Need for Scholarships

Elder’s graduates and friends have always recognized the unique values of an Elder education. In fulfilling the desire to perpetuate this opportunity to succeeding generations of young men, individuals, couples and classmates began creating permanent scholarships in the early 1980s. The donations are held intact with only the annual income used to award tuition assistance to Elder students.

Since that time, these funds have grown to over 220 individually named scholarships, thus providing increased support each year. Today, these endowed scholarships have grown to over $22 million.

We are extremely grateful to these donors who have provided scholarship opportunities for our students. The scholarship funds provide nearly $900,000 income for tuition assistance each year. Most are need-based and some have special designations.

Types of Scholarships

Annual
Some individuals prefer to make annual tax-deductible donations to provide tuition assistance for Elder students. These donations can be earmarked as renewable if the donor wishes to assist a young man over his four years at Elder by making repeated annual donations.

Endowed
Permanent scholarships can be created through a gift to Elder High School or to The Altiora Fund. Creating a permanent scholarship can be done through a cash gift or as part of an estate plan naming Elder High School or The Altiora Fund as the recipient of the proceeds. Over 215 permanently-endowed scholarships have been formed at Elder ranging in size from $10,000 to over $1 million.

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  • How to create a permanently endowed scholarship fund

    • The minimum gift to create the fund is $20,000, which can be donated over a 3-year period. Once that threshold is met, the fund is permanently established and named.
    • Donor may specify either financial aid or academic awards.
    • Gifts are endowed with awards made from income only, not the principal. The principal of each scholarship is maintained on Elder’s books and income is distributed at 4% based on the three-year rolling average of the fund.
    • Awards are made in the name of the fund’s honoree following the first complete fiscal year of earnings.
    • Elder encourages growth in each fund through future donations or estate plans, thus helping supplement increasing tuition.
    • Donors are invited to the annual scholarship Mass and dinner.
    • Named scholarships are published annually within The Pride magazine.
    • For larger scholarships with principals of $50,000 or more, specific qualifications for the award may be added by the donor in agreement with Elder’s administration (i.e. a student from a particular parish, physical disabilities, single parent family, etc.).

Stories Behind Our Scholarships

Current List of Endowed Scholarships

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  • Joe Acito Memorial

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  • Paul Ahern

  • Marc & Barb Alexander

  • Dave Allen

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  • Todd Allgyer/Kevin Brogan

  • Anonymous

  • Alexander/Grannan/Jennings/Manegold

  • Brad Arling

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  • Donald G. Ashcraft Memorial

  • Anonymous Friend

  • Frank & Sophia Auberger

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  • Aug Family

  • Andy Backs Memorial Band Assistance Fund

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  • Irv & Jane Barth Memorial

  • Leonard E. Bedel Memorial

  • Dr. David V. & Julie D. Berkowitz

  • Berning Family

  • Berninger Family

  • Revs. Stanley & Erwin Bertke

  • Bier Family

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  • Bill Family

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  • Robert & Marilyn Bill Memorial

  • Rev. Albert Bischoff

  • Samuel & Loretta Block

  • Danny Bloemker Memorial

  • Coach John Book

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  • James R. Borgman Art Award

  • Jeremy Boschert

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  • Larry Boschert & Family

  • Robert & Alma Bosse Memorial

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  • Jim Botts Memorial

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  • James O. Bradley

  • Lawrence E. Brinck

  • Clarence Brinker Memorial

  • Steve & Lea Brinker Family

  • Richard C. Bucher, Sr.

  • Buening Family

  • Stella M. Buerger

  • Chris Burnhimer Memorial

  • Jeffrey S. Busch & Family

  • Walter Carroll Memorial

  • Class of 1934

  • Class of 1935

  • Class of 1944

  • Class of 1945

  • Class of 1946

  • Class of 1948

  • Class of 1949

  • Class of 1959

  • Class of 1964

  • Class of 1970

  • Class of 1972

  • Class of 1979

  • Class of 1983 - Dr. Bob Kemper

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  • College Endeavor

  • Michael J. Cushing

  • Dads Club

  • Scott Dannemiller

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  • Carol Darnell

  • Richard D. Dasch Memorial

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  • Jim & Elaine Day Family

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  • Harry W. Deters

  • Terence “T.J.” Doherty Memorial

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  • Ed Donohoe

  • John R. & James B. Dordaller

  • Michael F. Doyle Memorial

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  • Bob & Rita Driehaus Family

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  • Don Driehaus Memorial

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  • Droder/Meyers

  • Sonny Edrich Memorial

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  • Elder Dads Club

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  • Elder Physicians

  • Elias & Hengehold Families

  • Ellerhorst Family

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  • Jack & Ann Ellis

  • Erwin Family

  • Faculty Trust

  • William Farrell

  • Timothy Fay Memorial

  • Dan Finley Memorial

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  • Robert Fisher '46 Memorial

