Internal Scholarship Opportunities

Listed below are all of the donor-funded scholarship opportunities available to the students of Brother Rice High School. Each of these scholarship opportunities has been made possible by the generous support of alumni, families and friends of Brother Rice High School.

All incoming students and returning students should complete the Scholarship Application, as they must be applied for annually.

Applications are open from October 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020

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Please note that scholarship opportunities marked with (*) require the submission of a SmartAid student aid application.  

• Bill Hite Scholarship*: Sons of union construction workers are eligible to apply. Their family must demonstrate financial need.

• Patrick J Bonnema Scholarship*: Student who are from Oak Lawn, involved in the community, and have verified financial need are eligible to apply.

• Brendan Murrihy Memorial Scholarship: Students from Most Holy Redeemer Parish are eligible. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA must be achieved and participation in extracurricular activities is required.

• Brother Jay Toole Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial hardship. Applicants must achieve a cumulative. 2.0 GPA and must have a record of community service.

• Coach Tom Mitchell Memorial Scholarship*: Students attaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA with a record of community service are eligible to apply.

• Crusader Award: Students who are leaders within their community are eligible to apply. Students should be in good standing at their grammar school and be contributing members of their community.

• Daily Family Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible to apply.

• Dan Carbol Scholarship*: Sons of Chicago Fire Department members are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to be involved in extracurricular activities and their family must demonstrate financial need.

• Daniel Ruzich Memorial Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and are involved in extracurricular activities, particularly sports, are eligible to apply.

• Dan O’Connell Memorial Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.

• Derek L Wasilevich Memorial*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and are involved in community service activities are eligible to apply.

• Dorothy and James Parker Scholarship*: Students from Queen of Martyrs Parish are eligible if they attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need.

• Irish Fellowship*: Students with two great-grandparents from Ireland who have attained a 2.0 cumulative GPA and whose family demonstrates financial need are eligible to apply.

• George Sedlacek Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need, who attain a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and display characteristics of leadership, hard-work, toughness, and competitiveness are eligible to apply.

• Gerald and Veronica Ferrick Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.

• Haerther Scholarship*: Students who have a strong academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to service are eligible to apply. Selected candidates are required to interview with the scholarship committee.

• Huber Family Scholarship*: Students living in Evergreen Park or surrounding area are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Financial need must be demonstrated.

• Jacob Schmitz Memorial Scholarship: Sons of law enforcement officers are eligible to apply. Awardees will demonstrate high academic achievement.

• Joan Heavey Scholarship*: Student must be a graduate of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Current sophomores or juniors are invited to apply.

• Joe Johnston Memorial*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible to apply.

• Justin Antos Scholarship: Freshman band members with a 3.0 GPA at the end of their first semester are eligible to apply.

• Marlene Chocola Memorial Scholarship*: Students with an appreciation for music or theater, achieving a 2.5 GPA, and whose families demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

• Mary Dolan Scholarship: Students of Irish decent attaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.

• MOMS (Mustari/Orlando) Memorial Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need who attain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and offer community service hours over and above those required are eligible to apply.

• Nancy Kalata Memorial: Junior and Senior-year honor students with a track record of community service are eligible to apply.

• Paul Gudonis ’72 Door of Opportunity Scholarship*: Each school year, a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior are each eligible to receive a scholarship for one half of their tuition for the year. Scholarships are offered on the basis of financial need provided the family is able to pay the remainder of their student’s tuition balance during the year. Honorees are required to submit a statement of goals before January of their scholarship year and complete an assessment of their performance against these goals before the end of the school year in May.

• Rea Family Scholarship*: Students must be a graduate of St. John Fisher with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Family must demonstrate financial need.

• Richard Timothy Unsworth Memorial Scholarship*: Students (i) successfully completing art courses at Brother Rice, (ii) interested in attending an accredited university and continuing their study of art, (iii) achieving a 3.0 cumulative GPA while at Brother Rice and (iv) whose families demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

• St. Germaine Scholarship: Student or their parent must be graduate of St. Germaine to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA and complete community service hour requirements.

• Thomas Wortham Memorial Scholarship: Sons of Chicago Police Officers are eligible to apply.

• Tom Mikrut Scholarship*: Available to parishioners of St. Catherine of Alexandria, recipients will need to perform double the amount of community service hours required of Brother Rice students.

• Tony “Chief” Hanrahan Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need, who attain a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA and are focused on academic achievement,are eligible to apply.

• Tony Hanrahan Memorial Scholarship: With a focus on math achievement and leadership traits, this scholarship is available for students living within two miles of Brother Rice.

• Trinity Scholarship*: Students of families demonstrating financial need, who attain a 2.0 minimum GPA, are involved in extracurricular activities and complete 25 hours of community service are eligible to apply.

• Wakerly Foundation Scholarship*: Students who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic performance, are actively involved in the school community, and have verified financial need are eligible to apply.

• Wills Family Scholarship*: Parishioners of St. Bernadette are eligible for this scholarship which is offered based upon financial need, the student’s level of involvement in community service and extracurricular activities. An essay describing college intentions and plans beyond Brother Rice is required as a part of the application process.