Scholarship Funds

We will be soon adding new high school scholarship funds to our list on this page! Our scholarship funds provide vital tuition assistance to help students attend Bishop Heelan High School. We are grateful for these funds established by alumni, parents, adult children and friends to honor loved ones. To learn how to set up a Memorial Scholarship please contact Janet Flanagan at 712.226-0414. To make a donation to one of the existing scholarships below, click the link at the bottom of the page.

Father Alfred McCoy Memorial Scholarship
The late Fr. Al McCoy, a beloved figure for years at Bishop Heelan High School, served as president of Heelan High from 1996 to 1998 and assisted administration for years after that. Fr. Al served Masses, gave afternoon announcements, interacted regularly with students, painted classrooms with the summer crew and was known for his short by pointed homilies.
Two scholarships each are available for: freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Brian Goetz Memorial Scholarships
Brian Goetz was the long-time owner of Perkins Office Solutions, a family business he worked in for years. A 1973 Heelan grad who died in 2010, he served on community boards, was a pilot and a cyclist, and regularly took part in RAGBRAI rides across Iowa and motorcycle rides to Sturgis. Brian was an active Heelan alum who worked on phonathons, reunions, Heelan Auction donations and more. His fund will help several high school students at Heelan.

Carrie Mach Spirit of Life Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Carrie Mach who passed away in December 2000 during her senior year at Heelan High School. Carrie fought a long battle with cancer throughout much of her life. The scholarship was established with an initial gift from Jim and Bev Wharton. Two scholarships are awarded to a high school freshman and a junior.

Col. V. Thomas Considine Memorial Scholarship
Col. Considine graduated from Bishop Heelan in 1966. "T.C." was a fighter pilot and at the time of his death, was the Commander of the 185th Air National Guard Unit based in Sioux City. This scholarship was established in 2002 after Col. Considine lost his long battle with cancer. This $500 scholarship is awarded to a Bishop Heelan student in grades 9-11 who is involved in either vocal or instrumental music. Selection is made by the family.

Clement E. Duffy Scholarship 
This $2,000, one-year scholarship to Bishop Heelan High School is available to incoming freshman and students in grades 9-11.

LuVerne E. Duffy Scholarship 
This scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Bishop Heelan High School available to incoming freshman. This scholarship will be available again in 2014. 

Michael R. Kuehl Memorial Scholarship 
Michael Kuehl '99 loved sports, music and the outdoors. His story-telling, contagious laugh, loyalty, generosity and wit drew people to him. Michael struggled with an addiction to alcohol that would ultimately take his life. Mike's legacy can help young people enjoy what he loved: lifelong friendships, memories; morals and values that instill generosity and loyalty, and a chance for a quality education. Two scholarships are awarded annually to a current sophomore or junior Heelan student. 

Fred Lennon Memorial Scholarship
Fred Lennon was a 1963 graduate of Bishop Heelan High School. He was a member of the Army's elite Special Forces Unit and a recipient of numerous commendations, including the Silver Star. On October 17, 1966, at age 22, Fred gave his life while serving our country in combat in Vietnam. This scholarship was established in his honor to benefit a Bishop Heelan Junior. Recipients are nominated by teachers and the selection committee includes Chris Bork, Heelan principal, Brendan Burchard, religion teacher, Anthony Elias, activities director, and one other teacher.

Rose and Edward O’Kane Scholarship Fund 
The O’Kane Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to 5-10 students -- incoming high school freshmen. The fund honors Rose and Edward O'Kane's commitment to Catholic education.

Amy Graves Mace Service Scholarship
Amy,  This scholarship honors Amy a 1987 graduate who was her passionate about reaching out to others before she died. Amy was involved in her parish and the community, donated to the Gospel Mission and volunteered at the Sioux City Soup Kitchen. She demonstrated a special love for the elderly, and was loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. This annual tuition scholarship is open to all incoming freshman or current underclassman. 

Msgr. A.J. Elbert Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
Monsignor Armand Elbert served as superintendent of Bishop Heelan High School from 1964-1978. A popular figure at school and in the community, his leadership helped nurture Heelan when enrollment was at its peak due to the large numbers of baby boomer students. This endowment fund assists Heelan students with tuition.

Msgr. Eugene Kevane
Msgr. Kevane served as the first principal of Heelan High School from 1949-1958. This fund was established in his honor and is used to assist Heelan students with tuition.

Marilyn A. Blum Memorial Scholarship  
Marilyn (Peckenpaugh) Blum, a 1966 graduate of Heelan, taught in Sioux City Catholic elementary schools for 20 years before taking over as principal of Heelan High in 2006. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and died several years into her position. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior pursuing a degree in education.

Maurie Noonan Tomke Tuition Assistance Award:  
This $100 award is presented to an incoming junior active in athletics and music and who has earned honor roll status.

For questions on donating, please contact:
Janet Flanagan, Director of Special Gifts and Communication

Click Here to donate to Endowed Scholarships.