July 11, 2012

A.C. “Kate” & Leo Joseph Merlone St. Dominic Catholic Church of Saginaw Member Scholarship

Kate and Leo Merlone understood the value of education, both in formal academia and through any media that would expand a person’s mental horizons.

Commitments to family obligations in their youth did not allow them to continue their formal education to the extent that they had desired. Instead, throughout their lives, they chose self-education through books, travel, museums, volunteer involvement in the community and always good conversations.

They passed on this message of self-education to their children, even as they encouraged them to pursue a higher education. Their strong work ethic and efforts to constantly improve themselves have been a wonderful example for their children and grandchildren.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Attending a Michigan college or university
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Graduating high school senior or current college student (either undergrad or graduate student)
  • Member of St. Dominic Parish of Saginaw
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholastic record (25)
  • Essay (25)
  • Leadership (20)
  • Recommendations (20)
  • Community involvement (10)

Membership Requirements

Please refer to the online scholarship application for information