Are you in need of financial assistance to attend an Archdiocesan event? Please fill out a Scholarship Application and return it to the Youth Ministry Office. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified once all applications have been turned in.

Brooke Nicole

Lahr Scholarship

Applications are being accepted now until January 31st for the Brooke Nicole Lahr Scholarship. The scholarship was established as an opportunity for high school students and college age young adults to find their own calling in mission work and is designed to help finance his/her first international mission experience.

How to Apply

Please fill out the online application form, submit a short video, and have someone fill out the Recommendation Form (more information in the link). The applications must be received by January 31st. The applications will be distributed to members of the application committee for evaluation. In early February, the group will meet and decide on the recipients with an announcement of the recipients on February 25 each year. The moneys will be distributed by the Catholic Community Foundation in a timely manner before the recipient goes on his/her mission. 


The CYO recognizes the hard work of its volunteers each year at the Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony. The event is held the first Tuesday of May at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral and honors the recipients of the Spirit of Youth Award, Monsignor Busald Award and St. John Bosco Medal.

The Spirit of Youth Award is presented to teens who have exhibited a commitment to volunteerism and Bosco Awards perform outstanding service within the parish for those in need in the larger community.

The Monsignor Busald Award and St. John Bosco Medal recognizes adults who have given sustained service to the youth of a particular parish through CYO and youth ministry programs.

The St. John Bosco Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon a volunteer by the CYO and is designed to honor those who have truly contributed to the physical, psychological and social development of youth.