The Detura Family Scholarship
In 2008, James Detura ’74 established an endowment fund to assist La Salle Academy in its mission to provide a Lasallian Catholic education to current and future students by providing tuition assistance. Students qualify for scholarships based on their grammar school performance and other testing requirements. Students must maintain grades to keep a scholarship or other form of financial aid.
Monsignor Neil A. Connolly Scholarship
Established in 2017, the Monsignor Neil A. Connolly Scholarship was named in memory of Monsignor Neil A. Connolly, pastor of St. Mary’s parish on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan for nearly three decades. An advocate for the poor and underserved in his community and one of the first recipients of the Buen Pastor Award of the National Association of Hispanic Priests, Monsignor Connolly’s legacy will live on through this scholarship. The Monsignor Neil A. Connolly Scholarship will be a partial scholarship awarded to high-achieving student from the Grant Street Housing Complex. He should have a strong will for community service. Upon receiving this scholarship, the student must maintain a B-average for the four years of high school.
In memory of Coach Buckley and in honor of Coach Aberer, we are starting the Buckley-Aberer Scholarship that will be awarded to financially disadvantaged students with superior academic achievement and a proven record of leadership. These future Brothers Boys should also possess the same ideals and values these gentlemen instilled in all of their athletes. For many of us, one or both of these men had a profound impact on our lives on and off the court. The Buckley-Aberer Scholarship reminds us how fortunate we were to spend our formative high school years under their guidance. We can’t think of a better way to recognize their long, successful careers. La Salle has provided us a way to say “thank you” to Coach.