Vivian Duda Memorial Scholarship Winners 2023

We are pleased to announce that Turner Lear, a senior at Oregon State (double major in animal & agricultural science), is our $2,000 scholarship winner for 2023.  He will be working on his master’s degree in the fall.

And, due to a generous donation from the Schlechter Family (in memory of CDA member Sandra Schlechter), we were also able to select a winner for a $1,000 scholarship. Randy Gilland, who is a sophomore at Oregon State (majoring in Political Science) is the recipient.

Vivian Duda Memorial Scholarship Application Information


  • Available to female or male.
  • Parent(s) or student must be a registered member of Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish OR
  • Parent or student must be a member of Gervais Catholic Daughters Court.
  • Student must currently be in the first year of College or Trade/Technical School or higher. 
    (Not available to high school graduates.)


  1. Fill out the application form below. The form will be updated next year for 2024 applicants.
  2. Essay:  In 500 words or less, tell us how you are continuing to live out your Catholic Faith while continuing your education.
  3. Applicants must provide a current resume (list education and experiences, special achievements/honors and other recognition, extracurricular activities, community involvement, employment).
  4. Applicants must provide an official school transcript (copy of grades for last quarter or semester).
  5. The application must be postmarked by MAY 1, 2023.
  6. Applications will not be returned unless requested. 
  7. Indicate the best way to contact you, either phone or email.