AOH/LAOH Division 61 Scholarship Page
AOH/LAOH Division 61 Scholarship Page

Annually through the Harry Rutter Sr. Memorial Award (AOH)
and the Maureen T. Lavin Scholarship Program (LAOH),
our division awards Catholic High School tuition assistance to deserving 8th graders.

Starting in 2003, Division 61 created the Kevin M. Pierce Scholarship Fund for a deserving student at Northeast Catholic. This fund was established to honor the memory of Past President and Steward Kevin Pierce a '73 graduate of North. It is funded by a Beef and Beer and Basketball Marathon that will be held each spring.


Over a Two Decades of Giving

Harry Rutter Sr. Memorial Tuition Award Recipients
*Harry Rutter was a longtime member of Div. 61. He and his wife Marie were killed in a tragic automobile accident. Harry and Marie were the parents and aunt and uncle to many members of both the AOH and LAOH.

2014
$1000 to St. Hubert's
$1000 to Ursinus College
2013
$1250 to Roman Catholic
2012
$1500 to Roman Catholic
$1500 to Little Flower
2011
$1000 to Archbishop Wood
$2000 to Little Flower
2010
Information Pending.
2009
Information Pending.
2008
$1000 - Timothy Nean - North Catholic
$1000 - Timothy McGuire - North Catholic
2007
$1000 - Scott O'Hara - North Catholic
$1000 - James P Kelly - North Catholic
$1000 - Christopher Fenerty - Holy Spirit
$1000 - Brett Von Acter - North Catholic
2006
$1,000 to Joseph Tillman(Christ the King) - Archbishop Ryan
$1,000 to Kayla Siegle (Visitation) - Hallahan
$1,000 to Kevin Mahon(St. David) - LaSalle
$1,000 to James McCullough(St. Katherine Siena) - Father Judge
2005
$1,500 to Henry Heisee(?) - Archbishop Ryan
$1,500 to Nicole L.(?) - Archbishop Ryan
$1,500 to Anthony Schneider(St. David) - Archbishop Wood
2004
$1,000 to Kathryn Nobles (St. Albert the Great) - St. Basil's
$1,000 to Nicole Haegeli (St. David) - Archbishop Wood
2003
$1,300 to Robert Beattie (Christ the King) - Archbishop Ryan
$1,300 to Michael Slavin (St. David) - Archbishop Wood
2002
$1,000 to Katherine Manning (?) - Archbishop Wood
$1,000 to Frank Halbiger (?) - Conwell Egan
$1,000 to Derek McCausleand (?) - Roman Catholic
2001
$1,000 to Matt Dempsey (?) - LaSalle
$1,000 to Joe Kadjer (St. Anne) - North Catholic
2000
$500 to Charles Kane (Visitation) - Mercy Vocational
1999
$1,000 to twin girls (St. Anselm) - Archbishop Ryan
1998
$500 to Matt O'Neill (St. Anselm) - Archbishop Ryan
$500 to Matt Donnelly (St. Leo) - Father Judge
$500 to John Lavelle (Ascension) - North Catholic
1997
$500 to Dana Moore (?) - St. Hubert
1996
$300 to ? Ireland (St. Bartholomew) - North Catholic
1995
$500 to Colleen Gavaghan (St. Martha)
1994
Award officially named the Harry Rutter Memorial Award
$250 to Joe Linneman (Our Lady of Calvary) - Archbishop Ryan
$250 to Jacqueline Leonard (?) - St. Hubert
$250 to Joe Gormley (?) - Roman Catholic
1993
$250 to ? (St. Albert the Great) - Archbishop Ryan
$200 to Resurrection (in the name of Harry and Marie Rutter)
1992
$100 to Angela Davis (St. Anne)
1991
$100 to Monica Shields (Resurrection)

 

Maureen T. Lavin* Tuition Award Recipients
*Maureen T. Lavin was the niece of LAOH member Terry Travis. Maureen was tragically killed as an innocent bystander during an armed robbery. The Lavin family from a fund maintained in Maureen's honor matches the funds raised by the LAOH.


 

2015 Award Recipients

Kevin Kelly (St. Hilary's)
Dorothy Smith (St. Cecilia's)
Kierra Nash (Nativity BVM)
Serawet Yohanes (St. Francis de Sales)
Madison Burke (St. Matthew's) - Little Flower

This year's students are receiving $1600 total ($1500 tuition & $100 uniforms)

2014 Award Recipients

Stephanie White
Shea McKnight, Presentation to Little Flower
Nameh Lotty, St. Cecilia to Little Flower
Madison Schwegler to Nazareth Academy
Madelyn Murphy, Resurrection to Little Flower
Taylor Zavatsky $150 only*

Each 2014 recipient recieved a $1,000 tuition award and
$150 toward uniform and shoes
*Receiving Rutter Scholarship from Men's Division.


