St. Mary's Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education (Davenport, IA)


St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 516 Fillmore Street in Davenport, Iowa.  The church was established in 1867.  In 1902 a school was built across the street.  St. Mary's excellence in education throughout the years is noted by its alumni school and their contributions to the community. 

In 2012, through the selling of cd's and dvd's on the history of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Assumption Class of 1962, the idea of a scholarship for catholic education started to crystallize.  It was the effort of Mary Tranor McFarland, 1958, 1962; Mary Atzen Gillooly, 1958, 1962; Tana Cook Odean 1958, 1962; and Tana Odean Hurt, 1985, that the cd's and dvd's became a reality.  Many alumni and parishioners contributed to the fund by purchasing the cd's and dvd's.  Catholic education of the parish youth has always been a priority of the parishioners.

St. Mary's Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education is a permanent endowment established as a tribute to St. Mary's catholic education.  Tana Odean established the fund in 2014 in honor of the assistance she received from Father James J. Hopkins, Pastor of St. Mary's 1954-1962.  When Ms. Odean graduated from St. Mary's School in 1958, she received a scholarship for her first year's tuition at Assumption High School.

You may give a gift of any size to provide a student from All Saints School the opportunity to attend Assumption High School.  Use the Donate Now button below or send your check/money order to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 852 Middle Rd, Suite 100, Bettendorf, IA  52722 - noting that the gift is designated to the St. Mary's Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education.

The St. Mary's Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education will provide $500 in assistance to each recipient for one year; students may reapply each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • 50% is financial need
  • 25% merit evaluated by church, community, school and personal activities
  • 25% is achievement evaluated by school testing and transcript when applicable

For more information on the criteria or application for the scholarship, contact: Fr. Christopher Young, Pastor 563-209-2082 or Jeanne Von Feldt, Principal 563-324-3205

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