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Rev. Joseph McLaughlinAbout the Scholarship

Rev. Joseph Mclaughlin, O.Praem., is an alumnus of St. Aloysius Academy, Class of 1957. He came to St. Aloysius Academy, West Chester, PA in January 1950 as a boarding student and remained until his eighth-grade graduation in June 1957. After high school, young Joe answered God’s call to the priesthood, entering the Norbertine Community. After ordination in 1970, he returned to St. AA as priest to celebrate one of his first Masses for the students. June 2020, marked the golden anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

For more than twenty-five of his fifty years as a priest, Father McLaughlin has served the St. Aloysius Academy community as chaplain, mentor, role-model and friend. It is with great joy and pride that St. Aloysius initiates this scholarship in his honor. May the young men selected annually as recipients of this prestigious award, lead and serve in the spirit which Fr. McLaughlin has exemplified in his life and ministry.


Scholarship grants of $3,000 will be awarded to up to four students annually and may be renewable through Middle School Years for current St. Aloysius Academy Students.


Students will be considered who demonstrate the following qualities: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, CONSISTENT EFFORT, LEADERSHIP, GENEROSITY of SERVICE and PARENTAL SUPPORT.


Application period opens in January of each academic year and continues through the end of March. Awards will be announced in April and applicable to tuition for the following academic year.

The inaugural Fr. Joseph McLaughlin scholarship awards will be announced in April 2024.

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