Scholarships

Steubenville Catholic Schools’ 2022-2023 Scholarships

To apply, please see each scholarship for specific requirements.

Regetta Brigante Allen and Stanley “Fishy” Allen Scholarship Fund: 21-22 Recipients: Jillian Bucci and Theresa Kerker
The Regetta Brigante Allen and Stanley “Fishy” Allen Scholarship Fund was established by their children, Chris Allen, Craig Allen, and Ann Allen Byers, in memory of their parents. Regetta and Fishy were both graduates of Steubenville Catholic Central.

Regetta graduated from CCHS in 1952, as a member of the second class to graduate from the then “new” school located on West View
Avenue. She was a majorette in the CCHS Marching Band throughout her high school years, which likely explains why she sang the CCHS fight song and alma mater to her children and taught them the lyrics.

Fishy graduated from CCHS in 1945. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. After completing his basic training, he went on to serve the United States of America in Japan, working in communications and intelligence. The children fondly remember their father
taking them to CCHS football games at Harding Stadium when they were small enough to walk in under the turnstiles.

All of their children also attended and graduated from CCHS. The Allens founded this scholarship in memory of their parents.

To qualify, a student must attend Steubenville Catholic Central High School, demonstrate financial need, and be actively involved in at least one additional extracurricular activity at the high school such as music ministry, performing arts (band, annual theater production,
choir, etc.), or athletics.

A total of $1,000 will be awarded each year to either one ($1,000) or two students ($500 each). This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria are consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must
complete the application form and a financial aid form.

The Blue and Gold Scholarship Fund: 21-22 Recipient: Niki Krupp
The Blue and Gold Scholarship Fund has been established by a 1981 alum to provide full tuition to a CCHS student, beginning in his/her freshman year and continuing for four years through their senior year.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant can be an incoming freshman to Steubenville Catholic Central High School, who demonstrates financial need, has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, has an attendance rate of at least 90%, and is involved in either an extra-curricular activity sponsored by the schools, is employed part-time or volunteers with his/her parish or for a local organization or agency. Proof of outside activities is required.

This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for one student. This scholarship is renewable for the student’s entire academic career at Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete and submit the application form, show proof of school attendance, show proof of extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate financial need. To maintain the scholarship, the recipient
must provide quarterly updates that the above-outlined criteria are being consistently met.

Kathy Flaherty Bonitatibus Memorial Scholarship Fund :21-22 Recipient: Gianna Gillette

The Kathy Flaherty Bonitatibus Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her husband, Paul Bonitatibus, a 1967 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central. Kathy and Paul started dating in September 1965 and were together for the next 55 years. Kathy, a 1968 Central graduate, was involved in many clubs and activities during her high school years. Kathy was proud to have an expanded group of friends from various classes and was honored to be elected the 1967 Homecoming Queen. She enjoyed her history classes with Coach Nese and Sister Mathias’ Home Economics. Mr. Bonitatibus established the scholarship to honor and celebrate his wife’s love of Steubenville Catholic Central and Catholic education. Founded shortly after her death on May 4, 2020, Paul encouraged mourners to remember Kathy with a gift to Steubenville Catholic Central, thus establishing the Kathy Flaherty Bonitatibus Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Paul and Kathy have been strong supporters of Catholic education in their adopted home
in New Orleans and have endowed a scholarship in their family’s name honoring their parents at the University of Notre Dame. Students from Steubenville Catholic Central High School are one of four Catholic schools considered for the annual award.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant can be of any class year – freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, must demonstrate financial need and be a member of St. Peter’s Parish, where Kathy attended grade school and the couple was married in 1971. If no student from St. Peter’s Parish demonstrates financial need, a student with a GPA of at least 3.25, who is actively involved in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrates financial need may be considered for this scholarship.

The amount awarded varies each year. This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form and financial aid form and show proof of parish membership. For students who are not members of St. Peter’s Parish, the applicant must complete the application form and financial aid form, show proof of GPA, and provide a list of extra-curricular activities.

The Diorio Family Scholarship Fund :21-22 Recipients: Jillian Bucci and Cabrini Zaleski
The Diorio Scholarship Fund was established by Paula (DiFabbio) Diorio, class of 1964, in remembrance of her husband and son. Paula’s husband, Robert, although not a CCHS alumni, fully supported the Steubenville Catholic Schools. He passed away on November 8, 2008. Her son, David, who passed away on December 27, 1992, in a car accident, would have graduated with the class of 1994. Paula’s daughter, Gina, was a member of the class of 1991. Paula taught at CCHS from 1999 until she retired in 2013. Prior to coming to CCHS, Paula taught at the former St. Agnes Grade school. It was Paula’s desire to honor her family and to help students from Mingo Junction, Ohio attend Steubenville Catholic Central each year. To qualify, the applicant can be of any class year – freshman, sophomore, or junior year, who demonstrates financial need. Priority is given to the student who is a resident of Mingo Junction, Ohio, or a member of St. Agnes Parish.

