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Permanent Scholarships

The following permanent scholarships annually enrich life at Incarnate Word Academy and support the school in perpetuity, helping to build permanent funds to sustain IWA in the years to come. Donors are encouraged to make additional contributions to current permanent scholarship funds in order to increase the fund and earnings amounts over time.

Sister Dorothy Anhaiser Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in honor of Sister Dorothy by her family and friends in recognition of her 60th anniversary as a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Sister Dorothy's ministry has included serving as IWA teacher and cafeteria supervisor and Incarnate Word Sisters' archivist.

Sister Noreen Begley Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jonelle LeMaire '62 and Aloysia LeMaire '71 in 2005 in honor of Sister Noreen, a longtime friend of the family.

Annette Deanne (Dee Dee) Berry Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 by Wilbur Dean and Mary Kuntscher Berry '56, in memory of their daughter who died in 1974 of cancer at the age of 3.

Dr. Bob Bezdek Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated to recognize his belief in quality Catholic education.

Henry and Anita Bezdek Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. Robert R. Bezdek in honor of his parents.

Pat Megerle Booth '49 and Gloria Spahn Boutte '49 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Pat Megerle Booth '49 in honor and celebration of over seven decades of friendship with Gloria Spahn Boutte '49.

Bradley Sisters Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by IWA parents in 2010 in honor of Sisters Christina, Margaret Patrice and Marian Bradley who have been significant as teachers in the IWA Montessori program. This scholarship was fully funded through an IWA gift in 2011 on the occasion of the 140th Anniversary of the Sisters and the school.  

Brehony Sisters Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by alumni and friends in honor of Sister Catherine Brehony, a respected and beloved teacher, mentor, and friend. Sister Catherine’s ministry has included teaching in various elementary schools, and Religious Education in parishes and, since 1959, math, religion, and French at IWA.

Busker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2009 by Mrs. Ann Busker Clarke '70 in memory of her mother, Mary Busker, her aunt, Philomena Busker Walker '42, and the deceased members of the Busker family.

Josephine Maria Schonefeld Busker Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by Philomena Busker Walker '42 in memory of her mother.

Ezequiel Cisneros and Delfina Gonzalez Canales Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Carlos Canales, M.D. in 2009 in memory of his parents.

John C. Carter Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Shirley Carter in memory of her husband, John.

Paul and Marie Chilen Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2005 by Mary M. Chilen Davis '57 in memory of her parents.

Sister Mary Concepta Clerkin Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Nan McGloin in honor of her long time friend, Sister Concepta, a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1931. One of IWA’s first Montessori teachers, Sister Concepta also taught in elementary schools in Brownsville, Rockport, Vattman, Port Isabel and Corpus Christi. She died in 2004, thirteen days after her 92nd birthday.

Sister Elizabeth Close Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Joe and Margot Coco in 2007 in honor of Sr. Elizabeth Close, Margot's first grade teacher at Our Lady of Victory School in Beeville.

Shelby and Marie Cole Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Dr. Bill '53, CCCA and Ellen Jane Tiblier-Carter '53 in honor of Shelby and Marie Cole who were mentors to many young men attending Corpus Christi College Academy. Shelby served as teacher and coach from 1958-1970 at Corpus Christi College Academy.

T.L. Creamean Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2016 by Dr. Troy L. Creamean as a tribute to his father, T. L., and in memory of his son, Tyler Loren, who died at age 21, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.

Bishop Thomas J. Drury Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1983 by Bishop Drury.

Chester and Bertha Eiermann Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1991 as the Chester "Chet" Eiermann Scholarship by the IWA Booster Club in his honor. In 2003, the scholarship was renamed to the Chester and Bertha Eiermann Scholarship after Bertha’s death.

Richard E. Eleazer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the graduating Class of 2008. Mr. Eleazer was a Calculus teacher at Incarnate Word academy for five years. Together with contributions made by family and friends, the Class of 2008 collected more than $10,000 in one month.

David Escobedo Scholarship

In 2014 Angie Escobedo, together with her family, established the David Escobedo Scholarship in memory of her husband and their father.

