Scholarships

Margaret Mary Missar/John Carroll Society High School and Junior High School Scholarship Program

Since 1997, the John Carroll Society has offered scholarships to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors attending the Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. The Society bases the awards on essays submitted by students and written on topics identified by the Society to encourage students to reflect more deeply on their faith.

The Society awards a scholarship of $2000 in memory of Margaret Mary Missar for the author of the first-place essay; a scholarship of $1000 for the author of the second-place essay; scholarships of $500 each for the authors of two to three third-place essays; and scholarships of $100 each for authors of up to ten essays that receive honorable mention. The Society invites the first-place winner and his or her family to receive the award at the Society's annual dinner and submits the essay for publication in the Catholic Standard.

The 2017 Essay Competition and Scholarship Program

For basic facts about the 2017 essay competition and scholarship program (including essay contest theme, deadlines and awards), please click here.

The winning essay in the 2017 competition was submitted by Olivia Young, a junior at the Academy of the Holy Cross.

Agnes E. and Joseph P. Vaghi Scholarship

The Annual Dinner serves as the primary source of funding for the Agnes E. and Joseph P. Vaghi/John Carroll Society Scholarship, inaugurated by the Society in 2004. This scholarship provides a $5,000 annual award for each of four students at Archbishop Carroll High School.

The Vaghi Scholarship winners at Archbishop Carroll High School are (from left to right): Genesis Gamez-Chavez (junior), Jason Reyes (sophomore), Paula Valenzuela (freshman), Eduardo Bernal (senior), and Greta Terry (junior).
The Vaghi Scholarship winners at Archbishop Carroll High School are (from left to right): Genesis Gamez-Chavez (junior), Jason Reyes (sophomore), Paula Valenzuela (freshman), Eduardo Bernal (senior), and Greta Terry (junior).


The Society bases the awards on essays submitted by students and written on topics identified by the Society to encourage students to reflect more deeply on their faith.