Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

John and Joann Grosserode Family Scholarship

John and Joann Grosserode’s faithful support of Pius X High School includes over 40 years of generous contributions of time, talent and treasure that began well before John and Joann (Hegler) Grosserode graduated from Pius X in 1978. All five Grosserode children attended Pius X: P.J. (’98), Matt (’00), Danny (’07), Tara (’09), and Mitchell (’16) and invested themselves heavily in academics, athletics, and activities.

“Thank you for the generous gift of a scholarship that I received…I will be attending Pius this year as a freshman…. I plan to participate in God teens, the Landscaping Club, and Pius Players. My passion is participating in theater productions, and I hope to be awarded roles in a few shows. Not the lead role but hopefully some important side characters.

One of my favorite subjects is History. I enjoy learning about how people messed up and the huge misunderstandings people had. I am not too sure about what I want to study in college, however, currently I think I either want to be a kindergarten teacher, or a Hematologist. I know these are vastly different directions, and I am hoping the ability to attend a faith-based school will continue to assist in shaping my future goals.

I cannot thank you enough for the tuition assistance. I am the oldest of 5 children. I have 3 siblings enrolled at Cathedral next year, and a 6-month-old brother at home. I am the first child in a third-generation Pius family. My grandfather and both of my parents graduated from Pius. I truly appreciate the gift and am very excited to begin the step in my educational career. Thank you again.”

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“I want to thank you for the scholarship to help pay for my education. I will be a sophomore this year. My mom is a single parent and a nurse and she went to Pius X as well…She pays for our education on her own, so getting scholarships really helps us out.

I really liked my freshman year at Pius. I met a lot of new friends and am still friends with kids I grew up with at St. John’s. I played on the football team and had never played tackle before and really enjoyed what I learned and being a part of a team. I am looking forward to playing again this fall. I also was on the track team and threw discus which I had never done before. I liked getting to learn something new.

My favorite subject last year was small engines and I got an A+ which does not come easy in a lot of other subjects. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to taking more technical classes.

I detail and clean cars on the side for work. I have gotten a lot of business by word of mouth and I really enjoy doing it. I bought supplies and equipment on my own so it is like my own little business. I also get paid to do some mowing, and help the widow that lives next door with shoveling and any projects she needs help on.

Thank you again for your generosity. I would not be able to get a Catholic education without your help.”

john and joanne grosserode family scholarship
Fund Purpose/Criteria
Scholarship for all Pius X students
Established in 2018
Students Supported: 17

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