David Robinson Scholarship


Apply March 1-31

Annually, up to $5,000 will be paid to or for the benefit of student recipient(s) for educational expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, supplies, equipment, room and board.

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Foster student leadership through service to the spiritual and/or community life of St. Catherine of Siena, Drake Newman Community.

  • Generally, the scholarship will be awarded to a specific student only once.
  • It will be based on the impact of his/her contribution during the past school year, or throughout part, most or all of his/her student years.
  • In a situation, where a group of students have worked together to accomplish one project, the scholarship money may be divided evenly between the participants.  Otherwise there should only be one awardee each year.

The scholarship is awarded to Drake University Students registered and active at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center.

Student application will be open on March 1 and close by March 31.

The scholarship is awarded to the designated student(s) in May during Mass prior to Drake University Spring Commencement.

Write an essay describing your contribution of time and/or talent to St. Catherine Student Center, Drake Newman Community, during the current academic year, or at any time during your tenure at Drake. Contributions that continue and grow from year to year will be eligible. State also why you consider your contribution deserving of the award. Do not exceed two pages, double-spaced. Include the following:

  • The application should clearly state the impact of the contribution, efforts, time, and other resources involved in the service or leadership.
  • Application will include student’s demographics and Drake University ID number.
  • The contact information (name, email, and phone number) of a member of the parish community (registered student or resident parishioner) who could be a reference.

Learn more about essay guidelines.

Send completed application to:

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church & Student Center
Attn: Scholarship
1150 28th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311

or email office@stcatherinedrake.org

  • Campus Minister
  • Parish Priest/Pastor
  • Chair or Representative of Student Leadership Team
  • Director or Representative of Music Ministry
  • Director or Representative of Religious Education
  • Representative of Donor Family (non-voting)
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