Austin Diodene ’23 Awarded Several Holy Cross College Scholarships

Senior Austin Diodene has received several scholarships from different Holy Cross network Colleges. Two of those are full-tuition awards! This is an exclusive opportunity that he earned because he attended Holy Cross and its National Network of educational institutions.

Austin has had a very successful career since starting at Holy Cross in 6th grade. He has been in our Band since 6th grade and currently serves as the Band Captain. He holds a membership in the Tri-M National Music Honor Society. Austin is a member of ambassadors, AV Club, the powerlifting team, and a founding member of HC Stompers. His religious involvement includes being an altar server and a eucharistic minister.  He has also been involved in student government during his time here and is our current Student Body President. He has been a three-time Tiger award recipient.

With all of that under his belt, it should be no surprise that Austin was awarded a Holy Cross Brother’s Scholarship to the college of his choice: Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana. This full-tuition scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship Holy Cross College offers. This scholarship is given to a student that exemplifies the qualities of a forever scholar, courageous citizen, virtuous leader, and passionate disciple.

He was also named a Moreau Scholar at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. This is a full-tuition scholarship. It was created to distinguish graduates of Holy Cross high schools, the Moreau Scholarship honors students whose academic and personal achievements reflect the mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross: outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service.  

In addition to those two full-tuition scholarships, he also received two other Holy Cross College Scholarships. He was given the Stonehill Scholarship for $138,000 over four years at Stonehill College, Easton, MA, and the Father James Connerton Scholarship of $116,000 over four years at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross School to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans. Serving students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, Holy Cross School is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds memberships in the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Middle School Association, and the National High School Association. A Holy Cross School education engages the whole man – mind and heart, body, and soul – and is rooted in the teachings of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For more information about Holy Cross School visit or call 504.942.3100.