New Student Admission Scholarships

Recognizing talents and initiative of Mount’s incoming students

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Mount values the many dimensions of a well-rounded individual and is pleased to offer scholarships to incoming students that will help us to live out our mission of holistic formation and academic excellence.

Scholarships will be awarded to those who will contribute to and elevate our school culture in the areas of leadership, performing arts, service, environmental awareness, and intellectual curiosity. The minimum award per scholarship is $1,000.

Graduation Honor Prize Nominations

EXCELSIOR AWARD

The EXCELSIOR AWARD is presented to a member of the graduating class in recognition of good leadership and participation in extracurricular activities, for showing good human relations, for working jointly on projects of common interest, and for achieving excellence in the classroom.

ALL MOUNTIE AWARD

The ALL MOUNTIE AWARD is given to a member of the graduating class who is above average in academic work, has participated in at least one interscholastic league sport, has contributed significantly to the welfare of the Academy through participation in extracurricular activities, and has manifested distinctive qualities of leadership. The winner must obtain a majority vote of the faculty.

AMETUR COR JESU AWARD

The Ametur Cor Jesu Award is presented to a graduating senior who has exemplified the Catholic mission and identity of Mount Saint Charles Academy, as well as the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their motto to love the heart of Jesus. Through an awareness of God’s gifts, the recipient has demonstrated this ideal through a diligent pursuit of knowledge, respect for the dignity of others, an exemplary moral character, and service to the community. In summary, the recipient, who must be a practicing Roman Catholic, has excelled in living the virtues of faith, hope, and charity during his/her time at Mount Saint Charles Academy. This prestigious award, which is sponsored by Father Robert E. Lacombe, is determined by a majority vote of the faculty.

Awards for Grades 11-12

Below are scholarship awards given to Mount students in grades 11 and 12 in recognition of their contributions and success at Mount Saint Charles.

In addition to these scholarships, Mount also recognizes the achievements of our juniors and seniors with the following awards:

  • Valedictorian
  • Salutatorian
  • Mistress of Ceremonies
  • Department Awards: English, Technology, Music, History, Psychology, Religion, Christian Service, French, Spanish, Science, and Math
  • Additional English Awards: Pleasure to Teach and Writing Award
  • AP Scholars
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • National Merit State Leadership Awards
  • College Book Awards (Juniors)
  • Student Leadership Association
  • Excellence in Dance
  • Band and Chorus Awards
  • Charlie Award (Theater)
  • Art Awards
  • Tri Sport Athlete

Patrick Cooney Memorial Scholarship

Given to a JUNIOR student who demonstrates perseverance, having overcome adversity while maintaining a passion for learning and creativity. This nominee should be someone who is truthful and authentic in their interactions and genuinely appreciative of the many gifts and talents of his/her peers.

Brian Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by SLA in memory of Brian who died during his junior year at MSC. This award is given to a JUNIOR as a motivator to continue to work hard. This junior should be a student who strives to reach their potential through perseverance and sustained effort.

Joyce St. Andre Memorial Scholarship

This Award was established in 2012 to assist a JUNIOR who demonstrates an interest in attending college to pursue a career in teaching and who exhibits kindness through volunteering and having positive interactions with students and faculty

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. This $1000.00 award can be given to a JUNIOR OR SENIOR . The purpose of this award is to affirm determination and hard work as being major components of success.

Lt. Peter Riley Memorial Scholarship

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.

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 Valley Breeze Scholarship

This $750.00 scholarship is given to a student from Mount St. Charles Academy who demonstrates achievement in either Journalism or Writing.

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.

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 faculty players 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.

Cahill Memorial Chemistry Scholarship

A $300.00 award presented in memory of Joseph C. Cahill, Class of 1945, to a JUNIOR who has demonstrated excellence and determination in the field of chemistry.

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 graduating member of Mount’s dance or cheerleading team. This student is selected by the administration from coaches’ nominees because he or she embodies the true heart and soul of the Mount community and is the spiritual leader of her respective team.

