Pay It Forward

Estelle KassebaumThe Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship’s Pay It Forward Program was instituted in 2009 as a means by which to further Dr. Kassebaum’s vision to help rise up the next generation of Catholic leaders. This has been accomplished by challenging each scholarship recipient to excel in devotion and service to God, their school, community, and family through the execution of a leadership service project.  All candidates receive a 250.00 grant to help get their leadership service project launched.  The goal is for our candidates to make the difference at Mater Dei Catholic High School or their Church, improve their community, or promote their Christian Call.

With the completion of their Pay It Forward Leadership Service Projects, all scholarship recipients not only receive their awarded scholarship, but employ their individual resourcefulness and enthusiasm in all they do to further the goals of the Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship.

For more information on how you can help with the Pay It Forward initiative, please contact Katherine Gillcrist, M.Ed., Chairman of the Kassebaum Scholarship at (858) 245-5986 or

Organizations that have been assisted as a result of our Pay It Forward Leadership Service Projects include:

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