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Lucille Rader Education Foundation Scholarships


The Lucille Rader Education Foundation was founded in memory of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who devoted their lives to excellence in teaching.

The scholarship program was designed to assist girls from Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic schools who have demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics, as well as good moral character.

Each year, the Foundation awards a college scholarship to two or more senior Catholic girls who best exemplify the Foundation's ideals. The scholarship recipients are selected based on a number of factors, including an application essay, high school transcripts, athletic participation, and financial need.

Our scholarship recipients have gone on to attend the following universities:

Bard CollegeBoston UniversityCalifornia Lutheran UniversityColorado School of MinesHarvard UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityLoyola Marymount University Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySanta Clara UniversityStanford University
UC BerkeleyUC San DiegoUCLAUniversity of AlbanyUniversity of Notre Dame University of OregonUniversity of San DiegoUniversity of San FranciscoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaWashington University (St. Louis)

Who's Eligible:

To qualify for the scholarship program, applicants must be female Catholic 12th grade students at Los Angeles Archdiocese schools who have participated in team sports, and have a minimum, unweighted high school GPA of 3.2 (or 3.5 if weighted).

When To Apply:

Details and deadlines for each year's award are announced in February of the award year. The application deadline is typically in late March or early April, however both the announcement and deadline dates are subject to change. Applications and associated documents are accepted from the announcement date until the posted deadline.

The 2024 scholarships:

This year, two scholarships were awarded, each valued at $40,000, distributed evenly over four years. To maintain the annual award, scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.75 college GPA and submit proof of their academic standing at the end of each school year.