CCHS Scholarship Program
The CCHS Scholarship Program was established by the Diocese of Stockton and the CCHS Foundation to help families send their children to Central Catholic. Family income, the number of dependents, tuition for other family members, unusual medical expenses, as well as essays, are criteria used in granting most scholarships. All information is kept confidential; an impartial outside firm receives and reviews all financial aid applications.
Scholarship Application Process:
All these steps need to be completed to be considered for scholarships.
1. All scholarship applicants must have a CCHS application on file to be considered for any financial awards.
You can apply online - $45 Fee required
2. Complete a CCHS Scholarship Form - no fee required.
Only one scholarship form is necessary no matter how many scholarships you wish to apply for. You can download the Scholarship Application Form from the CCHS website (click to download
) fill it out and send it with the following list, marked with the scholarships you wish to apply for, and return it to the CCHS Development Office, 200 South Carpenter Road, Modesto 95351, by January 15. Some scholarships require an essay on a specific topic; please be sure to attach the appropriate essay(s) and your letters of recommendation.
3. Complete the online Financial aid form - TADS (http://www.tads.com/) $35 fee.
There is a $35 fee for TADS and the forms are due by January 15, for all except the CCHS Foundation Scholarships, The James Dignan Memorial, The Ernest Ciccarelli Memorial, the Paul Friedrich Family, and the E.F. & William Berry Memorial Scholarships or where otherwise noted. Applicants can reapply for specific scholarships each year at CCHS where noted.
Work Study Students
- The Work Study Program is a form of assistance available to students from all grade levels. Eligibility for work-study is based on financial need, student profile, and personal interview with the candidate and his or her family. Students receiving assistance will be expected to complete work hours in exchange for book credit. The number of hours will be determined by the size of the grant. A CCHS application and a financial aid application (TADS) must be completed to qualify.
The Beckwith Family Scholarship
Established in 1995 by a CCHS family, this award will go to a student with financial need and a 3.0 GPA.
The E.F. & William Berry Memorial Scholarships
Established in 1995, these scholarships honor the late Gene Berry and his son, William, CCHS ‘70. Several scholarships are available for current students only. Students should model the Raider Spirit. No financial need necessary.
The Bettencourt Family Scholarship
A scholarship established for a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto, with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.
The Bishop Stephen Blaire Scholarship
An award set up by the Bishop of Stockton to provide deserving Catholic families with a Catholic high school education for their children, this scholarship is the result of the Bishop's Church for Tomorrow Campaign. Applicants will be judged on parish involvement and financial need.
The Jeffery Bland Memorial Scholarship
This award is named after the father of two CCHS students. Applicants should be from a public junior high school, show financial need and a love of reading, just as Mr. Bland did. They need to write an essay on the quote "Never put off til tomorrow the book you can read today", Holbrock Jackson.
The C.E.B. Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
This scholarship was established through memorial donations in honor of a Modesto native who loved the visual and performing arts. The scholarship goes to a sophomore or junior who excels in the arts, has academic promise and financial need. It may be repeated. Students must submit two pieces of art – whether visual or performing.
Catholic Daughters Scholarship
Presented by the Court of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, this $500 scholarship goes to a Catholic student who demonstrates financial need.
CCHS Alumni Scholarship
In 1994 the CCHS Alumni Association established an annual scholarship for a current student. The applicant must show financial need as well as academic promise. Relatives of alumni who meet other criteria will be given special consideration.
Based primarily on need, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA average and citizen eligibility to receive this award.
CCHS Family Scholarships
An anonymous donor has provided two $1500 scholarships, for a deserving Catholic girl and boy. The scholarships are based on need and family involvement in their parish and/or CCHS. Recipients are required to fulfill part of their Christian Service requirement at their parish.
CCHS Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen and three already enrolled upper classmen, based on academic promise and standardized tests. Incoming freshman with a good GPA may apply. No financial need necessary.
The Ernest F. Ciccarelli, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
In memory of the grandfather of several CCHS graduates, this award goes to a student from St. Stanislaus School who has a 2.0 GPA and is an all-round good student. Financial need is not necessary.
The Champion Family Scholarship
Established by the parents of CCHS graduates this award focuses on the health field. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average, be interested in a career in a health field and show need. The essay should describe the student’s reason for attending CCHS, what value it places in your life and reflect on the educational, spiritual and social journey of a CCHS student.
The Charles Lewis Crist Memorial Scholarship
Named in honor of the late husband of longtime CCHS employee Patricia Crist, this award goes to an average student showing financial need and can be repeated.
The Andrew Dignan "Be Positive, Be Patient" Scholarship
In recognition of the courage, bravery and determination of a member of the Class of '02, this scholarship is available to a boy and a girl who show compassion and courage and have some financial need.
The James Dignan Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a former CCHS parent and active supporter this scholarship is for a Catholic student interested in business or finance. It requires an essay written on a Thomas Merton quote “What I thought was important, turned out not to be and what I thought unimportant, was.” Financial need not a requirement but students must indicate a career interest.
The James P. Dovichi Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a Modesto native, this scholarship will be awarded to an average or above average student with financial need. The amount ranges between $500 - $1,000 and requires an essay on the topic, "America: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
The Art Dykzeul Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for Catholic students from the Westside, in honor of a longtime CCHS supporter. Students must demonstrate financial need. The award can be repeated.
A scholarship in honor of two Modesto families, active at St. Stanislaus parish, is awarded to a student from St. Stanislaus School who demonstrates need. It can be repeated.
