Through our Scholarship Funds, St. Joe is able to offer financial assistance to students who would not be able to attend St. Joe without some type of aid. St. Joe deeply appreciates the generous support of donors who address this critical need through named Scholarships.
The following is a listing of our named Scholarships. Contributions can be made to any of the existing Scholarships. If you are interested in contributing to one of the following scholarships, or establishing your own named scholarship, please contact Sherry Gerke, Director of Major Projects, at 314-394-4883.
Establishing a named scholarship requires a minimum gift of $20,000; a fully endowed scholarship requires a gift of $200,000.
Mary Baalmann Adkins ’79 Scholarship
The Mary Baalmann Adkins ’79 Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by Mary’s SJA classmates, her parents, Dick and Katy Felke Baalmann ’55, and friends of the family. Throughout the years the fund has grown through the Baalmann’s generosity and the continued generosity of classmates and friends. Recently Dick and Katy made it a fully funded scholarship. They remarked, “We believe the Mary Baalmann Adkins ’79 Scholarship Fund will not stop with $200,000. With continuing contributions from family and friends, our hope is that it will continue to grow and provide additional funds to deserving young women.”
Virginia Barrett Florman ’32 Scholarship Fund
The Virginia Barrett Florman ’32 Scholarship Fund was establihsed in 2010 through an estate gift to St. Joseph’s Academy. In an interview before her death on January 31, 2010, Virginia remarked, “We (me, my daughter, sister and aunt) received such a wonderful education from St. Joseph’s Academy. They do it the best. They really know how to teach to the whole person. I am giving it as unrestricted - for whatever the Sisters think it would be good for – wherever the need is. I trust they will make the right decision on how to spend it.”
John & Anne Jordan Family Scholarship
The John and Anne Jordan Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by John and Anne Jordan. With this scholarship, they hope to help provide an excellent Catholic education to young women who would not be able to attend St. Joseph’s Academy without some type of financial assistance. John and Anne have four daughters that attended the Academy, Jennifer Jordan Smith ’81, Stephanie Jordan Leach ’83, Anne Jordan Lee ’85 and Suzanne Jordan Villella ’88.
The Lay Family Foundation Scholarship
The Lay Family Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund was established in 2011 to provide tuition assistance to an incoming freshman and may be renewed annually, based on specific academic requirements and financial need.
The Mark & Patti Sullivan Mays ’82 Family Scholarship
The Mark and Patti Sullivan Mays ’82 Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mark and Patti Mays. Patti and Mark hope to provide the opportunity for young women to receive the same type of faith-based education that Patti received as a student. Patti remarks, “My years at St. Joe had a life-changing impact on me, and we want to give other girls the opportunity to be a part of this incredible experience.” Patti credits the SJA faculty for making a significant impact on her. “My teachers reached out to make a connection with us and pushed us to succeed beyond our own expectations. Even as a student, I could sense the personal investment they were making to help us develop our character and values.”
The Poppell Family Scholarship
The Poppell Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by John and Mary Mills Poppell ‘73. The goal of this scholarship is to help offset the rising cost of quality Catholic education to young women whose desire to attend St. Joseph’s Academy might not be possible without some type of financial assistance. John and Mary have three daughters that attended the Academy, Brady Poppell ’05, Mary Poppell ’08 and Anna Poppell ’12.
The Saigh Foundation Scholarship
The Saigh Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by Fred Saigh, a St. Louis businessman, former owner of the St. Louis Cardinals and a friend of St. Joseph’s Academy. The Foundation’s mission statement reads, “The Saigh Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life in the St. Louis metropolitan region through support for charitable projects and initiatives which primarily benefit children and youth through education and health care. These objectives will continue to support the community interests shown by Fred M. Saigh during his lifetime.” We thank The Saigh Foundation for this wonderful gift.
Alumnae Tribute Scholarship
The Alumnae Tribute Scholarship Fund was established to benefit those students who would not be able to attend St. Joe without some type of financial assistance.
Paul M. & Elizabeth C. “Betty” Berra Scholarship
The Paul M. Berra Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 by friends and family in memory of Paul and in celebration of his over 40 years of dedication and generosity to the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Joseph’s Academy. Paul Berra was a city and state public official for almost 40 years and he was devoted to St. Joe. This scholarship is awarded to students in financial need that demonstrate public service and good citizenship. Paul’s sister was Sr. Mary de Paul Berra. He has a daughter Ann Berra-Beermann ’81, and a granddaughter, Angela Berra ’08.
The Paul M. Berra Scholarship Fund was changed to the Paul M. and Elizabeth C. “Betty” Berra Scholarship Fund in June 2008 in honor of Betty Berra’s 80th birthday.
Sr. Mary de Paul Berra Scholarship
The Sr. Mary de Paul Berra Scholarship was established in 1987 by current and alumnae parents of St. Joseph Academy, and funded by family and friends. This scholarship was established to honor Sr. Mary de Paul Berra on her 50th Jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and for her leadership and guidance during her tenure as principal and president of St. Joseph Academy (1967–1998). Sr. Mary de Paul originated and lived St. Joe’s motto “Not I, But We.” This scholarship is awarded to students that demonstrate Sr. Mary de Paul’s qualities of academic achievement, leadership, service and citizenship. Sr. Mary de Paul has a niece, Ann Berra-Beermann ’81, and great-niece Angela Berra ’08.
