In response to Mater Dei Catholic High School’s effort to help safeguard against COVID-19, the Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Executive Board has decided to postpone its Pay It Forward Leadership Service Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to restrictions on gatherings and community events, it would make it difficult for a student candidate to execute a qualifying service project. Looking to the future, we hope to be able to offer our scholarship service project program again next year at MDCHS, pending COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Board of Directors
Dr. Kassebaum’s ministry was all about bringing Catholic Education to students and helping people to realize their full potential. Through countless acts of kindness, tremendous faith, and an endless devotion to Our Blessed Mother, Dr. Kassebaum changed the lives of those she touched.
The Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 to carry on Dr. Kassebaum’s ministry in providing Catholic Education to students and helping them to realize their full potential. The Memorial Scholarship’s Pay It Forward Program was created in 2009 to further Dr. Kassebaum’s vision to help raise up the next generation of Catholic leaders by encouraging scholarship recipients to help make a difference in their parish, school, or community through a leadership service project.
Operated by a non-profit association of volunteers, The Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Program is completely dependent on donations. Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified members of the Junior Class of Mater Dei Catholic High School. Candidates who are selected exemplify excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
PRAYER FOR PEACE
Mary, Queen of Peace,
save us all, who have so much
trust in you, from wars, hatred,
and oppression. Make us all learn
to live in peace, and educate
ourselves for peace,
do what is demanded by justice and
respect the rights of every person,
so that peace may be firmly established.
-Pope John Paul II