Many of the scholarships available as part of our extensive financial assistance program are funded through endowments or annual gifts. Most have no restrictions and are available to any student with financial need, while others are designated to support students from specific towns or parishes or who are pursuing specific courses of study. Learn more about the scholarships and the donors who made them possible.
Almost all of our students, at all income levels, receive grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid. Our admissions and financial aid counselors will do all they can to maximize the affordability of this uniquely beneficial education.
To be eligible for any of the Donor Funded scholarships and other financial aid, you must apply for admission to St. Gregory's University, complete and submit the current 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form and complete the Donor Funded Scholarship Application.
William and Lucille Anderson Endowed Scholarship
Catholic / Needs-based / Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City couple William and Lucille Anderson's generous bequest to St. Gregory's created this scholarship fund, one of our school's largest. It is designated to help Oklahoma County Catholic students with significant financial need.
Herbert M. "Benny" Benzel Endowed Scholarship
Incoming freshmen/3.0 high school GPA/documented need
Mr. Benzel's wife, Lena, created this endowed scholarship in 1997 to honor her husband. It is designated to support students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with an entering GPA of 3.0 and a documented financial aid need.
Fran and Robert Biolchini Endowed Scholarship
Tulsans Fran and Robert Biolchini created this scholarship in 1998 as faithful Catholics who believe in Catholic education. It has no restrictions.
Larry Blankenship Endowed Scholarship
Larry Blankenship was an alumnus of St. Gregory's who also served on the college's Board of Directors. When Mr. Blankenship died, he made a generous estate gift to this scholarship, which has no restrictions.
James H. and Norma R. Blossom Scholarship
This major scholarship fund was created with an estate gift from James H. Blossom in 2003.
Henry & Agnes Boecker Memorial Scholarship
Henry Jr. (St. Gregory's High School - 1952) and Mary Boecker created this scholarship in memory of Henry Jr.'s parents. It is designated for students with a financial need.
W.H. and Marion S. Carter Endowed Scholarship
Robert Martin Carter, a 1963 graduate of St. Gregory's High School, created this scholarship fund in honor of his parents, W.H. and Marion Carter. Robert Carter generously funded the scholarship during his lifetime and with a final, extraordinary contribution made through his estate. It is unrestricted, available to help St. Gregory's students as needed
Catholic Daughters Financial Need Scholarship
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court of Saint Maria in Oklahoma City, established this scholarship in 1993 to help St. Gregory's students with academic need.
Catholic Daughters Financial Need Scholarship
Students preparing for careers in special education or health sciences
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court of Saint Maria in Oklahoma City, established this scholarship in 1993. It is designated for students who major in special education or for students pursuing careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, or allied health.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Charon Work Scholarship
Since 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Charon of Tulsa have supported annual scholarships for St. Gregory's students who work in addition to attending college.
Christ the King Parish, Oklahoma City, OK Scholarship
Christ the King Parishioner/High Achievers
This scholarship was endowed by members of Oklahoma City's Christ the King Catholic Church. The church identifies high achieving members of its parish for the scholarship, which can be renewed for four years as long as the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains a grade point of 2.5 or higher.
The Cleo L. Craig Foundation Annual Scholarship
This a scholarship designated for adult students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program who demonstrate financial need.
John P. and Joan H. Crehan Endowed Scholarship
Created in 1993 by the Crehan Foundation, this scholarship is unrestricted, available to help St. Gregory's students as needed.
Rita & William Cornish Scholarship
Siblings Tom Cornish, Richard Cornish, Fred Cornish, Cloyd Ann Cornish, all St. Gregory's alumni, established this fund in honor of their mother, Rita Cornish, the first St. Gregory's Dean of Women, and their brother, William.
Wimford E. and Mary E. (Benton) Cunningham Scholarship
Shawnee High School graduate/3.0 High School GPA/Documented Financial Need
Created through the Wimford E. and Mary E. (Benton) Cunningham Trust, this scholarship is designed to help a Shawnee High School student through four years at St. Gregory's provided the student maintains a full schedule of classes and a 3.0 grade average.
