Scholarship Opportunity


The Bielat and Starwalt Families are once again making a donation to the NCCS annual fund to honor the memory of their beloved family members, Ignatius Bielat and his sister Lucille Bielat. Seven individual scholarships will be awarded to students who will be returning for the 2018-2019 NCCS academic and faith based school year. Scholarships will be accessed according to financial need and/or the quality of responses on the application. Students will be able to use drawings, sentences, short paragrahs, or essays according to their grade level and academic skills to best answer Bielat Family Scholarship questions.

Before students begin the application parents may explain to their children that Ignatius (Joe) Bielat and his sister Lucille Bielat were two of the most faith filled, charitable, family oriented, and hardest working individuals that came from a large family of 12 siblings whose parents were Polish immigrants. Ignatius and Lucille lived every day of their lives devoutly practicing their Catholic Faith. Novenas, Rosaries, Eucharistic Adoration, Easter Triduum, Confession, Holy Communion, Mercy Sunday and the Mercy Prayer, along with reading religious books and watching EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) filled them with much joy and spiritual happiness which was shared with their Church and family. Work ethic, honesty, respect, and helping family and religious affiliations were their strongholds.

A $250 Tuition Scholarship will be awarded to one student from each grade level who will be entering 1st – 7th grades. The applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM June 18th; applications will not be accepted after the deadline. The Scholarship winners will be announced at the Academic Awards Ceremony on June 21st, 2018.

To request an application, please contact Michele Starwalt at 467-1769 or email

Completed applications may be mailed to:

Michele D. Starwalt Bielat Family Scholarship 1031 Central Avenue Dunkirk, NY 14048

...or scanned and attached in an email to the Scholarship committee, listed below.

For additional information please contact Michele Starwalt at 467-1769 or email

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