The Maguire Foundation
Holy Ghost Preparatory School is a partner with the Maguire Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise founded by James J. and Frances Maguire in October, 2000 that focuses its resources on education. The Maguire Foundation provides grants to grade school, high school, and college students so that they may have an opportunity to benefit from a quality education.
The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola of being men and women for others. The foundation believes that partnering with educational institutions to provide scholarship assistance to children and young adults will help build a strong foundation for success.
HGP’s partnership with Maguire Foundation brings unprecedented value and opportunity to students. The partnership provides scholarship assistance to freshmen each year and supports them through four years of high school, as well as college students with scholarship opportunities to support students in selected institution’s through four years of matriculation. The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders of tomorrow.
The Maguire Scholars Program
These need-based scholarships are available to seniors in high school who are applying to select colleges that are members of the Maguire Scholars Program (see list below). All applications are due to Ms. Dougherty in College Guidance no later than February 21, 2017. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible for the Maguire Scholarship Program students must:
- Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-10,000.
- Qualify for admission to selected institutions (see below).
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent in high school.
- Be engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
- Participate in regular counseling in accordance with university requirements.
- Agree to participate in an annual Maguire Scholars Program event.
- Complete a Maguire Scholars Program application (include a letter of recommendation from supervisor of a volunteer/community service or extracurricular activity).
- Student or family must contribute at least $5,000 per year to tuition, room, and board ($1,000 at a community college).
The following is a list of participating colleges: Boston College, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, College of the Holy Cross, Drexel University, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Immaculata University, LaSalle University, Loyola University Maryland, Neumann University, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Penn State - Main Campus, Philadelphia University, Rosemont College, Saint Joseph's University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Scranton, Villanova University, Widener University, Community College of Philadelphia, and Montgomery County Community College.
To read more about the Maguire College Scholars program, click here.
Reminder to All Seniors
Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral as well as scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to Ms. Kudla at email@example.com in the College Guidance Office. This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.
A great honor for Luigi Galzerano
Holy Ghost Prep student Luigi Galzerano received a U.S. Military Academy nomination from Bucks County congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on Dec. 19 in Doylestown. Congratulations, Luigi.
HGP students wow at Christmas concert
On Dec 21, musicians and singers from HGP performed at the 12th annual Christmas concert at the Philadelphia Protestant Home for the Aged. Many of the students were featured as soloists in the chorus and jazz band. Not surprisingly, the HGP students wowed the audience with many of the residents remarking on the polite demeanor and professional appearance of the boys.
15 HGP student-athletes earn Golden Team recognition
The Bucks County Courier Times recently named its annual Golden Teams for the fall 2016 season and a total of 15 Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes earned spots on these all-area teams. To see the full list of honorees, click here.
Mothers' Guild News
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Mothers’ Guild!
The Mothers’ Guild wishes to extend a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the entire HGP community. We are blessed to be a part of the HGP family. As 2016 comes to a close, it also marks the end of our 50th anniversary celebration of the Mothers’ Guild. We look forward to the future as we embark on our next 50 years! Thank you to all the moms who have contributed so much to our endeavors. We look forward to meeting all moms and guardians in 2017. Please plan to join us at our monthly meetings and build new friendships while supporting our sons’ educations at Holy Ghost!
Save the Date: Mother-Son Dance on Saturday, March 4, 2017
Senior moms, start gathering up photos of your sons! Photos will be collected for the senior tribute video and baby photo contest which will be shown at the dance. Please check the Mothers’ Guild website and Ghost Stories in January for information on sending in your photos.
Next Mothers' Guild General Meeting - Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. Mass
There will not be a general meeting in January. Please join us on Monday, February 6 for our next meeting. We will begin with 7:00 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Dining Hall.
‘HGP MOM’ aprons, Herff Jones charms, and Custom Made Comfort items will be available for ordering and/or purchase.
Hospitality volunteers are needed for the February meeting. If you would like to donate a dessert/appetizer or help with set up, please click here.
Thank you to our Vendors!
Thank you from the Mothers’ Guild to the following companies: Catalano Studios, Custom Made Comfort, Give Back Greetings, and Herff Jones. We are grateful for your support in 2016, and look forward to your product offerings in 2017!
Keep current on Mothers' Guild News on our webpage
Please visit our webpage for all the latest Mothers' Guild news.
To join our Auction team, please contact Christine Seighman, Coordinator of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep the Zalewski family in your prayers during this holiday season. Helen Szymanski, the grandmother of Michael Zalewski ’04, passed away on Nov. 27. Helen was very active at the annual Mothers’ Guild Craft Show, working in the kitchen. She cooked sauerkraut, chicken soup, etc. for several years, even upon Michael’s graduation, until she was physically unable to do so.