The Maguire Foundation has committed $7 million in scholarships to educating students
in high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
275 high school freshman and sophomores, including over 200 students from the 17 high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be honored as Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a celebration hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Co-Principals of the foundation.
Last year, in partnership with Faith in the Future and the Office of Catholic Education, The Maguire Foundation committed $7 million dollars over seven years to Faith in the Future in support of students attending Archdiocesan high schools.
Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education said, “Faith in the Future and the Office of Catholic Education are honored to continue our partnership with the Maguire Foundation. We are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. James Maguire and The Maguire Foundation for their extreme generosity and unwavering support of students in our Archdiocesan high schools. These future leaders of tomorrow and their parents have made sacrifices for a quality Catholic education and benefit immensely from the scholarships offered by the Maguire Foundation.”
As of the 2014-2015 academic year, a total of 215 freshmen and sophomores have been selected to receive $3,000 scholarships for each of the four years they attend an Archdiocesan high school. These students were selected in collaboration with the presidents and admission directors at each high school. There are at least 12 Maguire Scholars represented at each of the 17 Archdiocese of Philadelphia High Schools and Mercy Vocational High School. In order to qualify, students must demonstrate financial need, meet academic benchmarks, actively participate in school activities and illustrate involvement in their communities.
“The Maguire Foundation is proud of the 275 young men and women who have been chosen as Maguire Scholars. The Scholars’ Celebration is a way of honoring and inspiring these students to strive to be high achievers in all that they do in the classroom and the community. We must teach young people to believe what they are, and become what they believe,” stated James J. Maguire, Founder and President of The Maguire Foundation.
The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola that we are men and women for others. They believe that partnering with educational institutions to provide families of need with scholarship assistance and grants to grade school, high school, and college builds a strong foundation for success.
To learn more about The Maguire Foundation please visit maguirefoundation.org/index.php.