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Frequently-Asked Questions

The Lucille Rader Education Foundation Scholarships were designed to honor female Catholic students from schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who have demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics as well as good moral character.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be practicing Catholic, female seniors attending Catholic schools with a minimum, unweighted grade point average of 3.2 (weighted 3.5), who compete in a team sport and are of good moral character.

When is the application deadline?

The 2024 scholarship award has passed. The 2025 scholarship details and deadlines will be announced in February 2025.

How many scholarships are awarded? How much money is awarded?

Each year we award two scholarships, each valued at $40,000, distributed as 4 annual installments of $10,000. To maintain the annual award, recipients are required to maintain a minimum college G.P.A. of 2.75 and submit proof of good standing at the end of each academic year.

How are winners selected?

In order to be considered for the scholarships, each application must be completed and submitted on time. In addition, each applicant must meet the academic and athletic requirements. Then, all eligible applicant essays are read by at least three reviewers who assess their merit, the quality of the essay, and how well each applicant reflects the Foundation's ideals. It is important to note that the essay is the most important criterion assessed by the evaluators. However, a student's financial need will also be taken into consideration.

What is the Lucille Rader Education Foundation?

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization celebrating success in academics and athletics in the lives of outstanding young women. You can read more about the Foundation or its founder Lucille Rader.