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Scholarship Opportunity – St. Joseph’s Scholarship

St. Joseph was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Jesus’ foster father.

The St. Joseph Scholarship will be awarded to two recipients annually; one $5000 high school scholarship award and one $2500 elementary school award. This is the application for the high school student. Elementary student recipient will be determined by need based on the Hope for the Future applications. The $5000 scholarship will be awarded to an 8th grade student currently enrolled or committed to enroll as a freshman in any Catholic school within the San Antonio Catholic Archdiocese in the fall of 2015. Students must also have been or currently be in foster care.  Applications will be accepted from March 15, 2015 until 5 PM June 1, 2015. One copy of the application and required documents must be mailed or delivered to Hope for the Future office at 2718 West Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX 78228. Scholarships will be determined by July 1, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and will be distributed directly to the school on a semi-annual basis.

Continuation of the scholarship is dependent upon the following:

1) FACTS application establishing need, submitted to Hope for the Future office by June 1 of each succeeding year

2) Continued GPA meeting or exceeding minimums established below.


1) You must have been or currently be in foster care. You may be either male or female.

2) You must be attending or committed to attend a Catholic school within the San Antonio Catholic Archdiocese in the 2015-2016 school year.

3) You must complete the FACTS application available from Hope for the Future.

4) One letter of reference from a current school teacher.

5) Official document from your school verifying that you have at least a B/3.0/80 or above grade point average.

6) An essay of no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words, typed and double spaced, on a separate sheet of paper attached to this application. Be sure your full name appears at the top of the page. The essay should address the following topic:

Your future hopes and goals and how obtaining a Catholic education would help you reach those goals.


The Melissa Villalpando Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Melissa Villalpando Memorial Scholarship Fund (MVMSF) was founded in 2009 by the family of Melissa Villalpando. Melissa unexpectedly passed away due to a pulmonary heart condition at the young age of 39. Melissa was especially dedicated to the success of catholic schools and served as a team member for ACTS retreats in San Antonio. Her dedication to catholic schools and her passion for volunteering is why we have chosen to continue this scholarship in her memory. MVMSF awards one deserving catholic high school junior an academic scholarship they can apply to their senior year tuition. Applicants must have a B average or higher and be an active member of their community, church, and school. Since 2009, MVMSF has taken great strides to expand the scholarship fund. We are now working with Hope for the Future, a tuition assistance program for Catholic/non-Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and offering a $1000.00 scholarship open for all San Antonio catholic high school juniors to apply.

To apply for the $1000.00 scholarship open to ALL catholic high school juniors, Hope for the Future guidelines must be followed as well. Please visit the link http://www.hopeforfuture.org/assistance.html for further instruction on all requirements.

Application Submission

- Scholarship open to ALL catholic high school juniors:

Return complete application to: Archdiocese of San Antonio Hope for the Future 2718 W. Woodlawn San Antonio, Texas 78228

Applications through Hope for the Future are due by 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Melissa Villalpando scholarship selection committee will review the applications and choose the recipient. The winner will be awarded no later than Friday, May 15, 2014.



The Junior Ring Ceremony has been changed from Sunday, May 3rd to

Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the HC Convocation Center.

If you have any questions and or concerns, please see Mr. Weber

Thank you!

This Friday, March 6th we will be needing 10-15 volunteers (preferably Jr./Sr. either with transportation or permission to travel with another student with transportation from Holy Cross to Woodlawn Academy) to come out and read a book to our students in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and in recognition of Read Across America (1 student/class).

Each volunteer will be given 3 service hours.

Any interested students can contact the Woodlawn Academy Counselor, Monique Lara at (210)897-9429.

Thank you for your support!!

Scholastic and Sports Recognition (SSR) has scheduled a letter jacket measuring and ordering day with Holy Cross on March 25 Wednesday at 2 p.m. They offer a high quality letter jacket at extremely competitive prices ($50 for the jacket and the HC letter).  Our representative is a former San Antonio coach who is committed to giving Holy Cross the best service possible.  This is NOT for athletes only–it is for athletics and academics and band and cheer and dance: anyone who represents Holy Cross in any competition is eligible for a letter jacket. This will be the only day this spring that SSR is here.



Holy Cross Alumni Association – General Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 7pm (Library)


The Student Knight Ambassadors Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The applications will be accepted from March 2- March 31, 2014.

Through the principles of Civility, Hospitality, and Allegiance, the mission of the Student Knight Ambassadors is to serve and represent Holy Cross of San Antonio’s student and administration at special events, to promote the vast successes and advancements of the school, and to communicate through all that we do, the virtue of our beloved Blessed Basile Moreau and to live out the Holy Cross Code in daily life.

Some requirements for Applicant’s are as follows (for the complete listing see the application and guidelines on the SKA WEB PAGE):

  • Must be able to complete a minimum of 12 program service hours per semester.
  • Must be entering the 9th grade to apply
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Maintain a clear disciplinary and attendance record with the school.
  • Attend meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.


  • Natural ability to express a positive and friendly demeanor;
  • Effectively participate as both leader and a follower in a team environment;
  • Willingness to develop or improve public speaking and networking skills; and,
  • Genuine desire to serve and represent the Administration and the school as well as contribute to the advancement of our organization.



If you have any questions, please contact  Ariana Vega, 210.433.9395 ext 269, ariana.vega@holycross-sa.org.

The Fourth Annual President’s Blue & Gold Gala

WHERE: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78261

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015

To purchase your seats or sponsor a table, please REGISTER HERE

For more information please call 210-433-9395 ext. 269


The dance team did an awesome job at the ShowMakers Competition on Saturday. They won 1st place in hip hop, 2nd in Pom, 3rd in Jazz, the Judges’ Award, Outstanding Showmanship, Outstanding Choreography, the Sweepstakes Award, Division 1 for Lyrical, and 1st Place Overall in their division!

See what’s going on around campus this week.

School Week March 2 – March 7

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