has a passion for Trinity and has overcome a special challenge to be here.

Klaus Mittelsten H’92 Scholarships**

This need-based scholarship is presented to a junior-to-be who must meet all financial, academic, behavioral and attendance requirements.  The Fischers – George, Greg ‘76, Mark ‘77, Paul ’81 and Chris ’87 – are pleased that they can honor former faculty member Mr. Klaus Mittelsten for his dedication to teaching at Trinity High School.  

Father Albert Moore Memorial Scholarship

Father Moore taught art here at Trinity for more than 20 years.  He was the co-founder of the Art Department and worked as a talented teacher, who was recognized for his pioneering techniques in the use of polyester resin in both painting and sculpture.  His works are displayed throughout the campus. The student chosen for this merit scholarship is selected based on his talent and dedication in the freshman art class. It is through his potential of talent and creative expression that Father Moore’s memory will continue.

Mark ’75 and Sandra Mueller Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship is to be given to a current freshman who has a learning difference and will benefit from the experience of a Trinity education.  He gives his best no matter the circumstances, is passionate about Trinity, gets along well with his peers and has a thirst for knowledge.

Brian Anthony Muth ‘03 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Brian Muth ’03, this need-based and renewable scholarship is to be awarded to someone who wants to attend Trinity, is willing to make a commitment to graduate from Trinity and wants to go to college.  He should have an understanding and appreciation for what a good education will do for him in terms of achieving his life ambitions.

Sandy Newman ’67 Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship scholarship is established in memory of Sandy Newman, a 1967 graduate of Trinity High School, who died in 1995.  A Trinity Hall of Fame member and Honor Alumnus, Sandy loved Trinity’s mission of being a place for all young men to attend, regardless of their background.  He was known to say, “At Trinity, there’s a spot for anybody – no matter who you are or what you do.”  Sandy’s legacy is being carried on through his three sons – Patrick ’00, Clay ’02 and Casey ’05 – all of whom are Trinity graduates.  When fully funded, this scholarship will award $1,000 to a student at each grade level.  First preference will be given to any family which has more than one child already in a Catholic high school, with special consideration given to those who have applied for financial assistance (regardless of whether they qualified).

David Patenaude Class of ‘84 Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship is presented annually in memory of David Patenaude, a member of the Class of 1984, to a member of the freshman class who exemplifies David’s qualities.  David entered Trinity in the fall of 1980, knowing he would be here only a short time.  He died of cancer in January of his freshman year.  David’s special gifts were compassion, courage, love of life and a deep commitment to Christian ideals.  Before his illness he was an excellent student, good athlete and a true leader among his peers.  He never made excuses for his illness, continuing to live life to the fullest.  He lived by the rules “Do the very best with what God has given you” and “Trust in Him to take care of the rest.”  

David Power ’89 Trinity Experience Scholarship

This need-based and renewable scholarship was established in 2015 by M. David Power, Trinity Class of 1989, as an expression of appreciation for the overall experience of his Trinity education. This award helps ensure a student can have access to that same type of experience. It initially is given to a current freshman who has a passion for Trinity and is renewable as long as he maintains acceptable grades and behavior.

Ribar Family Scholarship**

Presented annually in memory of John and Jean Ribar to celebrate their many important contributions to Catholic education and the Trinity community.  Each of their four sons, John ’70, David ’72, Richard ’75 and Don ’81, are Trinity graduates. Their daughter, Susan, also graduated from a Catholic High School (Sacred Heart ’76).  Two of their grandsons – Matt and Thomas – also graduated from Trinity in 2010.  The Ribar’s were generous supporters of capital campaigns, the endowment, the Trinity Annual Fund and also provided funding to help create sculptures of the Trinity House patrons, located in the courtyard in front of Old Trinity Hall.

