Memorial & Honorary Funds
Memorial funds allow friends of St. Petersburg Catholic High School to commemorate their loved ones by giving the gift of Catholic education to current students or by helping support the cost of their education as they journey into college. We are ever-grateful for these patrons of SPCHS and their support of our mission. Choosing to give the gift of a Catholic education is one of the most beautiful ways to establish a legacy and help others in the process.
Similarly, honorary funds help establish school tradition and ensure that crucial funds are allocated towards the causes that mean the most to your and your family.
To learn more about how to create a memorial or honorary scholarship at St. Petersburg Catholic, please contact our Advancement office, at [email protected] or (727) 344-4065.
Scholarships for Current SPCHS Students
Barbara Prendergast Scholarship
In April 2015, the family members of Barbara Prendergast established a scholarship for a student who excelled in English / Language Arts. The recipient of this award has a passion for literature and writing and has demonstrated academic excellence in those areas. This award has been formed to honor a teacher who dedicated 30+ years of her life as an English teacher for St. Petersburg Catholic High School.
The O’Brien Scholarship is designated for one incoming freshman from St. Jude Cathedral School. The O'Brien family has supported many families desiring a Catholic education since the early 2000s.
Vasti Family Scholarship
The Vasti Scholarship is designated for one incoming freshman from St. Jude Cathedral School. The Vasti family was created to help continue the strong connection between St. Jude Cathedral and St. Petersburg Catholic.
Patrick Brett Memorial Scholarship
In October of 2005, a tragic car accident took the life of 19-year old Patrick Brett. The members of the Brett Family are dear friends and supporters of St. Pete Catholic and, as such, established the “Patrick Brett Memorial Scholarship” to honor their son. The scholarship is given to a member of the junior class who cheerfully strives for excellence in all areas of life and gains happiness through service to the school and the community at large. To learn more about Patrick Brett and his lasting legacy please visit https://www.patrickbrettfoundation.org/about-patrick.
Awards & Scholarships for Graduating Seniors, Presented At Graduation
The Bishop’s Scholarship
Presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated growth and development in areas of spirituality, academics, and extra-curricular life. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing a degree at a 4-year college or university.
The Ruebush Journalism Scholarship
Presented to the graduating senior who has achieved success in academics and will be pursuing the study of journalism or communications at the college level.
The Ruebush Athletics Scholarship
Presented to the graduating senior who has achieved success in academics and will be participating in athletics at the college level.
The Jeffrey Sharlow Service Scholarship
Presented to the graduating senior who most clearly exhibits a dedication to Gospel values through dedicated service to the community.
The James Patrick Royle Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. James Royle, along with their family, established this award in memory of their son who was a college professor and lover of science. It is awarded to a graduate who is pursuing studies in the field of science.
The Sister Marie Carmel Leadership Scholarship
Presented to a female graduating senior who demonstrates her catholic faith through her actions and good deeds.
The Robert J. Wirsig Memorial Scholarship
Presented to the graduating senior whose meritorious character has inspired others and who will be pursuing a degree in a criminal justice field.
Francesca Luciana Martino Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Martino established this award in memory of their daughter Francesca. It is awarded to a graduating senior with the same passion for Math as she had. Francesca was instrumental in putting AB and BC Calculus into place here at St. Pete Catholic!