Bishop Alberto Rojas has announced this year’s class of Bishop’s scholars, giving four eighth grade students an opportunity to attend Catholic high school. Each will receive a four-year scholarship to one of the Diocese’s Catholic high schools.
Jiovanna Sandoval of St. Francis de Sales School, Riverside will attend Notre Dame High School, Riverside next year, it was announced.
Kathryn Minniear of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School in Temecula will attend St. Jean de Lestonnac High School.
Isabel Gamez of Sacred Heart School, Palm Desert will attend nearby Xavier College Preparatory High School next year.
Vincent Montano of Our Lady of the Assumption School in San Bernardino will attend Aquinas High School, San Bernardino next year.
This Bishop’s Scholarship provides up to four years of tuition support to attend one of the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese.
Applicants are asked to describe and discuss their commitment to God, faith, education, family, community and volunteerism and explain why they wish to attend the particular high school they have chosen.
In addition to letters of recommendation, certificates of achievement and awards, applicants are expected to create a personal essay and may do so using multi-media, video or the Internet.