Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the Msgr. Bill Fadrowski Scholarship Fund Kick Off. The evening will begin with 5:30 PM Mass at Queen of Peace Church followed by the reception in QPHS Gym. Please RSVP by May 16.
What is the Msgr. Bill Fadrowski Scholarship Fund?
The Monsignor Bill Fadrowski Scholarship Fund is named for the long-serving pastor of Queen of Peace and president of QPHS. Monsignor Bill, who retired in 2016, has been a priest at QP for over 28 years, 18 of them as pastor. Monsignor spent 25 years as a Marist Brother, as a teacher, administrator, and Archdiocesan Assistant Superintendent of Schools, before his ordination to the priesthood 26 years ago. In his over 50 years of religious life, he has been a strong supporter of making Catholic education available to working class families. The Scholarship Fund has been established to continue Monsignor’s mission.
Cost to Educate
Queen of Peace’s tuition is just under $10,000, but the full cost to educate a QP youngster is closer to $14,000. Even at $14,000, a QP education is a significant value when you consider that the average cost to educate a student in NJ public schools is about $19,000. Unlike public schools, however, QP cannot rely on tax dollars for support. The QP gap in tuition and the cost to educate must be bridged by donations from alumni, past parents, grants, and supporters of Catholic education. In a concrete way, our teachers, who consider QP their life’s mission, also contribute significantly with salaries considerably below those of their public school counterparts. By contributing to the Monsignor Bill Fadrowski Scholarship Fund you, too, can play a key role in making up the critical difference between tuition and the cost to educate.
Queen of Peace High School is on an upward trajectory, poised to continue its legacy of long-term success. We have a visionary leader in our highly regarded principal, and a dedicated faculty of highly credentialed educators who have taken Queen of Peace’s mission to heart.
We have a 100% graduation rate, and 99% of our seniors pursue a college education, gaining entrance to some of the best universities in the nation, such as Dartmouth College, Villanova University, Drexel University and Fordham University.
Our sports programs are taking off and are once again the talk of Northern New Jersey. Our International Relations and Diplomacy Program, annual School Musical, National Business Honor
Society, Peer Ministry, QP TV, and National Honor Society are just a few of the many activities available to students.
But why don’t more students take advantage of the tradition of excellence that Queen of Peace has to offer? Frequently, this boils down to finances. The Monsignor Bill Scholarship Fund will address this issue by providing tuition assistance for capable students who would otherwise not be able attend QPHS.
Monsignor Bill, QP’s pastor for over 18 years, has often pointed out that our demographic — solid working middle class families — is unfortunately neglected by tuition assistance programs. Few organizations help the working class to send their children to Catholic schools. So their children — our children — miss out not only on an exceptional academic experience, but also on a life-changing education in values, morals and ethics.
Unlike students in many non-Catholic schools, QPHS youngsters leave our care with a firm moral compass that guides them for the rest of their lives. They are well prepared to deal with the ethical confusion of a secular culture because they understand their role and responsibility in God’s universe. This is why it matters that we do everything we can to make this Scholarship Fund strong and viable, so that Queen of Peace High School can be strong and viable for working class families for another 80 years.
Help us to leave a lasting legacy in Monsignor’s name. It is the most fitting tribute we can give to a priest who has given so much to Queen of Peace.
Circles of Giving
QPHS offers four different Circles of Giving for the Msgr. Bill Fadrowski Scholarship Fund. Pledges are each year for a three-year period.