Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds

Because Nerinx believes that a diverse student body enriches the whole school community, Nerinx is committed to ensuring that students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have an opportunity for this excellent education.

The need to support our students is great and continues to grow. This year, 24% of Nerinx Hall students received financial assistance. Nerinx is providing nearly $600,000 in Need-Based Aid to families and is still not meeting all of our students’ needs. Without the help provided by scholarship funds, many current students would not be able to attend Nerinx Hall. As such, your scholarship contribution is a great blessing to these students and to Nerinx Hall.

Gifts to the Nerinx Hall General Scholarship Fund support the school by helping Nerinx Hall supplement the restricted named scholarship funds in meeting student financial needs.

A Restricted Named Scholarship Fund ensures a continuous source of funding of financial assistance for students in need or to honor student achievement. The minimum investment for a named scholarship is $20,000. The donor may define the criteria used for establishing the scholarship. Scholarships can be established through contributions of cash, stock, real estate, charitable remainder trusts, or bequests.

Nerinx has the following restricted named scholarship funds:

  • Clare Blase Memorial Scholarship
  • Eileen O’Donnell Cochran Fund
  • Frane Family Scholarship
  • The Patricia and Lester Hohl Family Scholarship
  • Leslie Ostapowicz Memorial Scholarship
  • Loretto Scholarship
  • Mary Anne Grant Memorial Service Award
  • Mary Susan Johnson ‘68 Scholarship
  • Sister Barbara’s 25th Anniversary Fund


Memorial/Honorariums - A gift made in memory or honor of a loved one is a gratifying and lasting tribute. These types of gifts are a special way to honor parents, loved ones, friends and fellow classmates. Memorial/Honorarium gifts are designated to the Nerinx Hall General Scholarship Fund unless otherwise specified.

When you make a memorial or tribute gift, we will send a note to the person, or the family of the person, being honored or memorialized.

For additional information contact: Julie Cavanaugh Lohr '89, Director of Advancement, at jlohr@nerinxhs.org or 314-968-1505, ext. 144.