Sister Anna Marie Espinosa ’66 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2013 in recognition of Sister’s contribution to the Incarnate Word mission as teacher and IWA President.

Mary Esther Espinosa '68 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2014 in memory of Mary Esther's 41 years of service to IWA as a math teacher. She passed away in 2014.

Dr. George and Ellen Flood Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2002 by John Flood and his wife, Patti, in honor of his parents.

Charles Miller and Charles Francis Fergerson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 by Mary Maxine Fergerson Grubbs in memory of her husband, Charles Miller Fergerson, and son, Charles Francis Fergerson.

Father David Odem Fritter Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1980 by the Fritter Estate in memory of Father David Odem Fritter, Sister Caroline Fritter’s brother, who was ordained a priest one month before his death in 1940.

Sister William Francis Garcia Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in March, 2010 by the Incarnate Word Academy community in honor of Sister William Francis’s 90th birthday.

Adolfo Garza Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Middle Level Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Through this scholarship, the PTO recognized the contributions Mr. Adolfo Garza has made during his tenure as principal since 2001.

Alfonso M. and Juanita S. Gonzalez Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Grace Gonzalez Glenn '62 and Anna Marie Gonzalez-Sorensen '57 in memory of their parents.

Reverend William Gough Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1983 by alumni and friends. Father Gough taught English and Religion at IWA.

Robert M. "Bob" and Neva Lee Knight Gough '44 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2004 by Bobby Gough and his wife, Donna, and his sister, Pat Gough Cuthbertson '74 in memory of their mother and in honor of their father. They were past parents and loyal supporters of IWA. Neva died in 2004 and Bob in 2006.

Mother M. Patricia Gunning Scholarship

This scholarship was established in her memory in 1991 by Incarnate Word Academy and supported by alumni and friends. Mother Patricia was an English and Latin teacher at the high school level.

Martin-Hamner Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2006 by Mary Elizabeth Martin Meyer '55 in honor of her father, Barney R. Martin; her mother, Rosemary Martin Hamner; and her step father, Norman E. Hamner.

"Dick" and Frances Bernsen Hatch Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Geraldine Hatch Paquette '50 in honor of her parents. "Dick" died in 1968. His wife died in 1985. Geraldine’s parents were married for 47 years.

Richard J. Hatch, Sr. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Geraldine Hatch Paquette '50 in memory of her brother.

Sister Camelia Herlihy ’54 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2013 in recognition of Sister’s contribution to the Incarnate Word mission as Principal of the IWA Elementary.

Anyssa Nicole Hinojosa Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Incarnate Word Academy Junior Class in memory of Anyssa who died as the result of a tragic accident.

Sister Xavier Holworthy Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Jeanette E. Flusche Mullenix '54. The daughter of an Episcopal priest, Sister Xavier converted to Catholicism and became an Incarnate Word Sister in 1910. She taught business courses at IWA. Sister Xavier died in 1974.

Charles D. Imbergamo Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2015 by the IWA School Board in gratitude for his outstanding leadership and devoted service as IWA President and CEO.

IWA/CCCA Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2004 by Dr. Bill '53, CCCA and Ellen Jane Tiblier-Carter '53.

Catherine "Tad" '32 and Buck Kelly Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 in honor of Gerry Thomson's mother and in memory of her father. Buck Kelly died in 1989. Catherine died in 2009.

Dr. Kathleen E. Kennedy '63 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1985 by Vann and Mary Kennedy in honor of their daughter who graduated from IWA in 1963. This scholarship was set up in gratitude for the splendid training given to their daughter by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament from elementary through high school.

Frank and Margaret Kuntscher Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 by Joe Charles and Geraldine Petru Kuntscher '59 in memory of Joe’s parents. Members of the Kuntscher family continue to support this scholarship.

