Anaheim - Cornelia Connelly School will receive a $22,000 Doheny High School Scholarship grant for the 2011-2012 school year. The foundation's contribution makes it possible for Connelly School to continue its outreach and financial assistance to deserving students who desire to attend Connelly.
Connelly has received grants from the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation in past years and the assistance helps all at Connelly who strive to provide a Catholic high school education that empowers young women leaders in surrounding communities.
Nina Shepherd, chief administrative officer for the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, said the organization is encouraged by Connelly's consistency in its Christian service program and to hear that its students continue to be greatly affected and motivated by this work. "The opportunity for the students to share their experience via written reflection or oral presentations allowed them to become more aware of changes in themselves brought about by their service. As in years past, the Board was encouraged that community service helped students live their faith in a fuller way."
The need for scholarship assistance continues to increase because of slow economic growth. There is an increased demand for high school students to tutor, mentor and speak to elementary school children about the benefits of their Catholic education. Connelly embraces those needs and its committed young women Catholic leaders reach out as a positive influence in their communities.