A total award of $1,000 will be awarded each year to either one ($1,000) or two students ($500 each). This scholarship is renewable
for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must
complete the application form and a financial aid form and show proof of residency or parish membership.

The Wally Gogul Memorial Scholarship Fund (Steubenville Catholic Schools Foundation): 21-22 Recipient: Karsen Blake

The Wally Gogul Memorial Scholarship Fund was organized by the friends and family of Wally Gogul, a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central. The Wally Gogul Memorial Scholarship is awarded to at least one student every year who falls into one of the following categories: (1) a graduating senior who exhibits the values of courage, character, heart, and school spirit, which is the Steubenville Catholic Central High School motto; has graduated with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative weighted GPA and who is attending an accredited trade school, college, or university after graduation; (2) A student transitioning from junior high school to high school at Steubenville Catholic Central who exhibits the values of courage, character, heart, and school spirit; or (3) A current freshman, sophomore, or junior attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School who otherwise may not be able to continue their education at CCHS without financial assistance. In all circumstances, the applicant must have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or, if the Applicant is a transitioning middle school student, must only maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA while a recipient of the scholarship.

Joseph G. Izzi Memorial Scholarship Fund : 21-22 Recipients: Guy Bucci and Ellen Rohde
The Joseph G. Izzi Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Todd and Jennifer (Izzi) Parker – Class of 1990, in memory of Jennifer’s father, Joe. Joe was a 1949 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central and played high school football. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Joe firmly believed in and was a proud supporter of Catholic education. All of his children attended and graduated from CCHS. The Parkers founded this scholarship in his memory.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant can be of any class year – freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, whose class attendance is 90% or greater, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

A total award of $500 will be awarded each year to either one ($500) or two students ($250 each). This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form, show proof of school attendance, and submit an essay explaining why Catholic education is important to the applicant. All scholarship applications and materials will be reviewed by the Steubenville Catholic Schools Foundation Board. The final determination will be made by the Director of Advancement and the Financial Administrator.

Marjorie Taylor Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund (Steubenville Catholic Schools Foundation) : 21-22 Recipient: Anthony Belback
The Marjorie Taylor Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Miss Lane as a bequest prior to her death. It was her desire to help two students from Steubenville Catholic Central each year, one student who attends Steubenville Catholic Central High School and one graduating senior of Steubenville Catholic Central High School. To qualify, the applicant must attend CCHS and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during their
freshman, sophomore, or junior year and must demonstrate an unusual financial circumstance or the applicant must be a graduating senior from CCHS who is attending a college or university, has maintained at least 3.0 GPA throughout their high school career, and demonstrated financial need at an unusual level. One scholarship will be granted to an applicant that is a current student of CCHS who meets the criteria, and one scholarship will be granted to an applicant who is a graduating senior who meets the criteria.

The amount awarded varies each year. This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for either scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form, show proof of GPA, and explain and support financial need. In addition, any scholarship recipient must be of continued good conduct in school and in the community to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship.

John Nese Memorial Scholarship Fund : 21-22 Recipients: Guy Bucci and Brendan Grimm
This scholarship honors the memory of Mr. John Nese whose career at Steubenville Catholic Central spanned three decades and included teaching, coaching, and counseling. From 1963 to 1975, Mr. Nese taught Social Studies while coaching baseball and boys basketball. His basketball squads compiled a record of 120-87, capturing three sectional, three district, and one OVAC title, while his baseball teams went 197-77 overall, winning seven sectional, five district, and one regional title, and finished as state runner-up in 1965. He returned to Catholic Central from 1981 to 1990 as a guidance counselor and coached the CCHS girls’ basketball team from 1987 to 1990. In three seasons, his teams were 56-10, winning two sectional and two OVAC titles, and he was twice voted Eastern District Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year. All four of Mr. Nese’s children – Jon Michael, Glenn, Kathleen, and Mary – are graduates of Catholic Central.

To qualify, the applicant can be any student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, of any class year – freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, whose class attendance is 90% or greater and holds a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0. The recipient must demonstrate discipline and an essay explaining the importance of discipline in one’s life, including personal examples of discipline, must be submitted with the application or the award to be determined.

A total award of $2,000 will be awarded each year to either two ($1,000) or four students ($500 each). This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met. In some cases, the full amount may be awarded to a single student.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form, show proof of community volunteerism, show proof of GPA, and provide an essay on the importance of discipline in one’s life.


Vincent James Mannarino Memorial Scholarship Fund
: 21-22 Recipients: Kody Carver and Kylie Roe
The Vincent James Mannarino Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Jake and Vanessa (Mannarino) Harrison – Class of 1988, in memory of Vanessa’s father, Vince. Vince had a devout faith and passionately believed in educational excellence. He chose to send Vanessa to Steubenville Catholic Central High School because of those values and to prepare her for pharmacy school in college. A steelworker, whose wife Jean, was a homemaker, Vince made great sacrifices to provide a Catholic education for his daughter. Vince firmly believed in and was a proud supporter of Catholic education. The Harrisons founded this scholarship in his memory to help make a Catholic education possible for someone who is also making sacrifices to attend
CCHS.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant can be any student to Steubenville Catholic Central High School, of any class year – freshman, sophomore
junior, or senior who holds a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0, is a member of either the Steubenville Catholic Central baseball team or softball team and demonstrates financial need.

