Ron Kjar Service & Scholarship $100,000 Challenge
After the recent passing of Duchesne High School’s long-time Key Club moderator Ron Kjar, an anonymous donor was inspired to challenge our Duchesne community to raise $100,000 in Mr. Kjar’s honor. This money will be put toward the Ron Kjar Service & Scholarship Award, which was originally founded by Dr. Tom Schneider of the Class of 1980 twenty years ago.
Currently the Ron Kjar Service & Scholarship Award goes to one senior per year in the amount of $500. That senior must have a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA and demonstrate a balance of community service and academic excellence. With tuition assistance being our greatest need at Duchesne, increasing our funds for the Ron Kjar Scholarship will enhance our ability to help more students at a higher level, and assure that we can continue to honor Mr. Kjar’s memory with this scholarship well into the future.
The anonymous donor has challenged our Duchesne community to raise $90,000; they will donate the remaining $10,000 once that $90,000 challenge is met. All memorial donations made in honor of Ron Kjar will go toward this donor-initiated memoriam challenge.
We no longer offer “Kjar classes,” but Mr. Kjar would continue to be proud of our product. Our current honors and ACC students earn an average of 30 on the ACT test!
If you would like to make a gift to the Ron Kjar Service & Scholarship Award, please contact the DHS Office of Advancement at (636) 946-2603. You can also make an online gift through the Archdiocese of St. Louis by clicking here.