You can have an impact on the life of a child! A donation to any of the following scholarship funds is one of the best investments you can make in their future. Your generous support of our scholarship funds makes a difference in the lives of our students and families and helps us to fulfill our mission of serving God’s Children in Extraordinary Variety.
St. Thomas the Apostle is committed to finding ways to ensure Catholic education is accessible and affordable for all those who desire the advantages it offers their children. Donations to our Scholarship Fund provide assistance for families in need as well as emergency tuition for families experiencing loss of employment, sudden or severe illness or other financial hardships.
Monique Lazarde Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of Monique Danielle Lazarde, a member of the class of 1979, this memorial scholarship was created by Monique’s family and friends to provide assistance for a deserving student who otherwise would not be able to attend STA. Those who knew Monique remember her as a very involved, outgoing young woman who loved music and had a positive influence on everyone she met. Thanks to the Monique Lazarde Memorial Scholarship, she will continue to inspire others by ensuring young people have the opportunity, as she did, to experience Catholic education.
Frances Y. Wiley Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Frances Y. Wiley Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in honor Frances Sumiko Yoshida Wiley, a revered member of the Hyde Park Community and St. Thomas the Apostle Parish for over 60 years. Fondly remembered as one of the original “tiger moms,” Frances cared fiercely not only for her own children, but for all of the students at STA. She and her husband were the proud parents of eight children, all of whom attended St. Thomas the Apostle School. St. Thomas youth were the beneficiaries of numerous enrichment programs for art music and crafts thanks to Mrs. Wiley’s efforts. She also shared her gifts and talents with the school by designing and sewing costumes for the annual St. Thomas Players musical and creating exquisite quilts for auction at fundraisers. The Frances Y. Wiley Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by her family to honor Mrs. Wiley and her devotion to STA. Donations to the fund will be used to assist families experiencing economic hardship or who are in need of emergency financial assistance. Those who share their treasure with St. Thomas the Apostle School through the Frances Y. Wiley Scholarship Fund will continue to promote her legacy of love for the school and its children.