Class of 2023 TG Scholarship Recipients
Totino-Grace High School is proud to announce the class of 2023 scholarship award recipients. These students were recognized at an awards ceremony at the school on Monday, April 15. Three categories of awards were presented: Academic Scholarships, Rachel Woell Inspiration Scholarships, and Totino-Grace Four Pillars Scholarships.
To be considered for a Totino-Grace Academic Scholarship Award, incoming ninth grade students were required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Totino-Grace on January 19. The HSPT is an entrance exam for students seeking admission to private and parochial high schools that includes five sections with nearly 300 questions. The scholarships were given to the top scoring male and female in math, science, and English categories. In addition, scholarships were awarded to students with the top comprehensive exam scores. The $2,500 scholarship is applied to the student's freshman year at Totino-Grace. Congratulations to the following class of 2023 recipients: PJ Zemke from St. John the Baptist in New Brighton (overall), Emma Robinson from St. Stephen’s in Anoka (overall), Caitlin Rooney from Frassati Catholic Academy in White Bear Lake (English), Carter Maristuen from St. Odilia in Shoreview (English), Cecelia Savard from St. Odilia in Shoreview (science), Jacob Schmidt from St. Odilia in Shoreview (science), Kayla Terhaar from St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park (math), Aidan Schlichting from Epiphany in Coon Rapids (math).
Rachel Woell Inspiration Scholarship recipients demonstrate an intrinsic ethic of care for others, are role models of leadership who go above and beyond the call of duty, show courage in the face of adversity, and serve as an inspiration to others. In addition, the recipient demonstrates selfless determination and passion that makes a real difference in the lives of others.
The award was named for Rachel Woell, a highly involved and motivated Totino-Grace student who passed away in September of 2014 -- her senior year -- after a long battle with cancer. Rachel was known for her love for others and perseverance in the face of great personal adversity. Her example and motto, “every day is a gift,” continues to inspire the Totino-Grace community. The $1,500 scholarship is renewable for each of the student's four years at Totino-Grace. Congratulations to our class of 2023 recipients, Habbel Dawitt from St. Stephen’s in Anoka and Faith Van House from Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine.
The Four Pillars Scholarship offered by Totino-Grace High School is one of the most prestigious awards that Totino-Grace can provide an incoming student. As a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, this scholarship recognizes Totino-Grace’s four pillars of faith, service, learning, and community. Applicants must articulate -- through a series of essay submissions -- how they demonstrate their faith in God; respond to the needs of the poor and victims of injustice; prepare for college and life through educational pursuits; and invest in the success of others through their words and actions. The $2,500 scholarship is renewable for each of the student's four years at Totino-Grace. Congratulations to our class of 2023 recipients, Madelyn McGeary from St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, Madelon Plllard from St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, Ada Obinwa from St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center, Sarah Lilly from Centennial Middle School in Lino Lakes, and Teagan Reeves from Epiphany in Coon Rapids.
Totino-Grace awards $100,000 in academic and leadership scholarships annually to incoming ninth grade students. Click HERE to visit our scholarships page to learn more about the opportunities available to incoming students.