On February 4, 2021 Albertus Magnus High School announced the creation of a fund to assist currently enrolled students facing unforeseen financial hardship. The kickoff scholarship available for 2021 has been named after Sparkill Dominican Sister Miriam Joseph Schaub for exemplifying the highest standards of Catholic education, compassion, and dedication throughout her career.
“The unprecedented events of 2020 reminded us that adversity can randomly impact the life of anyone at any time,” said Joseph M. Tweed, Albertus Magnus High School Head of School. “Some of our own students may be struggling financially due to the loss of a parent, sudden unemployment of a supporting household member, or other strenuous circumstances that may threaten their Catholic education experience. This Sister Miriam Joseph Scholarship aims to help these students in their time of greatest need.”
Carol Conklin-Spillane, Chair of the Albertus Magnus School Board, noted, “From 1970 to 1995, Sister Miriam Joseph devoted to Albertus Magnus her invaluable Catholic education experience and spiritual conviction. We are delighted to name our first hardship scholarship after an educator who cared for her students deeply and took their needs to heart.”
Having recently celebrated her 100th birthday, Sister Miriam Joseph’s education ministry spans 54 years. Upon learning about the scholarship named after her she said, “I am honored that a scholarship to help our students will bear my name. As Catholic educators we tend to our students’ academic and spiritual needs. Extending our mission to address the material needs of students going through difficult times is a wonderful initiative.”
“As we celebrate this year’s annual ‘Celebrate Catholic Schools Week,’ today’s hardship scholarship announcement leaves us with a reminder of the value that Catholic Education brings to our communities,” said president of the Board of Trustees Sister Margaret Palliser, OP, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. “Factoring in how the extraordinary times can alter our students’ lives underscores Albertus Magnus’ commitment to Catholic education values.”
If you wish to contribute to the Sister Miriam Joseph Scholarship Fund, please see details here.
About the Albertus Magnus High School
Albertus Magnus High School was established in 1957 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Since that time, over 7,500 young men and women have received an exemplary education in a school dedicated to Dominican values of Prayer, Study, Community, and Service. The school is a private Catholic coeducational community of faith in which our future leaders strive for academic excellence, seek Truth, and show respect for the dignity of each person. Along with a rigorous college preparatory program, students participate in dynamic and varied extracurricular activities. For more information visit: www.albertusmagnus.net.