For his 40th anniversary of Ordination, Father Joseph P. Reichling, Pastor 1949-1981, set up a scholarship fund for 8th graders of the parish who would be attending a Catholic high school. Each year a selection committee follows the general guidelines and draws up the specifics for awarding the scholarships. The collection committee is made up of one member from each area:
- Directors of Religious Education
- Parish Council President
- Parish Representative (St. Anthony's Fish Fry Committee)
- School Committee Representative
- Home and School Representative
All eighth graders of the parish are notified of the requirements and timeline during the month of January. Applications need to be completed, and recommendations made.
The Scholarship(s) recipient is announced at the end of the school year.