Parents and students cleaned up the grounds around Bell Elementary School after school on Friday, October 13.
Stella Schola supports student alumni graduating from high school by offering opportunities to apply for scholarships.
PTO Senior Scholarships
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide overall academic achievement and community service recognition to a Stella Schola alumnus. This award consists of a one-time monetary scholarship to be used exclusively to pay for tuition to further his/her education at a vocational, two-year or four-year academic institution.
A minimum $1000.00 scholarship is awarded by the Stella Schola PTO to one Stella Schola alumnus to be used in the following school year.In the event the recipient has not used the scholarship at a college, university, or vocational school of his/her choice by January of the next year, the PTO scholarship will remain in the Stella Schola PTO scholarship fund. Due to a number of generous extra donations, in addition to the $1000.00 scholarship, the PTO was able to award a second $1000.00 and a $500.00 scholarship last year.
The Scholarship Committee will award a scholarship based on the following criteria:
1.Graduate of Stella Schola Middle School
2.Academic excellence and motivation
3.Extra-curricular and community service activities
5.Correct completion of the application
Applications are mailed via US mail to eligible students in February of their senior year. It is the responsibility of each family to update the school of address changes.
Laura Kubu Memorial Stella Schola Senior Scholarship
Mrs. Laura Kubu, parent of alumni Natalie and Spencer, was a consistent supporter and donor to Stella Schola Middle School over a period of seven years.Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2005, Laura continued to give of her time and energy in support of Stella Schola and its students through the donation of dance party prizes, regular monetary donations for student enrichment and teacher reimbursement, instruction of wreath making, costume donations for the Medieval Faire, and Tinkerbell night.
Mrs. Kubu lost her battle with cancer on May 24, 2008 and her generosity lives on through a memorial fund in the form of an annual scholarship which will be gifted to a Stella Schola alumnus graduating from high school to help pay for college. We admire Laura Kubu for her strength of spirit, for her courage, and for her generosity to Stella Schola.
Laura Kubu and Mrs. Tennis (above)