in Bedford announced they will now offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade beginning next year.
The funds will be awarded through an endowment launched by Cecilia and Joseph McKenney, parishioners and parents at the school, Monsignor George Thompson jointly announced with Jennifer Ciavirella, principal, at the school's annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Auction on March 17.
The McKenneys provided the school with $30,000 to begin the scholarship fund. They began this fund from a fundamental belief that all families should have the option to educate their children in a loving, God-centered environment. "Giving is at the heart of Catholic values and giving back to our Catholic schools is part of that commitment," the McKenneys said.
The first scholarships will be awarded for the 2012 – 2013 school year. All existing and incoming students are eligible to apply for the awards, which will be based upon merit and financial need.
The overriding mission of this scholarship is to provide every parent the opportunity to send their child(ren) to St. Patrick’s School. St. Patrick’s Catholic School offers excellent education as it also develops strong moral character and the love of God.
St. Patrick’s School, 483 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 (914-234-7914) is a Pre-K through grade 8 parochial school located right outside of the village green in Bedford Village, New York. At the core of St. Patrick’s philosophy is a strong value system, to encourage students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to strive for high ethical values and social responsibility. http://stpatricksbedford.com