The Joseph J. Krivak Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund was established as a memorial for Coach Joe Krivak, a football coach who passed away on Christmas Day 2012. Coach Krivak began his career as a teacher and a coach at Madonna High School, where he spent 11 years beginning in 1958.  From his Madonna days, he went on to coach at the collegiate level at Syracuse University, University of Maryland, Navy, and University of Virginia. Coach Krivak was born in nearby Central City, PA and claimed Syracuse University as his college Alma Mater where he played football as an offensive lineman and linebacker.


The recipients will be deserving students (grades 9-12) attending Madonna in the 2021-2022 school year.  There will be 3 awards given, each worth $500.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the eligibility requirements below as well as fill out the application and complete the essay.


Application and essay must be turned in to the office at Madonna either in person or by USPS (150 Michael Way Weirton, WV  26062  Attn: Krivak Application) on or before Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must participate in at least one extra-curricular activity
  • Applicant must fill out the application completely
  • Applicant must write a 300 – 500 word essay describing what it means to you, as a member of the Madonna family, to be “A follower of CHRIST and leader in the WORLD”.  Essay must be typed, double-spaced, aligned left, no larger than 14 font.

Click below to download the application

Krivak Application 2021