Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available to all CCHS students currently in their freshman through junior years. Also, those scholarships indicated with an asterisk are available to incoming freshmen students. All applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday, January 31, 2017. Scholarships are awarded based on applications and the listed criteria, and will be applied to the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, please use the common application that you may access through any of the links listed on the page below. Once you select a single scholarship, you may click on multiple scholarships from the scholarship listing. Your application will be considered for each scholarship selected.

 

Scholarships

Barbara Gilshian Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who participates actively in community service and practices strong Christian values.
Priority based on financial need
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by the Administration
2017-2018 projected award: $7,500
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CCHS M&T Trust Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior who has participated in a varsity sport.
Priority based on financial need
GPA 3.0 or above
Recipient chosen by the Administration
2017-2018 projected award: $7,400
Submit application

Christine M. Ross Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior. Student must have demonstrated participation in one year of athletics and one year of extracurricular activities. Student should exemplify the personal qualities of character that demonstrate Christian compassion and spontaneity for life.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by the Ross Family
2017-2018 projected award: $4,000
Christine Ross was a student at USDHS who has passed away.  She exemplified what it means to be a Don.  Her parents have established a scholarship in her honor.

This scholarship requires an additional handwritten application. Please click here to fill out and drop off to Mrs. Carin Theobald in the Kolbe Administration building by  January 31st.
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Richard E. Gerding/Louis J. Bitterlin Grandfathers Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior, the recipient is chosen on the basis of demonstrating distinctive qualities of leadership, courage, character and commitment to excellence. Must participate on a varsity sports team and be involved in an extracurricular activity.
GPA 3.2 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration, Robin and Chris Bitterlin.
2017-2018 projected award: $3,000
This award is given in memory of two USDHS grandfathers who faithfully and proudly supported six grandchildren who are current or former DONS.
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Robert E. “Bull” Trometter Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who has at least one year of participation on the Freshman, Junior Varsity or Varsity football team. Must demonstrate responsible citizenship.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration after a nomination by the head football coach.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,700
One of the original coaches at USDHS.  Gave us our colors by bringing the uniforms from MCRD when the Marines dropped their football program.  Also was the father of four USDHS alum.
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CCHS George H. Mayr Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who is a resident of the State of California.
Priority based on financial need
Recipient chosen by the Administration and Executives of the foundation.
2017-2018 projected award: 2 @ $2,500 each
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Father Michael Ortiz Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who participates actively in community service and practices strong Christian values.
Priority based on financial need
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by: Father Ortiz
2017-2018 projected award: $2,500
Fr. Ortiz has been very generous in supporting the students here at Cathedral Catholic High School.  He donated the monies to build the For God and Country Plaza.
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Coach Dick Serrano Scholarship
Awarded to a minority student who has participated in CCHS athletics.  The student should be involved in the CCHS school community.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Coach Serrano and the Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,400
Coach Serrano gave 40 plus years of his life to the Dons at USDHS and Cathedral Catholic.  He is definitely Mr. Don.  Coach Serrano is one of the winningest coaches in the county for baseball.  You will see Coach on campus for many events.
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Brother John Cislo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a minority student who demonstrates outstanding CCHS school involvement.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Brother John is an alum from the class of 1971.  He came back to teach at USDHS in the late 70’s to early 80’s.  He was a great spiritual leader for the students.
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Butch Lee Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a JV/Varsity girls’ soccer player that is in need of financial assistance.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient will be chosen by Dawn Lee (Head Soccer Coach) and Family
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Butch Lee – Girls soccer coach from 1986-1998. Led his team to 8 STRAIGHT CIF Championships and 10 Western League Championships in his 12 years as coach. Passed away in December of 1998 from Brain cancer. This scholarship is awarded to a JV/V girls’ soccer player in his memory.
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Fr. Tassi Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who demonstrates outstanding CCHS school involvement and actively participates in community service.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Fr. Tassi was a spiritual leader and teacher at USDHS for many years.  He also ran other community service programs.
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Fr. French Scholarship
Awarded to a minority student who demonstrates outstanding CCHS school involvement.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
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Fr. Lanphier Scholarship
Awarded to a student who participates in the CCHS arts.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Fr. Lanphier taught at USDHS for many years and was the mainstay of the Jesters.  He ran a wonderful program in our little “theater” at Uni.
