Announcing The 2020 Saint Mary’s Parish
John and Marjorie Kralewski Scholarship
This will be the fifth year the John and Marjorie Kralewski family are offering the St. Mary’s John and Marjorie Kralewski Scholarship. The Kralewski family settled in Durand in the 1850s and helped establish
Saint Mary’s Church. John, a fifth generation son of Joseph and Esther Kralewski, graduated from Saint Mary’s high school. He credits the Sisters at Saint Mary’s with inspiring him to seek higher education and helping him gain the self-confidence to do so.
John went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Minnesota while working part time at a Minneapolis Hospital to pay tuition. He is retired as a chaired professor of Health Care Management and
Policy at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
The Kralewski family is a strong believer in obtaining higher education and wants to provide support for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to further their education. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support and encouragement for those who want to obtain education or training beyond high school, but for various reasons have not been encouraged or able financially to do so.
This scholarship will provide $6,000 to the recipient and can be used to attend any accredited not-for-profit university or college, or any state sponsored technical or community college. Three thousand
dollars will be awarded with proof of registration at an institution of higher learning as defined above. A second $3,000 will be awarded to the recipient after proof of completion of first year of school and
proof of registration for 2nd year. This scholarship is being offered to traditional high school students planning to attend school in the future as well as non-traditional students who have been in the
workforce but would like an opportunity to get a higher education. In keeping with our Catholic Spirit we welcome applications from all those in our community.
Applications for this scholarship will be reviewed and the successful candidate will be selected by members of a scholarship committee from St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Durand and the Kralewski family
Previous recipients have been Jacob Kern, Ally Meixner, Morgan Mohler and Dalton Kahler.
Who may apply:
This scholarship is being offered to traditional high school students planning to attend school in the future as well as non-traditional students who have been in the workforce but would like an opportunity to get a higher education. The funds can be used to attend any accredited not-for-profit university or college, or any state sponsored technical or community college. In keeping with our Catholic Spirit we welcome applications from all those in our community.
Preference will be given to, but is not limited by the following:
Again these are only guidelines. Please apply even if you do not fall into these categories.
Applications are available at the Durand High School Office or from the Tri-Parish Religious Education Office in Durand.
For questions or to have an application e-mailed to you, contact Monica Heitman at
ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 10, 2020