Mother Maria Kaupas Scholarship

The Mother Maria Kaupas Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Villa Joseph Marie Class of 1960, in celebration of the class's 55th reunion, to honor our school’s Foundress and to reward students who emulate her virtues. This financial aid scholarship provides four one-time $1,000 tuition awards to four Villa students—one rising Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior—who are passionate advocates and activists for positive change in the areas of social justice, environment, science, medicine, engineering, arts, literature, or culture.
Recipients of this scholarship should be able to demonstrate and document their commitment to their causes. An applicant for this scholarship should submit EITHER an essay (up to 1,000 words) OR a video (up to 3 minutes), that captures her vision, awareness, and activism for her cause. While the applicant should feel free to express her creativity in her submission, the primary purpose is to demonstrate that she has committed substantial time, energy, and resources to further her cause. The scholarship will be applied to the winning students' 2022-2023 tuition at Villa.
To apply:
  • Submit essay or video by Friday, April 22, to Mrs. Jennifer McDonald, Director of Institutional Advancement, at
  • All submissions must include the student’s name, class year, and email address.
Winners will be notified by mail by mid-May. Questions should be directed to Mrs. McDonald at
Congratulations to our 2021 Mother Maria Kaupas Scholarship winners:
Emily Montemuro '22
Nicole Wiser '23
Abbigail Turco '24
Kristin Taylor '25
Please click here to make a monetary contribution to the Mother Maria Kaupas Scholarship.


Development Office

Matt Grunwell
Director of Advancement
215-357-8810 ext. 124

Alyse Johnson
Advancement Associate
215-357-8810 ext. 217

Cathleen Murway
Advancement Assistant
215-357-8810 ext. 130