St. Gabriel Parish places a high importance on the value of Catholic education. Through the generous efforts of St. Gabriel staff members and parishioners, we are pleased to offer scholarships in support of Catholic elementary and secondary education so that our young people may experience full immersion in a Christ-centered educational atmosphere.
Reverand Father Robert Pahler Scholarship
This scholarship honors the former pastor of St. Gabriel Parish and assists an eighth-grade student, whether at in the day school or PSR program, who will attend a Catholic high school. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 to a student who demonstrates academic effort, commitment, performance, parish and community involvement, and financial need. The scholarship is awarded at the eighth-grade graduation ceremony.
Faculty Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the St. Gabriel faculty in memory of colleagues who have passed away to assist an eighth-grade student who will attend a Catholic high school. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $750 to a student who demonstrates academic effort, commitment, performance, and parish and community involvement. The scholarship is awarded at the eighth-grade graduation ceremony.
The Matthew J. Pohovey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in their son’s memory to assist families with genuine financial need. This scholarship is awarded to a kindergarten family in the amount of one-eighth of the annual cost of tuition and is renewed annually until the eighth-grade graduation of the child. The scholarship is awarded at the kindergarten graduation ceremony.
The Donald Wiertel Scholarship
In 2000, the family of Donald W. Wiertel established this scholarship in memory of this long-time St. Gabriel parishioner and well-loved football coach to help an eighth-grade football player benefit from a Catholic high school education.
The Andy Hammer Memorial~Make A Difference Award
This scholarship is awarded to a family who has made a positive difference in our community. It was created by friends of Andy Hammer who want to keep his kind and generous memory alive. Families are nominated by faculty and staff then selected by the committee members who organize the annual Andy Hammer Golf Outing that funds this scholarship.
The Rachel Kayza Badge of Courage Award
This scholarship is awarded to one recipient who has overcome challenges in life. Families are privately nominated by faculty and selected by the Kayza family who through faith, courage, and a strong love in Jesus have themselves overcome great challenges. Through their generosity, this scholarship is possible. The recipient for this award is sometimes kept private for the best interest of the family.
For more information, contact: Alicia Henrikson
Congratulations to our 2017 Recipients!
Pohvey Scholarship: Anthony Devorsky
Wiertel: Michael Nguyen
Pahler: Jacob Dickinson
Faculty Memorial: Aidan Sweeney
Frances A. McEvoy Award - Language Arts Award - Noah Coyne
Diane McEvoy Thiemann Award- Math/ Science Award-Elissa Letterio
Sr. Josephmarie Award : Joseph Maderka