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Hector Macis Scholarship
Awarded to a minority student who demonstrates outstanding CCHS school involvement and participation in CCHS athletics.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Coach Macias was a long time PE instructor and basketball coach at USDHS.  He still shows up to events here on campus.
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John Atilano Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student of Mexican heritage who demonstrates outstanding CCHS school involvement.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Foreign Language Department.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
John was a long time teacher in the Language Department at USDHS.  He touched many students’ lives.
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John Covell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior who demonstrates all around school involvement.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
John was a graduate of USDHS class of 1982 who has passed away.  He was very involved within the Dons community.
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Matthew J. Siesel Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a rising sophomore involved with, or planning to participate in, the football or baseball program. Student should exemplify love of life and compassion for fellow students.
GPA 2.5 or above.
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Matt was a graduate of USDHS and passed in a car accident.  Matt was involved in baseball and football.  Matt’s Mom and Dad have supported Uni/Cathedral Catholic for years.  You may recognize the name from Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats.
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Michael Timmons Scholarship
Awarded to a rising sophomore or junior. Student must demonstrate a record of above average academic achievement, positive school citizenship and community service.
GPA 3.0 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected awards: 4 @ $2,000
Michael was a student at USDHS and passed in an accident his sophomore year.  He was involved on campus and his parents have been very generous in supporting Dons students for years.
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Monsignor George M. Rice/Cathedral Girls’ Alumnae Scholarship*
Awarded to a student who is a descendent of a Cathedral Girls’ Alumnae. Others may apply but priority given to a descendent of a Cathedral Girls’ Alumnae. Student must have demonstrated participation in community service or extracurricular activities.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Cathedral Alumnae Committee
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
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Richard E. Kelly Scholarship*
Awarded to an incoming or current student. Student must actively participate in community service and demonstrate Christian qualities and character.
Priority based on financial need
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Dr. Richard Kelly Scholarship Committee.
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Dr. Kelly was a principal at USDHS with the longest tenure.  He brought real stability to the Dons community as a leader. He was the first Dons President.
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Tom Steves Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior who has completed two years of a foreign language. Student should exemplify personal qualities that demonstrate Christian compassion and spontaneity for life.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by the Foreign Language Department
2017-2018 projected award: $2,000
Tom spent many years as a teacher at USDHS before passing away.  Tom was actively involved on campus and was beloved by his students.
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CCHS Parents Association Scholarship
Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior or senior. Students must demonstrate continuous academic achievement at Cathedral Catholic High School and involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. In 500 words or less, please tell us everything you are passionate about, interested in, or something about yourself that you would like to share.
GPA 3.0 or above
Recipients chosen by the CCHS Parents Association Uniform Recycle Program Representatives.
2017-2018 projected awards: 8 awards of $1,500
This scholarship is funded by the Parent Association uniform recycling program.
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Row it Forward*
Awarded to an incoming or current student who would like to participate on the Crew team at Cathedral Catholic High School and who is actively involved in school or in their community.
Priority based on financial need.
GPA 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by Administration
2017-2018 projected award: $1,500
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CCHS Charles and Bessie Hannan Scholarship*
Awarded to an incoming or current student.
Priority based on financial need. Student must be a U.S. Citizen.
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award of 3 @ $1,000 each
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Richard Charles Albanese Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who has participated in Track and Field or Cross Country at Cathedral Catholic High School and is involved in their Catholic faith.
Priority based on financial need
GPA: 2.5 or above
Recipient chosen by the Albanese Family and friends.
2017-2018 projected award: $1,000
Richard was a parent of a student here at Cathedral Catholic.  The family wanted to remember him in a special way.  He was an avid runner.
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Joseph King Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who demonstrates responsible citizenship, involvement in school sports at Cathedral Catholic High School (varsity or junior varsity level) and community or school service programs.
Financial need considered but not required.
GPA: 2.75 or above
Recipient chosen by King Family
2017-2018 projected award: $500
Joseph was the father of two Uni alum and the husband of Margaret King a long time teacher at Uni/Cathedral Catholic High School.
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Olivia Scott Why Not Me Scholarship
Awarded to a current student who participates in athletics at Cathedral Catholic High School.
Priority based on financial need.
Recipient chosen by Administration.
2017-2018 projected award: $500
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* Scholarships available to incoming student.

If you have any questions regarding scholarships please contact Mrs. Carin Theobald at ctheobald@cathedralcatholic.org or (858) 523-4000 ext. 1117