  • Stanley J. Flannery

  • John J. Florian

  • Paul “Hans” Frey Memorial

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  • Friends of Elder Travel

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  • Ava & Charles Fries

  • Andy Geil Memorial

  • Tim Gibbs

  • James A. Glatthaar

  • Gertrude Groning

  • Carl R. Gross

  • Rev. J. Paul Gruber Memorial

  • Norb Guetle Family

  • Haneberg Family

  • Hartoin Family

  • Harry & Vivian Haverkos

  • Ralph & Dolores Hayhow

  • Toby & Judi Heile

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  • William G. Hemmer

  • Christopher P. Hendy

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  • Richard E. Henkel

  • George & Dorothy Hensler

  • Christopher T. Herman Memorial

  • Ruth Herrmann Memorial

  • Tom Hessling Memorial

  • Dan & Sue Hilvert

  • Hofmeyer Family

  • Robert Holtmann Family

  • Michael & Mary Jo Hornsby Family

  • Jack Huber

  • Hubert Family

  • Ed Hubert Memorial

  • Pete & Mike Humbert

  • Dale Hunt Memorial

  • David G. Huschart Memorial

  • Herman & Marie Huseman Family

  • Hyland Family

  • Ron & Robin Iori

  • Jake’s Fund

  • Jim & Margie Jansing

  • John & Margaret Fund

  • Donald E. Kaimann

  • Kevin E. Keefe Memorial

  • Arleen & John Keehan

  • Ned & Celeste Kelley

  • Rev. Herman Kenning Memorial

  • John P. Kiely

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  • Mark Klusman Memorial

  • Charles Kneflin Family

  • Kim R. Knoppe

  • Robert & Eleanor Kraft

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  • Thomas F. Krizsa, Sr.

  • Rev. Bill Krumpe Memorial

  • Raymond J. Labbe

  • Robert & Cathleen Lally

  • Gloria & Sylvester LaFata

  • Dr. Gus Lambers Memorial

  • Guy Langenbrunner

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  • Buddy LaRosa

  • Lautenbach Family

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  • Mark A. LeTang

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  • Thomas J. Lindsay

  • Rev. David Lucas Memorial

  • Rev. Joseph H. Lutmer

  • Lawrence R. Lysaght Memorial

  • Jack Maas, Sr.

  • Ernst Macke Family

  • Kyle S. Martin Memorial

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  • John & Doris Maurer Memorial

  • John T. & Alice B. McCarren

  • Bob & Mary McKenna

  • Mitchell R. McLaughlin Memorial

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  • Albert & Carol McMichael for Autism

  • Kenneth Meade

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  • Marlene Menchen

  • Mentoring Fund

  • Vincent J. Meyer

  • John H. Michael

  • Miliano Family

  • Mark Miller Memorial

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  • Moeddel Family

  • Louis T. & Lottie Mollmann Memorial

  • Hank Mueller ’66/EVSF

  • Rev. Anthony Muller Memorial

  • H. Scott Murrer Memorial

  • Dan Niehaus

  • Greg C. Niehaus

  • Jerome H. & Patricia T. Nymberg

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  • Keith & Kurt Oblinger Memorial

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  • Neil J. O’Connor/Gilkey

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  • Steve Oker

  • David L. Olberding

  • Tom & Bonnie Otten

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  • Robert Partridge

  • David Pavey Memorial

  • Tim Peters Memorial

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  • Robert R. Peterson & Logue L. Ripley Memorial

  • Frank “Dutch” & Toni Reilly

  • Reis/Albers

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  • Rev. Don Rettig

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  • Dave & Carla Reuben

  • Berenice & Cletus Reulmann

  • Richards Industries – Bruce Broxterman & Bill Metz

  • David & Tom Riestenberg

  • Elizabeth & Leslie C. Rogers

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  • Joseph & Dorothy Roth

  • Don Ruberg

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  • Rev. Edward Rudemiller

  • William & Mark Rudemiller Family

  • Thomas Ruthman Family

  • George Schaefer, Jr. Family

  • Rev. Jerome A. Schaeper

  • Thomas & Robert Scherrer Memorial

  • Michael F. Schill

  • Jacob G. Schmidlapp

  • Lee & Larry Schmolt

  • John H. Schneider

  • Richard A. Scott Memorial

  • Jason Sedler

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  • Sedler Family

  • Kathy & Matt Smith Family

  • Carroll A. & Kathleen A. Staley

  • Gerald J. Stautberg

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  • Dennis Stemler

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  • David, Jim, Walter Streicher Memorial

  • John B. Swis Memorial

  • Mark Tedesco

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  • Bernard & Dorothy Tekulve

  • Ernest J. Timperman

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  • Janet M. & Donald L. Traut, Sr. Memorial

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  • Doug Tucker Memorial

  • Carl & Dolores Voellmecke Memorial

  • Jack Vogele & Ruth Vogele Carr

  • Chris Ward Memorial

  • Greg Weber

  • Thomas E. & Dorothy M. Westerfield

  • John & Vera Westerhoff

  • Whitmer Family

  • Edgar & Alice Willig

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  • Rev. Jim Willig Memorial

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  • Zeke Wilson

  • Leonard J. Wirtz

  • Mike Witt Memorial

  • John & Elizabeth Wolber Memorial

  • Zinser Family

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