The Msgr. Joseph C. Ansaldi Memorial Prize


The Msgr. Joseph C. Ansaldi Scholarship was founded in 2016 after the passing of the beloved chaplain of The Minty Organization, Msgr. Joseph C. Ansaldi. While principal of St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School, Msgr. Ansaldi oversaw the construction of a state-of-the-art auditorium for the school’s performing arts department. Throughout his tenure at Sea, and later as Chaplain of Msgr. Farrell High School, St. Joseph Hill Academy, and St. Peter’s Boys High School, Msgr. Ansaldi was a strong supporter of the Arts and of the students involved in the Arts. This scholarship was created to support and recognize those students, who through their Catholic education, Christian example, and dedication to the Performing Arts, carry on the spirit of Msgr. Ansaldi.


All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Be currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a Staten Island Catholic high school;

  • Be in good Academic Standing; and

  • Have participated in at least one Staten Island Catholic high school’s Performing Arts program (drama or musical) for each of the last two academic years. (Waived due to COVID.)

Students that previously submitted an application in June 2021 do NOT need to resubmit an application. 

2022 Scholarship Application Dates
  • December 3, 2021: All submissions due by 5pm to

  • December 20, 2021: Board of Directors announces up to three (3) recipients

  • January 13, 2022: Prize awarded at The Minty Awards Dinner Gala