Joe and Frances Decker Endowed Scholarship
Brother and sister Jim and Rose Decker created this endowment in 1999 to honor the memory of their brother, Joe, and their sister, Frances. This scholarship is unrestricted, available to help St. Gregory's students as needed.
Abbot Robert Dodson, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship
High Academic Achievement
Abbot Robert Dodson was the sixth abbot of St. Gregory's Abbey, serving in that role from 1970 to 1979 and also serving St. Gregory's as a professor of Spanish and French. Following Abbot Robert's death in 1982, Dr. Edward Bock, a history professor at St. Gregory's, initiated a campaign to create an endowed scholarship in memory of his good friend's dedication to "high Catholic educational standards." This scholarship has no restrictions, but is intended to encourage high academic achievement.
Doll Family Endowed Scholarship
Students from Andale, Kansas
Cletus Doll, a 1960 graduate of St. Gregory's High School, created this endowed scholarship with his wife, Geraldine in 1989. Students from Mr. and Mrs. Doll's hometown of Andale, Kansas, are top priorities for this award, but all students are eligible.
Gregory Dorsett Scholarship
Entering Priesthood or Religious Life/ Majoring in Religious Studies/Buckley Outreach Team Member
Stephen Dorsett established this fund in memory of his son Gregory, who died in May 1997, a few weeks before his 19th birthday. The donor's preference for this award is to support students desiring to enter the Priesthood or Religious Life, students majoring in Religious Studies or members of the Buckley Outreach Team.
Maxine Dougherty Endowed Scholarship
Maxine Dougherty was a longtime resident of Shawnee, who, together with her husband, William, supported St. Gregory's for many years. After her death in 2000, St. Gregory's received a major gift from her estate and designated a portion of that gift for an endowed scholarship in her name. There are no restrictions on this scholarship.
Jane Eckroat Endowed Scholarship
Catholic / Financial Need
When Oklahoma City resident Jane Eckroat died in 2001, she left two generous estate gifts, one to her church, Christ the King, and the other to establish an endowed scholarship in her name at St. Gregory's University. This scholarship is designated to provide tuition assistance to Catholic students with significant financial need.
Adolph and Anna Marie Foral Endowed Scholarship
A gift left to St. Gregory's University upon the death of Mrs. Foral established this scholarship, which has no restrictions.
John H. and Ina H. Goodall Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established through the estate of John H. Goodall, this scholarship is intended for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and granting scholarships to worthy and needy students of St. Gregory's College.
Goodall Family Endowed Scholarship
Female Athletes/Financial Need
Evelyn Goodall and her family were early members of St. Patrick’s Parish. Her involvement with St. Gregory’s University began when her nephew Thomas J. Goodall graduated from St. Gregory’s High School in 1957 and then St. Gregory’s College in 1959. Evelyn deeply valued education and became a life-long supporter of St. Gregory’s. She directed this endowment to honor the Goodall Family. This scholarship is available for female athletes who demonstrate financial need and make satisfactory academic progress.
Nathan and Jane Goto Endowed Scholarship
African Students/Financial Need
Former St. Gregory's employee Shingi Goto created this scholarship to honor his parents Nathan and Jane Goto, originally of Zimbabwe, Africa. It is designated for African students with a financial need.
Rob Gregory Scholarship
Partners in Learning Students
Dale and Tish Hall of Norman fund this scholarship, which is designated for students in the Partners in Learning Program. It memorializes Mrs. Hall's son, Rob Gregory, who died tragically during his sophomore year at St. Gregory's. Tish Hall is the sister of the late Father Victor Roberts, a member of St. Gregory's Abbey who was a longtime vice president for St. Gregory's University.
Kevin Lee Hopcus Scholarship
St. Teresa of Avila (Harrah) Catholic Church/3.5 High School GPA
With the help of many friends and family members, Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Hopcus created this scholarship in 1984 in memory of son Kevin Lee Hopcus, an exceptional young man who died at the age of 19. Kevin was co-valedictorian of his 1982 Harrah High School graduating class and is remembered for the strength of his character and his unwavering faith in God. The Hopcus family designated the scholarship for students from their home parish in Harrah who enter St. Gregory's with a 3.5 GPA.
