HISTORY:

The St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation was established in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and as an integrated auxiliary of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. The purpose is to receive, provide for and maintain a fund for the financial support of St. Wendelin Schools, and in the event St. Wendelin Schools are discontinued, to continue to provide financial support of any facet of Catholic education (including but not limited to full and part time academic and religious training) within Fostoria, Ohio and in the Fostoria vicinity. Sadly, St. Wendelin Catholic School closed on June 30, 2019 after 146 years of integrating our Catholic faith with academic subjects and enriched learning experiences to over 4,300 proud alumni.

PRESENT:

The St. Wendelin Educational Foundation is faithfully and diligently governed by a Board of Trustees who continue to carry on the mission of the Foundation. For school year 2019-2020, the Foundation financially supported 55 students who chose to continue their Catholic education at several area Catholic schools. The Foundation also established a presence in the St. Wendelin Parish CCD program. Students who are unable to attend a Catholic school received financial support for their CCD classes as we continue to teach our children to be Christ’s disciples by living and growing in our Catholic faith. Many families and students have expressed their gratitude for these blessings of financial support and prayers.

FUTURE:

The St. Wendelin Educational Foundation will continue to explore ways to support Catholic education by providing students opportunities to integrate essential human values, virtues and love of God into their academics and daily lives – which is essentially in the best interest of our children and our society. Every effort is made to invest in keeping with Catholic moral teaching and philosophy.

For more information contact: Judy Pusateri, Director of St. Wendelin Educational Foundation at 419-435-6692 x415.

Please consider a gift to St. Wendelin Educational Foundation
supporting students who value and seek to continue their Catholic education.
You can make a secure donation online HERE, or mail to:

St. Wendelin Educational Foundation
323 N. Wood Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

Your tax deductible gift is greatly appreciated and is important as the Foundation
continues to support Catholic education for St. Wendelin Parish families
who choose a Catholic School for their children’s education.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generosity of many benefactors, the St. Wendelin Educational Foundation gratefully offers the following scholarship opportunities. 

Each Scholarship has an application that needs to be completed and returned.
Click on the link provided for each scholarship.

 Frank and Mary Bugner Family Scholarship 

Frank and Mary Bugner were vocal proponents of Catholic education for nearly a century, starting with Mary’s first year at St. Wendelin School in 1917. Because of their passion for Catholic education, the Bugner family established a scholarship for a St. Wendelin Catholic Parish 8th grade student who will continue his/her education at a local Catholic High School.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Raymond G. and Marcele M. Burns Scholarship

The Burns family established this scholarship in loving memory of their parents, Raymond G. and Marcele M. Burns. Any St. Wendelin parishioner who has been accepted into the seminary for priesthood is eligible to receive scholarship funds for: seminary school expenses and, following ordination, other related expenses,

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Emiel and Mary Cool Scholarship

Emiel and Mary Cool believed in the value of a quality Catholic education for their eight children – all graduates of St. Wendelin Catholic School. The Cool family established this scholarship for a registered 1st-8th grade student in good academic standing at a local Catholic School, and whose parent/guardian is registered and active at St. Wendelin Parish.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Sharon Cool Memorial Scholarship

Sharon faithfully served as an administrative assistant for St. Wendelin Parish and School for 21 years. In her memory, Sharon’s family established this scholarship for St. Wendelin Parish students(s) grades K-12 that will be attending Calvert Catholic Schools to continue their Catholic education.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Timothy G. Gregory Memorial Scholarship

Tim was an exceptional athlete and a caring person who always put others before himself. Tim graduated from St. Wendelin High School in 2004, and shortly after his death his family and friends established this scholarship for a high school senior who will graduate in 2020 and plans to attend college, has participated in at least one sport while in high school and maintains at least a 2.5 GPA.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

St. Wendelin Jubilee Grant

In honor of the 150th anniversary of St. Wendelin Parish, a fund was established in 2000 to assist St. Wendelin families who might otherwise be unable to afford Catholic education for their children. Two students grades K-6 registered at a local Catholic School for next two (2) years, and parent/guardian is registered and actively involved at St. Wendelin Parish.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Amelia Winona Peak Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Amelia Winona Peak, this scholarship was established in 2009 to provide an opportunity for a St. Wendelin Parish family that might not otherwise be able to consider a Catholic school education for their child(ren). Students in grades K-8 who are registered at a Catholic School within the Diocese of Toledo, and parent/guardian is registered and actively involved at St. Wendelin Parish are eligible.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

James C. and Ruth A. Whitta Memorial Scholarship

Jim and Ruth were generous and faithful supporters of St. Wendelin Parish and Schools. The Whitta family continues their legacy with a scholarship for another St. Wendelin family whose student (K-8 grade) is registered at a local Catholic School, and parent/guardian is registered and active at St. Wendelin Parish.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

St. Wendelin Educational Foundation Catholic Schools Scholarship

Scholarships are available to registered and active St. Wendelin parishioners with students grades K-12 who will attend a local Catholic School.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

Linda (Nye) and Jason Branwell Memorial Scholarship

Linda (Nye) Branwell was raised in Fostoria and attended St. Wendelin Catholic School, graduating in 1969. She was a very active participant in many school and church functions. Her son, Jason, attended St. Wendelin Elementary School. In loving memory of Linda and Jason, a scholarship will be awarded to two (2) students in grades K-6th who will be attending a Catholic School.

Scholarship Application Form Click here

For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact
Judy Pusateri, Director at 419-435-6692 ext. 415 or
foundation@stwendelin.org
Applications are also available in the St. Wendelin Parish Office.