Sprehe Scholarship Recipients
The Ralph & Bernice St. Mary Parish/Kaskaskia College Scholarship Trust Selection Committee recently selected 15 students to be scholarship recipients. The Trust will distribute a total of $63,760.00 in the 2015 – 2016 school year to these St. Mary Catholic parishioners to assist them in continuing their studies at Kaskaskia College and 4-year universities of their choice.
Recipients of the Kaskaskia College Full Tuition Scholarships valued up to $3,680.00 each for the 2015 – 2016 school year include:
Recipients of the Baccalaureate Scholarships valued at $4,000.00 each awarded to Kaskaskia College graduates who are continuing their studies at a four-year university of their choice for the 2015 – 2016 school year include:
John Graham, Jr.
Mitchell Martin was awarded a $10,000.00 scholarship for the 2015 – 2016 school year to attend Greenville College. He is the recipient of the 4-Year Ralph Sprehe Memorial Scholarship. He will continue to receive scholarship awards annually from the Sprehe Scholarship Trust through the 2016 – 2017 school year. The selection of the recipient of this scholarship is based on extraordinary need, performance and individual initiative with the value of the award generally being greater than the other scholarships.
The Sprehe Scholarship Trust was established by a generous gift from Ralph and Bernice Sprehe in 1998 to assist parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in obtaining a college education. The gift was placed in trust and is managed by the US Bank Private Group. The purpose of the Trust is to serve as a perpetual endowment to assist current and future generations of St. Mary Catholic Church parishioners in attending Kaskaskia College by full payment of their tuition for four consecutive semesters. Mr. Sprehe expanded the scope of Trust in 2002 by amending the Trust Agreement to include an additional category of baccalaureate scholarships. These baccalaureate scholarships are for St. Mary Catholic Church parishioners who have graduated from Kaskaskia College and are continuing their studies at a four-year university of their choice.