This spring, Catholic high schools in New York City offered more than $11 million in scholarships to eighth graders graduating from Catholic schools and academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn, according to the diocesan office of the superintendent.
“I would like to congratulate the students who were offered these scholarships for their academic excellence, their supportive families who sacrificed so that they could get a quality Catholic education and their teachers and administrators who provided the instruction that led to this accomplishment,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, diocesan superintendent of schools.
“This is a great achievement and demonstrates the value of investing in a Catholic education,” he added. More than 110 full scholarships and over 575 partial scholarships were granted.
Students at St. Saviour School, Park Slope, received the highest dollar amount of scholarships, totaling nearly $763,000. Seventeen of the 50 graduates received monetary awards.
“This was a really gifted class,” said Maura Lorenzen, St. Saviour’s principal. “They are a great bunch of kids, and they all worked very hard.” St. Saviour students were offered scholarships to the following high schools: St. Saviour, Park Slope; Bishop Ford, Park Slope; Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., Fort Greene; Xaverian, Bay Ridge; Regis, Xavier, St. Vincent Ferrer, Notre Dame and Marymount, all Manhattan.
In addition, the students were accepted to independent schools, including Berkeley Carroll and Packer, and public high schools, such as Stuyvesant, Bard, Millennium, LaGuardia, Murrow, Midwood and Frank Sinatra.
Students from St. Bernadette School, Dyker Heights, were offered over $756,000 in scholarships to Catholic high schools – the second highest dollar amount in the diocese – while students from St. Sebastian’s, Woodside, were offered $567,460 in scholarships – the third highest amount.