Fr. Augustine Horn Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of The Rev. Augustine, a St. Gregory's monk, who died in December 2003 at the age of 89. Fr. Augustine was ordained to priesthood on March 17, 1945, and served as a teacher of foreign language at St. Gregory's High School and St. Gregory's College. He had a special love and knowledge of the stained glass in the Abbey church.
Msgr. A.A. Isenbart, St. Vincent de Paul Endowed Scholarship
Catholic / Financial Need
Monsignor A.A. Isenbart, a wonderful man of faith, created this scholarship fund during his lifetime and it was increased through gifts from his estate and in memory of his life of service to the young people of Oklahoma. The scholarship also honors St. Vincent de Paul, a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. The award is designated for a practicing Catholic with financial need. It can be renewed for additional years if the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.
Andy Isenbart Endowed Scholarship
Monsignor A.A. Isenbart, a wonderful man of faith, created this scholarship through a gift from his estate. This scholarship is available to all students.
Rev. Maurus Jaeb, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship
This fund honors Rev. Maurus Jaeb, a monk at St. Gregory's Abbey. It was established with a gift from the Virginia Piper Charitable Trust on the recommendation of one of its trustees, Arthur W. DeCabooter, Ed.D., a graduate of St. Gregory's Junior College.
Irma (Margie) Jezercak Endowed Scholarship
Catholic Student/Attended St Phillip Neri in Midwest City or Mount St. Mary in Oklahoma City
This scholarship was established through the estate of Mrs. Jezercak, the mother of St. Gregory's faculty member, Melody Harrington, Associate Professor and Director of Counseling and Testing. Preference is for a Catholic student, preferably one who attended St Phillip Neri in Midwest City or Mount St. Mary in Oklahoma City.
Kenneth T. Jones Endowed Scholarship
Established through the estate of Mr. Jones, this scholarship is available to any St. Gregory's student.
James J. Kelly Endowed Scholarship
James J. Kelly died in 1987 and was memorialized at St. Gregory's with this scholarship, established by his brother and sister, Thomas J. Kelly and Karen Kelly Batchelor.
John and Mary Kerker Endowed Scholarship
Col. Edward L. Kerker is one of St. Gregory's most generous donors and funding this scholarship is one of the many ways he has made a difference at St. Gregory's.
Joseph R. and Ella J. Klotz Endowed Scholarship
This generous scholarship fund was established as an estate gift from Joseph R. Klotz, who was a close friend of Father Eugene Marshall, a monk at St. Gregory's Abbey. Although the scholarship is unrestricted, there is a preference for young men who are considering entering the priesthood.
Valerie Koelsch Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established with many gifts given in loving memory of Valerie Jo Koelsch, a 1982 St. Gregory's graduate who was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Valerie was the marketing director for the Federal Employees Credit Union on the building's third floor. A faithful and devoted Catholic, she attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Oklahoma City and was involved in many of the church ministries.
Charles J and Rose Mary Kolker Endowed Scholarship
Financial Need/Students with average grades
When Charles and Rose Mary's son, David Kolker, created this fund with a gift from his parent's estate, he noted: "Three of the Kolker boys went to school at St. Gregory's, two (including David) in high school and one in college. Two of my mother's cousins were part of the Abbey, Father Joe Murphy and Father Matthew Brown. My parents were strong on education; therefore I would ask that you use this money toward scholarships for deserving students. My parents would be especially proud, I think, if the scholarships could go to students who need the help, but are not necessarily at the top of the class – some of the ones who don't usually get the help."
Knights of Columbus Cardinal Newman Council #5266 Endowed Scholarship
Stillwater/Catholic/Knights of Columbus Families
This fund was established in 2001 by the Knights of Columbus organization in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and it is intended to help Catholic students from Stillwater attend St. Gregory's. Special consideration will be given to the children of active and deceased members of the Knights of Columbus.
