A tax-deductible contribution to one of the following memorial scholarship is an opportunity for the Roselle Catholic community to pay tribute to the memory of an RC Angel.
To review details of a specific scholarship, merely click on the name below:
Elisabeth Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
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If you prefer to make a contribution by check, please make it out to Roselle Catholic High School and designate the name of the scholarship on the "Memo" line. Send to:
Roselle Catholic High School
Attn: Office of Development
350 Raritan Road
Roselle, NJ 07203
Corporate Matching GIfts
Please keep in mind that many companies offer a matching gift program which could benefit Roselle Catholic. If so, please contact your Human Resources Department for a matching gift form and submit with your gift to the Office of Development, 350 Raritan Road, Roselle, New Jersey 07203.
All Contributions Are Tax Deductible.
For inquiries or questions, please contact Dave Boff, Director of Development at email@example.com or (908) 445-7901.
JOSEPH REIDY '70 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In 1970 attending classes remotely was stuff of science fiction. Yet, after Joe was paralyzed while diving into a swimming pool during the summer between junior and senior year, RC found a way to help the bed-ridden senior attend classes from his hospital bed.
Joe was a “virtual student” before there was such a thing, attending each of his classes every day during his senior year. With the help of the local telephone company, the school’s administration installed a specially designed and dedicated telephone line and speaker system in one of the classrooms. While this doesn’t sound particularly sophisticated by current standards, such technology was basically unheard of in 1969, and Joe’s set-up represented a major undertaking by everyone involved.
With the help of his family, friends and teachers, Joe successfully finished his high school curriculum and graduated with his class, in person, in June 1970. He then went off to college, and had a distinguished career, for thirty years, with the Internal Revenue Service.
Throughout his life, Joe remained loyal to RC, ever thankful for the opportunity the school gave him to graduate. He often attended games and other events at the school, always proud to be a Lion. He was an inspiration to everyone who met him, right up to the day of his passing, February 23, 2011, at the age of 58.
Joe’s classmates and other friends have honored his memory with a successful scholarship drive. With leadership from Joe’s brother Ed, Mike Walsh, ’70 and Joe Higgins, ’72, the scholarship fund raised over $40,000 in its first year to fund four $2,500 four-year scholarships.
While Joe has passed on, the Joseph A. Reidy Scholars will keep his spirit alive and well at RC!
JENNIFER LYNCH ’89 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In February 2013, the Roselle Catholic community suffered the loss of someone who embodied what it means to be a Lion, Jennifer "Jenny" Lynch of the Class of 1989.
Jenny Lynch of Roselle graduated from Roselle Catholic in 1989. During her time at RC she participated in basketball, softball, tennis, and track. Jenny is one of four siblings who are Lions, and she has been followed by countless cousins.
The Jennifer Lynch Scholarship was established in 2013 to help support a member of the RC community who is an active participant.
The scholarship is awarded to students that personify all of the qualities the RC community loved in Jenny — talented athletes, hard working students, and dependable friends. Most of all they are good people who love life and treasure their time as Roselle Catholic students.
In 2015 there were two scholarships presented, both in honor of Jenny Lynch.
Kevin Lynch '87, Jenny's brother, along with Nicol Spigai-Klein '89 presented Kelsea Van Vliet with a scholarship for $3,000. Senior, Brittany Zwiebel, received $1,000.
ELISABETH SWEEENEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Richard (Dick) Sweeney, from the RC Class of 1966. is one of the trio that created the Keurig single cup brewing system, one of the truly great stories in the history of American business.
Dick is the first to tell you that his wife Elisabeth – known to everyone as “Els” – deserves as much credit for Keurig’s success as he does. Her unqualified support of what would have appeared to many spouses as “pie-in-the-sky” fantasy freed Dick to throw his heart and soul (and just about everything else) into the development of the now-famous brewer.
On September 17, 2015, Els passed away after years of courageously dealing with cancer. Right until the end, she maintained her positive outlook on life, and faced her situation with incredible grace - not a hint of self-pity, and grateful for the many years she had enjoyed with Dick and their daughter.
Dick now wishes to honor Els and to help Roselle Catholic at the same time, by matching contributions to the Elisabeth Sweeney Memorial Scholarship Fund up to $25,000.