There are currently 10 scholarship funds to help deserving NDCR students and their families with tuition costs. We encourage you to donate to any of the funds below. For further information on setting up a scholarship fund or contributing to these established funds, please contact the Mission Advancement office at (978) 689-8222 EXT 24.
Dr. Fred and Emily Arrigg Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is an endowed fund with the interest being given to students at any grade level with demonstrated financial need.
John G. and Frances Chory Scholarship Fund
This scholarship awards an incoming freshman with demonstrated academic achievement and who lives in the city of Lawrence the full family portion of tuition for their 4 years at NDCR. The fund honors John and his deceased wife, a long time teacher in Methuen and the Lawrence public schools. The couple’s eight children, 5 of whom are St. Mary’s graduates, support the fund along with many friends and family members.
Father James Field Honorary Scholarship Fund
This scholarship honors the former pastor of Incarnation Parish in Melrose for his commitment to the NDCR mission and his leadership in encouraging his parishioners to share their time and talent with the NDCR community. Scholarships are given each year to students who exemplify the qualities of academic achievement, leadership and courage.
Rita M. Fitzgibbons Gordon RN Scholarship
This scholarship honors a St. Mary High alumna who was a nurse. This endowed fund provides a scholarship for students interested in the medical profession. The fund was established with a generous donation from the James W. O’Brien Foundation and is supported with many donations from family and friends of Mrs. Gordon.
Julie’s Gift is a scholarship established in honor of St. Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. This scholarship begins in the freshman year and continues for the duration of the student’s four years at Notre Dame Cristo Rey. Julie’s ministry focused on the education of youth who otherwise had little opportunity to learn. The desire of this scholarship is to provide a means for one young person to receive the best educational opportunity that could ensure the ability to go on to a College of his/her choice.
Sr. Mary Anne Laughlin, SND Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is funded anonymously with a generous donation each year from a St. Mary High alumna who memorializes this Sister of Notre Dame who dedicated her life to education and believed in the basic good of all people. A junior who demonstrates tremendous effort is given the award for his/her senior year tuition.
The Steven and Elizabeth Lindsay (Fichera 68’SMHS) Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2015 by Steven and Elizabeth Lindsay, long-time dedicated benefactors of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School. Being a graduate of the former St. Mary High School, Elizabeth never forgot her Lawrence roots and the exceptional education provided by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Majoring in the business field, Elizabeth, from her first visit to NDCR was considerably influenced by the Corporate Work Study Program and its impact on the college prep education provided Notre Dame Cristo Rey students.
James McCarty Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is an endowed fund. Each year the interest earned along with a supplemental gift from the family, if necessary, is given to a rising senior who shows leadership qualities and perseverance.
Cynthia Alekel Mohr Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2015 by Cynthia Alekel Mohr, a dedicated benefactor of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School. Cynthia’s generosity to the young people of Lawrence, who come from economically disadvantaged families, provides, through this scholarship, the opportunity to continue his/her college prep education at NDCR.
A beloved faculty member, a dedicated teacher and a gifted mentor to her students, Sr. Margaret Mary, through her generosity of spirit, embodied the mission and vision of Notre Dame Cristo Rey. A trained librarian, she had the vision to create a state of the art library that supported each student’s goal to achieve a college education. A skilled teacher, Sr. Margaret Mary’s religion and American History classes were counted among some of the favorite courses at NDCR. She took great pride in her role as faculty adviser of the St. Julie Billiart National Honor Society and also the Student Council. We invite you to contribute to this Scholarship fund in Sister’s memory, joining with her in support of the young people at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School.