Hannah deGroot Scholarship

This fund was established in 2002 by Jackie and Willem deGroot as a memorial for their daughter, Hannah deGroot. It was made possible by the generous contributions of their family and friends.

Hannah was in her second year of Pre-Kindergarten at Our Lady Queen of Peace School when she suddenly and unexpectedly died from an undiagnosed heart condition on January 23, 2002. Hannah was a happy, nurturing child who liked to play with her babies and her big brother, Max. Hannah loved music and always had a song in her heart and a skip in her step. The nurturing, loving environment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School and its many wonderful opportunities to learn through song, dance, and prayer helped to make Hannah the very special child of God that she was. Her life on this earth, though brief, was truly a gift to everyone she touched.

The deGroots believe in the important role that a Catholic education plays in developing our children to be strong Christian witnesses and leaders of our faith in this life, ultimately preparing them for eternal life in Heaven.It is their hope that Hannah’s life can continue to be a gift to others through this Memorial Scholarship in her name.

This Scholarship is open to applicants Pre-K 4 through 8th Grade.

If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, please call the Development Office at 979-265-3909 ext 105.