Matthew Kuldell Scholarship Committee

A scholarship is awarded annually to the applicant (graduating high school senior) who meets the criteria of solving difficulties to complete their education successfully. This scholarship was established by the parents of Matthew Kuldell, a boy who died in childhood and who overcame the many difficulties he faced to achieve learning in his young life.

Members of this committee help fundraise to earn the scholarship money, and review anonymous copies of each application and essay before meeting to discuss and select the applicant who will receive the scholarship. Names of applicants on scholarship forms and essays are not identified to the committee in order to preserve anonymity of the applicants and impartiality of the committee members.

Members serve a term of 3 years, and meet once a year as needed to review committee bylaws, select committee chairman, and select winner. Members are adults of the parish who do not have children of high school age.