Lijestrand Endowed Academic Opportunity Scholarship
This endowment was created by John and Suzie Liljestrand. The Liljestrands worked very hard to fund their own education and want to help others do the same. They chose to support St. Gregory’s University because the school strives to provide students with a knowledge-filled education and a strong moral foundation. This scholarship is available to students studying biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, aviation, or any field of medicine. Traditional students must take at least 12 credits per semester and have summer employment and/or work study or a part-time job during the academic year. Adult students must have a full-time job and take a minimum of six hours or have a part-time job and take a minimum of twelve hours.
F.C. Love Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor F.C. Love, former president of Kerr-McGee Corp., by his wife, Margaret.
Jim Mauldin Eagle Scout Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Jim Mauldin, an Eagle Scout who had a 28-year career as a Scouting executive. It is designated for a St. Gregory's student who has achieved the Eagle Scout distinction.
Violet McCook Scholarship
The Catholic Daughters of Americas, Court of Santa Maria #81, established this scholarship, which is available to any St. Gregory's student.
Fathers Francis and Joseph McGoldrick Endowed Scholarship
Father Francis E. McGoldrick began this scholarship fund in 1975 in memory of his brother, Monsignor Joseph McGoldrick. Father Mack, as he was called, continued to support the fund throughout his life and the fund now honors them both. It is designated for deserving Oklahoma Catholic students.
Gregory Meis Scholarship
Established by the family of Gregory Meis, this scholarship has a preference for students considering the priesthood.
Eric Milatz Endowed Scholarship
This unrestricted scholarship was created in memory of Eric Milatz by his sister, Dr. Laurie Milatz. A 1982 graduate of St. Gregory's, Eric died tragically in 2001 at the age of 37. Because St. Gregory's was such an important part of his life, Eric is buried in the Abbey Cemetery on the grounds of our school.
Loy and Marian Morris Scholarship
Oklahoman residents/Preference in Yukon, Canadian County
Loy and Marian Morris were hardworking Oklahomans who never attended college, but left a legacy of support for generations of college students across Oklahoma. They met in the fall of 1943, when Loy brought a truckload of cotton to the Washita Valley Cotton Gin in Geary, Oklahoma, where Marian was working as a bookkeeper. They never had children, but shared a dedication to hard work and a passion for hunting and fishing. Throughout her career, Marian worked as a bookkeeper and she soaked up knowledge from her employers, including a land developer and an appraiser. Following Loy's death in 1977, Marian became very active in managing her oil and gas interests and investments. The result of her savvy investments was a multi-million estate that, after her death in 2003, benefitted scholarship funds at St. Gregory's, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma City University. A devoted Catholic, Mrs. Morris's estate also benefitted the Catholic Foundation. Loy and Marian's scholarship fund at St. Gregory's is restricted to U.S. citizens who live in Oklahoma with a preference for students from Yukon and Canadian County.
Charles and Margot Nesbitt Endowed Scholarship
The late Charles R. Nesbitt, an attorney and politician who served as Oklahoma's ninth attorney general, and his wife, Margot, who is now an Episcopal minister, established this scholarship in 1980 as a way of supporting St. Gregory's University. Because of Margo Nesbitt's interest in the arts, the Nesbitts designated the scholarship to support a student who shows promise in the fine arts.
The Orville B. and Mary E. Nichols Scholarship
This scholarship, supported by St. Gregory's leader John M. Nichols and his wife Barbara, is designated to support any enrolled student of the University who is satisfactorily pursuing academic studies with a goal of earning an undergraduate degree.
This scholarship is funded by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Nishwamen is Potawatomi for "we are working together."
Leda Joy Parker Scholarship Endowment
Leda Joy Parker spent 37 years working for St. Gregory's. Her son, Gary Parker, established this scholarship to honor her love for St. Gregory's.
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship
The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in Phoenix, Arizona, created this scholarship on the recommendation of one of its trustees, Arthur W. DeCabooter, Ed.D., a graduate of St. Gregory's Junior College. It is available to any St. Gregory's student.
