Tuition Assistance and Scholarships
Today, the majority of Bishop Ludden students receive some form of tuition assistance to attend the School. Your annual support of Bishop Ludden can be restricted to tuition assistance to benefit the student immediately. When making your gift, simply note online, return envelope or check that you would like your annual gift to be designated for tuition assistance. Your gift will be added to the tuition assistance budget to provide assistance to students for the current fiscal year.
The following scholarships have been named to memorialize and honor individuals who are part of the Ludden community.
Alfred J. Awad Memorial Scholarship
Given in memory of Alfred J. Awad ’90, to a student dedicated to the ideals of learning and Bishop Ludden, and must be in good academic standing.
Cathleen M. Infanti Memorial Scholarship
Given in memory of Cathleen M. Singer-Infanti who was a 1966 graduate. Cathy worked as the school librarian for 19 years. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was always willing to help others. She cared very much about Ludden, and was devoted to her family. Cathy is the mother of alumni Lynn Infanti ’90, and Steven Infanti Jr. ’94.
This scholarship is given to a graduating senior planning to attend LeMoyne College This recipient is in the top 10 of the class, has been involved in school activities, and is a person of solid Christian character.
Brian Crowley ’04 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a male student who excels in athletics, and is in good standing academically and in the community. This student embodies the true spirit of Brian – caring and genuine.
Steven A. Endieveri ’90 Memorial Scholarship
Steven A. Endieveri was a 1990 graduate of Bishop Ludden. He was an outstanding student and athlete who never knew how to say no to anyone in need. His generous personality left a lasting impression on his classmates and his peers. This scholarship is given to an eighth grade student continuing their education at Bishop Ludden, who exhibits, as Steven did, a commitment to community service and academics. The student must achieve by May 1, of his / her eighth grade year, a number of service hours above and beyond what is asked for in the curriculum (on record with Campus Ministry). In addition, the student must achieve and maintain an 85 average for each year that they attend Bishop Ludden Junior / Senior High School. They must have a 90 average through Junior High to be eligible for the scholarship.
Arlene Begay Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Arlene Begay, who worked as a Library Aide at Bishop Ludden and is the mother of alumni, Susan begay ’82, Stephen Begay ’84, Patricia Begay Colleary ’87, and Thomas Begay ’90. This scholarship is given to a student who is highly motivated and dedicated to the ideals of Bishop Ludden.
Jeffrey M. McGuire Memorial Scholarship
Given in memory of Jeffrey M. McGuire, a 2000 graduate of Bishop Ludden, to a student who exhibits, as Jeffrey did, love of music and /or the arts. Student must be a graduating senior who will continue their college education in the visual art, general music, or instrumental music program.
Jack E. McAuliffe Achievement Award.
This award is given in memory of Mr. Jack E. McAuliffe who was instrumental in building Bishop Ludden High School in the early sixties. Mr. McAuliffe had a vision to provide children with a Catholic education. He served as Vice Chairman on the Capital Campaign drive to build Bishop Ludden. He was enthusiastic about life and lived every day to the fullest. He was always reaching out to others, especially the children in the community. He is the father of alumni: John ’67, Joseph ’68 and Terence ’75. The award is given to a student who exemplify the principles by which Mr. McAuliffe lived his life: be nice, try to help everyone, always be positive and never give up.
Patricia J. Drake ’82 Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Patricia Drake, a 1982 graduate of Bishop Ludden, this scholarship is given to a student leader who exhibits a gentle, giving spirit, perseverance, organization, maturity and self-motivation. This scholarship is awarded to a student in grades seven through eleven who is in good academic standing and is involved in school activities and community service.
David D. Didio Memorial Scholarship
Given in honor of Mr. David D. Didio who was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Bishop Ludden during the late sixties through late eighties. Mr. Didio is the father of seven (7), all of whom attended Bishop Ludden. Mr. Didio spent 20 years at Ludden assisting students in reaching their fullest potential whether in the classroom or on the athletic fields and court. He helped many students achieve their goal to play sports at the collegiate level. This scholarship is given to one male and one female junior athlete who participate on two varsity level sports teams and are in good academic standing.
Wesley P. Valentine ’07 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to either a current Bishop Ludden student entering grade nine or ten who has economic need and will continue at Bishop Ludden Senior High School; or a new student enrolling at Bishop Ludden entering grade nine or ten from the Syracuse City School District, who has economic need. This student must be a well-rounded student athlete in good academic standing.
John G. Servatius ’85 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student in grades seven through eleven who participates on a sports team and must be in good academic standing. Student must also have financial need.
Mary Elizabeth Rea Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Mary Elizabeth Rea ’80 to a junior at Bishop Ludden who is involved in the arts program and exhibits maturity, self-motivation, and creativity.