Scholarships and Endowments

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THE ELIZABETH HUFFNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was endowed by family and friends of Mrs. Huffner, a parent who was very active in the Blessed Trinity community. This scholarship in her honor is awarded to a freshman student for excellence in academics and service, two qualities that she prized.
Recent Recipient: Michael Bell

THE KEVIN MANN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was endowed by friends and family of Mr. Kevin Mann, who taught Social Studies and coached basketball and tennis here from 2004 to 2006, after teaching many years in the DeKalb County schools. Mr. Mann passed away of cancer after just two years on our faculty, but during that time had a tremendous impact on the students he taught and coached. This scholarship is awarded to a student who achieves in Social Studies, is involved in school activities, and is devoted to their faith.
Recent Recipient: Brigham Rogers

THE DEVON McKNIFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was endowed by family and friends of Devon McKniff, who died in an automobile accident during her senior year in December, 2006. Devon’s two great loves were visual art and Spanish. Indeed, her favorite courses were AP Studio Art and AP Spanish Language. This scholarship is awarded to two students who, like Devon, have a love of the arts.
Recent Recipients: Natalia Acosta and William Dieal

THE JESSICA TURNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was endowed by the Turner family and friends to honor the memory of the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Jessica, who died in an automobile accident in February, 2001. Jessica Turner was frequently at Blessed Trinity events with her parents and was known and loved by many of our staff and students. This scholarship is awarded to a junior girl whose involvement in the spiritual life of the school, membership in extracurricular activities, and success in academics embody the qualities that the Turners were developing in their daughter.
Recent Recipient: Sammy Rizzo

1ST LIEUTENANT SCOTT JOSEPH FLEMING MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by the family and friends of 1st Lieutenant Scott Joseph Fleming, Class of 2004. Scott was killed on September 17, 2010 in Afghanistan during combat operations, while providing security for the Afghan people during their Parliamentary elections. While a student at Blessed Trinity, Scott was Co-captain of the 2003-04 varsity boys basketball team. That season, Scott was the leading scorer and led the team to the first state playoff appearance in the program's history. He is currently the fifth all-time leading scorer in the program. After graduating from BT, Scott attended LaGrange College where he also played basketball. Following graduation from college, Scott joined the Marines and faithfully served his country.
Recent Recipient: Reagan Hart

THE FOUNDERS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was endowed by Founding Principal Frank Moore and friends. Mr. Moore led Blessed Trinity for its first 16 years, until his retirement in June, 2016. From the school's early days, its reputation grew quickly as a first tier academic institution with outstanding service, fine arts, and athletic programs. A musician and photographer, Mr. Moore had a particular love for the arts at Blessed Trinity. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student who is in the top quartile of the class and is involved in the fine arts program.
Recent Recipient: McKenna Wallace

THE ST. JOSEPH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - Endowed by the family of Joseph Camperlengo, a decorated Korean War veteran and grandfather of a Blessed Trinity alumnus. Joseph's infectious personality exuded a confidence that "despite any difficulty, all will be well if we believe in each other." Awarded to a male who is team oriented and demonstrates leadership, moral courage, and a tireless work ethic.
Recent Recipient: Sean Wylie

LOUISE B. BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Sponsored by the Baker Family and friends of this beloved mother and parent volunteer who passed away after a two-year battle with colon cancer in January, 2018. Louise was most devoted to her Catholic faith and her vocation as a mother, and for over a decade, was a faithful participant in Bible Study, Mother's Prayer Group, and serving as an Adoration Guardian and in the overall Spiritual Life of the Blessed Trinity Community. In her honor and to the legacy she left, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is most devoted to practicing their Catholic faith and prioritizes service to others before oneself.
Recent Recipient: Christina Maria Arias

MAX GRUVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Sponsored by the family of Max Gruver, in memory of their son, Max, a member of the Blessed Trinity Catholic High School class of 2017, who died during his freshman year at Louisiana State University.  Max, with his big smile and even bigger hug...truly a gentle giant with a sweet soul, was friends to all without exception, as his easy going and laid back personality made everyone feel included and special.  He is remembered for being an advocate for all people and being their biggest cheerleader.  He was kind to all and a true friend.  Max was also known for his passion for sports and journalism.  He could talk your ear off about any sport and all the statistics that went with it, and his writing conveyed that love and passion.  Max knew that God loved him and his faith was evident to all that knew Max.  This scholarship, in loving memory of Max, is awarded to a student who shares Max’s love of sports and journalism.
Recent Recipient: Clark Bilderback

THE 9/11 FLAG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Sponsored by Dr. Robert and Cheryl O'Donnell, whose two daughters, Kathleen '19 and Ryan '20, created the annual Blessed Trinity 9/11 Flag Memorial. The Memorial honors the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States with nearly 3,000 American flags, placed in neat columns and rows in the horseshoe of the Blessed Trinity campus. Each year, one outstanding student will be selected in recognition of their patriotism, love of country and personal commitment to this project.
Recent Recipient: Lauren Leszynski

THE NICK MANTIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Nick Mantia scholarship was endowed by Patrick Flood, CEO of Supreme Lending, where Nick worked for a number of years.  A graduate of Crestwood High School, Nick passed away in 2020 from an aggressive form of cancer.  Though Nick is no longer physically with us today, his infectious spirit can still be felt all around us.  One of the most special qualities possessed by Nick was an innate ability to make anyone he crossed paths with - whether it be a lifelong friend or family member, colleague, or the person passing him in the street - feel important.  Nick had a gigantic heart with a contagious smile, and in turn was loved by all those who knew him.  Nick was also known for his love of the arts.  Fluent in Spanish, a painter, and a true "star of the show" both on and off the stage, Nick's passion for the arts was extraordinary.  This scholarship, in loving memory of Nick, is awarded to a student who shares Nick's love of the arts and excels across the board in language arts, visual arts, and performing arts.  Nick's mother, Judy Mantia, is a parishoner at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, which inspired her to direct the endowment to Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in honor of Nick's many accomplishments in the arts.



Below are the privately funded scholarships and their recent recipients.

The Robert White/UPS Scholarship was endowed by an executive of UPS for a young man who embodies both physical and academic skills.
Recent Recipient: Titus Nordlander

The Martin J. Kinzler Scholarship is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of La Salette Council #8376. The Knights of Columbus Scholarship is awarded to a student whose family is a member of St. Ann's Parish, who has been successful academically, who is active in school activities and in the religious life of the school and parish.
Recent Recipient: Joseph Lillis, Valeria Lucia Bazan, and Nicholas Gabriel Ferrante

The Jeff and Jeannie Stokes Family Endowed Award is given to two students who are known for bringing out the best in others and who are kind to all without exception.
Recent Recipients: Dylan Stewart and Sarah Stewart

The Picture Perfect Photography Scholarship is sponsored by David and Denise Huntley, owners of Picture Perfect studio. This award is given to an outstanding sophomore scholar.
Recent Recipient: Irena Lively

The American Book Company Scholarship is endowed by Frank and Colleen Pintozzi.  This scholarship is awarded to a student from a minority background who has enriched the life of the school.
Recent Recipient: Diane Pierre-Louis

The Goizueta Scholarship is endowed through a grant from the Goizueta Foundation. Mrs. Olga Goizueta, wife of the late Roberto Goizueta, Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, through her foundation, has funded this scholarship at Blessed Trinity. The Goizueta Scholarship is awarded to two students of Hispanic heritage who contribute to the life of the school through scholarship, leadership, and dedication, the qualities possessed by Roberto Goizueta.
Recent Recipients: Diana Soza and Mavrick Torrico