The Binder-Osterholt Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Henrietta Binder Osterholt ’41. This scholarship is given to a daughter of an alumna who would not be able to attend St. Joe without some type of financial assistance. Henrietta was the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Alumnae “Pioneering Spirit” Award.
The Dittmeier Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by Larry & Pat Dittmeier. Their daughter, Katie ’98, was the first from her gradeschool to attend St. Joe. At that time, there were various scholarships for boys, but not for girls. They wanted to provide an opportunity for young women, especially from the St. Charles area, to attend St. Joe. Larry and Pat have two daughters, Katie ’98 & Krissy ’99.
Alice Claire Enghauser ’84 Memorial
The Alice Claire Enghauser ’84 Memorial Fund was established in 1991 by James and Marialice Enghauser in memory of their daughter, Alice. Alice was killed in an accident December of her senior year at St. Joe. This scholarhip honors Alice’s zest for life and love for St. Joe. James and Marialice hope that this fund will give other young women the opportunity to have this same passion for St. Joe.
David Fink Memorial Scholarship
The David Fink Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993.
Sr. Nancy Folkl Scholarship
The Sr. Nancy Folkl Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 in honor of Sr. Nancy’s years of service to St. Joseph’s Academy.
The General Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 for those donors who want to contribute to a scholarship to benefit an SJA student.
Sr. Pam Harding Scholarship
The Sr. Pam Harding Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 in honor of Sr. Pam’s years of service to St. Joseph’s Academy.
Colleen M. Hipp ’91 Memorial Scholarship
The Colleen M. Hipp ’91 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 by Gerald & Ann Hipp in memory of their daughter, Colleen. Colleen was killed in a bus accident coming from a swim meet while attending Notre Dame. Diversity was very important to Colleen, so this fund was established to help increase diversity at St. Joe.
Sr. Joan Lampton Scholarship
The Sr. Joan Lampton Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the friends and family of Sr. Joan Lampton in honor of her years of service at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Maria Liese Scholarship
The Maria Liese Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Thomas Liese in memory of his daughter, Maria. Marie was killed in a car accident during her freshman year at St. Joe.
Mary Beth's Angels Foundation Scholarship
Mary Beth Ricken Memorial was established in 2001 by Gerry and Sheila Kriegshauser Ricken ’76 in memory of their daughter, Mary Beth. Mary Beth was afflicted with a cancerous brain tumor and succumbed to her disease during her freshman year at St. Joe. Despite living with cancer, she wore an ever present smile and lived her life motto, "Life is short, laugh hard!" At her young age, she appreciated the value of a high quality education and wished to provide this opportunity to others who could not afford it.
Neal Murphy Scholarship
The Neal Murphy Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Neal & Margaret Murphy & Anita Mueller. This scholarship is given based upon scholastic excellence and involvement in student activities, athletics, student government and service in the community. Neal & Margaret have three daughters, Molly Murphy ’94, Meredith Murphy ’97 & Moira Murphy ’01.
Sr. Josepha Nellesen Scholarship
The Sr. Josepha Marie Nellesen scholarship was established in 2005 in memory and in celebration of her many dedicated years to St. Joseph’s Academy.
The Parents Scholarship was established in 1991 & 1992 as two scholarships – Fathers’ Club & Mothers’ Club Scholarships. Today, they are combined into one scholarship to help SJA families whose primary parent passes away while their daughter(s) are attending the Academy.
The Ravarino Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Helen Badaracco Ravarino ’38 in memory of her husband, Albert Ravarino. Albert and Helen have one daughter, Mimi Ravarino ’74.
Nancy Repking KAIROS Scholarship
The Nancy Repking KAIROS Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 in honor of Nancy’s service to St. Joseph’s Academy. This fund helps defray the costs of the KAIROS retreats for students in need of financial assistance.
Betty L. Schrappen Memorial Scholarship
The Betty L Schrappen Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in memory of Betty Schrappen. Betty loved St. Joe and was grateful for the support given to the family when her husband passed away while their daughters were attending St. Joe. Betty was the mother of Nan Schrappen Weiss ’69, Sally Schrappen Kane ’72, Margie Schrappen Gray ’74, Lisa Schrappen Stuhlmann ’76 and Suzi Schrappen ’78. She was the grandmother of Courtney LaBelle ’00.
Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship
Each year, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet make a gift to each of their sponsored institutions. Their scholarship fund at St. Joe helps those students who might not be able to attend the Academy without some type of financial assistance.
Mary Pamela Underhill ’64 Scholarship
The Mary Pamela Underhill ‘64 Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by Pam’s sister Mary Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick ‘67, her family, friends and classmates. With this scholarship they hope to provide financial relief to a deserving freshman whose dreams of attending St. Joe might otherwise be out of reach. This scholarship honors the memory of Pam, who passed away in 2009. Pam’s years at St. Joe were among the happiest of her life, years that formed a solid base for her successful career, her abiding faith, and her deep and lasting friendships with classmates from SJA. Her family and friends hope that this fund will give that same opportunity to another St. Joe Angel.
Sr. Anne Agnes von Steiger Scholarship
The Sr. Anne Agnes von Steiger Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by the brother of Sr. Anne Agnes in honor of her years of service in the Math department at St. Joe. Sr. Anne Agnes had two sisters that were also Sisters of St. Joseph and members of the SJA faculty, Sr. Rita Catherine and Sr. Walter Marie. Both of these sisters were killed in a car accident in 1984. Sr. Anne Agnes passed away in 2006.