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The Sister Margaret Hoffman OSF COACE Graduation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for any COACE member whose child will graduate from high school this year. COACE will award a $1000 scholarship to three graduating seniors, paid to the colleges the students will attend in the fall.

The awarding of these scholarships is based on academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities, an essay, and letters of recommendation.

Application deadline postmarked by March 15 and mailed to the COACE address:

COACE
The Sister Margaret Hoffman OSF COACE Graduation Scholarship
P.O. Box 340261
Columbus, OH 43234-0261

If you have questions, please see your Building Rep or Contact Us.

Click here for the application.


Sister Marie Shields 8th Grade Scholarship

The Sister Marie Shields Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship for 8th Grade students who will be attending one of the Columbus Diocesan High Schools.  COACE will award $750 to two 8th grade students from Diocese elementary schools.  Students are asked to submit this application, including the two short essay questions and two letters of recommendation through our Letter of Recommendation form .

Sister Marie Shields SNDdeN grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She was taught by Sisters of Notre Dame DeNamur at her high school and heard her calling to the vocation through her experiences with the sisters. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame DeNamur in 1955 and took her final vows in 1963. She served in the Columbus Diocese for 51 years. She spent the majority years at St. Matthias School where she touched countless lives. Those who knew her said that she never knew a stranger and was the most Christ-like person that they have ever known.

Click here for the Sr. Marie Shields Scholarship Application

Click here for the Letters of Recommendation Form

Application deadline due online by February 15

Questions:  please contact Erica Gowitzka, [email protected]


8th Grade Scholarships

COACE is the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators, an organization of Catholic School Teachers in Franklin County.  Each year we award $500 scholarships to eight graders enrolled in one of the Diocesan High Schools.  COACE will choose one winner from each elementary school.  To be eligible, each school must have 50% or more membership in the organization.

This completed application along with all required forms.  Please see your schools due date for submission.  Late Applications will not be considered.  Your teachers will be responsible for returning your completed application to the Scholarship Committee.

The following forms must be attached to the application:

Click here for the Scholarship Application

Chairperson: [email protected]


2021-2022 High School Scholarships

The children of COACE members in good standing are eligible to apply for a COACE High School Scholarship. This is to aid in the cost of tuition and/or academic fees at one of the diocesan high schools located in Franklin County. The five $1000.00 scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The following application must be submitted online and all accompanying documentation mailed to
COACE High School Scholarship Committee
Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators
P.O. Box 340261
Columbus, OH 43234-0261.  

Application deadline postmarked by October 15.

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