Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships for Current Students

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace offers multiple endowed scholarships to current students. While each scholarship has its own unique criteria and award designation they all utilize the same application form. Students interested in applying for one or more of our endowed scholarships must complete the application and follow the directions precisely. Detailed descriptions of each scholarship are provided below. The scholarship form will open Wednesday, March 31. The deadline for each of the scholarships is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Available Scholarships: 

  • Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership & Legacy Scholarship
  • OLP Faculty & Staff Scholarship
  • Alumnae Scholarship Fund
  • Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs ’94 Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship
  • Lois Mary Reuter '40 Scholarship
  • Terry Kalafyan Board Designated Scholarship
  • Martha McRoskey Board Designated Scholarship
  • Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 Board Designated Scholarship
  • Shine Bright Scholarship

Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership & Legacy, Terry Kalafyan Board Designated Scholarship, Martha McRoskey Board Designated Scholarship, Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 Board Designated Scholarship, and the Faculty & Staff Scholarship 

BACKGROUND: Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”

CRITERIA FOR APPLYING:

  • Current Enrollment at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace
  • Complete Submission Form: includes essay responses and current cumulative GPA
  • One letter of recommendation from a personal reference.  Letters should be limited to one page in length and should be written by an adult figure who has supervised the student in some capacity (i.e. coach, youth minister, teacher, mentor, etc.) Letters should be submitted directly to Ms. Alatorre via email [email protected] by Tuesday, April 20 at 1:30 pm.

PROMPTS: Please respond to EACH prompt and limit your response to 300-500 words. All essays must be typed, 12 point font, and double spaced.

  • OLP values community, this includes the celebration of friendship as sisterhood. How do you actively contribute to OLP’s commitment to value diversity and practice equity and inclusion.
  • The last year has presented many challenges. Describe one way in which you have practiced resilience in the last academic year.  What lessons have you learned?
  • What do you value the most about your OLP educational experience?

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Students should complete the Google form application including three thoughtful essay responses. Students are encouraged to write their essays in a separate document with plenty of time for editing. Please do not type your essay directly into the application form.
  • The letter of recommendation must be emailed to Ms. Alatorre, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Head of School by Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm. 

THE AWARDS:

Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership and Legacy Scholarship
In 2014, OLP established the Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership and Legacy Scholarship to recognize those students who embody the OLP mission and CSJ charism. Specifically, this scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated significant and consistent contributions in the areas of Leadership, Service, and Spirit. Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders are invited to apply for a scholarship applied to next year’s tuition.

Faculty & Staff Scholarship
The Faculty & Staff Scholarship is offered to one current and continuing student who exemplifies the mission of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in her day-to-day life. The amount offered is determined by the amount that is collected in the fund annually.

Board Designated Scholarships
Terry Kalafyan, Martha McRoskey, and Nina Sciuto-Morales '76 served on the OLP Board of Directors. They each have had daughter(s) attend and graduate from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. These board designated scholarships were created to honor their memory and the legacy.

Please note that the current scholarships will be disseminated with a one-time tuition deduction for the 2021 - 2022 academic school year. Award winners will be notified after May 1, 2021.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Alumnae Scholarship Fund

Mission: The Alumnae Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students who embody the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, show academic potential, and demonstrate financial need. The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Alumnae Council seeks to cultivate alumnae volunteers for the future by recognizing their commitment to the mission of OLP. The Alumnae Scholarship Fund is made possible through generous donations from OLP alumnae who are committed to the mission of OLP and invested in the success of future women leaders.  The recipient of this scholarship award will, in her own way, be one who embodies the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Criteria for Applying: 

  • Current OLP student entering 10-12 grade in 2021 - 2022 school year
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Student must complete the Google form application consisting of two writing prompts

Scholarship Award:  One student will be chosen for an award for the 2021-2021 academic year. This upcoming year the recipient will be awarded $1,500. Award winners will be notified after May 1, 2021.

Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs '94 Endowed Scholarship 

Mission: The Larissa Eklund-Dethlefs '94 Memorial Scholarship fund has been created to honor a woman who embodied the spirit of OLP through her vitality, open-mindedness, spirituality, and inner beauty. It is important to the family and friends of Larissa to honor her and remember her for what she brought to our lives in a short 25 years of life. Through this scholarship, we pay tribute to our sunflower, Larissa, as well as OLP... a place where women are celebrated and friendships grow. The recipient of this scholarship award will in her own way be one who embodies the spirit of Larissa through her involvement at OLP, in her community, and through her devotion to her family & friends.

