Awards and Scholarships for Mount Students

Recognizing the talents and initiative of Mount’s students

Recognizing the accomplishments, initiative and talents of our students is essential. Each year, we invitemembers of our school community to request consideration for scholarships awarded at our spring ceremonies. 

Below is a list of the scholarships and honors we anticipate awarding this spring for students in grade 12. All members of our school community are invited to review each descriptor carefully and to consider students who embody the attributes listed for each scholarship. Students are encouraged to read the descriptors and to put their name forth for consideration.  Links to submit names are included at the bottom of each section.

Once a student has been nominated for a scholarship, it is not necessary to submit a second nomination. Student names submitted will be put onto a ballot and the faculty/administration and scholarship committee will vote on award recipients. For questions regarding scholarships, please email

To Be Considered

To be considered for a 12th grade scholarship, please fill out the application at the link below.

Awards for Grade 12

Lt. Peter Riley Memorial Scholarship 

This $750 Award is presented to a SENIOR who has displayed a zest for life during their high school years. This nominee is involved in extracurricular activities and displays leadership in religious events.


Olivia Noel Rotondo Memorial Scholarship 

Olivia Noel Rotondo was a member of Mount’s Class of 2011 who died at the age of 20 in August of 2013. She was a member of the 2009 and 2011 RI state championship cheerleading teams. The “Liv for You” Foundation was created with the intention to honor the qualities of Olivia’s life that made her unique.  The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives, and provide scholarship assistance to spirited young people who engage in the art of dance and/or movement. The foundation awards a $2500.00 scholarship annually to a SENIOR on Mount’s dance team or that has formal/competitive dance or cheerleading training within the past two years and demonstrates academic achievement as evidenced by a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).  This student is selected because he or she embodies the true heart and soul of the dance and cheer community.

The Keith Martin Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

Given in honor of Keith Martin, Class of 2003, who died tragically in a car accident in 2008.  This $250.00  award is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and is given to a SENIOR who demonstrates the enthusiasm for the fine arts and passion for performing that Keith showed in many drama club productions.

The Nancy Certo Memorial Scholarship 

This Scholarship is a $500 award given by the Certo Family in memory of Nancy Certo, a singer who studied under Arturo Toscanini and sang both opera and big band era songs in the 1930s and 40s. This award is given to a JUNIOR or a SENIOR who has a passion for the performing arts.

The Richard Lawrence Service, Leadership and Sportsmanship Scholarship

Given to a graduating SENIOR who demonstrates exemplary service to others, who displays leadership skills which motivate others to strive for a common goal and who promotes and practices respectful behavior and treatment of others, especially in an athletic contest.  The $500.00 award is sponsored by David Celona ‘87 in honor of Richard Lawrence for over 50 years of dedicated service to the Academy. 

The Valley Breeze Scholarship

This $750.00 scholarship is given by the Valley Breeze to a JUNIOR or a SENIOR from Mount St. Charles Academy who demonstrates achievement in either Journalism or Writing. 

William Larkin Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Edward Larkin of Long Island NY established a fund and yearly scholarship in memory of his son, William R. Larkin, Class 1968, who died during the Vietnam Conflict. These three $1000.00 awards, given by Mr. Larkin, recognize SENIORS who are determined and work through challenges with grit.

Reverend Thomas Trepanier Music Scholarship

A $250.00 award presented to a JUNIOR in the band who has demonstrated a passion for music and is a contributor to the school community.

William Brodeur Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a Mount JUNIOR in memory of William Brodeur.  The $500.00 winner must demonstrate a love of religious values, give of his/her time, be devoted to family and school, have a good work ethic and be respectful of others.  

Other Recognitions 

  • Valedictorian
  • Salutatorian
  • Mistress of Ceremonies
  • All Mountie
  • Amateur Cor Jesu
  • Department Awards: English, Technology, Music, History, Psychology, Religion, Christian Service, French, Spanish, Science, and Math
  • AP Scholars
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • National Merit
  • State Leadership Awards
  • Student Leadership Association
  • Excellence in Dance
  • Band and Chorus Awards
  • Charlie Award (Theater)
  • Art Awards
  • Tri Sport Athlete
  • Brother Josephus Residential Life Award

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