Brother Andrew Raple O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship
Kansas residents/ Colwich/Andale, KS, residents/Financial Need
A special group of donors led by Father Daniel Mark Suellentrop, O.S.B., a monk at St. Gregory's Abbey monk, funded this scholarship in 2000 to honor Brother Andy, also a monk at St. Gregory's Abbey. Brother Andy's preference for the scholarship is for students from the Colwich/Andale area of Kansas or students from Kansas with financial need.
Rev. Victor Roberts, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship
High Academic Achievers/Philosophy Students
This scholarship honors Father Victor Roberts, a monk at St. Gregory's Abbey who served St. Gregory's University for 28 years as a philosophy professor and academic leader. Father Roberts was also a talented photographer, who shared his hobby by teaching photography to students at St. Gregory's. This much-loved priest served heroically in classroom during his battle with cancer. He was 59 years old when he went home to the Lord on Easter Sunday 2001. Preference for this scholarship is for high achieving students and for students who share Father Roberts' passion for the study of philosophy.
Father Robnett Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students of Asian descent.
Charles A. Rockwood MD Pre-Med Endowed Scholarship
Renowned orthopedic surgeon Charles A. Rockwood Jr. of San Antonio, TX, funded this endowment to support St. Gregory's students preparing for medical school[ADT12] . The Rockwood family is among St. Gregory's most generous supporters. SGU's Patricia Flanagan Rockwood Center honors Dr. Rockwood's late wife, Patsy. Six of Charles and Patsy's nine children attended St. Gregory's.
Rev. Michael Roethler, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship
Father Michael Roethler, O.S.B., was one of St. Gregory's most well-known and well-loved leaders. Affable, gifted, and tireless, Fr. Mike served as a resident adviser, Dean of Men, baseball coach, and athletic director before becoming St. Gregory's president from 1970 to 1989. He graduated from St. Gregory's high school in 1947 and joined the Benedictine community of St. Gregory's Abbey in 1949. After earning a master's degree from the Catholic University of America and a doctorate from Fordham University, he returned to St. Gregory's. He died in 1995, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1997.
John E. & Marjorie K. Rooney Scholarship
Prominent Tulsans John and Marjorie Rooney funded this scholarship endowment with gifts in the mid-1990s. Mr. Rooney was chairman of The Rooney Corporation and the couple attended Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa. Mrs. Rooney died in 1998 and Mr. Rooney in 2010, but their legacy at St. Gregory's continues through their scholarship fund.
Kathleen Roush Student Tuition Fund
Kathleen Roush of Muskogee, Oklahoma, established this scholarship to help students pay their tuition in her last will and testament.
Felix G. and Helen K. Roy Endowed Scholarship Fund
St. Gregory's leaders and benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Roy established this fund in memory of Mr. Roy's parents. It is meant to support students with academic promise and financial need.
Lawrence F. and Joelene Roy Endowed Scholarship Fund
St. Gregory's leaders and benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Roy established this unrestricted scholarship in 1997 and have generously supported it for many years.
Paul H. Scheetz Endowed Scholarship
Paul Scheetz was a farmer in Elgin, Oklahoma, who believed deeply in the value of Catholic Education. He created this scholarship in 1974 and his sister, Christine, added to it after Paul's death in 1976.
Leo Seikel Scholarship
Leo Seikel, a member of the prominent Seikel family of McLoud, created these two scholarships through his estate in 1981. This one is designated for a St. Gregory's student. Father Michael Roether, who was St. Gregory's College president at that time, described Leo Seikel as "a fine and wise man" and expressed gratitude for Mr. Seikel's "love and confidence in the monks of St. Gregory's Abbey and College."
Leo Seikel Seminarian Scholarship
Students Planning to Attend Seminary College
Leo Seikel, a member of the prominent Seikel family of McLoud, created two scholarships through his estate in 1981. This one is designated for a St. Gregory's student and planning to go on to seminary college. Father Michael Roether, who was St. Gregory's College president at that time, described Leo Seikel as "a fine and wise man" and expressed gratitude for Mr. Seikel's "love and confidence in the monks of St. Gregory's Abbey and College."
