Scholarships for Current Students
Each year, The John Carroll School offers scholarship opportunities to current members of the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior classes. Applications open each spring for several scholarships that will be applied for the following school year tuition. Guidelines and criteria vary by scholarship, so please review carefully to make sure you are eligible prior to applying. Contact Director of Development Susan Butcher Roarty ’95 with any questions.
Salkowski Family Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the scholarship fund is to honor Mark Salkowski '78 who contributed to the Wrestling program and led the only undefeated Wrestling team in the history of John Carroll. Mark was outgoing, charismatic, hardworking and deeply caring. He was determined and devoted to helping wherever needed, bringing out the best in others. Mark was dedicated to being physically fit and healthy his whole life, and encouraged others in this pursuit. He cherished and maintained his relationships with high school friends throughout his life. Mark passed away in 2015 from a glioblastoma brain tumor.
The scholarship also honors Albert and Blanche Salkowski. Albert (1924-2012), a former John Carroll Board member, was a fierce advocate of education and lifelong learner. He was proud of his 10 children and Polish heritage. Blanche (1926-2009) was always an active volunteer and advocate for education, the disabled and all 10 of her children.
The Salkowski Family seeks to honor and acknowledge their parents and brother, by providing funds for a current student to reap the benefits of an education at the institution that was an integral part of their family. From 1966 until 1988, almost four decades, one of the 10 Salkowski siblings was continuously enrolled at the School and each benefited and contributed in meaningful ways.
The Alumni Children's Scholarship
The Alumni Children’s Scholarship was established by the John Carroll Alumni Association in the mid-1980s to honor and promote legacy while providing financial assistance to a legacy student at The John Carroll School. This longstanding scholarship is awarded annually at the end of Junior year to one male and one female legacy student who exemplify what it means to be a Patriot. The scholarship is applied toward 2024–2025 school year tuition at John Carroll.
Eligibility: Current Junior legacy students — all applicants must have at least one parent who is a John Carroll alum.
The Annie McGann Cumpston Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in May 2003 by family members (in particular, Drew & Carol Cumpston Gilmartin '77) in memory of Annie McGann Cumpston, daughter of Tom and Megan McGann Cumpston ’82, after Annie’s death at age six on March 23, 2003. Historically, scholarships are awarded to three students — one Freshman, one Sophomore and one Junior — who have given significantly through community service.
Eligibility: Current Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
The Ed Miller Award
The Ed Miller Award, established to honor the incredible legacy of legendary faculty member and coach, Mr. Miller, is presented to a rising Senior who best demonstrates a strong interest in foreign studies with the intention of pursuing some aspect of international studies at the next level. The scholarship is applied toward 2024–2025 school year tuition at John Carroll.
Eligibility: Current Juniors with a 3.5 GPA who are enrolled in Social Studies and World Languages. Applicants must also be enrolled in a Social Studies and/or World Languages course for Senior year.
The Gerry Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gerry Gray Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of John Carroll’s former teacher, coach, parent and friend. Mr. Gray, having just graduated from the University of Notre Dame, met Father Charles Riepe in 1963 when they were classmates in an M.Ed. night school program at Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, and as a result of their JHU friendship, Mr. Gray was hired as the first teacher/coach for John Carroll’s 1963–64 school year and thus began a memorable 30-year John Carroll career. Mr. Gray’s family honored his legacy with a scholarship fund that originated from donations made to John Carroll when he died an early death from bone cancer in 1995.
Prizes are awarded to one male and one female student who participate in at least one varsity sport and are currently Juniors. This scholarship is applied toward 2024–2025 year tuition at John Carroll.
Eligibility: Current Juniors who play a varsity sport
The Madison Brookshire Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Madison Brookshire Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of student Maddie Brookshire ’24. Always a Patriot at heart, Maddie was excited to follow in her mother’s footsteps by attending The John Carroll School. She loved every minute she had as a John Carroll student, approaching each day with enthusiasm for learning, sharing her warm disposition with teachers and classmates, and making new friends. A thoughtful, kind, giving and ambitious young woman, Maddie embodied what it means to be a Patriot. Maddie had big dreams with detailed plans for college and a future career as an orthodontist. To honor her memory, the Madison Brookshire Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a current Freshman with his/her own plans to pursue a career in the health sciences. This scholarship is applied toward 2024–2025 tuition for the awarded student.
Eligibility: Current Freshmen interested in a career in the health sciences
The Scott Wrzesien Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Scott Wrzesien Memorial Scholarship was established by Jordan Wrzesien '18 to honor the memory of her father, Scott, who passed away from cancer. This scholarship is granted to a John Carroll family directly affected by cancer to assist with tuition and alleviate the stress during a difficult time. This scholarship is applied toward tuition for the awarded student.
Eligibility: Any current student affected by cancer