Amy Frykholm ’83 Scholarship

Just over 35 years ago, you and Amy celebrated graduating from Bishop Kearney High School. Although Amy was too weak to walk across the stage, the Bishop and the Principal came down to give her that cherished high school diploma.

It’s a moment I will never forget.

The Bishop Kearney Family surrounded us with love and compassion while Amy battled a rare childhood cancer. She fought hard. She received radiation and chemotherapy in hopes of beating this terrible disease. Teachers from Bishop Kearney would come to the house to tutor Amy so she didn’t fall behind in her studies. Her hard work led to acceptance at Canisius College in Buffalo.

Unfortunately, she never made it.   

After Amy passed away, my late wife and I knew we wanted to keep her memory alive at Bishop Kearney. For the last 20+ years, we have been giving back to BK to help current students complete their education.

More than 70% of Bishop Kearney students receive financial assistance. Just like your class, these students are bright and hard-working. They just need a little extra help. Some students have parents who have lost a job or suffered a sudden illness. We want to help them have the same opportunity you did to succeed.

We are asking you as a member of The Class of 1983 to help us grow Amy’s scholarship fund by coming together this holiday season to honor her memory. The team at the BK Advancement Office has agreed to release information regarding the students who are benefitting from these scholarships. You will see your gift in action, changing the life of a student.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. A gift of any size would be greatly appreciated.

May God Bless you and your family,

Walter Frykholm

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Gifts to the Amy Frykholm Scholarship may also be made via cash, check or credit card. Please direct questions to Melanie Barnas-Simmons, VP of Institutional Advancement, 585-342-4000 ext. 202 or