The Richard Lawrence Service, Leadership and Sportsmanship Award

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 Ernest Dupre Award

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Dupre sponsor an award each year in loving memory of their son, Ernest Dupre II. The award is given to a SENIOR who has excelled in the study of biological sciences and is made in memory of their son Ernest, class of 1968.

Acts of Kindness

Sponsored by the Service Opportunity Depot and presented annually to a JUNIOR who has completed an extraordinary number of hours of community service during the school year. This student has also demonstrated a real understanding of the importance of sacrifice and compassion.

Awards for Grades 9-10

Below are scholarship awards given to Mount students in grades 9 and 10 in recognition of their contributions and success at Mount Saint Charles.

In addition to these scholarships, Mount also recognizes the achievements of our freshmen and sophomores with the following awards:

 

  • Student Leadership Association
  • Excellence in Dance
  • All State Band and Chorus
  • Charlie Award (Theater)
  • Art Service Award
  • Tri Sport Athlete
  • Department Awards: English: Pleasure to Teach and Writing Award, Technology, and Math
  • Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award

The Pawtucket Red Sox Scholarship

Established by the late Ben Mondor ’42 this award is given to a FRESHMAN who exemplifies the qualities of hard work and commitment to academic studies.

Br. Robert R. Croteau SC Legacy Scholarship

A $500.00 award that is presented annually in honor of the Academy’s former teacher and President, Br. Robert Croteau SC, to a student who is the child or grandchild of Mount alum and who is on the honor roll and has demonstrated enthusiastic participation and leadership within the school community. The recipient is a 9th or 10th grader and selected by the members of the administration.

The Dupuis Memorial Scholarship

GIven to a FRESHMAN OR SOPHOMORE in memory of Raynald ’59 and his father Rene ’26 to a hard working student who shows great respect for all teachers and demonstrates a good sense of humor.

Mark R Martin ’75 Memorial Scholarship

This award was established by the Martin family in loving memory of Marc. This award recognizes a FRESHMAN OR SOPHOMORE who is hardworking and persistent (though he/she may not always be recognized with grades near the top of the class). This student is dedicated to helping others whether the action be big or small, is genuinely kind, fun loving, and well liked and whose presence is always felt.

Young Leaders Award

Awarded to SOPHOMORES who have demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership in the school or community.

J. Wendell Phillips Scholarship

Established in 1997 by his family to honor his long life advocacy and support of Mount. It is awarded to a SOPHOMORE who possesses a deep faith and compassion demonstrated through daily life.

The Robert Mondor ’56 Memorial Scholarship 

Given to a SOPHOMORE who demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for the study of the French language. The recipient is selected by the Foreign Language Department.

The Louis J. Laperle SC Chemistry Scholarship

A scholarship presented in honor of Br. Louis and sponsored by Mr. Claude Trottier, Class of 1956, to a SOPHOMORE who has demon­strated excellence and determination in the field of chemistry. The recipient is selected by the members of the Science Department in consultation with the Administration.

The Jeraldine Ferry Memorial Scholarship

Established to assist students who demonstrate a love of biology, exhibit dedication and hard work, are involved in extracurricular activities and strive to achieve and grow in the understanding of this natural science. In memory of Mrs, Ferry, a biology teacher and a National Teacher of Excellence who died in 1994.

Acts of Kindness Scholarship 

An award presented by the Service Opportunity Depot to a student who has been an active participant in the program, giving not only a significant number of hours to serving the local community, but for displaying compassion and concern for those served. The recipient is considered a role model that others should follow.

Awards for Grades 6-8

Below are scholarship awards given to Mount students in grades 6 through 9 in recognition of their contributions and success at Mount Saint Charles.