Albert J. Semtner Endowed Scholarship
Created by the late Al Semtner to help St. Gregory's students.
Judge F.B.H. Spellman Scholarship
Fred G. Spellman of Ponca City funded this scholarship in memory of his father.
S.M. Spellman Scholarship
Fred G. Spellman of Ponca City funded this scholarship in memory of his son.
Bill and Gloria Stasyszen Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Bill and Gloria Stasyszen, the parents of Rt. Rev. Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B., Abbot of St. Gregory's Abbey. Bill and Gloria were married in 1949 and lived most of their married life near Tecumseh, Oklahoma, where they raised their five sons. Gloria went home to the Lord in September 2005 and Bill followed her in May 2007. Their scholarship was created with no restrictions.
St. Bernard Men's Club Endowed Scholarship
Members of Tulsa Diocese
In 1996, the men's club of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Tulsa funded his scholarship in order to help students from the Tulsa diocese attend St. Gregory's.
St. Gregory’s Scholarship for Women
This scholarship was originally created by the Altrusa Club of OKC to honor Altrusa member Emma Jordan, who died in 1979. The endowed fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and, with investment earnings, additional gifts, and matches from OCCF, it has grown into one of St. Gregory’s largest scholarship endowments. Each year, one of the awards continues to honor Emma Jordan.
Saint Joseph's Parish Ada OK Scholarship Fund
St. Joseph's Parish Ada Parishioners/High Achievers
Created anonymously by generous Ada residents, this scholarship is designated for St. Gregory's students who are members of St. Joseph's Parish in Ada and whose academic records and ACT scores show promise for their collegiate academic career.
St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship
This unrestricted scholarship honors St. Vincent de Paul, a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor.
Helen C. Suellentrop Endowed Scholarship
Rev. Daniel Suellentrop, O.S.B., established this scholarship to honor his sister, Helen. Fr. Daniel, who died in October 2009 at the age of 83, was deeply connected to St. Gregory's. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Gregory's High School and he entered St. Gregory's Abbey in 1945, making his solemn vows in 1949 and being ordained as a priest in 1951. An athlete himself, Fr. Daniel coached basketball and baseball at St. Gregory's, taught a variety of courses, and served as high school principal. He left Shawnee to spend 20 years in the Chaplain's Corp of the U.S. Army, but then returned to St. Gregory's, where he spent the rest of his life.
Father Daniel Suellentrop O.S.B. Golden Jubilee Endowed Scholarship
Established to mark Rev. Daniel Suellentrop's 50th year as a priest, this scholarship honors a special man in the history of St. Gregory's. Fr. Daniel, who died in October 2009 at the age of 83, was deeply connected to St. Gregory's. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Gregory's High School and he entered St. Gregory's Abbey in 1945, making his solemn vows in 1949 and being ordained as a priest in 1951. An athlete himself, Fr. Daniel coached basketball and baseball at St. Gregory's, taught a variety of courses, and served as high school principal. He left Shawnee to spend 20 years in the Chaplain's Corp of the U.S. Army, but then returned to St. Gregory's, where he spent the rest of his life.
Coach Don Sumner/Father Mike Roethler Athletic Scholarship
Two of St. Gregory's most beloved leaders and athletic coaches are honored through this scholarship created through the gifts of numerous donors to support members of St. Gregory's athletic teams. Coach Don Sumner has served St. Gregory's for more than 40 years in various capacities, including head basketball coach, athletic director, natural sciences instructor, alumni director, and head men's and women's golf coach. Sumner has received two Benedictine Service Medals for his contributions to St. Gregory's and he is a member of the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. Father Michael Roethler, O.S.B., served as a resident adviser, Dean of Men, baseball coach, and athletic director before becoming St. Gregory's president from 1970 to 1989. He graduated from St. Gregory's high school in 1947 and joined the Benedictine community of St. Gregory's Abbey in 1949. After earning a master's degree from the Catholic University of America and a doctorate from Fordham University, he returned to St. Gregory's. He died in 1995, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1997.