A total award of $1,000 will be awarded each year to either one ($1,000) or two students ($500 each). This scholarship is renewable for the student attending Steubenville Catholic Central High School, provided that all criteria is consistently met.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form, show proof of school attendance, and submit an essay explaining why Catholic education is important to the applicant. All scholarship applications and materials will be reviewed by the Steubenville Catholic Schools Foundation Board.

Carleen Yannon-Scurti Memorial Scholarship Fund : 21-22 Recipient: Jack Blake
Carleen Yannon-Scurti Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Adam Scurti, class of 1957, in remembrance of his wife, Carleen. Carleen was a proud graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School, class of 1959, and attended Saint Mary of the Springs College (now Ohio Dominican University). It was Adam’s desire to honor his wife, as Carleen was selflessly devoted to her friends and family. Through this scholarship, her legacy lives on. To qualify, the applicant can be an incoming senior to Steubenville Catholic Central HS, who actively serves the local community, has exceeded the community service hour requirements (15 hours are required each year) as outlined in the student handbook, holds a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25, and who is actively involved in additional extracurricular activities at the high school such as music ministry or performing arts.

A total award of $1,000 will be awarded each year to either one ($1,000) or two students ($500 each).

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form, show proof of community volunteerism, show proof of GPA, and provide information concerning extracurricular activities, including length of involvement.

Alex and Tilley Ulasiewicz Scholarship: 21-22 Recipient: Clara Symington
The Alex and Tilley Ulasiewicz Scholarship was established by their son Alex (Bo) Ulasiewicz in honor of his parents.

Mrs. U. coached CCHS girls’ basketball and taught Health and Physical Education from 1973 to 1987. She also coached track for many of those years. Tillie graduated high school from Wheeling’s St. Joseph’s Academy, sister school of Wheeling Central Catholic in 1944, and graduated from West Liberty State College in 1948, one of a few women in Physical Education.

Alex played football and graduated from CCHS in 1948 when the school was on 5th and Slack Streets. He played football and graduated from Belmont Abbey Junior College, Belmont N.C., in 1950 and attended the University of Richmond, Virginia for a semester before going to drive a tank in the Korean War.

All five of their children attended CCHS and are thankful for the education and for the people of Steubenville. School work always came first before sports in Tillie and Alex’s family. Playing hard and still acting lady-like was the code of conduct for Tillie’s athletes.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant can be a female student to Steubenville Catholic Central HS, of any class year – freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, who holds an accumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 and participates in athletics. Priority is given to students who are a member of the Steubenville Catholic Central basketball and/or track team.

Patricia (Pat) Franckhauser Unroe Memorial Scholarship Fund : 21-22 Recipient: Frances and Gemma Clum
The Patricia (Pat) Franckhauser Unroe Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. John “Jack” Unroe, a 1965 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central. Mr. Unroe, Patricia’s son, established the scholarship to honor and celebrate his mother’s Courage, Character, Heart, and Spirit. Founded during the 2017-2018 school year in memory of his mother, this is a four-year renewal scholarship which provides full tuition and fees for the recipient.

Patricia Franckhauser was born in Steubenville on December 30, 1924. She was the oldest of five children whose parents, Joseph and Alameda Franckhauser, had immigrated to the Ohio Valley from France and Ireland. It was Pat who taught her parents English.

A 1942 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central, Pat went on to study nursing at the Mount Caramel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She returned to the valley in 1945 and worked at Gill Memorial Hospital. She met and married James Robert “Bob” Unroe, a Steubenville native. They were married at St. Peters Catholic Church in downtown Steubenville and had one child – Jack.

The family moved to North Carolina for a time but later returned to the Ohio Valley where Pat continued her work as a nurse. She is credited with assisting in opening the first cardiac care unit at St. John’s Hospital (now Trinity West). Pat served as the head nurse of that cardiac care unit for many years before retiring in the late 1970’s.

Jack shared, “As a child who lovingly tutored her parents, as a devoted wife and mother and a committed nurse, my mother demonstrated deep concern for others. She dedicated her life to supporting and nurturing those around her. She gave her time without any need or desire to be recognized or rewarded. Her deep belief in God and the Catholic Church allowed her to be resilient and always find the positives in people and in life.” Therefore, he established this scholarship for an individual who represents his mother’s qualities and epitomizes hard work, a deep concern for others, and a willingness to give without any expectation of reward or recognition.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a registered incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need, is a member of St. Peter’s Parish, maintains a 2.0 GPA, exhibits Christian character, and follows the Catholic Central student code of conduct.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must complete the application form and financial aid form, show proof of parish membership, show proof of GPA and provide an essay explaining how they exemplify the character and qualities of Patricia Franckhauser Unroe.