In addition to these scholarships, Mount also recognizes the achievements of our middle school students with the following awards:

 

  • Student Leadership Association
  • Excellence in Dance
  • All State Band and Chorus
  • Charlie Award (Theater)
  • Art Service Award
  • Department Awards: Geography Bee and Challenge, Math, English, and Religion

Dorilla Brule Scholarship – 6th Grade

Given to a SOPHOMORE who demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for the study of the French language. The recipient is selected by the Foreign Language Department.

The Cor Jesu Scholarship

6th, 7th or 8th GRADE Award Is presented annually by the MSC Parents Council in honor of Mr Richer, former teacher, assistant principal, principal and president, to a Middle School student who (may not always achieve the highest grades) but always gives 100% effort. This student is respectful to peers and teachers, demonstrates concern for others, gives generously of his or her time, is involved in school activities and does it all with a smile.

Camille Pepin Memorial Scholarship

6th, 7th or 8th GRADE Award. This award is presented by the Pepin family to honor Camille’s work as a veteran and businessman. It is awarded to a middle school student who has demonstrated intellectual curiosity and a desire to impact others.

Tracey Ducharme Memorial Scholarship – 7th Grade Award (Female)

The Tracey Ducharme Memorial Scholarship was established by the MSC Leadership Association in memory of Tracey, who during her seventh grade, in 1986, was tragically killed in an auto accident. It is awarded to a FEMALE student in the 7th GRADE at MSC who exemplifies the spirit of joy and giving evidenced by Tracey.

Chris Heroux Memorial Scholarship – 7th Grade Award (Male)

The Chris Heroux Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Chris Heroux, who died as a seventh grader in 1979. This scholarship is awarded to a MALE student in the 7th GRADE at MSC who is a good student, involved in sports and class activities, and is respected by students and teachers because of their caring and compassionate nature.

The John H. Doran Memorial Scholarship

Established by Jack’s loving family in 2004. This scholarship is presented to an 8th GRADER who is willing to work to the best of his/her ability and shows an enthusiasm for the study of history.

The Jacqueline Gaudet Memorial Music Award

Given annually to a student who performs above expectations in the field of music, shows enthusiasm and spirit, participates in all band functions, and displays leadership.

The George E. Tessier Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in memory of George Tessier, a former teacher at the academy. This award is given to a 6th GRADER who has displayed a commitment to academics and a spirit of joy and friendliness in dealing with classmates and faculty.

The Acts of Kindness Scholarship

An award presented by the Service Opportunity Depot. It is given to a student who has been an active participant in the program, giving not only a significant number of hours to serving the local community, but for displaying compassion and concern for those served. The recipient is considered a role model that others should follow.

James Jordan Memorial Geography Award

Mr. James Jordan, seventh grade geography teacher, died of cancer in January of 2002. In order to honor his memory and his many contributions to the academy, the faculty established the James Jordan Memorial Geography Award which is given each year. The recipient must not only excel in the study of geography but must show an enthusiasm for the subject and extra effort in the creation of projects during the year.

Janet Goodison Memorial Math Award

In order to honor the memory of former math teacher Mrs. Janet Goodison and her many contributions to the academy, the faculty established the Janet Goodison Memorial Math Award. The recipient is a 7th GRADE student who has helped classmates better understand math, has shown genuine interest in the subject, and has excelled in mathematical achievement.

The Richard Lawrence Service, Leadership and Sportsmanship Award

Given to an incoming 9th grader 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. This individual displays the characteristics of a Mount future varsity captain or school leader. The award is sponsored by David Celona ‘87 in honor of Richard Lawrence for over 50 years of dedicated service to the Academy.

The “Great 8” Award (2 Winners: Male and Female)

Established in 2001 by the members of the Odyssey, Class of 2005. This award was established to honor a BOY and a GIRL in the 8th GRADE who have demonstrated spirit in all aspects of school life, pride in being a Mount student, enthusiasm, optimism, and have been a positive influence on their peers. These students may also be involved in extracurricular activities, willing to try new things, able to maintain a healthy balance between activities and academics and give their best effort. They must also be reliable and trustworthy to their friends and in their academic responsibilities.

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