New Scholarships for Eligible Catholic High School Students

Dominic Statue2

2011-12-09

Ohio Dominican is proud to offer two new scholarships, the "Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship" for qualifying Catholic high school students in the Diocese of Columbus, and the "The Dominican Sisters of Peace Scholarship" for qualifying students in Catholic high schools sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship:
“The Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship honors Bishop Campbell for his ongoing support to our university and expands on the tenets of academic excellence and faith that have been fostered in high school students through their Catholic school education,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.

“Bishop Campbell has been an instrumental part of the Ohio Dominican University community over the past seven years. Our university continues to benefit from his personal support as a member of our Board of Trustees along with the support of the Columbus Diocese. Bishop Campbell is dedicated to the advancement of Ohio Dominican University as a Catholic higher education institution in the Dominican tradition, one, as outlined in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, that is a community of scholars representing various branches of human knowledge and an academic institution in which Catholicism is vitally present and operative. We also felt that it was fitting to name this scholarship after Bishop Campbell because of his background as an academic,” said President Cimbolic.

Bishop Campbell graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and foreign language from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history, both from The Ohio State University. Prior to entering the seminary, he taught history at the Pontifical College Josephinum and served as an assistant professor of history at California State College in San Bernardino, California.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students in any of the Diocese’s 11 Catholic high schools in its 23-county service area. It is renewable for up to four years, based on maintenance of good academic standing. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA and be admissible based on current admission standards. The scholarship would be for new freshmen pursuing full-time studies at ODU in the Fall semester of 2012.

Students from the following high schools are eligible for the scholarship:

  • Fairfield County: William V. Fisher Catholic High School (Lancaster)
  • Franklin County: Bishop Hartley, Bishop Ready, Bishop Watterson, St. Charles Prepatory, St. Francis DeSales
  • Licking County: Newark Catholic High School
  • Marion County: Marion Catholic High School
  • Muskingum County: Bishop Rosecrans High School (Zanesville)
  • Scioto County: Notre Dame High School (Portsmouth)
  • Tuscarawas County: Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School (New Philadelphia)

The Dominican Sisters of Peace Scholarship: 

“The Dominican Sisters of Peace Scholarship has been created to honor the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Peace for their ongoing support to Ohio Dominican, and to expand on the tenets of academic excellence and faith that have been fostered in students currently attending their sponsored Catholic secondary education institutions,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.
Since the early 1800s, one of the main apostolates of Dominican Sisters in the United States has been educating our nation's youth.

Today, the Dominican Sisters of Peace continue to sponsor four high schools, each with rich histories of educating in the Catholic and Dominican tradition.
“In this, our University’s Centennial year, it is fitting that this scholarship be named after our founding Congregation. The legacy of the Dominican Sisters, who dedicated themselves to excellence in education over the last 100 years here, is the very foundation of Ohio Dominican University. Our university continues to benefit from the Congregation’s support, with several of the Sisters serving as members of our Board of Trustees. They are dedicated to the advancement of ODU as a Catholic higher education institution in the Dominican tradition.”

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students in the Congregation’s four sponsored Catholic high schools. It is renewable for up to four years, based on maintenance of good academic standing. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA and be admissible based on current admission standards. The scholarship would be for new freshmen pursuing full-time studies at ODU in the Fall semester of 2012.

Students from the following high schools are eligible for the scholarship:

St. Agnes Academy
4830 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38117

Dominican Academy
44 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021

Our Lady of the Elms High School 1375 W. Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44313-7697

St. Mary’s Dominican High School
7701 Walmsley Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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