Dr. Kassebaum’s ministry was all about bringing Catholic Education to students and helping people to realize their full potential. Through countless acts of kindness, tremendous faith, and an endless devotion to Our Blessed Mother, Dr. Kassebaum changed the lives of those she touched.
The Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 to carry on Dr. Kassebaum’s ministry in providing Catholic Education to students and helping them to realize their full potential. The Memorial Scholarship’s Pay It Forward Program was created in 2009 to further Dr. Kassebaum’s vision to help raise up the next generation of Catholic leaders by encouraging scholarship recipients to help make a difference in their parish, school, or community through a leadership service project.
Operated by a non-profit association of volunteers, The Dr. Estelle L. Kassebaum Memorial Scholarship Program is completely dependent on donations. Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified members of the Junior Class of Mater Dei Catholic High School. Candidates who are selected exemplify excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, and service.