This need-based scholarship is presented to a current Junior who has distinguished himself in his first three years at THS. His Trinity experience will have provided him opportunities to demonstrate his loyalty to Trinity through his commitment to community service, academic achievement, and character development. Preference should be given to an applicant whose family has additional children in the Catholic education system at any level.  Candidates will submit an essay of 250-500 words as to how their Trinity experience has benefited them, the values and lessons they have learned and why they should be considered for this award. 

Robert Whitney Robbins ‘03 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Robbie Robbins ’03, this is a need/merit-based scholarship to be awarded to a current junior who has a strong interest or desire to focus on an area of science or medicine as a college pursuit.  The recipient should exhibit those qualities that Robbie exuded:  outgoing, confident, strong work ethic, willing to ask questions and research answers, and motivated.  It preferably will be awarded to someone in the Honors or Academic levels.

Mark Roberts Memorial Scholarship**

The Mark Roberts Memorial scholarship is to be awarded annually to a sophomore in the academic or traditional level class who exemplifies the qualities for which Mark is best remembered.  Mark was an average student, with a sense of humor, a zest for life and a natural, unassuming way of taking responsibility that made him stand out as a definite leader. Many remember Mark probably best as the lively, loving young man who was known and accepted as a friend by a large segment of the Trinity Community.

John T. “Butch” Roney ‘61 Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship is established in memory of John “Butch” Roney, a 1961 graduate and 1983 Honor Alumnus of Trinity High School, who died in 2006.  This is a need-based scholarship to be awarded to a current sophomore or junior, with primary consideration given to a student who has recently lost a parent.

Rich Rostel H’93 Memorial Scholarship**

Presented annually in memory of Rich Rostel, an outstanding Trinity faculty member and coach. Rich’s accomplishments as both a baseball and cross-country coach are many and his work in the classroom as a Spanish teacher for 31 years is no less impressive. His legacy to Trinity High School is singular and can be summed up in the words of former Trinity President Peter Flaig, who described Rich as “a master teacher and legendary coach who had the knack to motivate young men to do their very best. Students and parents alike saw in him a man with values, convictions, and character traits well worth emulating.” This merit-based award is given to a student who exhibits a true love for and dedication to Trinity High School.  He has at least an overall GPA of 3.0 and is active in extra-curricular activities. He is a young man who presents himself well to others in his demeanor, manners, attentiveness in the classroom and appearance.  Candidates will submit an essay of 250-500 words as to how their Trinity experience has benefited them, the values and lessons they have learned and why they should be considered for this award.

Father Ted Sans H’05 Scholarship

Father Ted Sans contributed to so many departments and activities during his many years at Trinity, yet no one area received more attention, effort, and love than the growth and development of the Theatre Department. Father Sans worked hard to create one of the finest academic theatre programs in the region.  The Trinity Arts Council and friends of the theatre at Trinity created the Father Sans Scholarship to acknowledge the debt owed Father Sans and to provide a means of recognizing and supporting a promising Theatre Department student. This is a need/merit-based award.   

Daniel J. Schnurr ‘78 Memorial Scholarship**

Created in memory of Danny Schnurr ’78, who despite some learning differences, was able to have the perseverance to apply himself at Trinity and make the most of his experience while developing lifelong friendships. First preference for this need-based/merit scholarship is that the recipient, a current junior, be diagnosed with dyslexia (secondary consideration is someone with some other learning difference).  Potential candidates will need to submit an essay (no more than 750 words) about their learning disability, their interests, what charitable/social issues are important to them and what they’re doing with that, financial hardship, etc. It should also share their struggles with learning differences while trying to attend Trinity with its high standards.

Shamrock Moms Scholarship

This need-based scholarship was created by the Shamrock Moms for a student who is willing to build upon the Rock; the chosen recipient will have at least a 2.5 GPA, is loyal to Trinity High School, shows leadership qualities and has performed his service hours.  His mother must be a paid member of the Shamrock Moms.  He is a student who makes Trinity High School strong.

