Academic-Based Grants

Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. Memorial Grant — $2,000 Endowed by the family and friends of Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V., the first President of Saint Viator High School, to honor and remember him for his dedication to Saint Viator High School and to the education of youth. Preference given to minority students. (three awards/renewable) 

Rev. Jim Johnston ’77 Grant — $1,250 to $1,500 Established in 1996 by classmates and a group of fellow clergymen known as the Runnin’ Revs basketball team to honor the memory of Rev. Jim Johnston, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a 1977 graduate of Saint Viator High School. (one award/renewable) 

Eileen J. Manno Grant — $1,000 to $1,250 Established in 1997 by the friends of Eileen Manno to honor her for her many years of service to Saint Viator High School, particularly as counselor and friend. (limited number/renewable) 

Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, C.S.V. Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2005 to honor Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, C.S.V., former President and Principal of Saint Viator High School. Awarded to an above-average junior or senior whose family is experiencing financial difficulty and who desires to return to Saint Viator. Requires a counselor recommendation. (one award) 

Rev. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V. Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2013 to honor Rev. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V., President of Saint Viator High School from 2005 to 2013. Awarded to a student who demonstrates the spirit of service that reflects Fr. Egan’s commitment to making service to others an integral component of a Viatorian education. Requires a counselor recommendation. (one award) 

Elizabeth Faul Memorial Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Faul/Bidwill families in memory of their daughter Elizabeth “Lizzy” Faul, Saint Viator Class of 1988. Awarded once every four years to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic ability and is renewable each of the following three years. (one award/renewable) 

Frances A. Romano Memorial Scholarship — Up to $4,000 Established by the Romano family in memory of their mother to honor her unwavering commitment to faith and family, and her endless support of future generations as they work to achieve their full potential in developing their God-given talents and gifts. Awarded to an incoming freshman or current student who has maintained a minimum “B” average in 7th or 8th grade or throughout his/her years at Saint Viator and has provided significant service to others in his/her church or community. (one award/renewable) 

Lori Lynch Memorial Scholarship — $3,000 to $4,000 Established in memory of Mrs. Lori Lynch, Director of Ministry of Care at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, Prospect Heights. Awarded to a student with at least a “B” average in the previous two semesters. (one award/renewable) 

Thomas J. Gildea Memorial Scholarship — $3,000 Established by the Gildea family in memory of their husband/father Thomas J. Gildea to recognize and honor his commitment to the faith-based education of our youth. Awarded once every four years to an incoming freshman who has maintained a minimum “B” average in 7th and 8th grades. Renewable provided recipient maintains a “B” average and is involved in at least one co-curricular activity, program or ministry. (two awards/renewable) 

Mike Spellman '82 Memorial Scholarship — $2,000 to 2,500 Established by the Spellman family and friends in 2015 to carry on Mike's love for Saint Viator. Awarded annually to a student with good academic standing and significant involvement in volunteer activities. (one award) 

Br. Robert C. Ruhl, C.S.V. Memorial Scholarship — $2,000 Established in 2008 by students, alumni, parents, colleagues, friends and family in memory of Br. Robert C. Ruhl, C.S.V., a beloved Viatorian teacher who taught English at Saint Viator High School for nearly 37 years. He inspired countless students in literature, composition and life lessons. Awarded to a student with at least a “B” average in English studies. (one award/renewable) 

Kenneth P. Dunlavy, Sr. Memorial Scholarship — $1,000 to $2,000 Established by Sean Dunlavy to recognize and honor his father for his commitment to faith-based education of our youth. Awarded to a student who maintains a “B” or better grade point average and who is providing significant service to others in his/her Church or community. (one award/renewable) 

Brennan Brothers Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established by the family of the grandson/grandnephew of James and Joseph Brennan to honor their memory. Joseph had sacrificed and secretly subsidized his brother James’ tuition at the former Saint Viator Academy. Awarded to a student with an above-average academic record and excellent discipline record. (one award/renewable)
 
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Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.