The Robert A. Jalbert 9/11 Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Jalbert 9/11 Memorial Scholarship was established by Catherine Jalbert and her children; Michael, Suzanne and Julie. The scholarship was created in remembrance of Bob Jalbert, who died on flight 175, September 11, 2001.  Bob was raised in Lewiston, Maine and eventually settled with his family in Swampscott, Massachusetts. He valued education and was very proud that his children had all graduated from college, something that he and Cathie had worked so hard to provide for them. After long deliberation, the family chose to remember Bob through the creation of the scholarship. After speaking with Dr. Roger Fortin, a history professor at Xavier University and Bob’s longtime close friend, the family chose to establish an exclusive relationship between Xavier and St. Dominic’s Regional High School in Lewiston, Maine, which was Bob and Roger’s high school alma mater. In the hopes of helping more students from the Boston area who are interested in a Jesuit education, the family has chosen to expand the scholarship to include Swampscott High School and Archdiocese of Boston high schools.

About Xavier: Xavier is a Jesuit University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with more than 4,000 undergraduates and more than 90 majors.  For more info about Xavier, check out

How to apply: All students enrolled with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston are automatically considered upon acceptance to Xavier. This scholarship is not awarded on the basis of religion.

Maximum Award: Up to $10,000 annual, renewable for 4 years, after consideration of both financial and merit aid


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