Jul 17, 2014

Cathedral High launches the Future Leaders Scholarship Program


 

REGIONAL

Staff report

SPRINGFIELD – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), in support of the rebuilding of Cathedral High School on Surrey Road in Springfield and the establishment of the Cathedral Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance, will be providing $500,000 over five years towards scholarships for qualified Springfield students.

“MassMutual is proud to support Cathedral High School as it embarks on a new chapter in Springfield,” said Nick Fyntrilakis, vice president of community responsibility at MassMutual. “This grant will provide deserving Springfield students the opportunity to challenge themselves and pursue their educational aspirations as Cathedral continues to demonstrate its commitment to preparing strong leaders for tomorrow’s workplace.”

The Future Leaders Scholarship program will provide 20 Springfield students with $5,000 renewable scholarships to attend Cathedral High School for four years. An additional 20 scholarships will be provided in year five for a new class of Cathedral Future Leaders.

Qualifying students will be able to show academic excellence with a “B” or better average, participate in at least one extracurricular activity and demonstrate financial need.

“Being able to offer these scholarships to Springfield students is very exciting,” said Ann Southworth, president of Cathedral. “Our rigorous academic program, and now the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, along with all of our extracurricular activities and sports will positively change student’s lives. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome new students to our school and are grateful to MassMutual for its generosity,” Southworth said.

With 100 percent of Cathedral graduates going on to a college or prep school, the Cathedral Future Leaders Scholarship will provide access to new students who otherwise could not afford a private school education.

For more application information, contact Cara Martin, director of admissions, at 413-782-5285, Ext. 4113 or cmartin@cathedralhigh.org.