The Class of 2022 earned nearly $18,000,000 in academic scholarship offers; this number does not include need-based grants or athletic packages.
Counselor Anthony Albani, who compiles the scholarship information, noted that many students received multiple offers, continuing a trend for the past several years.
“The more applications, the more scholarships,” Albani says. “Our students, and their parents, were diligent in seeking out scholarships and providing the necessary documentation to qualify for consideration. There is a lot of money out there that never gets awarded, and we work with the students to maximize their financial possibilities. There are many opportunities.”
In addition to college-based scholarships, graduating seniors also benefited from local scholarships offered by the Christian Financial Credit Union (CFCU) and the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary, as well as the Balgenorth Scholarship.
Senior Dylan Todaro was awarded the 2022 Balgenorth Scholarship, valued at $1,000. Named for the late Richard Balgenorth, Class of 1975, who passed away suddenly in 2007, the award is given to a graduating senior who displays an understanding of the importance of his De La Salle experience. Todaro is attending Wayne State University.
CFCU awarded $500 scholarships to Nathan Troszak and Colin Koss, students in the 2021-2022 Honors Banking Class. Troszak is attending Michigan State University, while Koss is headed to Oakland University.
The Rotary group honored John Emmons, the salutatorian of the Class of 2022, and Anthony Schena. Emmons is playing junior hockey and plans to attend Miami University (Ohio) in the fall of 2023. Schena is at Hope College, where he plans to major in business.