2013 Award Recipients

Kayla Tartaglia to St. Hubert
Meghan Vogler to St. Hubert
Brynn Schwegler to Bishop McDevitt
Andrew Seedes to Father Judge

Each 2013 recipient recieved a $1,850 tuition award and
$150 toward uniform and shoes


2012 Award Recipients

Kelly Hoffmeister $150 - declined tuition award (Charter School)
Kirsten Ferguson to Little Flower
Katelyn Powell to St. Hubert
Meghan Clarency to Archbishop Ryan

Each 2012 recipient recieved a $1,250 tuition award and $150 toward uniform and shoes


 

2011 Awards  

Taylor Thomas - Holy Innocents to St. Huberts
Melissa DelColomo - Resurrection to St. Huberts
Kelly Ann Rubeo - St. Martha to Archbishop Ryan
Grace Margaret Cassidy - St. Martha to Archbishop Ryan
Marissa Klepac - St. Bridget to Archbishop Carroll

Each recipients received $1,500.00 towards the tuition plus two gift cards, $100.00 towards uniforms and $50.00 towards shoes.

 

2010 Awards

$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Kristen Goldstein (Our Lady of Ransom)
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Kylie Gibson (Our Lady of Consolation)
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Rachel Fisher (Maternity B.V.M.)
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Brynn Maranosky (St. Martha)
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Jonathan Lindquist (St. Charles Borromeo)
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Victoria May (St. Jerome) to St. Hubert
$1250 + $75 Gift Certificate Courtney McAnally (St. Jerome) to St. Hubert
 

2009 (Awards totalled $13,400)

$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Erin Brennan (Maternity BVM) to Arch. Ryan
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Claire Ann Almide (St. Jerome) to St. Hubert
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Tania Rosas (St. Martha) to Arch. Ryan
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Jessica Hampson (St. Matthew) to St. Hubert
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Felicia Rzepczynski (Our Lady of Consolation) to Arch. Ryan
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Michael Tan (Mother of Divine Grace)to Northeast Catholic
$2000 + $200 Gift Certificate - Brooke Nugent (Our Lady of Port Richmond) to Little Flower

 

2008*

$3,430 + $175 gift cert. to Michelle Morte (Our Lady of Ransom)
$3,430 + $175 gift cert. to Samantha Tongue (Our Lady of Calvary)
$1,000 + $150 gift cert. to Angelina Chropka (St. Martha)
$500 + $150 gift cert. to Angelina Clark (St. Matthew)
$500 + $150 gift cert. to Kimberly Jonas (Maternity BVM)

*Gift certificates towards uniforms.

 

2007*

$2,000 to Amanda Hudson (St. Bernard) to Archbishop Ryan
$2,000 to Amanda Wettrick (Our Lady of Ransom) to St. Hubert

*Scholarship recipients also received a $500 gift certificates towards uniforms.

 

2006*

$2,300 to Jessica Kull (St. Anne)
$2,300 to Marielena Thompson (Our Lady of Consolation)
$2,300 to Lisa Marafino (St. Jerome)

*Scholarship recipients also received a $200 gift certificates towards uniforms.

 

2005*

$4,400 to Amanda Ehoff from St Bartholomew to St Hubert's
$2,000 to Erin Whoriskey from Our Lady of Calvary to Archbishop Ryan
$2,000 to Erin O'Donnell from St Timothy to Archbishop Ryan

*Scholarship recipients also received a $100.00 gift certificate for their school uniform and a $50.00 gift certificate for their school shoes.

 

2004*

$2,000.00 to Krystin Evans (Ascension)
$2,000.00 to Bridget Nolan (St. Matthew)
$2,000.00 to Ashley Hoffman (St Dominic)
Full scholarship ($3,700)Freshmen Year to Amanda Antonelli (St. William)

 

2003

$3,700 to Kate D'Adamo (St. Bernard) - St. Hubert (full 1st year)
$3,700 to Kimberly Kostick (Ascension) - Little Flower (full 1st year)
$1,000 to Caitlin McCarthy (St. Bernard) - St. Hubert
$1,000 to Kimberly McDonnell (St. Jerome) - St. Hubert

 

2002

$1,500 to Courtnee Craig (St. Katherine of Siena) - Archbishop Ryan
$1,500 to Christy Merlino (St. Katherine of Siena) - St. Hubert

 

2001

$1,000 to Kevin McClay (Our Lady of Good Counsel) - Wood
$2,000 to Bruce Ferry (Ascension) - North Catholic
$1,500 to Sonia Alfonse (Holy Name) - West Catholic

 

2000

$ ? to Brenda Rios (Ascension) - Cardinal Dougherty
$2,000 to Francine Dempsey (St. William) - Cardinal Dougherty
 $500 to Charles Kane (Visitation) - Mercy Vocational

 

1999

$ ? to Erin Kelly (Ascension) - ?

LAOH Giving Total - $118,185+

Articles from the Northeast Times:

Surf, sand and scholarships. (2002)
They earned extra credit. (2003)

Kevin M. Pierce Scholarship Fund (Northeast Catholic)

2003 - $2,600
2004 - $1,750
2005 - $1,800
2006 - $2,150
2007 - $2,000

2006 - $1,000 Recipient - Hugh Ferry (Ascension)

AOH Giving Total - $49,350+
 

Page last updated 7/3/2015

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