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Father Bader Scholarship Fund

The Father Edward Bader Memorial Scholarship Fund was established upon Fr. Bader's death in 1980. The purpose of the fund is to further Catholic education in Rock Island. It is desired that no child wishing to attend Catholic school should be unable to do so because of a lack of money. The money available through this fund is limited to St. Pius X Parish students attending Jordan Catholic School or Alleman Catholic High School.

Applicants must be active members of St. Pius X Parish, be registered at Jordan or Alleman, and have already applied to the John Lancaster Spalding Fund and to the Jordan and/or Alleman tuition assistance fund.

Father Edward J. Bader served St. Pius X Parish from 1974, the year Jordan Catholic School was formed, until his death at age 54 in 1980. He is remembered as a dedicated pastor, spiritual leader, and educator.

At the time of his death, a memorial was established in Fr. Bader's name to provide tuition assistance for the children of St. Pius X parishioners to attend Jordan Catholic School.

When making out a will or designating gifts or insurance beneficiaries, please keep in mind the future of our children's and grandchildren's Catholic education.