Named Endowed Scholarship Funds

Carl Abato '62 Science/Math Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Carl Abato ’62. Carl, husband of Susan Abato, lost a 22-year battle with cancer on June 13, 1998. Carl was a much admired science teacher at Notre Dame High School for 31 years. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Abbott Family Scholarship
Established by Teri Abbott in memory of her late husband John “Roger” Abbott of the Class of 1951. John was a successful engineer and always proud (by virtue of his last name’s place in the alphabet) that he was the graduate to receive his diploma from the first ND graduating class. Recipients will be well-rounded students that demonstrate an interest in academics (including musical appreciation), athletics, school spirit and community service.

T.H. Albright Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of T.H. Albright.  This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled.  Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Albert John Allegretti, Mary Rowe Maher and Br. Eugenio Cassano, CSC Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Albert John Allegretti, Mary Rowe Maher (parents of Joseph B. Allegretti ’56), and Br. Eugenio Cassano, CSC. In memory of their lives and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Arons Family Scholarship
Established by Bert Arons ’53, the award is given to a student that is in good standing who participates on the baseball team. Family financial need also is an important factor in determining the recipient. The Arons family is a three generation ND family, including three generations of Knight baseball players.

Rev. John L. Bitterman, S.S. Fund
Established by the Allegretti family in honor of Fr. Bitterman who served as ND Principal 1980-86. The recipient is a student who has demonstrated Christian service and compassion for others. Family financial need also is a determining factor.

Joseph & Dolores Casey Family Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of the Joseph and Dolores Casey, parents of Notre Dame alumni Kevin ’77, Patrick ’78, Keith ’79 and John ’84. Dolores was a long-time member of the Altar Society (now known as the Holy Cross Mothers Guild). This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide a merit scholarship to a deserving Notre Dame student. Scholarships shall be provided from the income realized from the investment of this fund.

John Chieruzzi '82 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of John Chieruzzi '82. Jeremy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chieruzzi, was killed in a car accident in 1988. While at Notre Dame, John was active in the Pep Club, Ski Club, and Backpacking Club. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of the Class of 1974. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Gordon & Mary Ceresino Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of Gordon "Gordy" J. Ceresino Class of 1975. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

John W. Combes Scholarship Fund (Formerly the Patrick R. Montague Memorial Scholarship Band Fund)
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Patrick R. Montague, father of Patrick ’73 and Kevin ’74, for the support of the Notre Dame High School Band and Music Program. Patrick’s involvement with Notre Dame High School started in 1969 with the athletic booster club and with the band booster club in 1971. He was part of a core group of volunteers in the band booster club who laid the foundation for the highly successful organization it is today. The scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition scholarships to assist academically and musically talented students.

Jeremy Crigler '89 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Jeremy Crigler '89. Jeremy, son of Sharon Crigler Gillingham, and twin brother of Julie Crigler ’89, died after a skiing accident in Mammoth in 1995. While at Notre Dame, Jeremy lettered in tennis and was active in the Fishing Club, Monogram Club, Ski Club, and Pep Club. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Samuel and Audrey D'Amato Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Samuel and Audrey D'Amato. Samuel and Audrey D'Amato , life long residents of Sherman Oaks, generously supported the school communities of Notre Dame High School, Corvallis High School and St. Francis de Sales Elementary School.  In memory of their life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled.  Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

David A. Damus ’83 Fund
Established by alumnus David A. Damus to be awarded to a member(s) of the Debate team. Mr. Damus is also a former Notre Dame instructor and a current member of the NDHS Board of Directors.

DeMartinis Family Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of the De Martinis Family. Joseph and Virginia De Martinis were active parents at Notre Dame High School while their children Michael ’94, Stephanie ’95 and David ‘98 attended. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Maggie Dixon '95 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Maggie Dixon '95. Maggie, sister of James P. Dixon '83 and Julie (Dixon) Silva, and daughter of James and Margaret Dixon, passed away on April 6, 2006. Maggie and her family were very active at Notre Dame High School. As an avid basketball and track athlete Maggie went on to achieve great success in her basketball career through college and then as a coach. Maggie will be remembered as the women's basketball coach of the United States Military Academy who brought new energy to their team. After four short months and much success with the team,and following her untimely death at such an early age Maggie was given the distinct honor of being buried at West Point.

The Donahue Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund has been established in the memory of Dan Donahue ’59 who passed away in 2002, and in the memory of Dr. D.W. Donahue who passed away July 10, 2009. Both were long time supporters of Notre Dame: Dan, through his successful business career and “Doc” through his years of medical care for the Notre Dame football team and the Brothers of Holy Cross. In memory of their lives and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School. 

Cynthia Anne Friedman ’88 Scholarship Fund of Notre Dame High School 
The Cynthia Anne Friedman Scholarship Fund is an annual award given to a female student at Notre Dame High School who best exemplifies Cynthia’s demeanor and purpose in life. Cynthia died on July 17, 2014. This scholarship is intended to keep her memory and spirit alive. Recipients will be selected by Cynthia’s former coach, current ND Dean of Women, Ann McClung according to Cynthia’s values and principles: promoting social justice, fighting racism and bigotry, personal courage, selflessness, Native American pride, and women’s athletics, notably volleyball and softball. Recipients will be encouraged to give back to their communities whenever possible. Award recipients will be announced each year at the spring Academic Award Assembly. This award of $500-$1,000 will be made annually as long as funding permits.

