THE BRONX, NY — June 16, 2017 — On the June 9, Saint Barnabas High School awarded the Eighth Annual Mary Alice Grant Scholarship, which assist with costs of a current SBHS junior’s education. The award was established by the Grant family to honor the memory of their wife and mother, Mary Alice Grant.
Mary Alice Grant grew up in the Saint Barnabas Parish and attended both the elementary and high schools. She went on to become a faculty member at Saint Barnabas High School for 23 years and actively participated in numerous parish functions for the church, both schools and the Woodlawn community. She was truly a remarkable role model for the young women who are asked each year to write an essay to be considered for the Mary Alice Grant Scholarship. Each applicant must address how they can emulate Mary Alice’s dedication, humanitarian efforts and Christian spirit. Saint Barnabas is proud to announce that the 2017 scholarship recipient is Marie-Elise Milius, Class of 2018.
Marie-Elise, who is of Catholic Guyanese heritage, was selected as the scholarship winner for her qualities that so strongly mirror that of Mrs. Grant. In her application essay, Marie-Elise wrote about her deep seeded Catholic faith and how she began volunteering at her church at the young age of nine as an altar server. Milius went on to say that she has been able to further develop and nurture her religious service by working at the CCD program at Saint Barnabas Elementary through the high school Faith Sharing program. “Faith Sharing taught me the value of the Catholic Church on my life. I enjoy Faith Sharing because I believe we truly are teaching them [CCD students] to understand the Catholic faith”, Milius wrote in her application essay.
As a Barnabite, Marie-Elise has fully exemplified the school core values – charity, grace and spirit. “Mary Alice embodied the core values of a Barnabite, which I try to mimic every day at Barnabas and in my community. When I graduate I hope I could have made such an impact on the school as Mary Alice Grant has done“, wrote Milius.
The Grant family was in attendance to award Marie-Elise with her scholarship and they look forward to next year’s applications.
Founded in 1924, Saint Barnabas High School is an all-girls, independent Catholic college preparatory high school dedicated to developing young women through effective education, communication and mutual respect. Saint Barnabas is located in the Woodlawn section of the Northeastern Bronx, adjoining the City of Yonkers.