Addario Family Scholarship Fund

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Addario Family Scholarship Fund

 

Mission:

The mission of the Addario Family Scholarship Fund is to annually recognize students who exhibit outstanding dedication to academic life, community service and extracurricular activities in the spirit and tradition of St. Francis de Sales.

 

Origin:

The scholarship has been established by Bonnie and Tony Addario.  The purpose of the scholarship is to help defray the costs of tuition for financially challenged students who commit themselves to high standards of academic achievement and service to their community.

 

About Anthony A. Addario ’64:

 

Tony Addario is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Father Judge High School in 1964 and went on serve in the U.S. Air Force as an Engineering technician for four years.  Tony majored in Engineering Technologies at Temple University where he graduated in 1972.  After graduation, he worked on several NASA projects as part of the Manned Space Flight Network and eventually he helped to build several leading technology companies. Tony is on the advisory board for several Silicon Valley start-ups and served as Vice-President of Worldwide Customer Support and Services at both Bay Networks and Juniper Networks. 

 

In 2004, he retired in order to spend more time with his wife, Bonnie of 30 years, an executive of an independent Oil Company in San Francisco, who had recently been diagnosed with Stage 3B Lung Cancer.  Two years later, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation was formed with Bonnie, a Lung Cancer survivor, leading the charge to raise money, fund research, assist lung cancer patients and promote education about Lung Cancer.  Tony and Bonnie live in the San Francisco Bay area and have three children and nine grandchildren.

 

The Scholarship/Award:

 

The Scholarships/Awards will be awarded to (2) segments of students at Father Judge.

 

Group #1 – (10) Incoming Freshman will each receive a one-time award toward their tuition balance for the 2013-14 School Year.

 

The Criteria for these awards is as follows:

 

  1. Proven academic record which demonstrates that the student is working to his fullest potential/
  2. Exhibits outstanding dedication towards community service.
  3. Displays leadership qualities.
  4. Presents a positive impact with peers and in the local community.
  5. Participates in extra-curricular activities and/or athletics.


The Director of Admissions along with the Academic Dean will work in conjunction with the Addario Family to identify the potential pool of students eligible, based upon the criteria above, scoring/placement on the FJ Entrance Exam, and additional feedback from their principal/current teachers.  That pool will be shared with the Addario Family along with possible recommendations.  Upon review of any feedback and/or further clarification of questions, final selection will be made.


Following Final Selection, those students will be notified in January following the same notification process currently in place with the Entrance/Scholarship Examination.  The financial portion of the award will be placed against the awardees’ tuition balance in August.  In the fall, those awardees will be recognized for their selection by the school administration and if scheduling permits, the Addario Family as well.


Group #2 – “Salesian Scientists” 


For the 2013-14 School Year, The Addario Family has designated (3) financial awards for students who excel in Science while living the Judge Experience to the fullest each day.


 The Criteria for these awards is as follows:


1. Proven academic record which demonstrates that the student is working to his full potential; with a strong emphasis of review placed upon grades in the field of Science.

2. Exhibits outstanding dedication towards community service.

3. Displays leadership qualities.

4. Presents a positive impact with peers and the local community.

5. Participates in extra-curricular activities and/or athletics.

6. Letter of Recommendation from at least one teacher in the Science Department.

7. Only Sophomores and Juniors are eligible to apply for this award as it is placed against their Junior/Senior Tuition Balance.

 

The Academic Dean and Chairman of the Science Department will work in conjunction with the Addario Family to identify the potential pool of students eligible, based upon the criteria above.  That pool will be shared with the Addario Family along with possible recommendations.  Upon review of any feedback and/or further clarification of questions, final selection will be made.

Following Final Selection, those students awarded will be notified in May. The financial portion of the award will be placed against the awardees’ tuition balance in August.  In the fall, those awardees in conjunction with the Incoming Freshman Awards will be recognized for their selection by the school administration and, if scheduling permits, the Addario Family as well.



For More Details Contact: Brian Patrick King ‘97

Director of Advancement

bking@fatherjudge.com

215-338-9494 x-1127


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