Michael G. Cherrette Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship is to provide needs-based tuition assistance to incoming 9th, 10th & 11th graders attending West Catholic High School. A scholarship with a minimum value of $1,000 will be awarded to at least one (1) student annually. Additional scholarships and/or higher value scholarships may be awarded dependent upon the amount of funds available for scholarships and the applications submitted.
  • Financial need is of primary consideration. If a financial need persists and the family states its financial case in the annual application process, this scholarship can be used by the same student for tuition assistance for all four years.
  • The student must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Proof of GPA must be, in the form of the previous year’s report card or a letter from the school, must accompany the scholarship application.
  • Two (2) letters (from teachers, parish priests, neighbors, etc…) explaining why they feel the student should be considered for this scholarship.
  • Must have completed 15 hours of community service as a 9th grader, 20 hours of community service as a 10th grader and 30 hours of community service as a 11th Documentation from the agency where the community / church service was performed must be included.
  • All applicants must be of good character and have demonstrated a consistent respect for authority
  • Mr. Cherrette was the boys & girls golf coach at West Catholic for many years and he taught the benefits and value of sportsmanship to his teams. The candidates for this scholarship must write a two (2) page essay not to exceed 500 words, explaining their understanding of the word Sportsmanship and how it has impacted your life. Sportsmanship transcends athletics – the benefit of being a “good sport” can be used on a day-to-day basis.
  • Elements of Sportsmanship
  1. Integrity
  2. Humility
  3. Cooperation
  4. Fairness
  5. Kindness
  6. Honor

Please incorporate these six (6) topics in your essay

Think carefully about this statement as it is a critical part of the selection process.