Pierre F. Taron Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Unmarried, Catholic Women with Children
Pierre F. Taron Jr. was a prominent Shawnee resident who served as mayor in the 1980s and is perhaps best remembered for his role in establishing a sister cities relationship between Shawnee and Nikaho, Japan. When he died in 1996, memorial gifts in his honor established this scholarship fund. Scholarship preference is for unmarried, Catholic women with children.
John David Thumann Endowed Scholarship
David Thumann was a St. Gregory's student and baseball player when he was killed in a tragic accident in the fall of 1999. This scholarship, established by his parents, John and Karen Hayes-Thumann, memorializes his life and his dreams. It is designated for an incoming freshman recruited to play varsity baseball and who demonstrates a willingness to serve others during his high school career. To keep the scholarship, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, good standing on the baseball team, and demonstrate an attitude of service to campus life.
Ed Terrell Endowed Scholarship Fund
The family of Ed Terrell established this unrestricted scholarship endowment to honor the impact St. Gregory's had on Mr. Terrell's life.
Ed Terrell Scholarship
This fund was founded in memory of Ed Terrell. The scholarship is designated for deserving students with a demonstrated financial need.
Julian Edward Tobin Scholarship
Financial Need, Healthcare Students
St. Gregory's benefactor, Lottie Greenwald, created this endowed scholarship to honor the memory of her nephew, Julian Edward Tobin. She designated it for worthy and needy students, preferably those studying some area of medicine or the health arts.
Julian Edward Tobin Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Julian Edward Tobin by his Aunt Lottie Greenwald. It is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and preferably studying medicine or health arts.
Marilyn J. Tully Scholarship
Marilyn Jean Tully was born July 31, 1946, in Anadarko, OK to George and Verna (Bennett) Tully. She grew up on the family ranch south of Carnegie, OK. She loved the ranch and spent many hours riding horses, checking cattle with her father and seeing all the wild deer and turkeys. Marilyn attended the Alden Public School until the 5th grade when her family moved to Carnegie, OK. During her high school years she was the organist at St. Richard's Catholic Church in Carnegie. She graduated from Carnegie High School in 1964 and then attended the University of Oklahoma eventually earning a Master's Degree in Accounting. She became a CPA and worked in Oklahoma City for a few years then moved to Honolulu, where she opened her own business as a CPA. In 1991, she moved back to Oklahoma but still kept her roots in Hawaii and traveled back and forth. Marilyn was a worldwide traveler and she had a very big, loving heart and loved doing for others. When she died in 2009, she left her estate to St. Gregory's Scholarship Fund. Today, it is one of our largest scholarship funds.
Franklin J. Vogt Scholarship Fund
Justin and Marguerite E. Vogt of Oklahoma City created this scholarship endowment for St. Gregory's students in honor of Justin's brother, Franklin.
Thomas Walsh Memorial Scholarship
Funded by Thomas and Mary Walsh of Oklahoma City, this scholarship is open to any St. Gregory's student.
James E. Wenzel Nursing Scholarship
Carol Wenzl established this scholarship in 2014 to honor her late husband, Dr. James E. Wenzl. Dr. Wenzl was a pediatric nephrologist who pioneered kidney transplants and saved the lives of hundreds of ill children. Dr. Wenzl held nurses in high regard and felt they were crucial to the well-being and survival or patients. He helped his wife become a nurse and inspired one of his daughters to take up nursing. This scholarship is awarded to eligible nursing students who demonstrate financial need.
West Law Firm Endowed Scholarship
Terry W. West, a prominent Shawnee attorney and friend and advisor to St. Gregory's University, created this scholarship in 2003 for St. Gregory's students with financial need.
Margaret V. Wilmore Scholarship
Created though a generous estate of Margaret V. Wilmore, this endowment has traditionally been used to support students in leadership programs at St. Gregory's.
Tom P Ziegler Endowed Scholarship
Math and Science Students
James and Jo Anne C. Ziegler of Tulsa and other members of the Ziegler family created this scholarship in 2008 to honor Tom P. Ziegler and support students majoring in math or science.