Friedrich Family Scholarship
This award was established by a local Westside family for a Catholic student with a 3.5 or better GPA without regard to financial need. The award can be renewed.
The Anthony Grcich Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a CCHS grandparent, this award goes to a student with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.
The Jean and John E. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Established through memorial donations in honor of one of Modesto's pioneer families whose grandchildren all attended CCHS, the grant goes to a student with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates need. It can be repeated.
Phil Harvey/OLF Men's Club Scholarship
A scholarship provided by Our Lady of Fatima Men's Club in memory of CCHS parent and Men's Club officer Phil Harvey, this scholarship goes to a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima School, Modesto attending CCHS with financial need and academic promise.
Robert and Mary Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
In honor of a couple who were long-time supporters of Catholic education whose grandchildren attended CCHS, the award goes to a Catholic student from the Manteca/Tracy area who has a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and aspires to a career in education, government or other public service. Please be sure to mention your career choice.
The Alfred Juarez Scholarship
Established in honor of a CCHS grandparent, this award will go to an average student with need each year.
Joseph Kelly Scholarship
Established for a deserving boy or girl and based on need. Since the scholarship can follow a student through all four years, it may not be available every year.
Latino Business Assoc. Scholarship
The Latino Business Association has established a scholarship for a student of Hispanic heritage who has financial need and academic promise. Your contributions to the Hispanic community should be discussed in your essay.
Maring Family Scholarship
This award is for Catholic students from the Westside, with a 3.0 GPA and financial need. It can be repeated.
The Tim McSherry/Bill and Vita Gardner Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a former CCHS parent and Board member and his father and mother-in-law, well-known local car dealers and Republican Party advocates, this award goes to an average student with financial need. It can be repeated.
The David Morris Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a graduate of the class of '07, this award goes to a student from the Westside who has a 2.0 GPA and financial need. It can be repeated.
The David Olson Family Scholarship
This award established by a CCHS family will go to a student with need and an average GPA.
The J. B. Pecchenino Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of an Oakdale volunteer fireman with a strong interest in young people, this award will focus on community service and the applicant's contributions in that area. The student's essay should focus on his/her service to the community.
Ellen M. Peyton Memorial Scholarship
A $1,000 grant awarded in honor of Mrs. Peyton to a currently enrolled student or incoming freshman, based on academic promise and need. It can be repeated.
The Kristi Phippen Memorial Scholarship
In memory of a CCHS alumna, '88, this award goes to a student with financial need who is interested in the arts or politics/government – two areas of great interest to Kristi.
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships ranging from $250 to $2000 are awarded to current CCHS students through the generosity of the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation. Consideration is given to the applicant's financial need and academic promise, with a 3.0 minimum GPA necessary. Scholarships can be repeated.
Reno Family Scholarship
A scholarship for a current CCHS student or incoming freshman from a local Catholic elementary school with a 3.5 GPA. Financial need not necessary but the student's spiritual life will be a focus and so should be discussed in the essay.
St. Joseph's Parish Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to students active in St. Joseph's Parish, Modesto, who show need and have a 3.0 GPA. Students granted these scholarships are required to fulfill their Christian Service requirement at St. Joseph's.
St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Scholarship
The Knights sponsor this $500 scholarship for a student from St. Stanislaus parish. Essay must focus on Patriotism – what you think of it and how you give back to your community. Essay, financial need and school and community involvement are taken into consideration.
Thomas Schaefer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of a CCHS alum from the class of 1990. Consideration will be given to the applicant's financial need and school involvement. 2.5 GPA necessary. The scholarship can be renewed.
Serra Club Scholarship
The Modesto Serra Club has established a scholarship to be awarded to a current student who shows an interest in a religious vocation or qualities necessary for such a vocation. The amount awarded is about $500.
The Albert A. Silva Memorial Scholarship
An award for a student coming from the public school system to Central Catholic, in memory of one of the founders of the Central Catholic High School Foundation. Financial need, grades and recommendations are taken into consideration.
Susan Silva Gable Memorial Scholarship
Established through memorial donations in honor of a former CCHS alumna, '85, this scholarship goes to a student showing an interest in Catholic education, academic promise and need.
Clarence Sousa Memorial Scholarship
A $250 scholarship for an average student with need interested in computers or poetry, in honor of a '96 CCHS graduate.
Teresa Tocalino Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Teresa Tocalino, this award goes to a former Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto student who demonstrates need and shows academic promise.
John and Jean Varni
Established in 1995, by a loyal CCHS family, this scholarship goes to a Catholic student (or students) demonstrating need. The award can be renewed.
Fred Varni Scholarship
Established in honor of a St. Stanislaus family, this award goes to a Catholic student with good study habits demonstrating need.
Antoinette S. Wagner Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship in memory of a former parent and grandparent of CCHS graduates. Consideration will be given to applicants who come from an agricultural background or are interested in pursuing that field who also show financial need and school involvement. 2.5 GPA necessary.
The Walker Children's Scholarship
In memory of the brothers and sisters of a CCHS graduate, this award goes to a student who shows financial need and a real desire to attend CCHS.
Joe and Terri Ward Family Scholarship
This award honors former CCHS parents and is intended for a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Turlock.
If any of these scholarships could help you or your family, please call the Central Catholic High School Foundation Office at (209) 524-6822, for more information. Financial aid forms (TADS), where necessary, are due on January 15; when applying for multiple scholarships, only one financial aid form is necessary. Individual parochial schools may also have scholarships to CCHS available. Check with your school office.
Deadline for CCHS Scholarship Applications is January 15
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