Endowments & Scholarships
One way to give to St. Pius X is through our endowments and scholarships. Honor someone who has made an impact in your life, or make a gift that will surely impact an SPX student.
Learn more about our named or endowed scholarships, then support our students by giving here.
Giving to our active memorial scholarship helps the St. Pius X Foundation aid our students with tuition assistance throughout the year.
The Angelo Palazzolo '70 Memorial Scholarshipwas created by a gift to the SPX general scholarship fund from the estate of Angelo Palazzolo '70. It was the wish of the Palazzolo family that the scholarship recipients be St. Pius X students whose history and background reflect Angelo's own: children of middle class families sacrificing to provide a Catholic education. The scholarship has been awarded annually since 2005 to rising juniors and seniors. Scholarship winners are chosen by a committee of members of the SPX administrative team and counseling office.
The Jacqueline Lee Jordan Memorial Scholarship is offered to a qualified 8th grade student at St. Edward Catholic School who reflects the values, interests, and academic career of Jacqueline Lee Jordan and has applied for admission to St. Pius X High School for the coming academic year. This is a one-time, $1,500 scholarship.
Jacqueline Lee Jordan was a multi-talented student who had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Her life reflected a deep faith as seen in her involvement at her home parish of St. Edward and at St. Pius X High School. Jackie was an altar server, choir member and substitute accompanist during Sunday liturgies. As a freshman at SPX, Jackie earned straight A's in her Honors classes and was actively involved in many extracurriculars, including Choir, Band, Theatre SPX, as well as the Art, Anime, Culture and Culinary Clubs. Most of all, Jackie's love for the sciences was enhanced in the Science Club and fed her thirst to be a paleontologist.
Students may apply for the Jacqueline Lee Jordan Memorial Scholarship by completing the scholarship application form. Students should submit the application and letters of reference to Mr. Marc Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The John T. McMahon Teaching Chair was established in 2007 to honor Mr. John T. McMahon and provide a permanent symbol of his impact as a teacher. It is granted annually to a current teacher at St. Pius X who, like Mr. McMahon, teaches beyond the curriculum and helps form those values in students which prepare them for life beyond their formal educations. Since its inception, the McMahon Teacher Chair has been awarded to eight members of the SPX faculty. The 2014 recipient was Ms. Alida Harville '88.
In 2011, the Knights of Columbus Council 2917 established a scholarship program for eligible St. Pius X High School rising seniors. Council 2917 awards five $1,000 scholarships to the recipients' senior year tuition balance.
For more information on scholarship requirements and to apply for the Knights of Columbus Council 2917 Scholarship, visit our Scholarships page.
The Knights of Columbus Council 2917 Scholarship at St. Pius X is made possible through its annual Casino Night.
In 2013, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of Sister Lavergne Schwender, O.P., her admirers established the Lavergne Schwender, O.P. Scholarship. Kathy and Kevin Snow fully endowed the scholarship in the spring of 2014.
In 2014, the Leather Apron Foundation (LAF), composed of community-minded individuals from Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Shepherd Park Plaza, Greater Heights and surrounding neighborhoods, established a scholarship fund to recognize outstanding young people who have demonstrated their willingness to improve their country by improving their community through service. LAF board members, President Jonathan Kolmetz '98, Vice President Brian Wisnoski, M.D. '98, Treasurer Curt Vaculik '96, and Secretary Adam Falco '99, designated these scholarships to two rising seniors based on the service work over their high school years.
The LAF Scholarship at St. Pius X was made possible through its single largest fundraiser, the Leather Apron Round Up. The next Round Up takes place in March 2015. For more information, visit leatherapronfoundation.org.