Thomas M. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship*

Dr. Tom Sheehan and his wife, Cecelia, decided to bequest half their estate to the Trinity High School Foundation upon their deaths.  The money is to be used for multiple scholarships, all targeting prospective students who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. It is a one-time scholarship and not renewable.  Dr. Sheehan was one of the original four teachers when Trinity opened her doors in 1953.  He founded the English Department.

Tyler Short Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Tyler Short ‘05, this grant exists to assist students in the Advanced Program with participation in special events, conferences, projects, or other activities outside the normal classroom environment which represent a significant educational opportunity consistent with the goals of the Advanced Program curriculum.  These funds will help defer any costs associated with such activities, and there is an expectation that qualifying students will provide a direct accounting, in writing, of the use/application of the funds. 

Marvin and Sarah Simpson Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship, established by Emily and David Dageforde, is in memory of Emily’s parents, the grandparents of Sean ’14. It should be given to a current sophomore who is serious about realizing his full potential through a Trinity education. He should be a student who will seek help in areas where he needs to improve and use his own initiative to strengthen those areas where he already excels. He should have a passion for learning, be involved in activities and be respectful of others. 

Smith-Hudson Scholarship**

This need-based scholarship was created to honor the mother of John Hudson ’89, a single mother who raised her son and provided a faith-based Catholic education. A Trinity education was important to John and she made sacrifices to ensure that he had access to the strong academic opportunities it provided as well as the male mentorships and relationships that a Trinity education could afford.

It is to be given to a current junior, whose single parent is raising him alone. He should be a young man who has needed the strong guidance provided by the Trinity faculty, staff, and student body. He should be someone who is seen as a man of faith and character that leads by example.  He shall be someone who also has maintained strong academics, acceptable behavior and leadership qualities among his peers.

Stallings Family Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based scholarship was established in 2013 by Kirk ’84, Sam and Steve ’81 Stallings to honor deceased members of their family (Robert Stallings ’60 and James Stallings ’96) who attended Trinity. Robert was an attorney who supported numerous families in need pro bono for legal services. James demonstrated charitable attributes towards others in need and had a strong passion for Trinity. This award goes to a current junior who has demonstrated academic success and involvement in extracurricular activities. Special consideration will be given to a student who is raised and supported by a single parent (had the loss of either his father or mother.

Stegner Family Scholarship Fund

This need-based scholarship was established in 2016 by the Stegner Family. It is to be awarded to an incoming freshman. This is a renewable scholarship, as long as the student maintains good standing academically and behaviorally.  

Jimmy Stein ’76 Memorial Scholarship

Presented annually in memory of Jimmy Stein, a member of the Class of 1976.  This is a need/merit-based award presented to a member of the sophomore class who, in the judgment of sophomore teachers, best exemplifies the qualities for which Jimmy is remembered.  Jimmy was a cooperative and loyal student who loved Trinity and was intensely proud to be a part of it.  A good student, he was the kind of friendly, personable, happy and optimistic young man whose sincerity and goodness won the respect and affection of everyone who knew him.  Jimmy died suddenly after his sophomore year.

Thompson Family Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created by Tim and Barbara Thompson in appreciation for the experience of their son, David, a 2007 graduate.  It is a need-based scholarship for an incoming freshman who wants the experience of a Trinity education.

Tompkins Family Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created to honor Charlie and Fran Tompkins, who were staunch supporters of Catholic education and made sacrifices to send all five of their sons to Trinity – Mark ’77, Chris ’78, David ’80, Steven ’81 and Jeff ’86. It is to be awarded to a current freshman who has at least one other sibling in Catholic school, so he will be able to experience all that a Trinity education offers.

Trinity High School Foundation Trustees Scholarship**

In memory of former governing board member Marla Dent Barr, who was one of Trinity’s staunchest supporters and advocates. This scholarship is awarded to current juniors, regardless of need, who have impressed teachers with their willingness to work hard and achieve accomplishments beyond expectations.  The three primary areas of qualities they should exemplify include: Academic Effort – someone who works hard, strives to learn and has overcome challenges; Humanity – is respectful to all people and demonstrates integrity and an appreciation of others, reaches out to those in need; Leadership – takes an active role in activities, is seen as someone on whom others can depend and is seen as a man with values, convictions and character traits well worth emulating. 

