Christian Service Awards

Christian Service is defined as acts that stem from a Christ-centered belief in serving the Lord and doing His will. Service is the selfless giving of oneself to benefit others with no expectation of recognition, reward, or acknowledgement.

Recipients of the Christian Service Award display a love and understanding of their Catholic faith and articulate a commitment, not only to performing acts of service, but to living a service focused life.

The Christian Service Awards are $8,000-$12,000 scholarships given to students who:

  • Are practicing Catholics registered within the Diocese of Phoenix;
  • Exemplify Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service to parish, school, and community;
  • Plan to attend a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Phoenix;
  • Are in 8th grade at the time of application; and
  • Have volunteered 100+ hours to parish, school and community between August 15 of 6th grade year and August 15 of 8th grade year.

2.8
MILLION IN AWARDS

145
STUDENTS IN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TODAY

346
RECIPIENTS

Christian Service Award Sponsors

  • Rev. Philip J. Poirier+
  • F. Michael and Sheila Geddes
  • Doug and Micaela Patterson
  • Family of Phyllis Anderson+
  • Edward V. and Jane Anne O’Malley
  • John and Edie Reyno
  • Wallace Thomas Foundation
  • F. Richard and Eileen Bloechl+
  • Family of George and Kay Helffrich+
  • Dr. Sam and Ann De Francesco
  • Gary E. Bird+ Family Foundation & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
  • Order of Malta, Phoenix Chapter
  • Henry and Willma Tretter+
  • Whalen Family
  • Crozier Gala Scholarship Fund
  • Alberta B. Farrington Foundation
  • Rev. William J. Mitchell+
  • Alexander and Rosemary Cudzewicz
  • Catholic Community Foundation Professional Advisory Board
  • Catholic Community Foundation Board of Directors
  • Family of John F. Murphy, M.D.+
  • Betsy and David Sherf
  • Keith and Brenda Vanderhout
  • Rev. Charles Bormann
  • Pete and Cathy Bergmann
  • Steven and Sara Schramm and Family
  • Frere Family
  • Anne and Vincent Cannella
  • Stocks/Finney Family
  • Dr. Mary Maloney
  • Father Tom Walsh+
  • Family of Ralph M. Knight+
  • Staren Family
  • Labelle Family
  • Sue Reece
  • Jeffrey and Mary Hodges
  • Greg and Kathy Kruzel
  • Apex Refrigeration & Boiler Co.
  • John C. Bergmann, Sr

High Schools Served by Christian Service Awards