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Many donors find that establishing a scholarship to provide a promising young woman all the benefits of a Sacred Heart Academy education to be very meaningful. Many choose to name their scholarship as a tribute to or in memory of a loved one or to create a legacy. A class or team scholarship is a great way for a group of alumnae and/or parents to continue the legacy of a SHA education and create the SHA experience for others.
Support SHA- Scholarships- Recipients
Scholarship benefactors are invited to the annual scholarship awards ceremony to present their scholarship and meet the recipient and their family. Benefactors are also invited to attend graduation and other events to interact with their scholarship recipient. These interactions are customized to meet a benefactor’s interests.

A permanently endowed scholarship can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more which will provide countless young women with financial support to attend Sacred Heart Academy. Gifts of this size are invested and the interest each year is awarded to a deserving student(s) while the principal continues to earn interest. Gifts can be made through pledges of up to five years.

Support SHA- Scholarship- RecipientMary Fox Sullivan '55 Scholarship
Alumna Mary Fox Sullivan ’55 recently established the Mary Fox Sullivan ’55 Scholarship to recognize academic achievement for an incoming student whose family may not otherwise have the ability to pay for a Catholic education.  

Mary reflects, “I was so fortunate to be a student at Sacred Heart. I had a friend who was the oldest of ten kids. Her parents wanted all of the kids to attend Catholic schools and my friend chose Sacred Heart. She was always so worried about the financial strain on her parents; that stayed with me all these years… I just want to do what I can to help the next girl.”

Support SHA- Scholarships- Schumacher
The Schumacher Family
Barbara Schumacher Klocke ‘56 recollected that in 1942 her eldest sister Mary Lou Schumacher Gerold ’46 received a scholarship making it possible for her to attend Sacred Heart Academy. Her parents were committed to giving the same opportunities to all of their children and by allowing Mary Lou to attend SHA they accepted the sacrifice necessary to send their next five daughters as well. To honor their parents and acknowledge the sacrifice that was made for their education, the Schumacher children established the Gerard R. and Mary Louise Schumacher Memorial Scholarship. In this way they are able to replicate the generosity that began their family’s long legacy at Sacred Heart Academy.
If you are interested in establishing a scholarship to create a legacy or memorialize a loved one, call the Advancement Office at 834-2101 ext. 352.

Current scholarships:
Alicia Saviola Hermsen '95 Memorial Scholarship
Alumnae Scholarship
Alumnae Scholarship in Memory of Alice Morlock Barth ’31
Alumnae Scholarship in Memory of Bernadette Smith Butler '42
Beverly Eckert Memorial Scholarship
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Parent Guild Scholarship
Burger Family Community Service Award
Cullen Foundation Scholarship
Elizabeth Ann Reiser Murray '56 Scholarship
Faculty/Staff Scholarship
Gerard R. & Mary Louise Schumacher Memorial Scholarship
Head of School Scholarship
Jackie Gurney McGuire '86 SHA Sisterhood Scholarship
James P. and Dolores Mahoney Scanlon Award
Joanne Fleischauer '67 Scholarship
John R. Oishei Foundation Scholarship
Kimberly Drzewiecki Vincent ’84 Memorial Scholarship
Margaret Mandell Walter '45 Scholarship
Marilyn Klosterman Staebell '50 and Barbara Staebell Rooney '74 Legacy Scholarship
Mary Deane Freeland Memorial Scholarship
Mary Fox Sullivan ’55 Scholarship (2)
Mother Magdalen Daemen Scholarship
Parents Guild Scholarship
Paul and Shirley Hess Memorial Award
Dr. Patricia Staley Burns Scholarship
Peter Canisius Colucci and Thomas Aquinas Colucci Memorial Scholarship
Ramos Family Scholarship
Rensa Gianadda Scholarship
Robert and Judith Wagner Scholarship
San Damiano Scholarship
Sisters of St. Francis Scholarship
Sr. Geraldine Warthling Memorial Award
Sr. Marcyann Kowalczyk Scholarship
St. Clare Scholarship
SHA Scholar & Legacy Awards
Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation Scholarship
Walton Family Scholarship