MSJ Diversity Scholarship Program Announced

posted May 5, 2012, 2:06 PM by Bjorn Behrendt   [ updated Sep 11, 2012, 11:33 AM by ]
RUTLAND -- Mount Saint Joseph Academy, with the approval of the
Rutland Catholic Schools Board, is proud to announce that it has
embarked on a commitment to a new diversity scholarship program. This
program intends to increase racial and ethnic diversity within the MSJ

The program will be open to students from any geographic location who
are interested in any and all aspects of the MSJ experience and who
can provide racial or ethnic diversity to the school.  The program
will aim to provide financial assistance to an equal number of new
male and female students.

Since its founding, MSJ has always provided a rich and dynamic
educational experience to those who desire it.  Throughout its
history, MSJ has opened its doors to students from local communities,
as well as international students.  In addition, for a period of time,
a number of MSJ students came from out-of-state and boarded on Convent
Avenue.  In recent years, MSJ has welcomed out-of-state students from
New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota and, following the 2010
earthquake in Haiti, two displaced students from that country were
welcomed into the MSJ community.

MSJ has always reached out to those most in need by providing the
economically challenged with an opportunity to receive the best
education possible.  Two donors have stepped forward and challenged
the community to raise funds to support the MSJ diversity scholarship
program.  The donors are willing to match, dollar for dollar, any
donation to the program of $1,000 or more.  These donors have
committed to match a total of $25,000.  For more information about the
diversity program, please contact the MSJ Development Office at

Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high
school located at 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, Vermont, specializing in
educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition
of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its
founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.  For more
information, visit
or call (802) 775-0151.