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 and videos submitted by students and written or recorded on topics identified by the Society to encourage students to reflect more deeply on their faith.
The Society awards a scholarship of $1000 in memory of Margaret Mary Missar for the author of the first-place essay and creator of the first-place video; a scholarship of $500 for the author of the second-place essay and creator of the second-place video; scholarships of $250 each for the authors of two third-place essays and each of the creators of two third-place videos; and scholarships of $100 each for authors of five essays and creators of the five videos that receive honorable mention. The Society invites the first-place winners and their families to receive the award at the Society's annual dinner and submits the essay and video for publication in the Catholic Standard.
2023 MARGARET MARY MISSAR HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY COMPETITION
First Place: Esme Dorsey, Academy of the Holy Cross
Second Place: Clara Pham, St. Mary’s Ryken High School
Third Place: Noel Simmons, St. Mary’s Ryken High School Meredith Dunsmore, Academy of the Holy Cross
Read the winning essays HERE.
Olivia Bolz, Academy of the Holy Cross
Mae Zaremba, Academy of the Holy Cross
Grace Pressley, Academy of the Holy Cross
Jillian Savukinas, Academy of the Holy Cross
Eliza D’Albora, 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 $4,000 annual award towards high school tuition for five students at Archbishop Carroll High School each year.
The 2022-2023 Vaghi Scholarship winners are:
Mr. Franklin Ayissi-Etoh '23
Ms. Monique Clarke '25
Mr. Paul Dyson '23
Ms. Hayden Hernley '26
Ms. Dyari Simon '25
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.