Trinity Man of Character Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is presented to a current junior who has stood out as a Man of Character during his first three years at Trinity.  He should strive to be respectful to all people and demonstrate integrity and an appreciation of others. He should be seen as a man with values, convictions and character traits well worth emulating.  He also presents himself well to others in his demeanor, manners, attentiveness in the classroom and appearance.

Betty Volz Memorial Scholarship**

This need-based and renewable scholarship was created to honor Betty Volz, a teacher and single mother who raised three boys on her own and provided them with a Trinity education. Betty spent more than 30 years teaching at Sacred Heart Academy and because of this recognized the value of a Catholic school education for her three sons Rudy ’73, Ted ’75 and Alec ’79. A Trinity education was vitally important to her not only because of the strong academic opportunities it provided but also the male mentorships and relationships that a Trinity education could afford. It is to be given to a current sophomore, who has no father and whose mother is raising him by herself, a young man in need of the strong male guidance provided by the Trinity faculty, staff, and student body.

Andy Wagner ‘03 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of Andy Wagner ’03, this is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current sophomore who captures Andy’s spirit of “Live, Laugh and Love.” The recipient should exhibit those qualities that Andy exuded:  outgoing, confident, strong work ethic, motivated and a true love of life and Trinity High School. 

Wally and Willy Speech Scholarship**

Created by an anonymous donor who discovered confidence in the ability to interact with others by participating in speech and debate while he was a student at Trinity. It is named after his and a classmate’s nicknames and is given to a student with a demonstrated need who is involved with the speech and debate program. The donor believes speech and debate helps mold character and confidence and provides young men with qualities which help them in the future.

Wells Family Scholarship

Presented to those students who have a financial need so they may have the opportunity to experience a Trinity education.

Wilson Leadership Scholarship in Support of the Arts**

Dave ‘75 and Marie Wilson established this merit/need-based scholarship to award to a current freshman or sophomore who can lead and market to fellow students and faculty alike with the goal of improved support for the Art Programs at Trinity High School. Auditions should be packed, choruses full, and the theater sold out for every performance. One young man can influence many and the sponsors will work with the recipient(s) to promote the benefits of participation and the joy of attending.

Prospective candidates should demonstrate those qualities which capture the essence of being a Trinity student: potential for leadership, confident and persuasive, outgoing and assertive, creative in his thinking and, naturally, a love for Trinity. Students interested in this merit-based scholarship must submit a proposal to their Freshman/Sophomore English teacher no later than March 15 on how they plan to improve student and faculty support. The winner will be chosen by consensus of the teachers in consultation with the Wilson’s.

Sgt. David Wimberg ’99 Memorial Scholarship**

In memory of David Wimberg ‘99, a Marine sergeant who was killed May 25, 2005 during the war in Iraq.  This is a need-based, renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current sophomore who exhibits those qualities that David exuded:  a quiet, loyal leader; a true gentleman; a man of his word; and passionate in his convictions.

Matthew G. Woolley ‘95 Memorial Scholarship**

Developed in memory of Matt Woolley to provide an opportunity for young men to live the experience of a Trinity education.  It is a need-based and renewable scholarship to be awarded to a current freshman who represents the qualities of Matt, including his willingness to get involved with activities and help others through community service.

The West End School Scholarship by Catherine G. and James U. Smith III – New for 2018-19

The initial award will be given to an incoming freshman student. Primary consideration will be given to a student(s) from The West End School. The award will go to a student with demonstrated need (based upon the school’s formal financial aid application process). The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains good standing academically and behaviorally.

 


For more information on ways your generosity can benefit Trinity High School, contact:

Trinity High School Foundation


Email: ths.foundation@thsrock.net
Phone: 502.736.2100

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