The Academy Holds Scholarship Reception to Recognize Current Awardees
October 3, 2022
Following in the footsteps of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Christian Brothers Academy is rooted in the mission to make a quality education accessible to as many students as possible.
With this mission in mind, Brother Frank Byrne ’75, the Academy’s second school president, founded the CBA Scholarship Program, a resource for incoming and current students seeking scholarship funding. Due to the generosity of alumni, donors and friends, CBA is able to help students each year make an Academy education a reality, truly living out the Lasallian mission.
On September 27, CBA held an awards ceremony recognizing students who have demonstrated exceptional care for one’s community, having the top GPA in a specific subject matter as a rising senior or being particularly adept in an academic area as an incoming freshman.
With the help of alumni and benefactors, CBA has amassed nearly 100 scholarships over the past eight years providing a wide array of school-sponsored and externally funded scholarships.
Some scholarships include: the Brother Joseph Miggins Scholarship for Performing Arts, the William Barham Scholarship for Science and Technology, the Patrick Terrance Watts Memorial Scholarship for a member of the CBA Pipes and Drums program, or the Beauvais and Bernardine Duffy Memorial Scholarship honoring the top Spanish student in the Junior class.
Each year, students submit applications, including essays, examples of projects, plans for upcoming service to the community, and teacher recommendations that are comprehensively reviewed by a committee of CBA faculty. This school year, because of the generosity of these individuals, 35 members of the Class of 2026 were awarded scholarships providing them with the funding needed to begin their Academy journey.
The Scholarship Program has provided the Academy with the opportunity to award nearly $800,000 of aid for this school year, all rewarded for student accomplishments. The CBA Scholarship Program continues to recognize students who have excelled in academics, student life and community service but most notably has provided the financial means for our students to attend CBA and provide them the opportunity to continue their educational commitment inside and outside the classroom.
For prospective CBA students, there will be 30-35 scholarships available for application this winter, once students have received their acceptance to CBA. It is all a part of the combined $1.7 million that CBA awards in scholarships and financial aid each year.