Deadline for freshmen to apply for Coyle scholarship is Friday

The deadline comes soon for the Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship, which honors the memory of a member of the Class of 2017.

Applications are due Friday, May 21, for the $3,000 per year scholarship, which is awarded each year to a freshman for their sophomore, junior, and senior academic years. The application is available at jcarroll.org and can be either mailed to the school or emailed to Miss Nora McGeever, the school’s director of advancement, at [email protected] 

To qualify for this scholarship, freshman applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities with a focus on the arts and/or service. Students must also be involved in non-school volunteer activities.

Applicants are required to write a 250-500 word essay explaining what being engaged in the world today means to them and how they would inspire others to make the community better. Applicants also must get a signature from both a faculty member and guidance counselor.

The scholarship honors Dominic L. Coyle, a member of the Class of 2017 who passed way from natural causes in 2016 when he was 17.  Coyle was noted to be a kind and musically talented student.  His family and friends established a scholarship in his memory. 

“One of my family members at Carroll told me that they applied for this scholarship,” said Anyae Hall, junior. “I think that it is good that Carroll offers a lot of scholarships for students.”

In addition to the scholarship, Coyle’s family and friends have taken other measures to keep the young man’s legacy alive. 

“I didn’t know Dominic personally, but I know who he is from seeing his memorial garden at Carroll,” said Awtum Mintze, junior. 

The Dominic L. Coyle memorial garden is located outside of Carroll and it was made possible through an anonymous donation. The garden also contains the Stations of the Cross, which commemorate Christ’s journey on the day of his crucifixion. 

“One of my favorite memories at Carroll is when the whole school walked through the memorial garden during my freshman year,” said Anna Winslow, junior.

“I think that his memorials will ensure that Carroll students in the future will remember who he is,” said Rochelle Clerkin, senior.