Criteria for applying:

  • Student must be entering her senior year at OLP
  • Student must have attended at least two years at OLP prior to senior year
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Student must complete the Google form application consisting of two prompts requiring a written response

Scholarship Award: The amount awarded each year will vary.

Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship

Mission: The Sister Joyce Hampel, CSJ Memorial Scholarship was created to honor a woman who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and loyalty to OLP and its Mission. The recipient of this scholarship award should be a student leader via ASB or other school-wide leadership opportunities. She will display a strong interest in the humanities and visual and performing arts.

Criteria for applying:

  • Current OLP student entering 10-12 grade in 2021 - 2022 school year
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Applicants must complete the Google form application consisting of a prompt requiring a written response

Scholarship Award: Scholarship award will vary.

Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship

Mission: The Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship has been established to provide a scholarship to a rising junior or senior who has a desire and intent to pursue higher education and/or career opportunities in STEAM-related areas.

Criteria for applying:

  • Student must be entering her junior or senior year at OLP
  • Student must have a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA
  • Student must have demonstrated co-curricular activities in STEAM-related fields including internships, research, job shadowing, volunteer work, etc.
  • Student has demonstrated a need for financial assistance
  • Preference will be given to students of military families
  • Student must complete the Google form application

Scholarship Award: Scholarship awards will vary for rising juniors or seniors.

Shine Bright Scholarship

Mission: Established by Julia Torres '22, in the academic school year of 2020 - 2021, the Shine Bright Scholarship gives $1,500 of the profits from the 2020 - 2021 OLP Uniform Resale Event to a deserving OLP student as a scholarship program. 

Criteria for applying:

  • Student must be entering her sophomore, junior or senior year at OLP
  • Student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Student must have demonstrated loyalty to the OLP mission
  • Applicants must complete the google form application consisting of a prompt requiring a written response

Scholarship Award: One student will be chosen for an award for the 2021-2021 academic year. This upcoming year the recipient will be awarded $1,500. Award winners will be notified after May 1, 2021.


The Academy of Our Lady of Peace admits students of any color, race, ethnic origin or faith to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, ethnic origin or faith in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Merit-Based Scholarships Available at Acceptance to OLP

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to approximately 10% of the incoming freshmen class. Recipients of the scholarships below will be evaluated on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership traits, alumna legacy status and positive citizenship within their 7th and 8th grade years. Students may receive merit-based scholarships in conjunction with financial aid; one award does not affect the other. The amounts awarded range from $2000-$10,000 each year for all four years. The type of scholarship and the amount awarded will be determined by the Admissions Committee.

Fontbonne Scholarships
To become a Fontbonne Scholarship recipient, eligible students need to submit their application for admission by December 1, 2020. Applicants will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Awarded funds are applied over a four-year period as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA or higher, exhibits strong citizenship and remains enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Pilot Scholarships
Pilot Scholarships are awarded to selected applicants based on demonstrated leadership experience and potential and well-rounded co-curricular involvement. Applicants need to submit their application for admission by December 1, 2020. They will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Scholarships are renewable based on good academic standing, so long as students are demonstrating a continued commitment towards pursuing leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, and remains enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Dear Neighbor Scholarships
Dear Neighbor Scholarships are awarded to selected applicants based on demonstrated leadership experience and potential; well-rounded co-curricular involvement; and service to others. Applicants need to submit their application for admission by December 1, 2020. They will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship, service to their community and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline). Scholarships are renewable based on good academic standing, so long as students are demonstrating a continued commitment towards pursuing leadership opportunities and co-curricular activities, and remains enrolled at OLP for a consecutive four years.

Alumna Scholarships
Daughters of OLP alumnae are eligible to apply for a scholarship upon entrance. eligible students need to submit their application for admission by December 1, 2020. Applicants will be evaluated on their 7th and 8th grade achievement, activities, citizenship and supplemental application materials (details to be communicated following the application deadline).

Monica Hohn Manzer
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic potential and need for financial assistance to make attendance at OLP possible. This student must be accepted to OLP and complete the financial aid process by the posted deadline. Students will be selected based on their academic achievement and documented need. One scholarship will be distributed upon entrance and will be applied for all four years based on good academic standing and consecutive enrollment.