Scholarships

Dear HCS Students and Parents,

 

I wanted to share with you some exciting scholarship opportunities for our Hastings Catholic Schools Students.

The Hastings Catholic Schools Foundation continues to work and grow our endowed scholarship program. These scholarships are unique to the donor/donors family wishes and support HCS mission and our HCS students in a variety of ways. The majority of the scholarship funding is managed in the HCS Investment Portfolio, additional scholarship funding is received through yearly scholarship donations. All scholarships are selected following the criteria established by the donor/family. All scholarships are selected in the appropriate committee with most being selected by a blind scholarship committee*. The six (6) scholarship highlighted below, require students to apply with an online application. Complete details can be found below or on the scholarship links.

 

If you, your business or your family is interested in learning more about endowed Scholarships at HCS, please feel free to contact me at any time at hauli-sabatka@cdolinc.net or the Nevrivy Center at 402-462-6566.

 

*blind scholarship committee = each application is automatically assigned a number, and the scholarships are reviewed without names associated with applications.

 

ALL scholarship applications can be found online or via the links below. Students must apply for the following scholarships by completing the appropriate simple online form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024. High School Scholarships will be awarded during Honors Night on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00PM in the STC gym. Middle School Scholarship will be awarded during Middle School Honors at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 in the STC gym.

 

My God Bless our HCS Students & Employees as they work to complete this final quarter of the school year.

 

Hauli Sabatka

HCS Foundation, Executive Director

 

 

Graduating Seniors:

As graduating seniors, you have an opportunity to apply for two (2) scholarships that are funded by an STC alumnus through the Hastings Catholic Schools Foundation. Any graduating senior, that fits the criteria listed below, can apply by completing the simple online form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Blue Collar Scholar Scholarship - APPLY NOW

$4,000 Scholarship (towards 1st year of college, paid directly to college)

Criteria:

Graduating STC Senior

Complete online application

Pursuing education in a technical trade or study area

Attending a trade school or community college

 

St. Cecilia Fine Arts Scholarship - APPLY NOW

$4,000 Scholarship (towards 1st year of college, paid directly to college)

Criteria:

Graduating STC Senior

Complete online application

Pursing a future Career in Fine Arts, or

Participating in a Fine Arts activity in college, or

Attending a Fine Arts Institution, or

Future goals to keep Fine Arts visible in your life

 

Hastings Catholic Activities Association Scholarship - APPLY NOW

*The HCAA Scholarship is under the HCAA Board of Directors, and is not under the Hastings Catholic School Foundation (2) $500 Scholarship (towards 1st year of college, paid directly to college)

Criteria:

Graduating Senior

Complete online application

The HCAA has established two $500 scholarships for educational assistance at the college level. These will be awarded to graduating seniors from St. Cecilia High School that has been a student for a minimum of 2 consecutive years prior to graduation.

This scholarship may be used at any accredited university, college, technical college or nursing school in the United States and must be used within twelve months of graduation.

Scholarships will be reviewed and selected by a blind review board of HCAA members. An alternate will be selected in the event that one of the two recipients is unable to use the scholarship.

HCAA considers the quality of ones performance and the quality of ones character. To that end, HCAA, beyond performance in a particular activity, also takes into consideration an individuals behavior and actions during the entire academic year from the beginning of fall practice until the last school activity of the year. It is to be noted that behavior unbecoming of a St. Cecilia student at any time during the school year, will make them ineligible for any awards or participation in HCAA events. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited too, violations of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug policies and any school suspension. HCAA reserves the right too rescind an award should an individual act contrary to the spirit in which the award is given.

Applications must be submitted via this form to HCAA by April 8, 2024. Late applications will not be considered. The scholarships will be awarded during the St. Cecilias Honor Night.

 

 

Current 8th Grader through Juniors:

Three (3) scholarship are available for STC High School students who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2024-25 school year. Students can apply by completing the simple online form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024.

 

Jack and Milly Grealish Scholarship (2 scholarships available) - APPLY NOW

The Jack and Milly Grealish Scholarships were established by an STC alumnus, Bill Grealish, working with the Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska and the Hastings Catholic Schools Foundation. Bill included this scholarship in his estate plan to honor his parents.

(2) $2,500 Scholarships towards HCS tuition for 2024-25 school year.

Criteria:

STC 9th-12th grade student for 2024-25 school year

Complete online application

STC Core Principals Faith, Family, Commitment, Courage

Characteristics of Milly Grealish: kindness, selfless service, sense of humor, positive outlook, deep faith, and love of life.

 

Eileen (Ryan) Schneider Boller Scholarship - APPLY NOW

The Eileen (Ryan) Schneider Boller Scholarship was established by Eileens children with funds that were designated to Hastings Catholic Schools in Eileens Estate plans. Eileens children worked with the Hastings Catholic Schools Foundation to honor their mother. It was Eileens wishes to honor her parents, who provided her with a Catholic School education, by providing tuition assistance to students/families who desired a Catholic education at Hastings Catholic Schools. More information on Eileen can be found on the scholarship link.

$1,225 Scholarship towards HCS Tuition for 2024-2025 school year

Criteria:

STC 9th-12th grade student for the 2024-2025 school year

Complete online application

STC Core Principles Faith, Family , Commitment, Courage

Practicing your Catholic Faith involved in their parish and school

Leadership qualities

Community service

Financial Need

 

Current 8th Grade:

Two (2) scholarship are available for STC High School students who will be in 8th grade during the 2024-25 school year. Students can apply by completing the simple online form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024.

 

Knights of Columbus, Piux XII Council No 1123 Scholarship - APPLY NOW

(2) $150 scholarships towards HCS tuition for the 2023-24 school year.

Criteria:

STC 9th grade student for the 2024-2025 school year

Complete online application

STC Core Principles Faith, Family , Commitment, Courage