About the scholarship: The Carell Scholarships were established at the school’s founding in honor of our principal patrons, Monroe and Ann Carell, who made the lead gift to the diocese that made JPII possible. The Carell’s gave JPII its name, when, in 1998, they were privileged to have a private audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome. So moved were they by this encounter that upon their return to Nashville, they told Bishop of their desire to make a large gift to the diocese, provided that any buildings resulting from the gift would bear the pope’s name.
Bishop Kmiec told them of the need for a second diocesan high school and the Carell’s enthusiastically agreed. Pope John Paul II High School opened shortly thereafter in 2002. Here’s Mrs. Carell describing this history in her own words:
From that moment to their deaths, the Carell’s were major contributors to the school, sponsoring this scholarship to make JPII possible for deserving young men and women. Their daughters have endowed this scholarship to honor their parents and to carry forward their very important cause for the sake of future generations of JPII students.
Scope: The purpose of the Carell Scholarships is principally to give partial tuition assistance to students who could otherwise not afford to attend JPII. Candidates for the award must be students with a demonstrated financial need, a strong academic record and a good work ethic in the opinion of the selection committee. Students receiving these scholarships are expected to write and thank the Carell daughters for their generosity.
Criteria: Students are considered for the need-based Carell Scholarships when they complete the financial aid process as outlined by the school. No additional steps are required for application.
How to Contribute: You may contribute to the permanent corpus of the Carell Scholarships, thus expanding the reach of the scholarship, by making a tax-deductible gift to the “The Carell Scholarship,” Pope John Paul II High School, 117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the Carell family.