Kuntscher Sisters Scholarship

The Sister Michelle Marie Kuntscher ‘60 scholarship was initiated in 2013 in appreciation for Sister’s contribution to the Incarnate Word mission as teacher, IWA School Board Director, and Superior General of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.  In 2014 it was established through an IWA gift on the occasion of the 140th Anniversary of the Sisters and the school. It was renamed the Kuntscher Sisters Scholarship to include siblings Sister Juliane Kuntscher ’55, Mary Kuntscher Berry ’56, Eileen Kuntscher Riedel, Jeannine Kuntcher Weisman ’59, and Judy Kuntscher Temple ’64.

Amy Laudadio '89 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 by her parents, Jim and Peggy Laudadio, and family. Amy died during her senior year in 1989.

McComb Family Memorial Scholarship

The McComb Family Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Andrew and Leighton McComb, IWA Montessori students, and their mother, Laura, who were lost in the Wimberley flooding.

Sister Philomena McCormack Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 by Incarnate Word Academy in her honor. Sister Philomena, a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1931, taught at IWA, St. Theresa’s School, St. Patrick’s School, all in Corpus Christi. She also taught at IWA in Brownsville and at Christopher College in Corpus Christi.   Sister Philomena died in 2004 at the age of 91.

Sister Kathleen McDonagh Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Ralph and Kay West, friends of Sister Kathleen. Sister Kathleen, a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1947, has served as Councilor and Secretary General for the Congregation, and as teacher on the IWA campus, and various elementary and secondary schools in the Corpus Christi and Brownsville Dioceses.

Joseph M. "Jody" Metz Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Joe Metz in memory of his son, Jody, who died in 2011.

Shirley Paul Mireur Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1991 through the estate of Shirley Paul Mireur.

Mark Muckleroy Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by George Anne Muckleroy '55 in 2006 in memory of her son, Mark.

Patty and Joe Mueller Scholarship, CCCA '42 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Joe and Patty Mueller, past parents and current grandparents of IWA.

Helen Power Munro Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1982 by family members: Edmond and Bobbie Ford, Diana Hamilton, Jack and Grace Ford Powers '63, R. C. and Helen Ford Allen '62, O.D. and Patricia Edwards, and Herb and Di Morrison in memory of their grandmother.

Peter Nordby Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by family and friends after Peter’s tragic death in 2002. The scholarship was fully funded in 2005 by Peter’s friends and IWA current parents, Bernard and Kim Seger.

Sister Martha O’Gara '51 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2011 in honor of Sister Martha O’Gara’s ’51 commitment to Incarnate Word Academy and in Thanksgiving for her 60 years in the Lord’s service.

V.J. and Mary Lou Pesek Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2006 by Donald and Cecile Hendricks Pesek '76 in memory of Donald’s mother, Mary Lou, and in honor of his father, V.J.

Jim and Betty Nemec Petru Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2005 by Joe and Geraldine Petru Kuntscher '59 in honor of Geraldine’s parents.

Mary Ann Quinlan Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 by Mary Ann Quinlan, a friend of IWA and strong supporter of Catholic education.

Keri '95, Kacy '89, and Rus '93 Richards Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Cy and Dee Dee Richards in honor of their children.

Chris Riedel Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2006 by Woody and Eileen Kuntscher Riedel in memory of their son, Chris, who died in 1989 at age 28 as the result of a train accident.

Patrick (Pat) Rivers, CCCA ’55 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Mary C. Rivers Pennington '51, Joe '50, CCCA, Hank '53, CCCA, and Alex Rivers '61, CCCA in memory of their brother.

Arthur and Lora Roach Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Evelyn Roach '51 in memory of her parents.

Kathy and Michael Roach Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 by Arthur and Lora Roach in memory of their children. Kathy died at age 21 in a car accident. Michael died at age 50 of cancer in 1988.

Sister Mary Anne Roddy '36 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1983 by her sister, Henrietta Roddy Newbury '44, and members of the IWA alumni. Sister Mary Anne lived bravely with cancer for many years and died in 1982.

Ramsey Rodriguez '93 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Enriqueta Rodriquez in memory of her son, Ramsey, who died in September 2010. An IWA graduate of 1993, Ramsey was an outstanding athlete in Track and Field. After earning his college degree, he taught eighth grade Language Arts at IWA Middle Level.

