Scholarships


Scholarships

Scholarships, endowed scholarships and scholarship funds help maximize educational opportunity for all qualified girls and young women by offering tuition assistance for those who need it. This promotes a more diverse and competitive educational environment from which all Forest Ridge students benefit.

General Scholarships and Financial Aid

Gifts made to this fund benefit the general scholarship and financial assistance program at Forest Ridge.

Centennial Scholarship

Given to honor 100 years of education at Forest Ridge and the memory of Virginia Satterberg Helsell, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates scholastic achievement, leadership, academic, and athletic abilities, and financial need.

Genevieve Albers Scholarship

Given in memory of Genevieve Albers, class of 1927, this scholarship is awarded to a Middle or High School student who is Catholic and demonstrates financial need.

Alumnae Scholarship

Awarded to the daughter, granddaughter, or niece of an alumna of Forest Ridge. The student exemplifies Sacred Heart spirit and contributes to the Forest Ridge community.

John Barth Scholarship

Awarded to a high school student who is interested in science and exhibits Sacred Heart values. The recipient may demonstrate financial need.

Mary Isabel Sheehan Bone Scholarship

Awarded to a high school student who exhibits Sacred Heart values and demonstrates financial need.

Charlotte Bonica Scholarship

The Charlotte E. Bonica Scholarship, donated by her family in memory of Charlotte after her untimely death in 2006, is awarded to the high school student at Forest Ridge who personifies the spirit of a Sacred Heart education and whose interest lies in the areas of literature and the arts.

Class of 2008 Scholarship

Janet Sheahan Donahoe Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Catholic student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA while involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrates financial need.

Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Marie-Louise L'Abbe Flohr Scholarship

Awarded to a high school student who exhibits Sacred Heart values and demonstrates financial need.

Raymond and Donna Guerin Middle School Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Middle School student who exemplifies Sacred Heart spirit and demonstrates financial need.

Aurelia Danz James Scholarship

Given in loving memory of Aurelia Danz James, class of 1937, this scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need.

The William A. Helsell Scholarship Fund

The William A. Helsell Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 honoring the memory of William Helsell, beloved husband, father, stepfather, and philanthropist. It was established by the Satterberg Foundation with a $2 million donation to the Forest Ridge Endowment. The scholarship is awarded each year to the student or students who show interest or promise in the sciences and who otherwise would not have access to the kind of education Forest Ridge provides. 

Susanna McPherson and Dr. James J. Lane Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student with demonstrated leadership potential, interest in community service, and academic ability. The recipient may demonstrate financial need.

Jeanne Marie and Rhoady Lee, Jr., Scholarship

The Paula Lillevand ‘58 Memorial Scholarship

The Paula Lillevand ‘58 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a love of learning, generosity of spirit, strong work ethic, faithful approach to the world, and a good sense of humor. 

Marian Scholarship

Mary B. Flaherty, RSCJ, '49 Scholarship

In 2010, the Forest Ridge Board of Trustees established the Sr. Mary B. Flaherty ’49 Scholarship to honor her 60 years as a Sacred Heart educator. Sr. Flaherty requested that this scholarship be offered to a qualified graduating student from St. Madeleine Sophie Parish school who demonstrates financial need and who is entering the ninth grade at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. If no student qualifies, this scholarship may be awarded to an incoming High School freshman who otherwise would be unable to attend Forest Ridge.

Dr. Mary Magnano Smith Scholarship

Awarded to new students in honor of Dr. Mary Magnano Smith '61, Head of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 2000-2009, recipients of this scholarship exhibit Sacred Heart Spirit and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship was created in 2009 to recognize Dr. Smith for her more than 40 years in education, including her service as Head of School at Forest Ridge. A generous gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helped to establish the Dr. Mary Magnano Smith Scholarship.

Virginia McMonagle, RSCJ, Endowment

This endowed fund, instituted to honor Virginia McMonagle, RSCJ, for her service to the Society and to Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, supports facilities at Forest Ridge.

Alice Petty O'Dea Scholarship

Alice Petty O'Dea, Sacred Heart alumna and mother of Sr. Marcia O'Dea, RSCJ, endowed this scholarship in appreciation of Sacred Heart education and her daughter's educational mission as a Religious of the Sacred Heart. Recipients of this scholarship value the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, exhibit an appreciation of music, and demonstrate financial need.

Maxine Elnora Odendahl Scholarship

The Maxine Elnora Odendahl Scholarship, established in loving memory by her grandson is awarded (each year) to a Middle School student who demonstrates financial need and who exemplifies the fortitude and persistence which were the hallmarks of Ms. Odendahl’s life and work.

Yvonne Flood Pigott Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship exhibits Sacred Heart Spirit and demonstrates financial need.

Maude and Francis Rogers Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies Sacred Heart Spirit and demonstrates financial need.

Maureen Romano Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Maureen Romano, class of 1972. It is awarded annually to a high school student who demonstrates interest in global activities such as Sacred Heart exchange opportunities, international language, and current world events. The recipient may demonstrate financial need.

Solo Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who is part of a single parent family and demonstrates financial need.

Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies Sacred Heart spirit and demonstrates financial need.

Albers Professional Development Endowment

Suzanne Cook, RSCJ, Endowment

Madame Mayenzet Endowment

Alycia Long Allen '69 Fund

The Alycia Long Allen fund was created in 2007 to honor her memory as an alumna, the Director of the High School 2002-2007 and an extraordinary woman who was dedicated to assure that diversity became part of the fabric of her alma mater. Donors to this fund will make possible multiple opportunities for young women to attend Forest Ridge School on a scholarship, to provide for professional opportunities and to underwrite regular school necessities to those who demonstrate financial need.

Mary Nelson Kenny Middle School Fund

This fund was created in 2010 by Mary Kenny's friends at Stanford University and the Morris S. Smith Foundation to celebrate her dedication of 40 years in education. This fund will make possible multiple additional opportunities for young women in the Middle School who demonstrate financial need, by offering them funds to underwrite regular school necessities. Mary Kenny was the Director of Development at Forest Ridge from 2000-2010.