Catherine and John Gallagher Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of Catherine and John Gallagher, grandparents of Edward J. Miller ‘07. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Gregory B. Goossen ’64 Memorial Fund Scholarship
A school designated scholarship fund is established in memory of Gregory B. Goossen '64. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts, memorials and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students either seeking enrollment or who are currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Stephen P. Gregoire ‘71 Memorial Fund Scholarship
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Stephen P. Gregoire ‘71. Stephen, son of John and Evelyn, and brother of Michael ’63, John ’65 and Timothy ‘76, was killed in a car accident while attending Loyola University as a sophomore. While at Notre Dame, Stephen played baseball and was active in debate, the Knight student publication, Key Club, Rally Club, Pep Club, and the Mission Club. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Greenfield Family Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship in the name of the Greenfield Family.

Bob ’54 and Kathleen Hill Scholarship
Established in honor of Bob Hill for his years of service as a member of the NDHS Board of Directors. Bob and his wife Kathleen (dec.) are generous benefactors of the school. The award is given to a student(s) who has demonstrated financial need and is a hard worker that achieves to a maximum of his/her abilities.

Holy Cross Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of the Congregation of Holy Cross. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts, memorials and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students either seeking enrollment or who are currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Christopher Kelly ’16
Established by Ron and Noula Kelly in memory of their son Christopher who died in a car accident prior to his senior year. Scholarship in progress. Details of the award to be determined.

David A. Kramer Memorial Baseball Scholarship
Funded by the Kramer family in memory of David Kramer who had a passion for baseball and coaching youth baseball. The recipient(s) are varsity baseball players named each spring and funded during the following year. Hard work, citizenship and family need are considered.

Allen A. Lutz ‘68 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Allen A. Lutz ‘68. Allen Lutz, father of Andrew ’95 and Matthew ’00, and benefactor to the Notre Dame High School athletic program died of cancer on July 16, 1997. In memory of his commitment and support to Notre Dame High School and in particular its athletic program, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School who participate in athletics.

Conor Lynch ’12 Memorial Scholarship
An award is given to a boy and a girl each year that are entering the 12th grade. Students that have demonstrated good grades, student service and family financial need are considered. Students that participate on the cross country team are preferred selections as Conor Lynch was a proud Knight cross country runner.

Daniel J. Morrow '81 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Daniel J. Morrow ’81, son of John and Mary, and brother of Matthew ‘82, who died of cancer on August 24, 2003. Daniel was active in football, Key Club and Ski Club while at Notre Dame High School. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

James M. O'Donnell '75 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of James M. O’Donnell, Class of 1975. James, brother of Kerry O'Donnell, Deirdre O'Donnell, and Maureen Hasson, was an active student at Notre Dame High School. He played football and baseball, ran track, and participated in the Monogram Club, Pep Club, Key Club, Yearbook, The Knight, and theatre.  In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Victoria Joy Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Victoria Joy Parker Memorial Fund is established for the benefit of deserving students in need of tuition assistance. The scholarship will be distributed annually to a Notre Dame High School sophomore student, based on proven academic success and participation in school involvement (athletics, productions and clubs). The scholarship award is given each year in memory of Victoria Parker. The wife of Larry ’61 and mother of Peter ’86, Thomas ’88, Alison ’89, Dan ’97 and Claire ‘01, she was an active member of the Notre Dame community for over 12 years. She served as a leader of the Parents Board and Altar Society as well as a chairperson for several events, including the Auction and Carnival. Her work and dedication to Notre Dame were an inspiration to many students, parents and alumni.

Randi Renaud and Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Randi Renaud and Family Scholarship Fund was established in the name of Randi Renaud and her family. Randi was the wife of Ron ′64 and mother of Melly ′89, Peter, Ron Jr. ′94, Rachel ′95, Annie ′97 and Beth ′01 . She was active in the Altar Society, Parents' Association and the Carnival. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Rishwain Family Fund
Established by ND parents Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rishwain. The recipient is a student that exhibits entrepreneurial skills, creativity and hard work.

The Romano Family Scholarship Fund
Established by Ed and Murphy Romano, active grandparents at NDHS. Family financial need is the primary determining factor.

Arthur ’55 and Susan Schmidt Scholarship Fund
Established by Academy award winning film editor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump) Arthur Schmidt and his wife Susan. Students entering 12th grade who have demonstrated success in Film/NDTV and Theater programs are selected. The award is given at Academic Honors Night each spring for distribution the following year.

W.D. "Dave" Sitton '73 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of William D. Sitton '73.  This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide assistance to students currently enrolled.  Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Ken Sweet '71 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund is established in memory of Kenneth J. Sweet ‘71, son of Anthony and Virgil Sweet, and brother of Michael ‘61, Daniel ‘65, Mario ’67, and Thomas ’70. Ken lettered in basketball and was active in Key Club, Mission Club, Pep Club, Drama Club, the Knight student publication and student government while at Notre Dame High School. In memory of his life and spirit, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Guy “TB” Tobin ’73 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated memorial scholarship fund has been established in the name of Guy Tobin ’73. Guy lost a valiant battle to cancer in the summer of 2008. While at Notre Dame, Guys was an outstanding student and stellar athlete. He was known as a leader by quiet example and one of the real pranksters of the Class of ’73. He was active in many of the service clubs at the time including the Key, FAC and Mission Clubs. In memory of this true Black Knight, this scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.

Mitchell Togneri ’08 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Greg and Janine Togneri in memory of their son Mitchell who died in 2007 after battling cancer. The recipient is a student entering the 12th grade that has demonstrated service to school through participation in the Tech Crew. The award is announced each spring at academic honors night.

Edward Wagenbach '55 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A school designated scholarship fund is established in the name of the Edward Wagenbach ‘55. This scholarship fund shall receive gifts and bequests to provide tuition assistance to students currently enrolled at Notre Dame High School and involved in the music or band program. Income from the investment of this fund shall provide tuition scholarships to students of Notre Dame High School.