Sister Judith Marie Saenz Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2017 by family and friends, in recognition of Sister Judith Marie’s 50th anniversary as a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.

Frank and Mary Beth Snapka Schonhoeft '61 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2007 by the Snapka Family in memory of Frank Schonhoeft, who died of cancer, and in honor of Mary Beth Snapka Schonhoeft '61, his wife, who devotedly cared for him in his illness.

School Board Directors Scholarship

Incarnate Word Academy established this scholarship in recognition of the leadership and support of the School Board Directors.

Mary Shead Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 through a bequest from the estate of Mary Catherine Shead.

Larry and Carolyn Hoelscher Snapka Scholarship and Alfred, CCCA '65 and Lucille Hoelscher Snapka Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 by the Snapka family in recognition of faithful service to the Church and strong commitment to Catholic education.

R. J. "Jake" and June Snapka Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 through the family estate in memory of R. J. “Jake”, who died of cancer in May 2000, and in honor of his wife, June, who cared for him during his illness. June died in March, 2010.

Roman and Sophie Bezdek Snapka Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 through the family estate in honor of Roman and Sophie Bezdek Snapka. Roman served as maintenance supervisor at Incarnate Word Academy. Roman died in 1992 and Sophie in 2000.

Sister Martha Ann Snapka '53 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Incarnate Word Academy in honor of Sister Martha Ann Snapka who served as IWA president from 1988-2001.

Carmen Solis Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Sister Maria Ana de Jesus, her aunt, deceased member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.

Sara Solis Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a bequest from the Sara Solis Educational Trust.

Marguerite Sours Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the Marguerite Sours Foundation in memory of Marguerite Sours.

Rhoda Walden Speed '60 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in Rhoda’s memory in 2006 by Ernest Speed, Jr., Rhoda’s husband, and Edward Speed, her brother-in-law. She died in 1997 at age 55 of cancer.

Sandra Pope LeMaire Sykora '66 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Henry and Teri LeMaire in memory of Henry's mother who died in 2011. Sandra graduated from IWA in '66 and was part of a long family history with the school and the Sisters. Sandra was a strong and faithful supporter of the IWA mission.

Emil and Charlene Tagliabue '50 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 1996 by Thomas Tagliabue ’82 in memory of his father, Emil, and funded by family members until it reached permanent status. In 2002, the scholarship was renamed to the Emil and Charlene Tagliabue Scholarship to include the memory of his mother Charlene.

Agnes W. Tengler Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Msgr. Alvin J. Tengler '42, CCCA in memory of his mother and in recognition of her strong commitment to Catholic education and the practice of Christian values.

Sister Agnes Marie Tengler '43 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Incarnate Word Academy in honor of Sister Agnes Marie when she completed her second term as principal of IWA Secondary Level. A Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1944, Sister Agnes Marie has a long history of administration in both the congregation and the school.

Sister Brenda Thompson '56 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by the IWA Alumni Council in 2009 in recognition of Sister Brenda Thompson's '56 devoted service as Alumni director. It was fully funded through an IWA gift in 2011 on the occasion of the 140th Anniversary of the Sisters and the school.

Dr. Priscilla Tiblier-Snodgrass Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated by Dr. Bill '53, CCCA and Ellen Jane Tiblier-Carter '53 in 1988 and established as a permanent scholarship in 2005 in honor of their daughter, Dr. Priscilla Ann Tiblier-Snodgrass, M.D.

Thomas B. and M. Delia Cortez Tucker Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2007 by Myra Tucker Bull '74 in memory of her father, Tommy and in honor of her mother, Delia.

Casper Wenzel Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by alumni, family and friends in honor of Casper Wenzel, IWA athletic director, coach and teacher.

Wally and Bernice Whitworth '35 Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 2009 by Jerry '68, CCCA and Diane Whitworth '70 in honor of Jerry's parents.

Paul and Beverly York Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by Incarnate Word Academy in memory of Paul and in honor of his wife, Beverly.

Cliff and Joyce Zarsky Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a bequest from the Cliff Zarsky Estate.

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